Census records show around 260 people living in the block but authorities say it was now thought that more than 300 had been inside at the time of the quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (Feb. 7, 2016) — Rescuers raced against time Sunday, February 7, to free more than 100 people still buried beneath the rubble of apartment blocks felled by a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 18 dead.
Forecasts indicate that the number of people needing food aid in Ethiopia could double within months
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Jan. 31, 2016) — Ethiopia is struggling from its worst drought for 30 years with millions in dire need of life saving aid, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Sunday, January 31.
The fire, one of the worst to hit the region in recent years, destroyed 143 properties
PERTH, Australia (Jan. 11, 2016) — Cooler temperatures and easing winds Monday, January 11, helped firefighters contain a bushfire that killed two people and razed 143 properties, with clean-up efforts getting underway.
Bushfires during Australia’s hot summer season have now claimed a total of 8 lives
PERTH, Australia (Jan. 10, 2016) — Two people have died and more than a hundred homes have been destroyed in a huge bushfire, Australian authorities said Sunday, January 10, as firefighters battled to tame the out-of-control blaze.