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At least 44 people have died in destructive California wildfires

Fueled by blustery winds and parched vegetation, two massive fires burning in California both grew overnight, even as exhausted firefighters worked to extend containment lines. Today, the winds are expected to return.

Death toll jumps to 25 as California battles wildfires

Powerful winds are expected to sweep through California on Sunday, exacerbating three major fires that have killed at least 25 people, destroyed thousands of homes and displaced hundreds of thousands of residents.

Afghanistan's Panjshir valley hit by new avalanches

Kabul - The worst snow slides in 30 years or more have killed an additional 200 people, adding to a total of almost 250 deaths attributed to the avalanches plaguing Afghanistan this winter.

Bodies of four Canadians killed in Nepal avalanche recovered

Katmandu - Officials say a blizzard and avalanche in Nepal’s Himalayas climbing region have killed at least 20 people, including four Canadians. Dozens more trekkers are said to be missing after the powerful storm hit the region.

Massive blaze brings death, destruction to historic Valparaiso

Valpara - A massive fire that killed at least 11 people and destroyed hundreds of homes was still burning early Sunday in Chile's historic port city of Valparaiso.

Police helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub; kills 8, injures 32

Glasgow - At 10:25 p.m. local time Friday, a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a pub in Glasgow, Scotland. Early figures — that one person was dead and 32 injured — have been revised up.

Latvia supermarket roof collapse kills at least 54

Riga - A roof at a supermarket in Latvia collapsed Thursday and latest reports are that at least 54 people are dead. The cause of the collapse is being linked to work installing a roof-garden.

Op-Ed: Typhoon Haiyan Day Five - 8 dead in food scramble

Tacloban - There are some reports that the death toll, from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, may not be as great as earlier reported but the humanitarian crisis in the Philippines continues to grow.

Death toll expected to reach 5,000 in India monsoon flood

Haridwar - The ravages caused by monsoon tragedy in the state of Uttarakhand, India, could worsen with the death toll expected to cross 5,000.

Nearly 100 tornadoes slam U.S. Midwest, death toll climbs

Nearly 100 tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Iowa early on Sunday, killing six people in one Oklahoma town, three of them young girls, as storm sirens failed to sound.

Divers continue cruise ship rescue, death toll rises to 13

With the elements of nature seemingly indifferent to the chaos in its midst, turbulent conditions slide the partially sunken wreckage into deeper waters. The rescue mission resumed on the Costa Concordia after a brief hiatus.

Boko Haram: Nigeria in shock as Kano death toll rises 200 (VIDEO)

Kano - Hospital officials say the death toll in the Friday attacks by Boko Haram, in the northern Nigeria city of Kano, has risen to over 150 with some reports quoting 200. These figures make the attacks the deadliest since the group's insurgency began.

Syrian regime death toll climbs to 6,275, decree has ‘no value’

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime continues attacks on its citizens, with security forces killing seven more people on Sunday, bringing the death toll in the country since the uprising began last March to at least, 6,275.

Study says death among pedestrians wearing headphones triples

According to a new study, the number of pedestrians who have been killed or seriously injured while wearing headphones has tripled in the last six years. The study says that the numbers rose from 16 in 2004 to 47 in 2011.

India reels as cyclone toll rises

Torrential rains and powerful winds cut down power and communication lines, as a tropical storm thunders through India.

E. Coli Outbreak: Roundup of latest news

As the death toll in Europe from an E. Coli outbreak continues to rise, Digital Journal updates you on the latest news about the outbreak from various sources.

Japan's death toll from tsunami over 10,000

Japan's National Police Agency has stated that over 10,000 have died after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. As of Saturday there have been 10,151 bodies recovered. That number is expected to rise with about 17,000 people still unaccounted for.

At least 1 Canadian confirmed dead in Japan disaster

Tokyo - At least one Canadian has been confirmed to be among those who were killed during the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan on Friday.

Haiti Cholera Outbreak death toll tops 1500, plea for doctors

Port-au-prince - Haiti is in urgent need of supplies, nurses and doctors to slow the rapidly increasing death toll from a raging cholera epidemic that international aid operations are struggling to control, the United Nations' top humanitarian official said.

Op-Ed: 343 tsunami deaths, human error or failed technology?

Jakarta - As the death toll keeps climbing, from 22 to 200 and now to 343, questions are being raised as to why this happened. Has the elaborate tsunami warning system failed the islands, or is the error with someone who early on revoked the tsunami warning?

10 dead in landslide in western Kenya, death toll to rise

Nairobi - A landslide in the western region of Kenya has killed at least 10 but many are reportedly missing, therefore, the death toll is expected to rise in the coming days.

China quake death toll 5,000 plus, higher than government numbers

While a great number of media still count the deaths in the ex-Tibetan area around Yushu in the 700s, the latest reports speak about local monasteries having already received the bodies of at least 5,000 dead. Does China count Tibetans, or Han only?

Brazil's death toll rises to 256 amid landslides

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities announced that the death toll now stands at 256 due to the landslides that have occurred due to heavy rain and flash floods this week.

Kyrgyzstan receives Kazakhstan aid, death toll rises to 79

Bishkek - The Kazakhstan Prime Minister will provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the political upheaval in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. The news came as the death toll officially rose to 79.

Chile President announces death toll at 708, more expected

Chile President Michelle Bachelet announced the current death toll from the devastating earthquake to be at 708, which is expected to rise significantly over the coming days.

Haiti death toll rises to 230,000

Authorities in Haiti have revised the number of people they believe to be dead following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake to 230,000. The quake hit the country on Jan. 12.

Haiti toll reaches 150,000

The first official numbers are in. The Haitian government reports that 150,000 bodies have been pulled from the rubble in and around Port Au Prince. The final toll may reach 300,000.

Death toll could top 100,000 after Haiti earthquake

Communication is down in the capital of Haiti where possibly 100,000 people have died following a devastating earthquake. The quake hit Port-au-Prince just a half hour before darkness came Tuesday evening.

UK Death Toll Reaches 201 in Afghanistan

The deaths of two more British soldiers in Afghanistan has pushed the death toll to 201. Ten soldiers have been killed during the past month in the run up to August elections.

U.S. Will Halt Revealing Death Tolls in Afghanistan

In a similar move that occurred in Viet Nam forty years ago, American military personnel will stop giving precise numbers of deaths and, instead, estimates of insugrents or militants killed.
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Hundreds attended the funerals on Thursday of some of the victims of a massive avalanche in a mounta...
Hundreds attended the funerals on Thursday of some of the victims of a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in Afghanistan.
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