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Landslide in northeast India kills 16

New Delhi - A huge landslide hit a camp for construction workers in a remote part of northeast India on Friday, killing at least 16, police said.

Shenzhen landslide zone official jumps to death: Police

Bejing - The head of an urban enforcement agency in the Chinese district where a huge landslide left scores of people missing has killed himself, authorities said Monday.

One survivor found as China pledges landslide probe

Bejing - Rescuers scrabbling through the debris of a huge three-day-old landslide Wednesday discovered a young man alive in the mud, as China's cabinet announced a probe into the nation's latest industrial accident.

76 still missing in China landslide as hopes fade

Shenzhen - Rescuers struggled to claw away a massive mound of mud engulfing an industrial district in China on Tuesday in a desperate bid to find survivors among 76 missing people following a landslide that occurred despite multiple warnings.

Huge China landslide leaves 91 missing

Shenzhen - Some 91 people were missing Monday after a huge landslide caused by illegal soil dumping buried more than 30 factory and residential buildings in a sea of mud, China's second industrial disaster in four months.

Armero eruption haunts Colombia 30 years on

Ortega - Thirty years after a volcanic eruption wiped out the city of Armero, Colombia is still haunted by the tragedy, and by the wide black eyes of its most iconic victim.

Guatemala ends search for landslide missing with toll at 280

Guatemala City - Guatemala called off a search Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in a landslide that killed at least 280 people, authorities said.

Guatemala mudslide: 264 dead, 40 still missing

Santa Catarina Pinula - Forty people are still missing following last week's deadly mudslides outside Guatemala City that killed 264 people, according to the latest tolls, a spokesman for search and rescue workers said Saturday.

Guatemala mudslide toll rises to 253 dead

Santa Catarina Pinula - The mounting toll from a mudslide that buried a Guatemalan community on October 1 has risen to 253 confirmed dead, authorities said Friday, with several hundred more unaccounted for.

Guatemala mudslide death toll climbs to 237: official

Guatemala City - Rescuers have recovered 237 bodies from the remains of a village near the Guatemalan capital that was buried under a landslide one week ago, an official said Thursday.

Death toll from Guatemala landslide rises to 191: Official

Santa Catarina Pinula - Rescue workers pulled 20 more bodies from a landslide outside the Guatemalan capital, bringing the number of confirmed dead to 191, officials said on Wednesday.

Guatemala mudslide toll climbs to 171 dead: Official

Santa Catarina Pinula - Emergency workers unearthed 10 more bodies from a landslide outside the Guatemalan capital, bringing the number of confirmed dead to 171, officials said on Tuesday.

Death toll in Guatemala landslide rises to 161

Santa Catarina Pinula - The death toll from a landslide that devastated a Guatemalan village has risen to 161 as emergency workers continue pulling bodies from the mud and debris, officials said Tuesday.

More rain threatens Guatemala mudslide victims search

Guatemala City - With 300 people still missing, Guatemala rescue crews resumed the grim search for victims Monday in rubble left by a mudslide that officials say has claimed at least 131 lives.

At least 131 killed in Guatemala landslide, hundreds missing

Santa Catarina Pinula - At least 131 people were killed in mudslides that smashed into a village outside Guatemala City, officials said, three days after the disaster struck the Central American nation.

Nearly 100 killed in Guatemala landslide, hundreds missing

Santa Catarina Pinula - Nearly 100 people were killed when massive mudslides buried scores of homes on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital city, officials said Sunday, as the death toll continued to climb.

Guatemala landslide death toll climbs to 69, hundreds missing

Santa Catarina Pinula - At least 69 people were killed when massive mudslides buried scores of homes on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital city, officials said, as the death toll continued to climb.

Rescuers hunt for hundreds missing in deadly Guatemala landslide

Santa Catarina Pinula - Rescuers resumed a desperate search Saturday for several hundred people believed missing in a village landslide on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital, which left at least 30 dead.

Typhoon Goni threatens Japan after killing 26 in Philippines

Manila - Typhoon Goni killed at least 26 people in landslides and floods in the Philippines, officials said Monday, as the storm bore down on Japan.

Typhoon Goni ravages Philippines, heads towards Japan

Manila - A weakened Typhoon Goni was headed towards Japan on Sunday, after leaving at least 10 dead in the northern Philippines and causing thousands of people to be evacuated in Taiwan.

Ten killed in Philippines, thousands flee as typhoon strikes

Manila - Ten people were killed while thousands fled to higher ground as powerful typhoon Goni brought torrential rains to the northern Philippines, triggering landslides and floods, officials said Saturday.

China landslide leaves around 40 missing: local govt

Bejing - About 40 people were missing in China Wednesday after a landslide buried the living quarters of a mining company under one million cubic metres of earth, local authorities and state media said.

Rescuers search for 20 feared dead in northeast India landslide

Guwahati - Rescuers were searching Sunday for 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide in remote northeast India, as the death toll from days of torrential rains elsewhere in the country rose, officials said.

Nepal landslides toll climbs to 36: Police

Kathmandu - Emergency workers on Friday recovered seven more bodies from the debris of multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal, taking the confirmed death toll to 36.

Landslides kill 30 in India's Darjeeling tea region

Khargram - Rescuers were digging through piles of debris to search for survivors after landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 30 people across India's famed tea-growing region of Darjeeling, police said Wednesday.

Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

Beni - Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous northwest, officials said Sunday.

Thousands evacuated in Nepal after river blocked by landslide

A mountain river in Nepal was blocked by a huge landslide on Sunday, forcing the evacuation to higher ground of thousands of families along the river say government officials.

Colombian family recounts 'miracle' baby's landslide survival

Salgar - Jhoset was asleep in his crib when the wall of mud washed over La Margarita, sweeping away everything in its path, killing his mother and leaving the 11 month old an orphan.

Colombia to hold mass funeral for landslide victims

Salgar - Mourners will hold a large group funeral for the victims of a massive landslide that killed at least 83 people in northwest Colombia, religious officials said Wednesday.

Fading hope, long clean-up after Colombia landslide

Salgar - Rescue workers in Colombia resumed the increasingly hopeless search for the missing Tuesday after a massive landslide, as the death toll rose to 64 and residents began a difficult clean-up.
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Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad  Hunza  Pakistan...
Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad, Hunza, Pakistan.
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A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
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Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
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Southeastern BC: A wall of mud came down near the village of Johnson s Landing
Southeastern BC: A wall of mud came down near the village of Johnson's Landing
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An Indian villager wails as she rushes to the site of the landslide at Malin in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, on August 1, 2014
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