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Death toll from Hiroshima landslides reaches 50

Hiroshima - The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 with 38 others missing on Sunday as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors.

Japan landslide death toll rises to 46

Tokyo - The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 46 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses searching for survivors.

Japan death toll could double as landslide fears halt rescue

Tokyo - The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, a police tally showed Friday, as fears of a fresh collapse temporarily halted the search for 47 people still missing.

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Tokyo - Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

At least 32 dead as Japan landslides engulf homes

Hiroshima - Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 32 people and left another nine missing Wednesday, authorities said, after waves of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge.

Nepal, India floods leave nearly 200 dead, scores missing

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing, local authorities said Monday.

Nepal floods kill at least 89 as cholera fears rise

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday found four more bodies buried under mud as the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal climbed to 89, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.

Landslides, floods kill 77, displace thousands in Nepal, India

Kathmandu - The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 77 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said.

'No hope' of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday ruled out finding any more survivors of a landslide in northeast Nepal that is feared to have buried dozens of people under tonnes of mud and rocks.

Nepal landslide kills eight near Kathmandu, sparks flood fears

Kathmandu - A massive landslide Saturday in Nepal's northeast left at least eight people dead and dozens missing as officials worked to clear debris blocking a major river and avert the possibility of flash floods.

India landslide death toll expected to top 150

New Delhi - Rescuers said Saturday chances were "very slim" of finding more survivors from a devastating mudslide in western India believed to have claimed more than 150 lives as they dug through mud, trees and tangled debris.

Indian rescue workers lose hope of finding landslide survivors

- Rescue workers were losing hope Friday of finding survivors amid the mud and debris from a major landslide in western India, where 150 people are feared to have been killed.

Rescuers battle rain in search for India landslide victims

- Rescuers were desperately searching into the night Thursday for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.

More than 150 feared dead in India monsoon landslide

- The death toll from a major landslide Wednesday in western India was expected to exceed 150, a health official said, after heavy monsoon rains sent mud and rocks tumbling onto homes.

UPDATED: Massive mudslide kills 17 in India, dozens buried

Pune - At least 17 people are believed to have been killed and dozens are thought to be buried under mud and debris after torrential rainfall causes a massive mudslide.

Aid rushed to survivors after Afghan landslide kills hundreds

- Aid groups on Sunday rushed to help survivors of a landslide in northern Afghanistan that entombed a village, killing hundreds of people and leaving 700 families homeless in the mountains.

350 dead, hundreds missing in Afghan landslide village

Balkh - At least 350 people were killed and hundreds of others feared dead after a landslide buried an Afghan village, officials said, as rescue teams on Saturday rushed to the scene in the hope of finding any survivors.

At least 2,700 people feared dead in landslide in Afghanistan

A massive landslide triggered by heavy rains wiped out a village in Northeast Afghan province of Badhakshan, killing at least 2,700 people, an official said.

Seven dead in Mexico landslide

Puebla - Four children and a pregnant woman were among seven people killed when torrential rains sparked a landslide in central Mexico in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, local authorities said.

US landslide towns divided by mud, united by grief

Arlington - "We're still in shock, really," says Ben Sullivan. As the likely death toll from the monster landslide in the picture postcard valley town of Oso climbs into the dozens, that's a common feeling round here, more than a week after the catastrophe.

U.S. landslide death toll rises to 21

Arlington - The confirmed death toll from a huge U.S. landslide rose from 18 to 21 on Sunday, while four more bodies were located but not counted in the official tally, authorities said.

Missing from US landslide down from 90 to 30

Mount Vernon - The number of people listed as missing from a monster US landslide has dropped from 90 to 30, while the confirmed death toll rose by one to 18, an official said.

Tragic stories emerge as US landslide toll inches up

Los Angeles - Tragic stories have emerged of individual victims of a massive US landslide, as the confirmed death toll inched up amid fears the eventual number dead will be much higher.

Hopes fading with 90 still missing in US landslide

Darrington - The death toll from the monster US landslide is expected to rise "substantially," somber officials warned as the scale of the disaster becomes clear with 90 still missing five days on.

Fewer missing, but questions grow over US landslide

Seattle - The number of people missing after a devastating US landslide has fallen to 90, officials said Wednesday while defending themselves over the disaster which has claimed as many as 24 lives so far.The confirmed death toll remained at 16 with 8 more bodie...

US landslide town knew risks, officials insist

Arlington - The US town devastated by a monster mudslide that has claimed up to 24 lives so far was warned four years ago of the risk but residents felt safe anyway, officials said Wednesday.As workers probed the disaster site for missing residents of Oso, Washing...

U.S. landslide toll set to rise, as missing sought

Seattle - The death toll from a devastating US landslide is expected to rise from 14 as rescuers pick through a vast pile of mud and debris likened to quicksand, officials said Tuesday.The number of people unaccounted for after Saturday's disaster still stood at...

U.S. landslide death toll 'expected to rise'

Seattle - The death toll from a devastating landslide in the US state of Washington remained at 14 Tuesday but was expected to rise, with many more people missing, officials said.

U.S. landslide death toll rises to at least 14

Seattle - The death toll from a devastating landslide in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington rose to 14 after six more bodies were found, the local sheriff said.

Up to 18 unaccounted for in deadly US landslide

Los Angeles - Up to 18 people were unaccounted for more than 24 hours after a massive landslide slammed into a mountainside community killing four in the northwestern United States, officials said.Eight people were injured, including a six-month-old infant, when mud...
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Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
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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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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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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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An Indian villager wails as she rushes to the site of the landslide at Malin in the western Indian s...
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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