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Mexico marks anniversaries of two deadly quakes

Mexico - Mexico held memorials and protests Wednesday in memory of the two earthquakes that devastated the country on September 19 -- one that killed 369 people last year, and another in 1985 that killed more than 10,000.

Picking up the pieces a year after Mexico's earthquake

Mexico - One year after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico, killing 369 people, here are five stories of those still sorting through the rubble it left behind.1. Forever a momMiriam Rodriguez Guise's son, Jose Eduardo, would have turned eight Monday.

Mexico marks twin anniversaries of deadly quakes

Mexico - Mexico marks the anniversaries Wednesday of two deadly earthquakes: one that devastated the country last year, claiming 369 lives, and another that killed more than 10,000 people on the same date in 1985.

Corruption caused collapses in Mexico quake: activists

Mexico - Nearly a year after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, killing 369 people, activists said Tuesday that corruption and negligence caused the collapse of dozens of buildings.

In southern Mexico, 'quake isn't over' one year on

Juchitan - One year after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake devastated southern Mexico, the poor, indigenous communities near the epicenter feel forgotten as they struggle to rebuild.

Toll from Japan quake rises to 20 as hopes fade for survivors

Apo - Japanese rescue workers with bulldozers and sniffer dogs scrabbled through the mud Friday to find survivors from a landslide that buried houses after a powerful quake, as the death toll rose to 20.

Race to find survivors after deadly Japan quake, landslides

Apo - Rescuers scrabbled through mud for survivors Thursday after a powerful earthquake sent hillsides crashing down onto homes in Japan, killing at least nine people and leaving dozens of people missing.

Landslides after powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido

Apo - A powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early Thursday, triggering landslides, bringing down several houses, and killing one person.

Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 555

Jakarta - A string of deadly earthquakes that rocked Indonesia's Lombok island this summer killed 555 people and injured nearly 1,500, the disaster agency said Friday, with hundreds of thousands left homeless.

Panic but no injuries as Venezuela hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake

Caracas - Venezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, causing buildings to sway and people to run into the street in panic but there were no reports of fatalities or injuries.

Strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes Venezuela

Caracas - Venezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast, the US Geological Survey said Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Magnitude 7 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island.

Strong quake kills 14, injures scores, on Indonesia holiday island

Lombok - A powerful earthquake which struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday killed at least 14 people, injured scores and damaged thousands of homes, officials said. Five children were among those killed by the shallow 6.

At least 10 dead as strong quake jolts Indonesian island of Lombok

Lombok - A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 10 people, injured dozens and damaged hundreds of homes on Sunday, officials said. The shallow 6.

Toll rises to five after quake in Japan's Osaka

Apo - The death toll in a powerful earthquake that rocked Japan's Osaka on Monday has risen to five, with some 370 injured, officials said Tuesday, urging vigilance against landslides ahead of heavy rains.

Three dead, 300 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan's Osaka

Apo - A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring more than 300, according to an official tally.

Parents of children killed in Mexico quake want justice

Mexico - It has been nine months since the Rebsamen elementary school collapsed in the earthquake that devastated Mexico last year, and the families of the 19 children and seven adults killed inside want justice.

Strong quake hits western Japan, no tsunami risk

Apo - A strong quake hit western Japan early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or risk of tsunami waves, officials said.The 5.3-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 15.

Taiwan indicts three over deadly quake building collapse

Taipei - A Taiwanese developer was indicted Friday over the partial collapse of a building that killed 14 people during an earthquake in February, prosecutors said.

China marks 10th anniversary of devastating earthquake

Bejing - China marked the 10th anniversary Saturday of a massive earthquake that killed tens of thousands in southwest Sichuan province and left scars on the nation that have yet to fully heal.

China still won't tell truth about Sichuan quake: Ai Weiwei

Berlin - A decade since the devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan province that left more than 87,000 people dead or missing, activist artist Ai Weiwei concedes that Beijing will never provide a full reckoning of the disaster.

China marks 10th anniversary of devastating earthquake

Bejing - China marked the 10th anniversary Saturday of a massive earthquake that killed tens of thousands in southwest Sichuan province and left scars on the nation that have yet to fully heal.More than 87,000 were left dead or missing when a 7.

China's celebrity earthquake pig exposes sensitivities

- This was supposed to be a feel-good story about a pig that became a national icon after surviving a devastating earthquake 10 years ago in China's southwestern province of Sichuan.

Life among the ruins: Chinese village 10 years after quake

- For some residents of southwestern China's Radish Village, very little has changed in the decade since a devastating earthquake nearly levelled their ancient homes.

Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, creating tremors felt as far away as Pakistan's capital Islamabad and Tajikistan's Dushanbe.

China quake survivors relive trauma for tourists in city ruins

Beichuan - For almost a decade, Chen Guoxing has devoted himself to preserving a city of ghostly ruins in southwest China, a massive open air memorial to tens of thousands killed in a devastating earthquake -- including his son.

Japan's vaunted alert system runs up against limits

Apo - On January 5, as Tokyo's commuters were struggling back to work after their long New Year break, blaring sirens from every phone pierced the sleepy atmosphere: "strong" earthquake coming.

Quake-hit PNG struggles to assess damage

Sydney - Communication blackouts and blocked roads hampered rescue efforts Wednesday as Papua New Guinea struggled to assess the damage from a massive earthquake which has forced oil and gas fields to close in a blow to the economy.The 7.

More than 30 believed dead in PNG quake: report

Sydney - More than 30 people are believed to have died after a powerful earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's mountainous interior, a report said Tuesday as details of "extensive" damage began to emerge.The 7.

PNG troops respond to major 7.5 quake as aftershocks feared

Sydney - Papua New Guinea sent troops and rescue workers Monday to respond to a powerful earthquake in the Pacific nation's mountainous interior, with unconfirmed reports of fatalities and warnings of aftershocks and landslides.
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