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Five years on, Brussels attack survivor rebuilds life

Tervuren - Four months in hospital, 13 operations, a dead leg but still alive: For Sebastien Bellin, seriously injured in the jihadist attacks of 2016 in Brussels, "rebuilding" is still an ordeal.

Meet Daniel Badran: CEO of Minimise USA, two-time cancer survivor Special

Daniel Badran is the CEO of Minimise USA and a two-time cancer survivor. He chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his company and health.

The nine lives of Rwanda genocide survivor Albertine

Karongi - "Goodbye, Mama. We'll meet in heaven." Those were the young Albertine Mukakamanzi's final words to her mother, whom she last saw kneeling in prayer as the men with machetes closed in on their refuge.

'We don't want that time to be reborn': Witness in SS guard's trial speaks out

Warsaw - The pyres of burning bodies in the forests around Nazi Germany's Stutthof concentration camp still haunt 93-year-old Marek Dunin-Wasowicz, a crucial witness in the trial of former SS guard Bruno Dey which is expected to close on Thursday.

Born in Auschwitz, survivor says stories of atrocity must be told

Oswiecim - Her mother was so malnourished that the Nazi camp guards did not even know she was pregnant.

Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel competing on 'Survivor' on CBS

Two-time Olympic medalist and retired swimmer Elizabeth Beisel announced that she is competing on the CBS reality competition "Survivor."

For Bahamas island's new homeless, a grim wait for evacuation

Marsh Harbour - "Here, we're all going to die."Miralda Smith spoke in a nervous near-whisper as she lined up Saturday with hundreds of other weary, shell-shocked residents of devastated Marsh Harbour to leave the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.

Ozzy Lusth opens up about 'Survivor' experience, Laugh Boston Special

Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth from the hit CBS reality show "Survivor" chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming event on May 15 at Laugh Boston.

A squeezed hand offers glimmer of hope after New Zealand massacre

Christchurch - Lying outside a Christchurch mosque, bleeding from a gunshot wound that tore through his chest, Abbas Tahir Endrise was unable to muster any words in what he feared was a final phone call to his pregnant wife.

Mother out shopping hit by huge concrete chunk of Genoa bridge

Rome - An Italian mother told Thursday how she was out shopping when an enormous piece of concrete from the collapsing Genoa bridge hit the store she was in, trapping her and leaving her daughter entombed beneath the rubble.

For school gun massacre survivors, fear and grief takes hold

Pompano Beach - Physically, Nicole Suarez is fine -- but she can't sleep, and from now on, she'll be afraid to go to school.

In Las Vegas, shooting tragedy met with goodwill from strangers

Las Vegas - Curtis Leoni and Robin Davis had a prime spot at Las Vegas's Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival, standing just 100 feet from the stage, the Mandalay Bay Hotel towering over them.

Rain was 'most wonderful feeling' on Mexico quake survivor's face

Mexico - When rain fell on Lucia Zamora's face after long hours trapped in a coffin-like airspace amid the rubble of Mexico's quake, it "was the most wonderful feeling of my life.

Brazilian crash survivor goalie takes first new steps

S - When Brazilian goalkeeper Jakson Follmann took his first steps since surviving a plane crash that wiped out his football club, he called it a win -- with his hardest ever season just starting.

'I was the only one alive' says India train survivor

Pukhrayan - The last thing Uttam Kumar remembers is a huge bang as his carriage was violently crushed. When he came to, he was trapped upside down in the wreckage of an Indian train that derailed on Sunday, killing more than 140 people.

'I'm next. I'm dead' — Orlando shooting survivor recounts horror

Orlando - Lying wounded on the floor of Pulse nightclub, with a gunman continuing to fire bullets into the motionless bodies of patrons all around him, Angel Colon thought it was his turn to die.

Survivor rescued 13 days after deadly Ecuador quake

Quito - Crews have rescued a 72-year-old survivor of Ecuador's deadly earthquake almost two weeks after it struck the South American country, Venezuela announced.

'Last survivors must speak out': Auschwitz baby

Berlin - Angela Orosz weighed just a third of what a normal infant does when she was born in Auschwitz, and only escaped death at the Nazi concentration camp because she was so weak she was "unable to cry".

Eight-year-old girl pulled alive from Taiwan quake rubble

Tainan - An eight-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan Monday, more than 60 hours after it was felled by a powerful earthquake.

Paris attacks: 'Don't move or we'll kill you'

Paris - Loic Wiels could feel the bodies hitting the floor around him at a Paris music hall where a team of assailants opened fire Friday in one of France's deadliest terror attacks.

Twenty years on, Srebrenica survivor remembers hours in hell

Srebrenica - If you glanced at him, you would not know what the energetic old man had been through. But 20 years on from the Srebrenica massacre, his narrow, wrinkled face is still marked by fear.

Review: Milla Jovovich is a ‘Survivor’ for making it to the end Special

‘Survivor’ is a middling action thriller that squanders its opportunity to be better by failing to showcase the talents of its leading actress.

101-year-old man pulled alive from Nepal quake rubble

Kathmandu - A 101-year-old man was pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after it collapsed in a deadly earthquake, police said Sunday.

'I saw death so close': student recalls Pakistan school carnage

Peshawar - A teenage survivor of Tuesday's Taliban attack on a Pakistan school described how he played dead after being shot in both legs by insurgents hunting down students to kill.

Whitney Duncan talks Amazing Race and new single 'Roll All Night' Special

Country singer Whitney Duncan chatted about her new single "Roll All Night" and being a part of CBS Emmy-winning show "The Amazing Race."

Op-Ed: Mental illness — Survivable with help Special

A mental illness survivor, Carol Koji has endured electric shock treatment, been Baker-Acted, divorced, heard voices, and has had arrests.

Cancer survivor and singer Harry Hudson talks 'Simple' and music Special

Pop singer Harry Hudson discusses his new single "Simple," as well as the "Love > Cancer" movement, being on "Good Morning America" and his plans for the future.

Bangladesh's miracle survivor marries and builds new life

Dhamrai - She was the miracle seamstress, plucked from the rubble of the world's worst garment factory disaster 17 days after the building collapse. One year on, she has married and found a new job.

Spain train bombing stirs painful memories 10 years later

Madrid - Spain marks the 10th anniversary of the Madrid train bombings on Tuesday, but Antonio Gomez plans to stay away from the commemorations.The memories of injured bodies strewn across Madrid's main Atocha station are still too painful for Gomez, who broke ...

Video: Holocaust survivor's inspiring message for young Germans

Newark - Ninety-year-old Emery Jacoby was taken to a concentration camp at the age of 20. Both his sisters also survived, but their parents were never seen again. He sent an inspiring message to young Germans, in the hope that such events will never be repeated.
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Met many of the survivors after the massacre. Hard to take in all the dreadful stories. Pray for the survivors.
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A Pearl Harbor survivor recounts his story in Vancouver, Washington
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Jørgen survived the massacre after a dramatic escape. He had a really traumatic experience there. Pray for the survivors.
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