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Defiant New Zealand mosque shooting survivors face gunman

Christchurch - Some survivors raged, others chanted prayers, and many wept for lost loved ones -- but all of those who lived through New Zealand's mosque shootings had a message of defiance Monday as they stood before the gunman.

Study finds 55% of COVID-19 survivors suffer mental disorders

A new study suggests that the majority of people who recover from COVID-19 suffer from at least one mental disorder one month after treatment, raising serious concerns about lingering psychological effects of the virus.

Thai mall shooting survivors tracked killer via CCTV

Nakhon Ratchasima - In a fourth-floor toilet of the Terminal 21 mall, shoppers jammed cubicle doors against the entrance to keep out a Thai soldier on a shooting spree, tracing his movements through fragments of CCTV passed on by friends on the outside.

'I am here': Holocaust survivors mark Auschwitz liberation

Jerusalem - Their faces lined by age and haunting memories, about 100 Holocaust survivors joined political leaders Thursday in Jerusalem to recall the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp 75 years ago.

'Thankful for life': Japan disaster survivors meet pope

Apo - Survivors of Japan's so-called "triple disaster", the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown, told Pope Francis on Monday they were "thankful for being given life" and urged solidarity with victims.

Justin Utley talks 'Survivors,' Triad Theatre show, digital age Special

New York - Singer-songwriter Justin Utley chatted with Digital Journal about his new single "Survivors," as well as his upcoming show at The Triad Theatre in New York City. He also spoke about the impact of technology on the music business.

From 1989 to '1984': Generation Tiananmen lament China's descent

Fpo - Thirty years after they fled the bullets and tanks, Tiananmen exiles say their dream of returning to a democratic China are more distant than ever as their homeland descends further into authoritarianism and state surveillance.

'Lots of dead', 'water full of snakes': cyclone survivors recount

Beira - "It was very scary, we were running in all direction, the water was full of snakes," recalls 39-year-old Otelea Jose after arriving from one of the areas worst hit by southern Africa's deadly cyclone.

Terrified civilians hide, send farewells, during Nairobi siege

Nairobi - When an explosion and gunfire rang out at an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, people hid under desks, cowered in bathrooms or hunkered down in their cars, some hiding through the entire 20-hour siege.

A year later, Catalonia attacks harbours trauma for survivors

Barcelona - Ruben Guinazu will on Saturday mark a year since he survived being stabbed during the deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort.

Syria 'chemical attack' survivors welcome US strike

- In the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun, site of an alleged chemical weapons attack, residents still mourning their dead on Friday welcomed US strikes as a way to pressure Damascus.

'Blood everywhere': Witnesses recount Istanbul horror

Istanbul - They had come from France to celebrate the New Year in Istanbul at the exclusive Reina nightclub overlooking the Bosphorus.

Bataclan survivors confront fears on return to Paris attack scene

Paris - Some survivors froze and some wept when they returned to the Bataclan music hall in Paris this month, nearly a year since they witnessed jihadist gunmen slay dozens of concertgoers.

Auschwitz survivors recount tales of horror during pope's visit

Oswiecim - Former prisoners at Nazi Germany's most notorious extermination camp met with Pope Francis Friday as he visited Auschwitz-Birkenau to pray for the 1.1 million people, most of them Jewish, murdered there in World War II.

Greece shipwreck survivors arrive in Egypt

Cairo - Thirty-one migrants who survived when their boat sank off Crete last week arrived in Egypt on Monday along with the bodies of nine people who died, police told AFP.

Hugs and tears: Obama meets A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima

Yokogawa - Two men who suffered horrific injuries in the world's first nuclear strike seven decades ago came face-to-face Friday with the present-day commander-in-chief of the country that launched the attack. And one of them got a hug.

'I still hate the glow of the sun': Hiroshima survivors' tales

Yokogawa - For survivors of the world's first nuclear attack, the day America unleashed a terrible bomb over the city of Hiroshima remains seared forever in their minds.

A-bomb survivors to attend Obama's Hiroshima memorial

Toukyo - Survivors of the American nuclear bombing of Hiroshima will be present when US President Barack Obama lays a wreath at ground zero this week, reports said Wednesday.

Bravery, loss and hope: Life after Taiwan waterpark tragedy

Taipei - Huang Po-wei trains five times a week with a coach, crunching out 300 sit-ups and pulling on weights -- all in anticipation of the day when he can strap on a new pair of legs.

Survivors recount mayhem of Mediterranean migrant shipwreck

Atenas - For three days, they were abandoned by their traffickers at sea, without food or water, after what may have been one of the worst tragedies of Europe's migrant crisis, survivors said Thursday.

Ecuador quake survivors dig for kin with bare hands

Manta - The desperation driving survivors of Ecuador's powerful earthquake to find loved ones trapped under rubble could be seen in the tools many used in their amateur rescue attempts: none.

Pub nights provide solace for Paris attacks survivors

Paris - On a weekday night in a pub in the French capital, a group prop up the bar with beers in hand to share their experiences of the terror attacks that rocked Paris on November 13.

Survivors' stories: Documenting the human cost of Boko Haram

Kano - Ibrahim fled his home in Gwoza, northeast Nigeria, in August last year, when invading Boko Haram fighters took over the town as part of the Islamist group's self-declared caliphate.

'They will trample on me': Hajj crush survivor

Mena - Injured survivors of a hajj stampede that killed 769 people have recounted their struggle to survive, trapped among a surging crowd where escape routes were blocked.

Rwanda rape victims jailed for abortion

Two advocacy groups said that almost one in four women in a number of jails in Rwanda are serving time for illegal abortions, and many of them are rape survivors.

Bulgarian 'gulag' survivors keep painful memories alive

Belene - Gone now are the barracks, the sadistic guards and the barbed wire. Just one remaining watchtower and a plaque show that this marshy nature reserve on a river island in Bulgaria was once a place of misery.

Boston bombings trial hears harrowing testimony from survivors

Boston - Survivors of the Boston marathon bombings choked back tears Wednesday as they told how a day of celebration turned into a horrific urban war zone of torn limbs and burnt flesh.

Paris hostages survived hidden in fridges and beneath sinks

Paris - From the father who hid his toddler inside a supermarket refrigerator to the employee who texted tactical information to police from beneath a sink, authorities praised the quick instincts of survivors in the hostage incidents that gripped France Frida...

Damage payments for Holocaust victims to increase

New York City - Compensation for Jewish survivors of the Holocaust will increase by as much as 20 percent under new agreements announced Monday by the international organization that distributes restitution to victims of Nazi atrocities during World War II.

Op-Ed: Pearl Harbor anniversary — A day slowly fading into memory

Pearl Harbor - Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2,400 sailors, Marines, and soldiers. Called by President Franklin D. Roosevelt "a day which will live in infamy," the years have not been kind. It is all but forgotten.
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TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-She...
TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
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The location of the archaeological site.
The location of the archaeological site.
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Author of the report  and lead archaeologist  Dave McMahan   holds an artifact from the ship  found ...
Author of the report, and lead archaeologist, Dave McMahan, holds an artifact from the ship, found on Kruzov.
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(a) one leg of a brass nautical divider for measuring distances on charts; (b) a copper ship’s nai...
(a) one leg of a brass nautical divider for measuring distances on charts; (b) a copper ship’s nail; (c) a fishhook possibly made from a copper nail; (d) a brass or copper belt or strap buckle; (e) perforated sheet copper, possibly from hull sheathing; (f) perforated sheet copper, possibly from hull sheathing; (g) French gunflint; (h) French gunflint; (i) lead musket ball.
Dave McMahan/Sitka History Museum
Man covered with ashes assisting a woman walking and holding a particle mask to her face  following ...
Man covered with ashes assisting a woman walking and holding a particle mask to her face, following the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City.
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An aerial view of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and disaster relief crews searching S...
An aerial view of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and disaster relief crews searching Sukuiso, Japan for victims of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake
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Marine archaeologist Evguenia Anichtchenko examines a piece of copper sheathing July 17  2016.
Marine archaeologist Evguenia Anichtchenko examines a piece of copper sheathing July 17, 2016.
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Russian axe heads found at the site of the Neva shipwreck 200 years ago.
Russian axe heads found at the site of the Neva shipwreck 200 years ago.
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Artifacts found in 2015 include:
(a) one leg of a brass nautical divider for measuring distances on ...
Artifacts found in 2015 include: (a) one leg of a brass nautical divider for measuring distances on charts; (b) a copper ship’s nail; (c) a fishhook possibly made from a copper nail; (d) a brass or copper belt or strap buckle; (e) perforated sheet copper, possibly from hull sheathing; (f) perforated sheet copper, possibly from hull sheathing; (g) French gunflint; (h) French gunflint; (i) lead musket ball.
Dave McMahan/Sitka History Museum

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