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Indonesia steps up race to find survivors as quake toll passes 1,200

Some remote areas have been largely cut off

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October 2, 2018


Childhood cancer survivors may develop heart problems sooner

Adult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests. Researchers studied 951 adults, ages 23 to 48, who had been diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 15…

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March 29, 2018


Race to rescue survivors of Mexico quake; death toll hits 61

Juchitán de Zaragoza: Police, soldiers and emergency workers raced Friday to rescue survivors from the ruins of Mexico’s most powerful earthquake in a century, which killed at least 61 people. In the southern region hit hardest by the quake, emergency workers looked for survivors — or bodies — in the rubble of houses, churches and…

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September 9, 2017


Eight survivors found after massive Italy avalanche

Eight people were found alive on Friday two days after being buried under a massive avalanche that hit a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy, a Civil Protection official said. Titti Postiglione told reporters that two of the survivors had already been pulled clear of the snow and debris which destroyed the isolated Hotel Rigopiano…

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January 20, 2017


Miracle cats pulled from Italy quake ruins after two weeks

ROME: Two cats have been pulled from the ruins of Italy’s deadly earthquake more than two weeks after the disaster which claimed nearly 300 lives, officials said Friday. In the town of Amatrice, the worst affected by the Aug. 24 quake, firefighters rescued Pietro the cat after his owners – who came back to retrieve…

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September 9, 2016


Rescuers pull out survivors as Ecuador quake toll reaches 350

PORTOVIEJO: Rescuers and desperate families clawed through the rubble Monday to pull out survivors of an earthquake that killed 350 people and destroyed towns in a tourist area of Ecuador. Tearful relatives looking for loved ones grabbed chunks of debris with their bare hands as they joined in the search alongside stretched firefighting teams. Foreign…

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April 18, 2016


Little hope as search for collapsed building survivors continues

LAHORE: Amid little hopes for survivors of Lahore’s collapsed factory, rescuers continued digging further through the debris for third consecutive day on Friday. Soldiers and rescuers have pulled 100 people out of the rubble of the four-storey factory alive, with at least 34 people confirmed dead. It was unclear how many people were in the…

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November 6, 2015


Hunt underway for Afghan quake survivors

KABUL: Rescuers were Tuesday picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake hit Afghanistan killing over 60 people. The toll was expected to rise as search teams reach remote areas that were cut off by the powerful 7.5 magnitude quake, which triggered landslides…

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October 27, 2015


Monsoon troubles Nepal quake survivors three months on

KATHMANDU: As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal's earthquake, three months after the disaster upended his life. The 7.8-magnitude quake on April 25 destroyed the 41-year-old's home and left him without a job, forcing him and his young family to take…

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July 25, 2015


Cancer survivors struggle with jobs, emotions later in life

WASHINGTON: Even decades later, people diagnosed with cancer in their teenage years are less likely to have college degrees, to work full time, to be married or to live independently, a recent U.S. study found. Survivors of teenage cancer also faced higher rates of depression and anxiety, as well as issues with memory and task…

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July 11, 2015


Hopes fade in China ship disaster, few survivors likely

JIANLI, China: Scores of divers cautiously searched a capsized ship in the Yangtze River on Wednesday for more than 400 missing people, many of them elderly, as the death toll in what could be China's worst shipping disaster in almost 70 years jumped to 18. State television showed rescuers, some standing gingerly on the upturned…

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June 3, 2015


Number of child cancer survivors quadruples in US, Canada

CHICAGO: Modern medicine has made huge strides when it comes to treating children with cancer, and four times as many youths now survive cancer compared to decades ago, researchers said Sunday. Life expectancy after a battle with pediatric cancer is also longer than it used to be, according to the findings released at the American…

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June 1, 2015


Search for survivors as 65 die in Nepal quake

KATHMANDU: Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as the search resumed for a US military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid. Thousands of traumatised survivors spent the night outdoors, afraid to return to their houses after the 7.3-magnitude quake, which…

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May 13, 2015


APS attack survivors arrive in Karachi for treatment

Eleven brave injured survivors of a horrifying terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar have arrived in Karachi for medical treatment. Watch how high is their morale…

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February 18, 2015


Taiwan plane survivors “changed seats before take-off”

TAIPEI: A Taiwan couple and their two-year-old toddler who survived a plane crash in the centre of Taipei changed seats from the left hand side of the plane before take-off, a move that likely saved their lives, a newspaper reported on Thursday. TransAsia Flight GE235, carrying 58 passengers and crew, lurched between buildings, clipped a…

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February 5, 2015


Peshawar massacre survivors leave on 'healing trip'

PESHAWAR: A group of students and teachers who survived a Taliban massacre at Peshawar Army Public School left for a trip to China aimed at healing the mental scars of their ordeal. Heavily-armed militants stormed the school in December, killing 150 people, most of them children, in Pakistan's bloodiest-ever terror attack. The carnage horrified the…

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February 2, 2015


NZ cricketers donate kit, funds to Peshawar massacre survivors

PESHAWAR: Senior Pakistani batsman Younis Khan Tuesday delivered players' kits and a financial donation from the New Zealand cricket team to the child survivors of Pakistan's worst ever terror attack. Khan visited the army school in Peshawar where Taliban gunmen slaughtered 150 people on December 16, the vast majority of them children, where he met…

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December 30, 2014


Peshawar massacre survivors vow to defy Taliban

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Students grieving for their classmates massacred by the Pakistani Taliban Thursday vowed to defy the militants and return to school as soon as possible. A team of gunmen stormed the Army Public School in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar Tuesday, slaughtering 148 people including 132 children in the restive country's deadliest ever terror…

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December 18, 2014


'Watch as your loved ones die': Peshawar survivors recall horror

PESHAWAR: Militants who stormed a school in Peshawar toyed with captive students by suggesting some could be let go before lining them up and gunning them down in front of their classmates, according to a new account by survivors. Militants rampaged through an army-run school in Peshawar and killed at least 141 people on Tuesday,…

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December 18, 2014


More survivors found in rubble of collapsed India building

NEW DELHI: Emergency workers pulled out three more survivors from the rubble of a collapsed building in southern India Tuesday as authorities said they expected to wrap up rescue efforts by the end of the day. While the death toll from Saturday's disaster on the outskirts of Chennai rose to 26, officials said more than…

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July 1, 2014


Philippine typhoon survivors struggle to salvage Christmas

PALO: Filipino mother Rhodora Tonningsen has no tinsel or baubles for her Christmas tree this year so she's decorated it with packets of instant noodles and empty sardine cans from relief supplies handed out to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.Across the centre of the mostly Catholic Philippines, people are scraping together whatever they can to celebrate…

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December 24, 2013