The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake rose steadily past 6,200 on Friday as fresh aftershocks and the stench of rotting bodies made it hard for nervous survivors to return to their homes.
Disposal of the hundreds
The death toll from a TransAsia Airways plane that crashed into a Taipei river shortly after taking off has risen to 31, Taiwanese officials said, and could rise further with 12 people still missing.
TransAsia Flight GE235, carryi
More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a UN report said on Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable
The Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) coronavirus has killed at least 10 people in the UAE since March last year, the UAE health minister was quoted as saying.
The virus has infected a total of 68 people so far, a Gulf News
Campaigners are warning that Bahrain could record its highest sickle cell death toll this year, with an average of more than six patients dying every month since January.
Two Bahraini patients - Wajeeha Al Jamr
The death toll in Syria's three-year conflict has exceeded 150,000, an activist group said yesterday as fighting raged across the country, including an attack in the north that killed 31 people including nine children.
The likely death toll from a devastating weekend landslide in Washington state rose to 24 on Tuesday after rescue workers recovered two bodies and believed they had located eight more, the local fire chief said.
As many as 176 peo
Philippine President Benigno Aquino said local officials had overstated the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan, saying it was closer to 2,000 or 2,500 than the 10,000 previously estimated, comments that drew scepticism from some aid workers.
The death toll from a Philippine earthquake rose to 107 on Wednesday, as rescuers dug through the rubble of a church and a hospital in search of more victims.
At least 23 people are missing, some under a collapsed public hospital,
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health revealed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS) has claimed two more lives and four others have been diagnosed with the disease in the past five days, said a report.