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  • Dec 28, 2014
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Death toll

China reports another H7N9 death as WHO calls flu 'one of the most lethal'

A Chinese tourist wears a face mask at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The H7N9 strain has killed 25 people in China. Photo: AFP

The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus has risen to 27, state media said yesterday after a man died in Hunan province.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Death toll in hotel blaze in Xiangyang, Hubei, rises to 14

A firefighter holds a ladder as guests using sheets as ropes try to escape a hotel blaze in Xiangyang yesterday. Photo: Reuters

The death toll has risen to 14 from a fire at a commercial building with a hotel in Xiangyang, Hubei province. But three of four suspects wanted by police in connection with the blaze turned themselves in yesterday, according to a local government statement online.

16 Apr 2013 - 5:04am

Connecticut shooter wanted to top Breivik's murder toll

Adam Lanza. Photo: AP

The man who shot dead 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school wanted to kill more people than the 77 slain by a Norwegian man in a 2011 rampage, CBS News reported on Monday, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:03pm

Deadly toll of road accidents at Lunar New Year

Over just three days from last Friday to Sunday, more than 50 people lost their lives in a series of horrific accidents. Photo: EPA

There should be no happier time on the mainland than the Lunar New Year holiday, a week of family get-togethers and relaxation. But for too many people, it is also a tragic occasion as road accidents claim lives and cause injuries. With so many on the move at the same time in sometimes poor driving conditions, mishaps are inevitable.

7 Feb 2013 - 5:35am

Japan confirms two more Algeria dead

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Photo: EPA

Tokyo on Wednesday said it had confirmed the deaths of two more Japanese in last week’s hostage seige at an Algerian gas plant, taking the country’s total toll to nine, with one still unaccounted for.

23 Jan 2013 - 11:03pm

Fierce fighting in Syria's north as estimated death toll tops 60,000

Men carry the body of a person, whom activists said was killed by shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at al-Ansari area in Aleppo. Photo: Reuters

Furious combat raged around the main airport and a military airbase in northern Syria yesterday, a day after the United Nations gave a staggering toll of 60,000 dead in the 21-month civil war.

4 Jan 2013 - 5:23am

Philippines typhoon death toll tops 1,000

Philippine Army personnel unload relief goods to be transported to regions affected by Typhoon Bopha on Saturday. Photo: AFP

The death toll from a typhoon that devastated the southern Philippines earlier this month has topped 1,000 as hundreds more remain missing, the government said on Sunday.

Typhoon Bopha killed 1,020 people, mostly on the southern island of Mindanao where floods and landslides caused major damage on December 4, civil defence chief Benito Ramos said.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:41pm

UN launches Philippine typhoon aid appeal

Residents affected by Typhoon Bopha beg for aid from passing motorists along a highway at Montevista township, southern Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: AP

The United Nations launched a US$65 million global aid appeal on Monday to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by a deadly typhoon that ravaged the Philippines.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:54pm

Hundreds of fishermen missing in Philippine storm

Typhoon-affected residents wait for relief food in a heavily damaged town of New Bataan of Compostela Valley Province, the Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua

The number of people missing after a typhoon devastated parts of the southern Philippines jumped to nearly 900 after families and fishing companies reported losing contact with more than 300 fishermen at sea, officials said on Sunday.

9 Dec 2012 - 8:46pm

Philippines typhoon victims pack into homeless shelters as death toll rises

Among the 306,000 left homeless were 2,000 people huddled in a gymnasium in New Bataan. Photo: EPA

Hundreds of thousands of survivors of a deadly Philippines typhoon crammed into overcrowded shelters yesterday, braving the stench of corpses as the government vowed action to prevent storm disasters.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:42am