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More than 240,000 coronavirus deaths worldwide

May 03, 2020 - 12:40 AM

The US has the most number of deaths at 65,173

Medical personnel move a deceased patient to a refrigerated truck serving as make shift morgues at Brooklyn Hospital Center on April 09, 2020 in New York City. - America's coronavirus epicenter of New York recorded a new single-day high of 799 COVID-19 deaths Thursday but Governor Andrew Cuomo said the rate of hospitalizations continued to fall. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

U.S. coronavirus deaths pass 5,000 – Johns Hopkins

Apr 02, 2020 - 12:33 PM

This follows a US one-day record of 884 people dead of COVD-19 in 24 hours

HOPE. A boy rides his bike pass a supportive sign posted on a storefront in San Francisco, California on April, 1, 2020, during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Syria war records lowest monthly death toll in 9 years

Apr 01, 2020 - 10:56 PM

Of the total deaths, some 51 people were killed in shelling and air strikes by the Syrian regime, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

SYRIA WAR. Displaced Syrian children walk at a school that was reportedly targeted in a regime forces' air strike in Syria's northwestern Idlib province on March 3, 2020 near the town of Adwan. File photo by Ibrahim Yasouf/AFP

China virus death toll surges past 300

Feb 02, 2020 - 9:15 AM

With public anger mounting in China, Wuhan's top official admits authorities there acted too slowly

2019 CORONAVIUS. This file photo taken on January 18, 2020 shows medical staff members carrying a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by the 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province are being treated. Photo by STR/AFP

China virus death toll spikes to 80, over 2,700 cases confirmed

Jan 27, 2020 - 9:03 AM

461 of the 769 infected in Hubei, the epicenter province, are in serious condition

CORONAVIRUS CHECK. This photo taken on January 26, 2020 shows a medical staff member wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in Wuhan, checking the temperature of a driver at a highway check point in Tengzhou in China's eastern Shandong province Photo by AFP

Typhoon Ursula death toll rises to 50

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Nearly 85,000 Filipinos displaced by the storm will spend New Year's Eve in temporary shelters

URSULA AFTERMATH. The Biliran provincial government declared a state of calamity on Friday, December 27, following the trail of destruction that Typhoon Ursula left in the province. Photo by Jeremiah Orobia Vertulfo

Typhoon Ursula death toll climbs to 47

Dec 29, 2019 - 4:36 PM

(UPDATED) Among the fatalities are fishermen caught at sea when the storm hit on Christmas Day

CAUGHT AT SEA. Some of the fatalities from Typhoon Ursula were fishermen whose boats capsized in the waters off Mindoro. Photo of the storm's aftermath in Biliran by Jeremiah Orobia Vertulfo

Typhoon Ursula death toll rises to 28

Dec 27, 2019 - 9:09 AM

(4th UPDATE) Two people are injured in Iloilo, while 12 people across 3 regions in the Visayas remain missing

AFTERMATH. Barangay Liloa in Ormoc City, Leyte suffers from ankle-deep flooding due to Typhoon Ursula's strong rainfall. Photo courtesy of @juanmarkomoko on Twitter

At least 16 people dead due to Typhoon Ursula

Dec 26, 2019 - 12:06 PM

(4th UPDATE) The fatalities are from Iloilo, Capiz, Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Biliran, where the storm caused heavy floods and destruction

DEADLY STORM. Typhoon Ursula hit the central islands of the Philippines as the country celebrated Christmas. Photo courtesy of Tacloban City Vice Mayor Jerry Sambo Yaokasin

Bahamas Dorian toll climbs to 50, as thousands evacuated

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:31 PM

The news comes as the UN's International Organization for Migration reports 'particularly startling' devastation in places like Marsh Harbour in the Abacos, particularly in its shantytowns

EVACUATION. An evacuee looks on from a ferry after leaving Marsh Harbour in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian in Nassau, Bahamas on September 9, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

At least 13 dead, 16 missing as Typhoon Lekima slams east China

Aug 10, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Waves several meters high hit the coastline as the storm made landfall in Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai

DESTRUCTION. Damaged worker accommodation buildings are seen at a construction site in Wenling City, in China's eastern Zhejiang province after being hit by Typhoon Lekima on August 10, 2019. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Myanmar landslide kills 41, many more feared missing

Aug 10, 2019 - 3:44 PM

(UPDATED) Search and rescue teams work through the night trying to find survivors and recover bodies from the deep sludge

DEADLY MONSOON. A rescue worker points to the body of a landslide victim found amid mangled vehicles in Paung township, Mon state on August 10, 2019. At least 22 people were killed and dozens injured when a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains struck a village in eastern Myanmar, as emergency workers continued the search on August 10 for the many feared missing. Sai Aung MAIN / AFP

At least 9 dead as monster cyclone enters Bangladesh

May 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) The monster weather system makes landfall at the holy city of Puri, with winds gusting at up to 200 kilometers per hour

CYCLONE FANI. Indian commuters navigate down a nearly deserted road in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha early on May 3, 2019, as Cyclone Fani approaches the Indian coastline. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

Robredo urges LGUs to strengthen disaster infrastructure

Jan 02, 2019 - 4:34 PM

'Dapat maging lesson ito sa ating lahat, na talagang pag-isipan iyong mga infrastructue na dapat asikasuhin,' says Robredo

Vice President Leni Robredo visited Sitio Igot in Brgy. Patitinan, Sagñay, Camarines Sur on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2019, to check the extent of damage in the area due to a landslide there last Dec. 29, 2018. Photo by OVP

NDRRMC: Tropical Depression Usman death toll climbs to 85

Jan 02, 2019 - 1:11 PM

The NDRRMC, which is still validating the recorded deaths, says 20 people remain missing

LANDSLIDE. A landslide in Barangay Patitinan in Sagnay town in Camarines Sur happened in the aftermath of Tropical Depression Usman. Photo from Lizel Macatangay's Facebook account

NDRRMC: Tropical Depression Usman death toll rises to 75

Jan 01, 2019 - 2:12 PM

The number of deaths continues to rise as search and retrieval operations are underway

RUINS. This main house was destroyed by the landslide in Barangay Sugod, Albay. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Rescuers search for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide

Jan 01, 2019 - 1:40 PM

5 people are reported dead, while at least 38 are missing after the landslide

LANDSLIDE. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on January 1, 2019 shows rescue workers searching for survivors after a landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Sukabumi, West Java province.ficial said on January 1, 2019. Photo from Handout / Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana / AFP

2018 death toll Syria war's lowest at under 20,000 – monitor

Dec 31, 2018 - 8:24 PM

(UPDATED) The war in Syria leaves 19,666 people dead in 2018, the lowest in nearly 8 years

ONGOING WAR. A picture taken early on March 23, 2018 shows flames erupting following regime bombardment in Douma, one of the few remaining rebel-held pockets in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. File Photo by Hamza Al-Ajweh/ AFP

Bicol OCD: Tropical Depression Usman death toll climbs to 68

Dec 31, 2018 - 1:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of Civil Defense -Bicol Region fears the number of fatalities will continue to increase

SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL. Police officers, fire brigades and volunteers help in the operation. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

At least 50 killed in Bicol during Tropical Depression Usman

Dec 30, 2018 - 5:19 PM

(UPDATED) Most of the fatalities are in Albay and Camarines Sur

RETRIEVED BODY. Police officers carry a new found body buried in a landslide in Barangay Sugod in Tiwi, Albay on Sunday. Photo by Mavic Conde/Rappler

Indonesia trims tsunami death toll, hikes injury tally

Dec 28, 2018 - 6:54 PM

In the recent tally, authorities count 426 people dead while thousands remain injured and homeless a week after the deadly tsunami struck the coasts of Indonesia

MORE MISSING. Rescuers and residents look for survivors along the coast in South Lampung on South Sumatra on December 23, 2018, after the area was hit by a tsunami on December 22 following an eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano. File Photo by Ferdi Awed/AFP

At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake

Oct 07, 2018 - 12:44 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Government spokesman Eddy Jackson Alexis says a disaster response task force has been set up after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck just off the northwest coast of Haiti late Saturday, October 6

Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm toll of 3,000 as Democrat plot

Sep 13, 2018 - 9:32 PM

(UPDATED) Trump says the reported death toll of 3,000 was 'done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible'

TRUMP IN PUERTO RICO. This file photo taken on October 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visiting residents affected by Hurricane in Guaynabo, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

26 children killed by coalition strikes in Yemen – UN

Aug 25, 2018 - 10:01 AM

4 other children were also killed in a separate sir-strike by the Saudi-led coalition in Al-Durayhimi, Yemen

Yemeni children vent anger against Riyadh and Washington on August 13, 2018 as they take part in a mass funeral in the northern Yemeni city of Saada, a stronghold of the Iran-backed Huthi rebels, for children killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition last week. At least 29 children were among those killed in the air raid on August 9 on a bus in a crowded market in Dahyan, Saada province, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Myanmar floods kill at least 10, force 54,000 people from homes

Jul 29, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Evacuation orders have been issued in several areas, while some 163 camps have been set up for displaced people in southern, eastern and central parts country

MYANMAR'S FLOODING. Residents stand in floodwaters that submerged areas of Hpa-an, capital of Karen state on July 27, 2018 following heavy monsoon rains. Photo by Saw Kyaw San Oo/AFP

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high – UN

Jul 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The record high death toll comes despite an unprecedented ceasefire by Afghan security forces and the Taliban last month that was largely respected by both sides, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

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Nicaragua clashes leave 8 dead including baby – rights group

Jun 24, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The rights group says more than 200 people have been killed in protests that started just over two months ago demanding President Daniel Ortega step down

UNREST. A man stands near the coffin of Jose Maria Orozco, 69, who died during an attack by riot police and members of the Sandinista Youth, in an empty room, as people avoids attending the wakes of riot victims for fear of retaliation, in Managua on June 23, 2018. Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 27

Jun 06, 2018 - 10:37 PM

The current Ebola outbreak is still on a low scale compared with a 3-nation epidemic that occurred between 2013-15 but has stirred wide concern

QUARANTINE. Health workers operate within an Ebola safety zone in the Health Center in Iyonda, near Mbandaka, on June 1, 2018. Photo by Junior D. Kannah/AFP

Death toll in DR Congo Ebola outbreak now at 27

May 22, 2018 - 10:42 PM

So far, there have been 51 cases since the outbreak was declared on May 8, says the DRC health ministry

EBOLA VACCINE. Nurses working with the WHO (World Health Organization) administer the Ebola vaccine to a local doctor at the town all of Mbandaka on May 21, 2018 during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign.  Photo Junior Kannah/AFP

Holiday rush can lead to road crashes – expert

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Likelihood of road crash incidents is higher during the holidays when commuters flock to certain destinations

CHRISTMAS CRASH. A jeepney ran straight against a bus in Agoo, La Union. Photo from LTFRB

71 fishermen rescued, 2 dead in Tawi-Tawi due to Vinta

Dec 27, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard says more fishermen might be missing as survivors claimed that about 15 to 19 people were onboard the motorbancas when they were on the sea

NCCC Mall fire: Mall employee tried to rescue call center agents

Dec 27, 2017 - 2:43 PM

Authorities in Davao City raise the death toll in the tragic Davao mall fire to 38

HERO. Melvin Gaa, an employee of NCCC mall, was seen saving other people trapped in the mall after a fire broke out on December 24, 2017. Photo from Gaa's Facebook account

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Dec 25, 2017 - 8:27 PM

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36 bodies found inside Davao City mall

Dec 25, 2017 - 6:33 PM

(UPDATED) At least 36 lifeless bodies are found inside the NCCC Mall, authorities announce on Christmas Day. 'Our deepest apologies, we were not able to save them,' says Davao City BFP Director Wilberto Rico Neil Kwan Tiu.

Photo by SAP Bong Go

NDRRMC probes high death toll from tropical storm Vinta

Dec 25, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Tropical storm Vinta kills at least 200. It's an unusually high number that has not been seen since the calamitous Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), when the government doubled down on disaster preparedness.

FLASH FLOODS. Flash floods and landslides kill at least 18 in the town of Sibuco in Zamboanga Del Norte. Photo from the AFP Western Mindanao Command

Lanao del Norte under state of calamity due to Vinta

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:36 AM

The state of calamity authorizes Lanao del Norte 'to utilize all available funds for the year 2017' to immediately help victims of Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin)

Death toll from Tropical Storm Vinta breaches 200

Dec 23, 2017 - 11:49 AM

(5th UPDATE) Northern Mindanao police say 135 people have died in the region alone. Around 50 others in the Zamboanga Peninsula and 18 in Lanao del Sur are also reported dead.

VINTA'S WRATH. Residents wade through a flooded street in Cagayan City on December 22, 2017, after the Cagayan River swelled caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Vinta (Tembin). Photo by Joseph Deveza/AFP

At least 3 dead, 6 missing due to Urduja – NDRRMC

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:35 PM

(UPDATED) The NDRRMC says fatalities include a fisherman and a two-year-old child who reportedly drowned after a flash flood in the town of Mahaplag

PUMMELED. €‹Heavy winds and rainfall pound Tacloban City as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358 dead

Oct 21, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Several experts say the truck was probably carrying at least 500 kilos or 1,100 pounds of explosives

'DEADLIEST ATTACK.' Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed vowed on October 18, 2017 to step up the war against Al-Shabaab, as he addressed thousands at a rally in Mogadishu for the victims of the city's worst-ever bombing. Photo by Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP

Marawi death toll breaches 1,000

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Troops recover 22 bodies in a former enemy stronghold. DNA tests are conducted to see if leaders of the attack are among the cadavers.

URBAN WARFARE. File photo of government troops fighting members of the Maute group in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Syria's deadliest month of 2017 claims 3,000 lives

Oct 01, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Some 955 people of the 3,000 killed are civilians

GHOST TOWN. Syrian man rides his bike along a street damaged by shelling in the rebel-held part of Jubar neighborhood, in the Syrian capital Damascus, on February 24, 2016. Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP GHOST TOWN. Syrian man rides his bike along a street damaged by shelling in the rebel-held part of Jubar neighborhood, in the Syrian capital Damascus, on February 24, 2016. Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP

13 Maute terrorists, 2 soldiers killed in Marawi push

Sep 30, 2017 - 12:02 PM

'Despite yesterday's casualties, today the government forces will fight harder,' says Colonel Romeo Brawner, Task Group Ranao deputy commander

MARAWI PUSH. Troops continue to advance in the battle area in Marawi City. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

5 dead, 6 missing due to Tropical Storm Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There are also 4 others injured due to Maring, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODING. Tatalon residents in Quezon City wade the knee-deep water along Araneta Ave., brought by the sudden downpour of rain cause by Typhoon Maring on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

2 brothers dead in Taytay landslide

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:03 PM

A landslide buries the brothers home in Barangay Dolores in Taytay Rizal

Army captain among killed in Marawi clashes

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respects to the fallen soldier on Monday September 11

LAST RESPECT. President Rodrigo Duterte pays his last respects to Captain Rommel Sandoval, an officer killed in Marawi. Malacañang photo --

CHR: Death toll in drug war higher than what gov't suggests

Aug 19, 2017 - 9:10 AM

The Commission on Human Rights says it monitors the reports of the Philippine National Police civil society organizations and the media when it comes to tallying the number of deaths in the war on drugs

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Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

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Jul 24, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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9 soldiers killed, 41 wounded in bloodbath in Marawi

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:39 PM

UPDATED The casualties are recorded on Saturday July 22 from several incidents in the battle zone

MARAWI CLASHES. File photo of Army soldiers stand watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler MARAWI CLASHES. File photo of Army soldiers stand watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

100th soldier killed in Marawi day after gov't takes key bridge

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The death toll reaches the 3 digit mark a day after troops scored a major triumph in the battlefield They gain control of Mapandi Bridge

URBAN WARFARE. The military has been fighting a difficult urban warfare in Marawi City. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP