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Two Dead, Five Missing As Powerful Typhoon Slams Into Japan

A powerful typhoon hit Japan on Sunday, suspending transportation schedules and leaving five missing.

October 6, 2014

Body Found Outside Jerusalem Probably Missing American, Say Police

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — A man’s body was found Thursday near the area where a young American yeshiva student had disappeared while hiking six days earlier. An Israeli police spokesman said initial indications suggested it was that of the missing man, but declined to say whether there was any sign of […]

August 28, 2014

66 Missing In Boat That Capsized Off Malaysian Coast

By John Grafilo KUALA LUMPUR — A boat carrying 97 people capsized Wednesday off the coast near the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency said. Thirty-one people were rescued in the incident that occurred before dawn off the coast of Kuala Langat, west of Kuala Lumpur, the agency said. Search and rescue […]

June 18, 2014

Private Firms To Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Private companies specializing in deep ocean search will be hired to continue the quest to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia’s prime minister said Monday, and the cost could run more than $55 million and take six to eight months. The U.S. Navy’s robotic submarine Bluefin-21 has searched […]

April 28, 2014

MH370 Relatives Reject Malaysian Conclusions On Plane

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Relatives of flight MH370 passengers have denounced the Malaysian government’s suggestion that it would soon look into issuing death certificates for those on board despite no proof yet of what happened to the plane. The statement, issued in response to a weekend briefing that Malaysian officials gave to families in Kuala […]

April 22, 2014

Death Toll In South Korea Ferry Disaster Crosses 120

Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) – The confirmed death toll from South Korea’s ferry disaster rose sharply to more than 120 Tuesday as divers sped up the grim task of recovering bodies from the submerged ship and police took two more of its crew into custody. Better weather and calm seas spurred their efforts but underwater visibility was […]

April 22, 2014

Malaysia Airliner Search Points Up China’s Technology Gap

By Julie Makinen and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation’s first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put China among the elite ranks of such […]

April 17, 2014

Death Toll Hits 37 In Washington Landslide; Seven Remain Missing

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A 37th body has been recovered from the debris of last month’s landslide in Washington, officials announced Tuesday. The remains have not yet been identified, leaving the number of missing people at seven. The powerful and quick-moving landslide on March 22 in Oso killed families at home and contractors who […]

April 15, 2014

Near Mudslide Site, Two Young Families Shaken, Uncertain

By Jack Broom, The Seattle Times OSO, Wash. — Two young families who live just outside the section of Highway 530 closed by the March 22 mudslide say the disaster has left them shaken, and uncertain what to do next. “If it was just me, I’d stay out here forever, but we’ve got three kids to […]

April 8, 2014

Hope For Mudslide Survivors ‘Almost Nonexistent’ As Search Continues

By Lornet Turnbull and Jennifer Sullivan, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The man often called upon to deliver heartbreaking news to families of mudslide victims says some relatives hold out hope that their loved ones might still be pulled out alive from the rubble. But 12 days after a massive hillside gave way and engulfed a […]

April 3, 2014

Red Cross Counselors Offer Help To Grieving Families

By Lornet Turnbull, The Seattle Times ARLINGTON, Wash. — Slowly, gradually, the families who have suffered the loss of loved ones and homes are starting to talk to mental health counselors about what comes next. “They haven’t talked about recovery yet, about where they’re going to live. But that’s starting to happen,” said Ron Matayoshi, an […]

April 2, 2014

Washington Landslide’s Official Death Toll Rises To 21; 30 Missing

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times The confirmed death toll from last weekend’s landslide in northwestern Washington state has risen to 21, and the remains of an additional four victims may have been found in the debris Sunday, officials said. The number of missing in Snohomish County remained at 30, officials said at an evening news […]

March 31, 2014

Washington State Mudslide Rescuers Share Their Stories

By Maria La Ganga and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times DARRINGTON, Wash. — The stories rang with fear and frustration, pain and the occasional flicker of joy. But the storytellers Wednesday were not the survivors of the deadly mudslide that slammed into the Stillaguamish Valley. For the first time since a mountain of mud buried a […]

March 27, 2014

Bad Weather Interrupts Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Planes searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 were grounded Thursday because of stormy conditions off the coast of Australia in another frustrating delay in the protracted search. A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft scheduled to join the search in the afternoon was grounded, and Australian and Chinese […]

March 27, 2014