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At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109

At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Rescuers suspended search and recovery efforts Thursday at villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, leaving people with missing loved ones distraught and prompting some to do the risky work themselves with rudimentary tools.



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Trump quiet on Puerto Rico death toll at hurricane-preparedness briefing

Trump quiet on Puerto Rico death toll at hurricane-preparedness briefingPresident Trump did not address the controversy over the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria during his public remarks before a briefing at FEMA on Wednesday.



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Guatemala volcano toll rises to 75, nearly 200 missing

Guatemala volcano toll rises to 75, nearly 200 missingNearly 200 people are missing and at least 75 have been killed since Guatemala’s Fuego volcano began erupting over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. Seven communities in already devastated areas were evacuated as the volcano’s activity increased, with rescue operations halted. In the city of Escuintla, near the summit, panicked locals rushed to their cars to escape, causing chaotic traffic.



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Democrats call for investigation into Hurricane Maria's Puerto Rico death toll

Democrats call for investigation into Hurricane Maria's Puerto Rico death tollFourteen Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources have asked committee chair Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, for a “timely” hearing into the central claim of a Harvard study that 4,645 people died last year in Puerto Rico as a result of the hurricane.



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Hurricane Maria's Death Toll Was Decades In The Making

Hurricane Maria's Death Toll Was Decades In The MakingThe New England Journal of Medicine released a study Tuesday estimating that



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Hundreds Of Shoes Form Memorial In Puerto Rico After Maria Death Toll Spikes

Hundreds Of Shoes Form Memorial In Puerto Rico After Maria Death Toll SpikesPuerto Rico residents began leaving pairs of shoes outside the island's



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Puerto Rican death toll from Hurricane Maria 73 times official tally: study

Puerto Rican death toll from Hurricane Maria 73 times official tally: studyMany residents subsequently left.A closer look at the Buckee calculation shows that while the researchers estimate 4,645 deaths, statistically there’s a 95 percent chance that the actual number could be as low as 793 and as high as 8,498. When the researchers tried to adjust for the fact that people living in single-person households couldn’t report their own death, they estimated 5,740 excess deaths, with a margin of error ranging from 1,506 and 9,889.The Buckee number is more than four times higher than a December estimate by the New York Times, which reported that the actual death toll was probably about 1,052 excess deaths based on data from the island’s vital statistics bureau and a comparison of deaths during a comparable period in the two previous years.



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Nipah claims another victim in India, death toll now 13

Nipah claims another victim in India, death toll now 13Another patient has died in India from the Nipah virus, taking the number of fatalities from an outbreak of the rare disease to 13, authorities said Sunday. Officials in the southwestern state of Kerala said that in addition to the latest fatality two patients have tested positive for the virus spread by fruit bats, which induces flu-like symptoms that lead to agonising encephalitis and coma. Emergency measures have been imposed across Kerala to curb the spread of the virus, with dozens of patients quarantined since the outbreak was detected this month.



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Another Cuba plane crash survivor dies, death toll rises to 112

Another Cuba plane crash survivor dies, death toll rises to 112One of the survivors of the plane crash just outside Havana airport last week died early on Friday, state-run media cited the Cuban government as saying, raising the death toll from one of Cuba’s worst air disasters to 112. Emiley Sanchez, a 40-year old Cuban from the eastern city of Holguin where the Boeing 737 had been heading, died in a hospital in the capital due to “severe traumatic lesions and burns” suffered in the accident. “Her state was extremely critical with a unfavorable prognostic and on a progressive downwards path that we could not reverse,” the Health Ministry said in a statement read on state-run radio station Radio Reloj.



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The Latest: Gaza Health Ministry releases latest death toll

The Latest: Gaza Health Ministry releases latest death tollGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protest (all times local):



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