China earthquake death toll rises to 148

The toll from China's deadliest earthquake in years rose to 148 on Friday, state media reported, as authorities turned their attention to resettling thousands of people displaced by the disaster.

Hurricane Otis cuts off Mexico's battered Acapulco

Mexican authorities rushed to send emergency aid and assess damage in the Pacific beach resort of Acapulco on Wednesday after a powerful hurricane severed communications and road links.

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Otis hits Mexico

A major Category 5 hurricane made landfall near Mexico's Pacific beach resort of Acapulco early Wednesday, threatening to wreak "catastrophic" damage, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Indonesia's Mt. Semeru eruption buries homes, damages bridge

Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia's most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains.

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