Japan: Over 14,600 Killed by Earthquake

2 Tokyo, Apr 29. -The death toll of the March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that devastated the North Eastern regions of Japan, raised to 14,600 and 11,111 missing people, according to the National Police report. Meanwhile, the number of dead rose to 8,793 in the prefecture of Miyagi and in Iwate to 4,283. In the case of Fukushima, the

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Japan Quake: 24,000 Dead and Missing

1 Tokyo, Mar 23. -The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11 now stands at 9,408, while 14,716 people remain missing, police said. Raul Castro Sends Condolences to Japanese Tsunami Victims According to these figures, this is the worst natural disaster since 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, which left 105,000 dead. The Japanese government on

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Haiti: UNESCO Envoy Praises Cuban Humanitarian Work

3 Paris, Jan 22. -UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti, Michaelle Jean, praised Cuba's support to Haiti, a country devastated by an earthquake a year ago, in matters of health. In statements to Prensa Latina, the official highlighted the presence and contribution of numerous Cuban medical teams. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director General, Irina Bokova, expressed on

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UNASUR Chirman Supervises Aid to Haiti

1 Quito, Ago 30. -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa visits Haiti on Monday as acting chairman of the Union of South American Nations for strengthening that bloc's aid to the Caribbean nation, devastated by an earthquake in January. According to Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, Correa is setting up a technical committee, responsible for following up on the aid plan agreed upon

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More than 2,000 Aftershocks in China

2 Beijing, Jun 4. -Around 2,499 aftershocks of reduced or moderate magnitude have shaken the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in the province of Qinghai, which was devastated by a 7-degree quake in April. After the strong seism, such tremors are normal and they can keep on taking place for a prolonged period, informed Fan Lanbao, deputy director of the seismological

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