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#Death Toll

From TheJournal.ie At least 56 killed in multiple car bombs in Iraq Iraq

At least 56 killed in multiple car bombs in Iraq

Shiite pilgrims were attached in this latest wave of sectarian violence

From TheJournal.ie Fears of on-ground deaths after Nigeria plane crash Days Of Mourning This post contains images

Fears of on-ground deaths after Nigeria plane crash

The airliner crashed into a densely-populated area of Lagos yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down Syria This post contains images

Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down

Kofi Annan and President Assad’s meeting came to a deadlock in the capital city.

From TheJournal.ie More than 200 killed in Republic of Congo blasts Congo

More than 200 killed in Republic of Congo blasts

A munitions depot in Brazzaville caught fire, officials have said.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: storms wreak havoc across southern US states Tornadoes This post contains images

Photos: storms wreak havoc across southern US states

At least 37 people have been killed as the tornadoes destroyed everything in their paths on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie UN says 100 civilians are being killed every day in Syria Arab Spring

UN says 100 civilians are being killed every day in Syria

A top UN official has said that over 7500 people have died so far in the ongoing violence.

From TheJournal.ie A year on: Christchurch remembers earthquake victims New Zealand This post contains images

A year on: Christchurch remembers earthquake victims

The 185 people who perished in the quake were remembered at memorial services and community events across the country today.

From TheJournal.ie Charred bodies and broken beds: Horror of Honduras prison fire emerges Prison Fire

Charred bodies and broken beds: Horror of Honduras prison fire emerges

Survivors have described the scenes inside the packed cells as the blaze tore through the jail.

From TheJournal.ie Prison fire in Honduras kills hundreds Comayagua

Prison fire in Honduras kills hundreds

Some prisoners burned to death and others suffocated in their cells, said officials.

From TheJournal.ie Syria sets date for referendum on draft constitution Assad Regime This post contains images

Syria sets date for referendum on draft constitution

Read President Assad’s rambling statement on the future of the country. Plus, rare non-government images from inside Syria.

From TheJournal.ie More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs Violence

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs

Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.

From TheJournal.ie Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq Basra

Bomb kills 30 pilgrims in Iraq

It is still unclear if the blast was caused by a suicide attacker or roadside bomb.

From TheJournal.ie Cruise ship runs aground off Italy, 3 bodies found Accident

Cruise ship runs aground off Italy, 3 bodies found

An Irish couple were on board the cruise liner but the DFA has confirmed they were not hurt in the accident.

From TheJournal.ie Arab League monitors due in Syria as violence escalates Syria

Arab League monitors due in Syria as violence escalates

Activists have claimed that between 13 and 20 people have been killed in the city of Homs today.

From TheJournal.ie More than 1,000 people still missing after Philippines floods Typhoon Washi

More than 1,000 people still missing after Philippines floods

Meanwhile, the Government has issued an appeal for over US$28 million to help victims of the storm.

From TheJournal.ie At least 150 dead after two days of violence in Syria Syria

At least 150 dead after two days of violence in Syria

Activists have said that 84 people died on Tuesday as security forces opened fire on protesters and army defectors.

From TheJournal.ie Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest Syria

Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest

Saturday’s raids on the Saudi and Qatari raids have been condemned while thousands of pro-regime supporters take to the streets.

From TheJournal.ie Accidental blast at Iranian arms depot kills 15 Iran

Accidental blast at Iranian arms depot kills 15

The explosion occurred as munitions were being transported.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian tanks fire on Homs, defy Arab-brokered deal Syria

Syrian tanks fire on Homs, defy Arab-brokered deal

At least 12 people have been killed in the city of Homs today.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey quake death toll rises to 534 Death Toll

Turkey quake death toll rises to 534

Meanwhile, rain and snow has caused further difficulties for survivors and rescue teams.

From TheJournal.ie Arab League to discuss suspending Syria Syria

Arab League to discuss suspending Syria

Officials have called an emergency meeting to discuss putting more pressure on Syria’s government to end its bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Typhoon Nesat kills at least 20 in the Philippines Typhoon Nesat This post contains images

Typhoon Nesat kills at least 20 in the Philippines

As the clean-up begins in the Philippines, the death toll from the storm has risen to 20 people, while another 35 are still unaccounted for.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll in Syria reaches 2,600 - UN Syria

Death toll in Syria reaches 2,600 - UN

Navi Pillay told the Human Rights Council in Geneva today that at least 2,600 people have been killed in Syria since unrest broke out in mid-March.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian forces kill six as Turkey warns Assad of his future demise Syria This post contains videos

Syrian forces kill six as Turkey warns Assad of his future demise

Turkey tells Damascus to look at Tunisia, Egypt – and now Libya – as warnings on the future collapse of the Assad regime.

From TheJournal.ie At least 22 dead in Syria as troops open fire on protestors Syria

At least 22 dead in Syria as troops open fire on protestors

Activist groups have said that at least 22 people have died today as demonstrations against the current government continue across Syria today.

From TheJournal.ie 41 people die after storms hit the Philippines Philippines This post contains videos

41 people die after storms hit the Philippines

The storms hit the Philippines for three days, causing landslides and knocking down trees and buildings.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll in Norway reduced to 76 Death Toll

Death toll in Norway reduced to 76

Police have reduced the death toll for the island of Utoya, saying that a confusing situation had led to an incorrect figure being released.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Air Accident Unit investigates incident in which a Ryanair plane plunged into a nose-dive; David Norris says quotes on paedophilia are “misleading” and Pippa Middleton to get a US TV Show.

THE DEATH TOLL in the Japanese earthquake disaster now stands at 60, the Kyodo News Agency has reported.

Of the fatalities, 26 people died in Iwate Prefecture as a result of the quake or in the tsunami, while one or more deaths were reported in prefectures including Fukushima, Miyagi, Tokyo, Ibaraki, Chiba, Kanagawa and Tochigi.

AT LEAST 26 people have now been reported dead in today’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which struck off the northeast coast, sparking a massive tsunami, according to Japan’s meterological agency. Three of the dead were crushed to death when their houses collapsed in Ibaraki prefecture, Al Jazeera reports.

Emergency services are fighting at least 44 fires across the country.

Meanwhile, a small tsunami is expected to hit Indonesia in the next hour. More to come.

From TheJournal.ie New Zealand death toll rises to 147 with one Irish man still missing in Christchurch New Zealand

New Zealand death toll rises to 147 with one Irish man still missing in Christchurch

The number of dead has risen to 147 in the earthquake-struck city, as rescue crews continue to search for survivors including one Irishman.

From TheJournal.ie Rescue efforts continue in Christchurch as death toll reaches 145 New Zealand

Rescue efforts continue in Christchurch as death toll reaches 145

Over 200 people, including one Irish man, are still missing after last week’s 6.3 quake.

From TheJournal.ie Army brought onto streets to quell Tunisian riots Tunisia This post contains images

Army brought onto streets to quell Tunisian riots

Interior Minister fired after scores of people killed in three weeks of protest over unemployment.

From TheJournal.ie Owner of collapsed building facing 'culpable homicide' Delhi This post contains images

Owner of collapsed building facing 'culpable homicide'

Some 64 people dead under concrete remains of block called an ‘accident waiting to happen’.