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At least 9 dead, 34 injured in a bus crash in Costa Rica

Sep. 18, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica (AP) — At least nine people were killed and 34 injured when a passenger bus fell off a 75-meter (250-foot) cliff on the Inter-American Highway in Costa Rica. Authorities attributed the accident to a landslide caused by heavy rain. The accident occurred...

Red Cross: Landslide kills 15 in remote Uganda district

Sep. 07, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A landslide triggered by heavy rain in a remote part of southwestern Uganda has killed at least 15 people, according to the Uganda Red Cross. The group reported Wednesday that most of the victims are “mothers and children,” calling the landslide in the...

Flooding looms large again in Mississippi's capital city

Aug. 28, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The forecasted flooding in Mississippi could not have come at a worse time for Veronique Daniels, who became homeless three months ago and was sleeping on her mother's back porch in Jackson when she got wind of the impending disaster. The Red Cross has opened...

Weather whiplash: Summer lurches from drought to flood

Aug. 23, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

Parts of northern Texas, mired in a drought labeled as extreme and exceptional, are flooding under torrential rain. In a drought. Sound familiar? It should. The Dallas region is just the latest drought-suffering-but-flooded locale during a summer of extreme weather whiplash, likely...

Greece seeks ways to recover migrant girl's body from border

Aug. 16, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece says it will work with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent to seek the body of a child who a group of asylum-seekers said had died of a scorpion sting while they were stranded for days on the Greek-Turkish border. Migration Minister Notis...

Relatives of POWs call on Red Cross to help find loved ones

Aug. 05, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Relatives of prisoners of war captured by the Russians following the fall of Mariupol gathered in central Kyiv Thursday demanding information about their husbands, fathers and sons following a strike on a prison housing POWs in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine last week...

Ukrainian officials press for information on prison attack

Aug. 02, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say they are struggling to establish the truth surrounding an explosion in a prison that killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war captured by the Russians following the fall of Mariupol. Ukraine’s human rights chief, Dmytro Lubinets,...

Red Cross: 10 killed in flooding in hilly eastern Uganda

Jul. 31, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Heavy rains in hilly eastern Uganda triggered flooding that burst river banks and submerged homes and roads, killing at least 10 people, the Red Cross said Sunday. The victims of the Saturday night downpour lived in the neighboring districts of Kapchorwa and...

Red Cross struggles to see prison where Ukrainian POWs died

Jul. 30, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and Russian officials blamed each other Saturday for the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war in an attack on a prison in a separatist-controlled area. The International Red Cross asked to visit the prison to make sure the scores of wounded POWs had proper...

UK aid worker held by Ukraine separatists reported dead

Jul. 15, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British aid worker detained by pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine has died in captivity, a separatist official and a U.K. charity involved with his case said Friday. The British government summoned the Russian ambassador in London to demand an explanation. ...