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Engineers, search dogs sent to Turkey, Syria after quake

Feb. 07, 2023 09:50 AM EST

Structural engineers, soldiers, paramedics and handlers with trained search dogs are heading to Turkey and Syria to help locate and rescue survivors of Monday’s earthquake. Here's a glance at the assistance that's being provided: — The European Union has mobilized search and...

Live Updates | Turkey-Syria earthquake search intensifies

Feb. 07, 2023 09:49 AM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — A frantic race was underway Tuesday to find more survivors and help the injured as the death toll from the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria the previous day passed 5,000. The toll is likely to climb further as freezing weather and multiple aftershocks are...

Race to find survivors as quake aid pours into Turkey, Syria

Feb. 07, 2023 08:43 AM EST

NURDAGI, Turkey (AP) — Search teams and emergency aid from around the world poured into Turkey and Syria on Tuesday as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dug — sometimes with their bare hands — through the remains of buildings flattened by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The death toll...

A glance at the world's deadliest quakes in past 25 years

Feb. 07, 2023 06:09 AM EST

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing thousands of people in the two countries. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers working in cold and snow look for trapped people in the rubble of toppled buildings. Here are some of the world’s...

Aid, rescuers rushed to Turkey, Syria after deadly quake

Feb. 06, 2023 23:26 PM EST

Many governments and aid groups have rushed to dispatch personnel, funds and equipment to help the rescue efforts in quake-stricken areas of Turkey and Syria. Here's a glance at what's being provided so far: — The European Union has mobilized search and rescue teams to help Turkey,...

A glance at the world's deadliest earthquakes since 2000

Feb. 06, 2023 23:24 PM EST

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Turkey and Syria on Monday, killing more than 4,000 people in the two countries. The death toll is expected to rise as rescuers working in cold and snow look for trapped people in the rubble of toppled buildings. Here are some of the world’s...

Live Updates | Turkey, Syria earthquake kills thousands

Feb. 06, 2023 23:20 PM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated parts of southeast Turkey and northern Syria early Monday. ___ India and South Korea are among nations sending rescue personnel and supplies after a devastating earthquake hit Turkey and...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 06, 2023 23:04 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 1 The Washington Post on police reform The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which passed the House in 2021 but stalled in the Senate, would not have prevented the fatal beating of...

What to know about the big quake that hit Turkey and Syria

Feb. 06, 2023 23:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A major 7.8 magnitude earthquake followed by another strong quake devastated wide swaths of Turkey and Syria early Monday, killing thousands of people. Here's what to know: WHAT HAPPENED? The quake hit at depth of 11 miles (18...

Rescuers scramble in Turkey, Syria after quake kills 4,000

Feb. 06, 2023 22:51 PM EST

ADANA, Turkey (AP) — Rescuers in Turkey and war-ravaged Syria searched through the frigid night into Tuesday, hoping to pull more survivors from the rubble after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed more than 4,000 people and toppled thousands of buildings across a wide region. ...