S. Korea: Survivors recall deadly Halloween crowd crush
31 October 2022 | 3:49 pm
Witnesses said the narrow alleys of Seoul's Itaewon district could not accommodate the thousands of revelers and authorities had not prepared a crowd-control plan.
5 Jul 2021
Rescuers in a Japanese holiday town hit by a deadly landslide continue their search for survivors on Monday morning.
24 Jul 2021
Ten years after the bloodiest massacre in Norwegian history, the survivors of the Utoya shooting are still looking to challenge the far-right ideology that motivated the killing of 77 innocent people. The island, located in a lake to the west of Oslo, looks very different to how it did on that fateful day when Anders Behring Breivik turned his guns on a summer camp.
21 Jul 2021
Officials discussed measures to curb North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear program during talks in Tokyo. But tensions between Japan and South Korea continue to simmer.
26 Jul 2021
Rescuers in India are combing through mud and debris in a desperate search for survivors and to evacuate villagers as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbs with nearly 90,000 evacuated.
4 Aug 2021
The August 4 blast that thundered through Beirut levelled entire neighbourhoods, killed more than 200 people, wounded 6,500 others and pummelled the lives of survivors. A year later, AFP caught up with some survivors who spoke about the lasting trauma left behind by the explosion.
16 Aug 2021
In her family's garden in Drosopigi, where much has been destroyed by the wildfires, Eleni Haniosakis finds it hard to hide her dismay as she looks at the charred hillside tumbling down to the Greek capital some 20 kilometres away. Eleni and her mother were among hundreds forced to abandon their homes that week, unsure of whether they would see them again, as Greece battled some 600 blazes fuelled by bone-dry conditions during one of the worst heatwaves in decades.
21 Aug 2021
Survivors build makeshift tents at a football stadium in Les Cayes after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake killed more than 1,400 people in southern Haiti over the weekend. The impoverished Caribbean country is now at risk of flash flooding and mudslides as a storm, Tropical Depression Grace, bears down on it.
7 Oct 2021
The Claims Conference has negotiated new payments from Germany for 6,500 Holocaust survivors. Survivors of the siege of Leningrad and other Nazi terrors will get a monthly pension of €375 ($435).
19 Oct 2021
Nigerian protesters Legend, Solomon and Samuel were all injured on the night of October 20, 2020 - a night they "can never forget" - when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Between anger, deception, and hope, the 'Soro Soke' ('Speak Up' in Yoruba) demonstrators still want their voices to be heard a year later.
26 Dec 2021
After Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the US forcibly displaced 120,000 people of Japanese origin into 10 internment camps in the western United States. Eight decades on, our correspondents went to meet survivors, who reflected on their ordeal.
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Some of those who survived the Buchenwald concentration camp now face a second war in Ukraine. Germany barred Russian delegates from attending the ceremonies this year after one survivor was killed.
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The protests are an unprecedented challenge to Beijing's zero-COVID policy. Authorities are taking drastic measures to keep the movement from spreading any further.
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One of the best things about France is its food. Each region has its own culinary wonders that reflect the area's culture and history. Join Genie Godula and Florence Villeminot as they embark on a road trip to discover France's regions through gastronomy. Their first stop is Normandy. Known for its world-famous beaches and towering monuments – like the Mont-Saint-Michel – the region is also a foodie's paradise.