Quake in remote west China kills 617, buries more

XINING, China – China poured rescue crews and equipment into a mountainous Tibetan region Thursday in a bid to find survivors more than a day after strong earthquakes killed more than 600 people and injured thousands. The series of quakes flattened buildings across remote western Yushu county and sent survivors, …

The world’s most dangerous place for journalists

It’s a sickening time to be a journalist in the Philippines. At least 30 local reporters were among 57 people killed last week after being abducted and shot in the volatile south of the country, allegedly by the private army of a powerful Muslim clan that rules Maguindanao province. Other …