People walk through rubble, in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, February 18, 2023. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Turkey earthquake death toll passes 46,000; desperation for signs of life

More than 46,000 people have been killed in the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria and the toll is expected to soar, with some 345,000 apartments in Turkey now known…

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Thai rescue team welcomed back from Turkey on Saturday

The 42-member Thai USAR (urban search and rescue) team were welcomed home by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on their arrival in Bangkok today (Saturday), after the completion of their 10-day…

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Members of a search and rescue team worked on a collapsed structure after the earthquake in southeastern Turkey on Sunday. A crucial Twitter tool known as Application Developer Interface, used by software developers to comb the platform for calls for help from earthquake victims, may become accessible only by paying a $100 monthly fee.BERNAT ARMANGUE/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Twitter’s plan to charge for crucial tool prompts outcry

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria, thousands of volunteer software developers have been using a crucial Twitter tool to comb the platform for calls for…

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People stand on the rubble of a collapsed building during rescue operations in Hatay on February 12, 2023, after a 7,8 magnitude earthquake struck the border region of Turkey and Syria earlier in the week. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP)

UN admits aid failure for Syria as quake toll tops 33,000

The United Nations decried Sunday the failure to ship desperately needed aid to war-torn regions of Syria, while warning the death toll of more than 33,000 from the earthquake that…

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A man stands in front of a destroyed building in Islahiye, in the hard hit region of Gaziantep, on February 12, 2023, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the border region of Turkey and Syria earlier in the week. (Photo by Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)

Turkey detains 12 over collapsed buildings after quake

Turkish police have detained 12 people over collapsed buildings in the southeastern provinces of Gaziantep and Sanliurfa, local media reported on Saturday, following the huge quake that hit Turkey. Those…

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Rescue teams carry out search operations among the rubble of collapsed buildings at Elbistan district of Kahramanmaras on February 11, 2023, after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country’s southeast earlier in the week. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Turkey-Syria quake deaths pass 28,000, millions in need of aid

Rescuers pulled a seven-month-old baby and a teenage girl from the rubble on Sunday, nearly a week after an earthquake devastated Turkey and Syria and killed more than 28,000 people….

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Thai search and rescue team starts work in quake-hit Turkish town

The Thai urban search and rescue (USR) team started work today (Saturday) in a quake-hit Turkish town, after arriving from Bangkok last night. The 42-man team and two sniffer dogs…

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Thai King and Queen send letters of condolence to Turkey and Syria

The King and Queen of Thailand sent letters of condolence today (Thursday), addressed to the presidents of Turkey and Syria, following the loss of life in the devastating earthquake which…

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Thai team to fly to Turkey to help in rescue and relief operations

The first team of 42 Thai rescue workers, from the Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, will leave Bangkok for Turkey tonight (Thursday) to help in rescue and relief…

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People in the Turkish city of Gaziantep are living in their cars or makeshift shelters after the massive earthquake © Zein Al RIFAI / AFP

Turkish quake survivors face big freeze in cars, tents

Temperatures in the quake-stricken Turkish city of Gaziantep plunged to minus five degrees Celsius early Thursday but thousands of families spent the night in cars and makeshift tents — too…

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Dozens of families that fled Syria’s civil war are taking shelter from Turkey’s earthquake in Diyarbakir’s ancient mosque © Ilyas AKENGIN / AFP

Fleeing war, Syrians lose adopted homes in Turkey quake

Ridwan Gurre had the instincts to hide from roaring warplanes when he lived in Syria during its civil war. But little prepared him for the rumble of the 7.8-magnitude quake…

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A member of Syria’s White Helmets civil defence group carries a child rescued from rubble in the town of Zardana in Idlib province © Abdulaziz KETAZ / AFP

Quake kills over 1,400 in Turkey, Syria

The most powerful earthquake in nearly a century struck Turkey and Syria early Monday, killing over 1,400 people in their sleep, levelling buildings and causing tremors felt as far away…

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