Mountainous Area

Afghanistan

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors of devastating quake – Associated Press

Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. Residents appeared to be largely on their own to deal with the aftermath as their new Taliban-led government and the

China

Chinese airliner crashes with 132 aboard in country’s south

A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in a remote mountainous area of southern China on Monday, officials said, setting off a forest fire visible from space in the country’s worst air disaster in nearly a decade. More than 18 hours after communication was lost with the plane, there was still

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