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Withesses: “Many deaths and injuries” caused by Haiti earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A major earthquake hit impoverished Haiti on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the capital Port-au-Prince, burying residents in rubble and causing many deaths and injuries, w

Two arrested over tourist deaths in Kenya

Two people have been arrested in Kenya over the death of a married British couple killed on holiday.

Tourists’ deaths to be investigated

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine municipal officials could face charges for allowing tourists to trek up Mount Pinatubo in bad weather, police said.

China seals off Ziketan after plague deaths

BEIJING – A second man has died of pneumonic plague in northwest China, in an outbreak that prompted authorities to lock down a town where about a dozen people were infected with the highly contagio

Tourists cancel trips to Argentina as swine flu deaths reach 137

Travelers are cancelling trips to Argentina over the swine flu pandemic, which has killed at least 137 people since June, making it the worst hit country after the United States (211 deaths).

SWINE FLU WATCH: Infections top 2,000 with 44 deaths, WHO says

The number of people infected with the influenza A(H1N1) virus has topped 2,000, the United Nations health agency confirmed Thursday, stressing that although symptoms for the vast majority of the case

93 people killed in Madagascar president and mayor clash

At least 25 people were killed Sunday, while dozens others were injured in the violence that erupted in Madagascar’s capital city of Antananarivo.

Australia closes desert for summer to stop tourists dying

Australia's dangerously hot and dry Simpson Desert will be closed for the first time during the southern hemisphere's summer to prevent tourists dying in the outback.

Airline loophole: Many animals’ deaths not tallied

Maggie Mae, a West Highland white terrier puppy, was crushed to death on the tarmac at Atlanta’s airport this spring, horrifying her new owner.

Mystery disease in Africa identified

Tests may have identified source of unknown disease in Africa, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Number of Czech tourist deaths on the rise

The 2008 summer holidays have proven fatal for 56 Czech tourists traveling abroad.

Indonesia: On the brink of “human flu pandemic?”

(eTN) - Describing the current bird flu situation in Indonesia as "critical,” the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) has warned the continuing outbreak could lead the virus to mutate and cause a "human influenza pandemic.”

Cessna crashes in northern Tanzania, claims 2 lives, aerial tourism, Serengeti...

Arusha, Tanzania (eTN) - An “Aerial tourism flight” of Serengeti Balloon Safari experienced catastrophic engine failure on Wednesday afternoon shortly after taking off and ultimately crashed into an idle industrial area in Moshi town, killing two people and three others leaving fighting for their lives into referral hospital.