World May 22

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Death Toll from China Quake Could Reach 80,000

More than 80,000 people are estimated dead or missing 10 days after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan province in central China, the government said Thursday, as fears rose that disease, rainy weather and aftershocks could stir more problems.

World May 20

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China Raises Death Toll, Struggles to Aid Homeless

China raised the confirmed death toll from last week's earthquake in the Sichuan province to more than 40,000 Tuesday, with another 30,000 people still missing, as officials grappled to find shelter for some of the 5 million people displaced.

World May 15

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Death Toll in China Quake Could Soar to 50,000

China said the death toll of the 7.9 magnitude quake that ravaged the country's central Sichuan Province on Monday could reach 50,000 as the government made a rare appeal to its citizens to help the rescue operation.

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