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  • PEDERNALES/PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador, April 18- The death toll from Ecuador's worst earthquake in decades rose to 350 on Monday while traumatized survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and rescuers dug for survivors in the Andean nation's shattered coastal region. Giving the new tally of fatalities from the city of Portoviejo inside the disaster zone,...

  • CNBC update: Quake damage

    Ecuador's security minister says 350 people have been killed in the devastating earthquake; U.S. Defense Sec. Carter arrived in Baghdad; and Johnny Depp's wife pleaded guilty to providing a false immigration document amid allegations she smuggled the couple's dog into Australia, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • PEDERNALES/ PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador, April 18- The death toll from Ecuador's worst earthquake in decades rose to 350 on Monday as traumatized survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and rescuers dug for survivors in the Andean nation's shattered coastal region. Giving the new tally of fatalities from Portoviejo town inside the quake zone, President Rafael...

  • PEDERNALES/PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador, April 18- T raumatized Ecuadoreans rested amid the rubble of their homes and rescuers dug for survivors on Monday after an earthquake smashed the Andean nation's coastal region, killing at least 272 people. At least 2,068 people also were injured in Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake, which ripped apart buildings and roads and...

  • Ecuador shaken by earthquake

    The natural disaster killed more than 270 people and injured 2,068 more on Saturday.

  • Japanese firms face supply disruptions after earthquakes

    Toyota, Honda and Sony temporarily halt operations after two earthquakes hit Japan.

  • TOKYO, April 18- Japan's atomic regulator on Monday said there is no need to shut down the country's only operating nuclear station on southwestern Kyushu island, where a series of quakes killed more than 40 people and damaged infrastructure. There were no safety issues at the Sendai nuclear station, which has two reactors and is about 120 kilometres...

  • Japan, ecuador earthquakes

    Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador over the weekend do "not necessarily (have a) causal relationship", says USGS' research geologist, Richard Briggs.

  • TOKYO, April 18- The Japanese share market plunged more than 3 percent on Monday after a series of earthquakes measuring up to 7.3 magnitude struck a southern manufacturing hub, killing at least 42 people and forcing major companies to close factories. The biggest hit near Kumamoto city early Saturday. We want to make further efforts to rescue and save people and...

  • Local residents who had to evacuate their houses after the earthquake gather at Kawahara elementary school on April 17, 2016 in Nishihara, Kumamoto, Japan.

    Survivors from a series of deadly earthquakes in southern Japan spent a cold night in cramped shelters or camped out in field on Monday.

  • *Death toll at 42 from two strong quakes. TOKYO, April 18- Survivors from a series of deadly earthquakes in southern Japan spent a cold night in cramped shelters or camped out in fields as 30,000 rescue service personnel rushed to provide food and to search for those still missing on Monday. Factories for major manufacturers including Toyota, Sony and Honda were...

  • *Supply disruption to halt most Toyota assembly plants in Japan. *Output still suspended at Honda, Sony factories in Kumamoto area. TOKYO, April 17- Toyota Motor Corp, the world's biggest-selling automaker, said on Sunday it would suspend much of its production at plants across Japan this week after earthquakes in the country's south led to a shortage of parts,...

  • *Toyota, Sony keep plant operations suspended after Japan quake. TOKYO, April 17- Toyota Motor Corp said on Sunday it would suspend production at plants across Japan after earthquakes in the country's south disrupted the automaker's supply chain, while other manufacturers extended stoppages due to damaged factories. Toyota said it would suspend operations...

  • *Japan still assessing damage, loss of life. TOKYO, April 17- The desperate search for survivors intensified on Sunday in the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by Japan's deadly earthquake and authorities ordered nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes amid fears of further quakes. It was the second major quake to hit Kumamoto province on...

  • *Japan still assessing damage, loss of life. TOKYO, April 17- The desperate search for survivors intensified on Sunday in the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by Japan's deadly earthquake and authorities ordered nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes amid fears of further quakes. It was the second major quake to hit Kumamoto province on...

  • *Japan still assessing damage, loss of life. TOKYO, April 17- The desperate search for survivors intensified on Sunday in the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by Japan's deadly earthquake and authorities ordered nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes amid fears of further quakes. It was the second major quake to hit Kumamoto province on...

  • *Japan still assessing damage, loss of life. TOKYO, April 17- Japanese authorities have ordered nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes after a deadly earthquake struck a southern island and the search for survivors went on into the early hours of Sunday amid worsening weather conditions. It was the second major quake to hit Kumamoto province on the...

  • *Japan PM warns of damage over wide area. TOKYO, April 16- Japanese rescuers dug through the rubble of collapsed buildings and mud on Saturday to reach dozens believed trapped after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck a southern island, killing at least 26 people and injuring about a thousand. "I felt strong shaking at first, then I was thrown about like I was...

  • A member of a rescue team runs on a street cracked by the earthquake in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 16, 2016.

    A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least 25, barely a day after a nearby quake killed nine.

  • TOKYO, April 16- The deadly earthquakes that struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Thursday and Saturday breached the walls of Kumamoto Castle which had previously withstood bombardment and fire in its four centuries of existence. He was a veteran military campaigner and feudal lord who took part in the reunification of Japan, which had been...