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Community 27 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Attention and encouragement needed to help spur on stroke survivors

STROKE survivors are assumed to be the person most affected after an incident while family members who sacrifice their time and patience to care for them are often forgotten.

Nation 24 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

Cancer survivors from Singapore win big in inaugural dragon boat competition

PUTRAJAYA: In a show of might by cancer survivors from across the globe, The Paddlers in Pink from Singapore took the coveted title of grand champions at the inaugural Cancer Survivors World Cup com­petition in conjunction with the International Dragon Boat Festival here.

World 17 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

U.S. pours aid into Haiti, survivors fight for food

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian earthquake survivors fought over food and water and others fled their wrecked capital on Saturday as the United States rolled out what President Barack Obama called one of its largest relief efforts ever.

World 20 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Haiti quake survivors fight over shelter materials

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian earthquake victims traded blows and wrestled on Friday over plastic shelter materials being urgently distributed by authorities to improve flimsy survivors' camps before the onset of rains.

World 08 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Italy seeks survivors, prepares to bury quake dead

L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - Rescuers searched by lamplight in freezing temperatures for a second night for survivors of a quake which killed at least 235 people in central Italy, while relatives prepared to bury the first of the dead.

World 04 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Hopes fade for Indonesia quake survivors

PADANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescue teams combing the rubble in the shattered Indonesian city of Padang said on Sunday there was little hope of finding more survivors of a massive earthquake that authorities say may have killed 3,000 people.

World 17 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

For Japan tsunami survivors, woes keep mounting

OTSUCHI, Japan (Reuters) - Nearly a week after their home town was annihilated in a catastrophic tsunami, the 1,000-plus survivors of the small Japanese fishing town of Otsuchi are hanging by a thread.

World 08 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ghana steps up search for survivors in mall rubble

ACCRA (Reuters) - An Israeli military team arrived in Ghana on Thursday to help search for survivors a day after a four-storey shopping mall collapsed in the West African state's capital Accra, killing at least nine.

World 31 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Asylum-boat survivors beg to go to Australia

MERAK, Indonesia: Survivors from an asylum-seeker boat that sank off Indonesia pleaded on Friday to go to Australia and described how they had yelled at rescue vessels to save them, but nobody spotted them.

World 20 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Rescuers lose hope for survivors from Peru quake

PISCO, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvian rescue teams combed the rubble of ruined homes on Sunday and relatives buried their dead in hastily dug graves as hopes faded of finding more survivors from a huge earthquake.