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Ecuador quake toll at 272, ‘certain to rise’

Portoviejo, ECUADOR: The biggest earthquake in Ecuador in decades has killed 272 people -- but that toll will 'certainly' rise even further, the president said on Sunday as overwhelmed rescuers struggled to pull survivors out of the…

Hajj stampede toll mounts to 769

MINA/RIYADH: Saudi Arabia deployed large numbers of security reinforcements Saturday as pilgrims performed the final rituals of a hajj marred by double tragedy, with the death toll from a stampede rising to 769.