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Papua New Guinea volcanic eruption sparks further evacuations

January 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Papua New Guinea volcanic eruption sparks further evacuations

The remote island volcano of Kadovar spews ash into the sky in Papua New Guinea, January 6, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Thousands of residents of an island near a Papua New Guinea volcano have been evacuated after escalating eruptions sparked fears of a possible landslide and tsunami, authorities and reports […]

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Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, 5 still missing

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Death toll rises to 19 in California mudslides, 5 still missing

Emergency crew members search an area damaged by storms in Montecito, Calif., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (Photo by AP) The death toll from mudslides that devastated parts of California’s scenic Santa Barbara County rose to 19 on Saturday amid a massive influx of emergency crews searching for five people still […]

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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast: USGS

January 10, 2018 1:14 am
Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast: USGS

A map from the US Geological Survey shows where a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras. A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, though there were no immediate reports of […]

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Hundreds evacuated as Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

January 7, 2018 1:00 am
Hundreds evacuated as Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

The photo shows the eruption of Kadovar volcano in Papua New Guinea on January 6, 2018. (Via Facebook) Some 600 residents on a tiny island off Papua New Guinea have been evacuated after a volcano previously believed to be dormant erupted and spewed a “continuous plume” of ash, officials and […]

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Europe hit by storm Eleanor, causing disruptions

January 3, 2018 11:47 pm
Europe hit by storm Eleanor, causing disruptions

Waves crash against the seafront of Wimereux, northern France, as storm Eleanor hits the northern part of France on January 3, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Winter storm Eleanor swept into France, Belgium and the Netherlands on Wednesday after tearing through England and Northern Ireland, cutting power to tens of thousands […]

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UK snow storm bring power outages, travel disruption

December 28, 2017 6:00 am
UK snow storm bring power outages, travel disruption

Heavy snow and ice have disrupted road and air travel in parts of the UK and left thousands of homes without power. (AFP photo) Britain suffered power outages and travel disruption Wednesday, with flights delayed because of brief runway closures as adverse weather swamped the country. More than 73,000 homes […]

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Two earthquakes shake parts of California

December 27, 2017 11:30 pm
Two earthquakes shake parts of California

This map by Bing Maps shows the location of the epicenter of a quake near San Jose, California, on December 26, 2017. Two earthquakes have struck parts of the Western US state of California in an area notorious for seismic restlessness, the US Geological Survey says. The first quake, measured […]

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Double disaster kills some 240 in Philippines

December 24, 2017 2:09 am
Double disaster kills some 240 in Philippines

Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed more than 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety. Misery in the largely Christian Philippines was compounded by the death of […]

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Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182: Police

December 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Philippines storm death toll climbs to 182: Police

A general view shows the flooded Municipality of Kabacan, North Cotabato, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 23, 2017, after Tropical Storm Tembin dumped torrential rains across the island, the Philippines. (Photo by AFP) The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines rose to 182 […]

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Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

November 4, 2017 12:43 pm
Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

Indian men stand beside a makeshift bund made of litter built by residents to stop the flow of rain water in their area after heavy monsoon rains in Chennai, India, on November 03, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people took refuge in relief camps as torrential monsoon rains flooded […]

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Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

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Monsoon flooding kills 12, displace thousands in India

Indian men stand beside a makeshift bund made of litter built by residents to stop the flow of rain water in their area after heavy monsoon rains in Chennai, India, on November 03, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people took refuge in relief camps as torrential monsoon rains flooded […]

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Two killed, thousands without power as storm hits Ireland

October 16, 2017 6:30 pm
Two killed, thousands without power as storm hits Ireland

The sea breaks over the harbour behind Donaghadee lighthouse on the Irish Sea coast, east of Belfast in Northern Ireland, on October 16, 2017, as Northern Ireland braces for the passing of the storm Ophelia. Ireland was hit by an “unprecedented storm” on Monday that left two people dead, 120,000 […]

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Japanese volcano roars into life, raising alert level

October 11, 2017 2:31 pm
Japanese volcano roars into life, raising alert level

Mount Shinmoedake in southern Japan erupted for the first time in six years Wednesday, shooting a plume of ash several hundred meters into the air and sparking warnings to local residents. People were ordered to stay away from the volcano after it rumbled to life at 5:34 am (2034 GMT […]

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Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rises to 43

October 10, 2017 5:51 pm
Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rises to 43

Destroyed furniture is seen on a street in Juana Matos, Catano, Puerto Rico, on October 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The death toll of hurricane Maria, which barreled Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes and devastated economies, has climbed to 43. Secretary of public affairs and […]

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Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rises to 43

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Puerto Rico hurricane death toll rises to 43

Destroyed furniture is seen on a street in Juana Matos, Catano, Puerto Rico, on October 4, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The death toll of hurricane Maria, which barreled Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes and devastated economies, has climbed to 43. Secretary of public affairs and […]

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