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{FD} Explosion at Japanese chemical plants kills one, injures 11

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A blast at a chemical plant in central Japan on Friday has left at least one person dead and 11 injured, reports said. Continue reading

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{FD} As Bali volcano bubbles, thousands flee while others stay put

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When an enormous volcano belches ash and the people who live around it flee, you get out too, right? Continue reading

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{FD} Bali volcano: Danger zone is expanded, 100K told to flee

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Indonesian disaster agency says 100,000 people should evacuate expanded danger zone around Bali volcano. Continue reading

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{FD} Bali volcano: Lava pools up in crater, ‘will certainly spill over to the slopes’

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Indonesian disaster agency says 100,000 people should evacuate expanded danger zone around Bali volcano. Continue reading

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{FD} Six years after tsunami, debate on what to do with Fukushima’s tanks

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More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed tanks that could spill sho… Continue reading

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{FD} British sailor dies in round-the-world yacht race after swept overboard in rough seas

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A British sailor on one of the world’s toughest yacht races died Saturday after he was swept overboard in rough seas, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing Argentine Navy sub may have sent distress signals, US Navy sends help

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Hope grew Saturday night that the crew of Agentina’s missing submarine, the ARA San Juan, might still be alive. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 400, officials say

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More than 400 people were killed when a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Iraq-Iran boarder on Sunday, sending residents fleeing as thousands of residents were left injured, officials said on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran-Iraq earthquake kills hundreds, officials say

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The death toll continued to climb early Monday after a powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border region. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll surpasses 200, officials say

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The death toll continued to climb early Monday after a powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border region. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran-Iraq earthquake kills more than 140, injures at least 860, officials say

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More than 140 people were killed and at least 860 others were hurt in a powerful earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border region Sunday, Iranian officials revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran-Iraq earthquake kills at least 67, injures more than 500, officials say

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At least 61 people were killed and more than 300 others were hurt in a powerful earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border region Sunday, Iranian officials revealed. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran-Iraq border reels from 7.3-magnitude quake; at least 30 reported dead

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At least 30 people were killed and more than 200 were hurt during an earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border region, according to an Iranian official. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran-Iraq border reels from 7.3-magnitude quake; at least 10 reported dead

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At least ten people died and dozens were hurt after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted the “Iraq-Iran border region” on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced, as reports of serious structural damage started to emerge. Continue reading

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{FD} Iran-Iraq border reels from 7.3-magnitude quake; at least 6 reported dead

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A 7.3-magnitude earthquake in the Middle East jolted “the Iraq-Iran border region” on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) tweeted. Continue reading

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{FD} 7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Iran-Iraq border area; structural damage reported

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A 7.2-magnitude earthquake in the Middle East jolted “the Iraq-Iran border region” on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) tweeted. Continue reading

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{FD} Ferry stops on Mallorca after catching fire

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Spanish authorities say a fire broke out on a ferry in the Mediterranean Sea after it left the French port of Marseille, forcing it to make an emergency stop on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Continue reading

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{FD} Several countries issue travel advisories about US citing natural disasters, ‘political violence’

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Several countries have issued warnings recently to their citizens about traveling to the United States. Continue reading

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{FD} Bali volcano has ‘quite big’ chance of eruption; 120,000 flee

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Indonesian officials said more than 120,000 people have evacuated Bali to avoid the looming volcano eruption as authorities warned earlier it could erupt in “a matter of hours.” Continue reading

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{FD} Bali volcano eruption could be ‘hours’ away as 75,000 evacuate

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As Mount Agung in Bali is shaken by unprecedented levels of seismic activity and 75,000 people evacuate from the surrounding area, local officials are warning the volcano could erupt in “a matter of hours.” Continue reading

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{FD} 50,000 flee amid volcano eruption, smoke geologists ‘never saw before’

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Almost 50,000 people have fled the Indonesian tourist Island of Bali, fearing a looming volcano. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds of American medical students stranded on Domenica after hurricane

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Hundreds of American medical students were reportedly stranded Friday on the Caribbean island of Dominica after a Category 5 hurricane slammed the country, leaving behind war zone-like conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} Hundreds of American medical students stranded on Dominica after hurricane

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Hundreds of American medical students were reportedly stranded Friday on the Caribbean island of Dominica after a Category 5 hurricane slammed the country, leaving behind war zone-like conditions. Continue reading

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{FD} Cholera, aid shortfalls plague desperate refugees of conflict

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Starvation, conflict and displacement threaten millions of people in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia, but there is another looming nightmare: rising waves of epidemic disease, especially cholera, made worse by the constant movement of refugees … Continue reading

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{FD} Trump offers condolences to Mexican president after quake, storm

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The White House issued a statement late Thursday, confirming that President Donald Trump has spoken with his Mexican counterpart regarding last week’s back-to-back natural disasters south of the U.S. border. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Irma downgraded to Category 3 storm, expected to strengthen before hitting Florida

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Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm but was expected to restrengthen before shifting toward southwest Florida on Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Irma shifts to western Florida, expected to strengthen after slamming Cuba

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Hurricane Irma is expected to shift toward western Florida and strengthen after slamming into Cuba. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Irma slams Cuba on way to Florida

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Hurricane Irma gained strength overnight, then returned to Category 4 status after making landfall on Cuba and heading toward the Florida Keys. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Irma takes direct aim at Florida

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Floridians clogged highways in a desperate scramble to get out of Hurricane Irma’s crosshairs, as the deadly Category 4 storm took direct aim at the southern United States, shifting westward Friday as the worst case scenario became the most-likely situ… Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Irma blasts into Turks and Caicos, Florida still in its sights

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Deadly Hurricane Irma churned toward Florida early Friday after making landfall in Turks and Caicos, where waves were expected to reach 20 feet. Continue reading

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{FD} IRMA STORMS AHEAD: Hurricane blasts into Turks and Caicos – with Florida still in its sights

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Hurricane Irma continued driving toward Florida early Friday, making landfall in Turks and Caicos, where waves were expected to reach 20 feet. Continue reading

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{FD} 5-story building collapses in India, killing at least 4

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Police say four people have been killed and at least 30 are trapped in a building that collapsed after torrential rains lashed western India Continue reading

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{FD} At least 8 people missing after landslide in Switzerland

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At least eight people are still unaccounted for in a Swiss Alpine valley on Thursday, a day after a mudslide and rockslide hit a small village near the Italian border, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Sierra Leone prepares for mass funerals after mudslides kill at least 300

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Sierra Leone’s government urged family members to come to the capital’s overwhelmed mortuary Wednesday to identify their loved ones’ remains as the West African nation prepared to bury hundreds of mudslide and flood victims. Continue reading

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{FD} Tree crashes down during festival in Portugal, killing 12

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A tree that fell during a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira killed at least 12 people, Portuguese authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Sierra Leone mudslides: At least 300 dead, upwards of 600 missing as rescuers ‘racing against time’

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Rescuers desperately searched Tuesday for survivors on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital for survivors that might be buried underneath debris, after massive mudslides killed at least 300 people. The Red Cross estimated that 600 people were still … Continue reading

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{FD} Strong earthquake rattles southwestern China, killing at least 9 people

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A strong earthquake in southwestern China on Tuesday killed at least nine people. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong earthquake rattles southwestern China, killing at least 7 people

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A strong earthquake in southwestern China on Tuesday killed at least seven people. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong earthquake rattles southwestern China, killing at least 5 people

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A strong earthquake in southwestern China on Tuesday killed at least five tourists and injured 63 other people, an official said. Continue reading

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{FD} Search for three missing Marines ended after aircraft crash off Australia

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Rescuers have ended their search for three U.S. Marines who had been missing after an aircraft crashed while trying to land off the east coast of Australia. Continue reading

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{FD} Search for 3 missing Marines under way after aircraft ‘mishap’ off Australia coast

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A massive search is underway after a Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Search for 3 missing Marines under way after aircraft crashes off Australia coast

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A massive search is underway after a Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} US Marine aircraft crashes off Australia, search and rescue effort underway

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A massive search is underway after a Marine Corps aircraft crashed off the coast of Australia on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Lightning kills at least 11 during monsoon season in eastern India

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A government official says lightning has killed 11 people in eastern India, with most of the victims dying while working in rice paddies. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman bitten by a shark while snorkeling in the Bahamas

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A female tourist in the Bahamas was bitten by a shark this week, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Mexico crocodile bites off American tourist’s arm, report says

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A crocodile bit the arm off a tourist in a Mexican lagoon, according to a report Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Killer Mountain’: 2 missing climbers feared dead

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It’s dubbed “Killer Mountain,” a name that will be hardly comforting to family members of two climbers lost on the peak in Pakistan since the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Overturned oil tanker kills 148 after exploding in Pakistan

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An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Continue reading

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{FD} Pakistan oil tanker explodes, killing 148

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An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Continue reading

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{FD} Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision return home

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The U.S. Navy says the bodies of the seven American sailors killed in a collision between their destroyer and a container ship off the Japanese coast have headed home. Continue reading

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