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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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{FD} Grenfell Tower cladding is banned in UK, government says

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The cladding used to insulate Grenfell Tower, widely blamed for spreading the devastating blaze, is banned in Britain, Philip Hammond has said. Continue reading

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{FD} Two Chilean miners trapped for 8th consecutive day 650 ft. below ground

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President Michelle Bachelet sent Friday a new message of support for the two miners. Continue reading

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{FD} Bahamas shark bites off North Carolina woman’s arm

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A North Carolina woman’s Bahamas vacation turned into a nightmare after she said a shark attacked her last week, biting off her right arm. Continue reading

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{FD} Mount Everest disaster: 4 bodies found in tent at highest camp

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A government official and a rescue coordinator say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest. Continue reading

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{FD} India wedding wall collapse kills dozens

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A building wall collapsed onto guests at a wedding in India, killing at least 24 people and injuring others. Continue reading

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{FD} Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 14

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An errant firecracker landed on a cache of fireworks and touched off a powerful explosion at a home in central Mexico, killing at least 14 people, 11 of them children, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} British girl dies after falling off water ride at UK theme park

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An 11-year-old British girl died at Drayton Manor theme park in the United Kingdom on Tuesday after falling off a water rapids ride. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 dead after avalanche hits French alps, officials say

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Three people have died after an avalanche struck the French Alpine ski resort of Bonneval-sur-Arc on Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Bouncy castle explodes in Spain, killing girl, 6, and injuring six other children

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A six-year-old girl has died after being thrown 45 feet into the air when a bouncy castle exploded at a restaurant in northeast Spain. Continue reading

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{FD} Argentinian climber stranded alone on Canada’s highest peak for 4 days

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Natalia Martinez will hopefully be rescued on Friday by helicopter, if and when the weather conditions improve. Continue reading

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{FD} Shark mauls trained shark-spotter bodyboarding off French island

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A bodyboarder was mauled to death by a shark just two months after one of his best friends was killed in almost identical circumstances. Continue reading

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{FD} Massachusetts teen survives falling 200 feet off cliff in Switzerland

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A Massachusetts high school student is alive after falling more than 200 feet down a mountain on a school trip in Switzerland. Continue reading

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{FD} Lost Nepal trekker found after 47 days; his girlfriend died after 44

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A Taiwanese couple who disappeared while trekking in Nepal were found after 47 days—but it was three days too late for one of them. Continue reading

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{FD} Amid global donor fatigue, UN asks new billions for famine relief

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Amid dire predictions of mass starvation, the United Nations is calling on the developed world to pour billions of dollars into humanitarian relief in Africa, starting with Yemen, where a two-year civil war and drought have displaced more than 3 milli… Continue reading

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{FD} 20 killed in Sri Lanka as massive mound of garbage collapses

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The death toll from the collapse of a massive garbage mound near Sri Lanka’s capital rose to 20 on Sunday, and residents feared more victims could be buried underneath the debris. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 4 killed after explosion at fireworks factory in Portugal

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An explosion at a fireworks factory in northern Portugal killed at least four people from the same family Tuesday and at least three other workers were missing, emergency services said. Continue reading

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{FD} Cyclone Debbie leaves thousands trapped on Australian islands

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Three thousand people remain trapped on the battered Whitsunday Islands, as food and water threatens to run out in the wake of Cyclone Debbie. Continue reading

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{FD} Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster looms in Eastern Ukraine war, experts warn

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Experts caution that the conflict in Eastern Ukraine could soon get a whole lot hotter as huge volumes of chlorine gas being stored near the fighting threaten a massive and deadly release of the toxic gas. Continue reading

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