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Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast Sat, 24 Jun, 2017

An explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia killed at least eight people, as rescuers scrambled to find five others still missing, authorities said Saturday, updating earlier figures.
15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village

15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village Sat, 24 Jun, 2017

 Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday and about 100 were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said.
Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens Sun, 18 Jun, 2017

Ragingforest fires in Portugal have killed more than 60 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in the country's worst such disaster in recent history.
Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims

Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development.
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump

India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump Sat, 03 Jun, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French President Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal.
World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact Fri, 02 Jun, 2017

 China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save "Mother Earth" in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to take the world's largest carbon polluter out of the Paris climate change pact.

Suspense builds as Trump tipped to ditch climate deal

Suspense builds as Trump tipped to ditch climate deal Wed, 31 May, 2017

Donald Trump kept the world guessing about US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord Wednesday, as aides reportedly said a pullout was likely and the president said a decision would come in the "next few days."
Nearly 300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh

Nearly 300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh Mon, 29 May, 2017

Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 300,000 people as Cyclone Mora barrelled towards its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 85 kilometres (53 miles) per hour, officials said Monday.
Violent storm kills 13 in Moscow

Violent storm kills 13 in Moscow Mon, 29 May, 2017

A violent storm swept through Moscow area Monday, leaving 13 people dead and dozens injured as freak winds toppled hundreds of trees, officials said.
Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146 Sun, 28 May, 2017

Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.
Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing Sat, 27 May, 2017

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides rose Saturday to 100 with 99 others missing.
Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms

Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms Fri, 19 May, 2017

Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said Friday.
North Korea fires ballistic missile

North Korea fires ballistic missile Sat, 13 May, 2017

North Korea fired on Sunday a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast that flew 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber Sat, 06 May, 2017

An 85-year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak, officials said.
Powerful storm front that killed 16 threatens eastern United States

Powerful storm front that killed 16 threatens eastern United States Mon, 01 May, 2017

A powerful storm system bore down on the eastern United States on Monday after spawning tornadoes and torrential rains that killed at least 16 people and shut down hundreds of roads over the weekend, forecasters said.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

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Protesters Storm Macedonia Parliament

Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmak ...

UK parliament terror attack

Four people were killed and 20 injured in a "terrorist" attack at the gates of British democracy Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians, then sta ...

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