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Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite Thu, 01 Sep, 2016

An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida on Thursday, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.
Powerful earthquake strikes in New Zealand

Powerful earthquake strikes in New Zealand Thu, 01 Sep, 2016

Evacuations were under way in New Zealand Friday after a tsunami warning was issued following a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck before dawn off the east coast of the North Island.
Italy holds state funeral for 35 of earthquake's victims

Italy holds state funeral for 35 of earthquake's victims Sat, 27 Aug, 2016

 Italy marked a day of national mourning on Saturday for 290 people killed in a quake that devastated parts of its mountainous heart, holding a state funeral for 35 of the victims.
Italy quake death toll nears 250

Italy quake death toll nears 250 Thu, 25 Aug, 2016

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday amid fears many more corpses would be found in the rubble of devastated mountain villages.
Death toll rises to at least 120 in Italy earthquake

Death toll rises to at least 120 in Italy earthquake Wed, 24 Aug, 2016

A powerful earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has left at least 120 people dead, the country's civil protection unit said.
Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples Wed, 24 Aug, 2016

A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Myanmar Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging around 60 pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said.
Deadly earthquake rattles central Italy

Deadly earthquake rattles central Italy Wed, 24 Aug, 2016

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, devastating mountain villages and leaving at least 13 people dead.
Dozens of wildfires rage across arid U.S. West

Dozens of wildfires rage across arid U.S. West Tue, 23 Aug, 2016

Dozens of wildfires that have blackened hundreds of square miles raged in the arid U.S. West on Tuesday, as destructive blazes forced residents from homes in California and Washington state.
11 dead, 40,000 homes flooded in Louisiana

11 dead, 40,000 homes flooded in Louisiana Wed, 17 Aug, 2016

The death toll from historic flooding in Louisiana climbed to 11 as the expanding flood zone prompted authorities to declare disasters in 20 parishes of the southeastern US state.
Macedonia flooding leaves 21 dead, dozens injured

Macedonia flooding leaves 21 dead, dozens injured Sun, 07 Aug, 2016

Torrential rain and floods in Macedonia's capital left at least 21 people dead, six missing and dozens injured, authorities said Sunday as police and army helicopters searched for the missing and evacuated hundreds from the flood zone.
Hurricane Earl hits Belize near capital, prompting flooding fears

Hurricane Earl hits Belize near capital, prompting flooding fears Thu, 04 Aug, 2016

A hurricane packing 130 kilometer (80 mile) per hour winds and heavy rain made landfall in Central America near Belize's capital, where officials warned of likely flooding and damage to homes Thursday.
North Korea fires mid-range missile toward waters near Japan

North Korea fires mid-range missile toward waters near Japan Wed, 03 Aug, 2016

A medium-range ballistic missile fired Wednesday by North Korea flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan's territorial waters, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, one of the longest flights by a North Korean missile.
Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip Tue, 26 Jul, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 on Tuesday completed its historic round-the-world journey, becoming the first airplane to circle the globe powered only by the sun to promote renewable energy.
Solar Impulse 2 lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour Wed, 13 Jul, 2016

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo on Wednesday for its penultimate stop as the solar-powered plane nears the end of its marathon tour around the world.
North Korea threatens action over US anti-missile system

North Korea threatens action over US anti-missile system Mon, 11 Jul, 2016

North Korea threatened Monday to take "physical action" after Washington and Seoul announced they would deploy a sophisticated US anti-missile defence system to counter the growing menace from Pyongyang.

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Bridge over troubled waters – Growing meritime dispute between Croatia and Bosnia, neglected by the EU

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