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Rain hinders search for missing in Sri Lankan landslides

Rain hinders search for missing in Sri Lankan landslides Thu, 19 May, 2016

As soldiers searched Thursday for hundreds of people missing after landslides swallowed three central Sri Lankan villages, family members huddled in crowded shelters waiting for news about the fate of loved ones.
Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka

Over 200 families feared buried by landslides in Sri Lanka Wed, 18 May, 2016

Soldiers and police used sticks and bare hands Wednesday to dig through enormous piles of mud covering houses in three villages hit by massive landslides in central Sri Lanka, with hundreds of families reported missing.
Canadian wildfire flareups force more oil region evacuations

Canadian wildfire flareups force more oil region evacuations Tue, 17 May, 2016

Wildfires continued their devastating advance on Tuesday, leading authorities to order more evacuations in Canada's oil sands region surrounding the city of Fort McMurray.
NASA says 1,284 new planets found by Kepler telescope

NASA says 1,284 new planets found by Kepler telescope Tue, 10 May, 2016

NASA announced Tuesday the discovery of 1,284 new planets outside our solar system, more than doubling the number of exoplanets found with the Kepler space telescope.
Earthlings watch as tiny Mercury sails past the sun

Earthlings watch as tiny Mercury sails past the sun Mon, 09 May, 2016

Tiny Mercury, the solar system's innermost planet, sailed across the face of the sun on Monday, a celestial dance that occurs about once every decade as Earth and its smaller neighboring planet align in space.
Convoy leads Canada fire evacuees through burning city to safety

Convoy leads Canada fire evacuees through burning city to safety Sat, 07 May, 2016

Convoys of evacuees stranded by a wildfire raging in and around the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray made their way on Friday through the heart of the devastation on the only highway out of the region, as officials warned that the blaze could soon double in size.
Raging wildfire forces evacuation of 88,000 in Canadian city

Raging wildfire forces evacuation of 88,000 in Canadian city Wed, 04 May, 2016

A raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of all 88,000 residents of the western Canadian city of Fort McMurray has destroyed 1,600 structures, ravaged one neighborhood, damaged others and halted incoming and outgoing commercial flights, authorities said on Wednesday.
New study confirms link between air pollution and increased cancer risk

New study confirms link between air pollution and increased cancer risk Mon, 02 May, 2016

According to a study by the University of Birmingham and the University of Hong Kong, long-term exposure to environmental pollutants, and more specifically, to ambient fine particulate matter, is associated with an increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer.
Thousands battle deadly forest fires in northern India

Thousands battle deadly forest fires in northern India Sun, 01 May, 2016

Thousands of labourers backed by water-carrying helicopters were battling to control fires that have killed two people in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said Sunday.
Venezuela state employees to work two-day week to save energy

Venezuela state employees to work two-day week to save energy Wed, 27 Apr, 2016

Venezuela's government Tuesday announced enforced leave for public sector workers three days a week, meaning they will only work just two days, in a bid to tackle an electricity shortage.
North Korea says submarine ballistic missile test 'great success'

North Korea says submarine ballistic missile test 'great success' Sun, 24 Apr, 2016

North Korea said on Sunday a submarine-launched ballistic missile test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a "great success" that provided "one more means for powerful nuclear attack".
Nepal marks one year since quake as frustration mounts

Nepal marks one year since quake as frustration mounts Sun, 24 Apr, 2016

Nepal held memorial services on Sunday for the thousands killed in a massive earthquake one year ago, as victims still living in tents accused the government of failing them.
Activists celebrate Earth Day with service, awareness events

Activists celebrate Earth Day with service, awareness events Fri, 22 Apr, 2016

Organizers of Earth Day, celebrated each April 22, say more than one billion people are marking Earth Day 2016 with activities to promote environmental protection.

More than 100 feared dead in India heat wave

More than 100 feared dead in India heat wave Thu, 21 Apr, 2016

More than 100 people are feared dead in India in an early-summer heat wave which forced schools to close and halted outdoor work like construction, government officials said on Thursday.
Ecuador quake toll rises to 350; rebuilding to cost billions

Ecuador quake toll rises to 350; rebuilding to cost billions Mon, 18 Apr, 2016

The death toll rose to 350 on Monday from a devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador at the weekend, as rescuers hunted for survivors, victims clamored for aid and looting broke out in the Andean nation's shattered coastal region.

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Early reports of damage in wake of Australia's Cyclone Debbie

The Australian army headed into areas hardest hit by Cyclone Debbie and tens of thousands of homes remained without power as dawn broke on Wednesday amid reports of substantial damage in some areas. Ethiopia sends 16 to prison for trying to create new state Donald Trump's US healthcare bill withdrawn Man sentenced in death of pregnant ex-girlfriend in Hawaii Angry Colombia says Venezuelan troops on its territory Four dead after UK parliament terror attack

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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 ...

Barack and Michelle Obama give final Christmas message

On Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama issued a joint weekly address where they wished the natio ...

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world

From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its ...

Anti-Trump protests spread across nation

Demonstrators took to the streets of Miami, New York, Portland and other US cities for a third straight night of nationwide protests to oppose Donald ...

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