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Four million without water in deadly Chile floods

Four million without water in deadly Chile floods Mon, 27 Feb, 2017

Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to four million people in the capital, authorities said.
Floods cause landslides, water cuts in Chile

Floods cause landslides, water cuts in Chile Sun, 26 Feb, 2017

Floods caused by Andean rainfall are causing havoc in parts of Chile. Emergency officials in the South American country say waters rushing down from the Andes since Saturday afternoon have caused landslides, cutting roads and isolating thousands of people
Ukraine declares state of energy emergency

Ukraine declares state of energy emergency Wed, 15 Feb, 2017

Ukraine on Wednesday announced a state of emergency for its energy sector that could result in rolling blackouts as officials try to sharply curtail electricity use by consumers.
Mass evacuation as rain strains tallest US dam

Mass evacuation as rain strains tallest US dam Mon, 13 Feb, 2017

Almost 200,000 people were under evacuation orders in northern California Monday after a threat of catastrophic failure at the United States' tallest dam.
Trump says US will deal with North Korea 'very strongly'

Trump says US will deal with North Korea 'very strongly' Mon, 13 Feb, 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday vowed to "deal with" North Korea, calling it "a big, big problem" without mentioning the ballistic missile it test-fired over the weekend or any planned American response.
North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump

North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump Sun, 12 Feb, 2017

North Korea appeared to fire a ballistic missile early Sunday in what would be its first such test of the year and an implicit challenge to President Donald Trump, who stood with the Japanese leader as Shinzo Abe called the move "intolerable."
Powerful quake kills at least 6 in southern Philippines

Powerful quake kills at least 6 in southern Philippines Sat, 11 Feb, 2017

 A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties.
Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures

Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures Mon, 09 Jan, 2017

A cold snap gripping Europe has killed more than 30 people in recent days, left thousands of travellers stranded in snow-covered Turkey and brought fresh misery for migrants and the homeless.
First American to orbit Earth, John Glenn dies at 95

First American to orbit Earth, John Glenn dies at 95 Thu, 08 Dec, 2016

John Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, has died at the age of 95, the Ohio State University college bearing his name said Thursday.

Eight miners dead after tremor hits Polish copper mine Wed, 30 Nov, 2016

The final death toll of an earth tremor causing rockfalls deep underground in Europe's largest copper mine in southwestern Poland rose to eight miners, the mine's operator KGHM said on Wednesday.
7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan

7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan Mon, 21 Nov, 2016

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, issuing tsunami advisories for much of the nation's northern Pacific coast.
Slovenia amends constitution to ensure right to water

Slovenia amends constitution to ensure right to water Thu, 17 Nov, 2016

Green-friendly Slovenia amended its constitution on Thursday to ensure access to drinkable water was a fundamental right for all citizens and could not be commercialised.

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination Mon, 14 Nov, 2016

 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 way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.
Tsunami hits New Zealand after massive quake

Tsunami hits New Zealand after massive quake Sun, 13 Nov, 2016

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit the northeast coast of the South Island.
New strong earthquake hits central Italy

New strong earthquake hits central Italy Sun, 30 Oct, 2016

A powerful earthquake struck Italy on Sunday in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more homes and churches brought down but no deaths reported.
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