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California Wildfire Destroys Eight Homes, 10 Buildings

KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) – A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities said, but residents of some 200 homes under evacuation orders were allowed to return home Wednesday evening. 390 more words


Landslides in Hiroshima kill 39, with 7 missing

Heavy rain has caused landslides in Hiroshima prefecture in Japan killing at least 39 people including some children with at least a further seven missing. 618 more words


Lao official, developer differ over dam’s status

By Laignee Barron and Vong Sokheng, The Pnhom Penh Post, 20 August 2014

The Lao government and the builders of its Don Sahong dam can’t seem to get their story straight, according to conflicting accounts offered by the two parties yesterday. 271 more words

Human Rights

10 Dead, 22 Missing In Hiroshima Landslide

TOKYO (AP) – Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said. 357 more words


Why I'm Never Going to a Nightclub Again

Despite my overriding passion for the pub and pint, I’ve spent my fair share of time in night clubs.

My time in Europe especially, as cliche as I now realize that is, was full of night club shennanigans. 873 more words

Serial Killers

13,000 Evacuation Calls In California Wildfire

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) – Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as an out-of-control wildfire bears down on a foothill community near… 453 more words