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Ecuador quake death toll rises to 587 - country faces rebuilding challenges

April 2016ECUADOR – The death count from Ecuador’s worst earthquake in a decade rose to at least 587 on Thursday even as the country faced another grim toll: a long and costly reconstruction effort likely to cost billions of dollars. 617 more words
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6.9 magnitude quake strikes western Myanmar, shakes neighboring countries

April 2016YANGON – A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday, causing tremors around the region, including in neighboring Bangladesh where scores were reported injured in stampedes and buildings were damaged. 700 more words
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Cliff collapses as 5.7-magnitude earthquake rocks New Zealand

February 2016NEW ZEALAND – A cliff near New Zealand city of Christchurch collapsed on Sunday after a 5.7-magnitude quake struck the South Island city. 195 more words
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6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes India’s northeast, leaves 11 dead

January 2016INDIA – A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit India’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least 11 people, injuring 200 others and causing damage to several buildings. 214 more words
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Scientists find Sun capable of destroying life on Earth with a massive superflare

December 2015SPACE – The fact that we are here today is pure luck. The chances of Earth being habitable were astronomical, and still we are here. 404 more words
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Sign of the Times: billionaires preparing for apocalyptic end of the world with elaborate underground bunker complex

November 2015CZECH REPUBLIC – It stands alone in a quiet valley in the Czech Republic, bordered by a magnificent countryside. The estate is surrounded by high walls, and is not visible at ground level. 295 more words
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Parts of Persian Gulf could be too hot for humans by century’s end

October 2015PERSIAN GULF – If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human body to tolerate, a new study says. 456 more words
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