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Residents don facemasks as northwest China hit with powerful sandstorm

A dense sandstorm hit northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Thursday and Friday, disrupting local traffic and forcing residents to wear face masks.

Visibility dropped to less than 500 metres in Bachu County and Yingjisha County of Kashi City. 72 more words


China helps to restore Myanmar's Bagan temples | China-Myanmar

About one in five of Bagan’s 2,000 temples were damaged by an earthquake that hit the region six months ago. China is among the countries providing support to restore them and secure the site’s UNESCO World Heritage status. 307 more words


5 things you need to know Tuesday

Heart it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is here

OK, not everyone thinks candy hearts are delicious or relishes an awkward co-worker asking them to “be mine,” but after the last few months, Americans have to be ready to let some love in.  606 more words


Evacuations ordered over concerns at California dam system

At least 188,000 people have evacuated from several Northern California counties after damage to a spillway at the Oroville Dam.

The dam, which is the nation’s tallest, remains intact. 813 more words


Tignes avalanche kills four 


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New Orleans Residents Rebuild after recent tornado

           Five days after the devastating tornado that ripped through New Orleans East, victims are still picking through the remains of their houses that once stood whole. 494 more words

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New South Wales wildfires


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