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May 24, 2015
Rival Cyprus leaders in coffee shop 'message of hope'
Nicosia (AFP) May 23, 2015
The Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus drank coffee together Saturday on both sides of the armistice line dividing Nicosia, pledging their full commitment to UN-backed reunification talks. The two leaders wandered down the main shopping street in the capital's Old City in an informal outing in which they spent exactly 45 minutes in cafes on either side of the UN-patrolled buffer zone in a display of even-handedness. Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades, who is president of the island's inter ... read more

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Colombian family recounts 'miracle' baby's landslide survival
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Fading hope, long clean-up after Colombia landslide
Rescue workers in Colombia resumed the increasingly hopeless search for the missing Tuesday after a massive landslide, as the death toll rose to 64 and residents began a difficult clean-up. ... more
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Students develop mobile hybrid power system for disaster relief
When disaster strikes - whether it's a devastating earthquake, a massive flood or a violent volcanic eruption - electricity is one of the most immediate needs, both for local populations and relief providers. ... more
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McMurdo Opens Emergency Readiness and Response Experience Center
McMurdo has announced that it has opened the world's first Emergency Readiness and Response Experience Center at its Washington, D.C. location. The state-of-the-art center will showcase the latest i ... more
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Nepalis hit by twin quakes left to rebuild lives alone
Krishna Prajapati's house in the historic Nepali town of Bhaktapur only just withstood last month's massive earthquake, but a second one this week proved too much for the weakened structure to take. ... more
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EU firms up plans to tackle smugglers as more boat migrants rescued
The European Union firmed up plans to crack down on people smugglers in the Mediterranean on Thursday as Italy said another 2,000 migrants were rescued at sea. ... more
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Nepal PM appeals for $2bn to rebuild country after quakes
Nepal's prime minister on Sunday appealed for $2 billion to rebuild his country, shattered by two massive earthquakes in three weeks that have killed thousands and devastated the impoverished nation's infrastructure. ... more
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At least 52 dead in Colombia landslide: officials
A massive landslide tore through a ravine in northwest Colombia Monday before dawn, killing 52 people and injuring 37, authorities said. ... more
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British aid helicopters turned back from Nepal
Three British helicopters sent to help with rescue efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake are to return without being used, the British government said on Saturday. ... more
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Search and Rescue Tool Pinpoints Buried Victims
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S and T), in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, had ... more
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Rescuers battle to reach survivors of new Nepal quake
Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as hundreds of troops searched for a missing US military helicopter. ... more
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Migrants in Indonesia could spend months in Aceh camps: IOM
Nearly 600 boat people from Myanmar and Bangladesh stranded in northwest Indonesia were moved to a larger shelter Wednesday, where migrant groups expect they could spend months before having their claims processed. ... more
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MH370 search finds uncharted shipwreck
The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has uncovered a previously uncharted shipwreck deep underwater, leading officials to say Wednesday that if the plane is in their search zone they will find it. ... more
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Australia to commit extra $63 million to MH370 search
Australia will contribute an extra Aus$79.6 million (US$63.4 million) over the next two years to the search for missing airline MH370 if it is not found in the current probe, budget documents showed Tuesday. ... more
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FINDER Search and Rescue Technology Helped Save Lives in Nepal
In the wreckage of a collapsed textile factory and another building in the Nepalese village of Chautara, four men were rescued, thanks to a NASA technology that was able to find their heartbeats. ... more
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Iran should send aid ship to Djibouti, not Yemen: US
An Iranian ship purportedly carrying aid to Yemen should change course and head to Djibouti where the United Nations is overseeing humanitarian deliveries, US officials demanded Tuesday. ... more
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Five years after quake, Haiti hospital clings to hope
In the five years since Port-au-Prince was devastated by an earthquake, staff at Haiti's largest hospital have had to resort to examining patients in shipping containers. ... more
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'We've lost everything': Nepal Sherpas fear for future after quake
Mount Everest record holder Apa Sherpa ran for his life when a huge earthquake hit Nepal, and now fears for the future after the disaster cut short the climbing season for the second year in a row. ... more
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Nepal quake leaves century-old library in ruins
Janaki Karmacharya sits on a plastic chair under the tarpaulin that now serves as her office and despairs at the wreckage of her once magnificent library in the heart of Kathmandu. ... more
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Quake-hit Nepal denies entry to British helicopters
Nepal's government said Sunday it has denied entry to three British military helicopters sent to help the earthquake relief effort because of fears they could damage buildings when landing. ... more
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U.S. deploying V-22 squadron to Japan
A U.S. squadron of special operations CV-22 Osprey aircraft are to be based in Japan beginning in 2017, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. ... more
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Red Cross, Nepal firm launch emergency texting service
The Red Cross and a Nepalese telecom firm launched an emergency texting service on Monday to send out real-time updates on aid distribution and weather warnings across the quake-hit Himalayan nation. ... more
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NY nuclear plant spills oil into Hudson
Oil spilled into the Hudson River in New York following the failure of a transformer at a nuclear power station, state Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed. ... more
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Saudi announces Yemen humanitarian ceasefire
Saudi Arabia Friday announced a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen starting May 12, even as it stepped up retaliatory air strikes on Shiite Huthi rebels in the north of the country. ... more
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Nepal warns against post-quake rent increases
Nepal's government fired a warning shot at landlords Friday, saying any property owner who tries to profit from a devastating quake that left thousands of families homeless would face legal action. ... more
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