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May 27, 2016
NASA to Aid Disaster Preparedness in Rio de Janeiro
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 26, 2016
NASA has signed an agreement with Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to support innovative efforts to better understand, anticipate, and monitor natural hazards, including drought, flooding, and landslides, in and around the city. The collaboration will leverage the unique attributes of NASA's satellite data systems and Rio de Janeiro's monitoring and crisis management capabilities to improve hazard monitoring and disaster response. The agreement between NASA's Earth Science Division and the city's mayor's o ... read more

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A landslide in Myanmar's northern jade mining region has killed at least 12 people and many more are missing, officials said Tuesday, the latest deadly accident to hit the shadowy but lucrative industry. ... more
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Libyan coastguards said they intercepted seven vessels on Sunday carrying around 850 African migrants trying to reach Europe illegally by sea. ... more
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Nepal's quake recovery costs up by a quarter
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Belgian prisons 'like North Korea' as strike crisis hits
Belgium faces a growing crisis in its prisons, with the army called in to help and inmates stuck in their cells 24 hours a day as the government struggles to end a strike by prison staff. ... more
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Artist Ai Weiwei says Gaza key part of refugee crisis
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei said Thursday he felt compelled to visit Gaza to understand its part in the global refugee crisis for a documentary he is filming. ... more
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Rush on pillows at Canada evacuation center
There was a rush on pillows at Canada's largest fire evacuation center Tuesday as many who fled wildfires in Alberta province's oil region looked forward to their first good sleep in days. ... more
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China landslide death toll rises to 31
The number of bodies recovered from a landslide that engulfed workers at a Chinese construction site rose to 31 on Monday with seven people still missing, authorities said. ... more
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A collision between a fishing boat and a cargo ship in the East China Sea has left 17 missing and two dead, Chinese state media said Saturday. ... more
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The United States should grant a special protected status to undocumented Ecuadoran immigrants so they don't have to fear deportation as their country recovers from a huge earthquake, New York's mayor said Wednesday. ... more
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BRICS to the rescue
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