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August 18, 2016
Iraqi response to displaced 'woefully insufficient': Amnesty
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 16, 2016
Iraq's assistance to civilians forced from their homes by conflict has been far from adequate, Amnesty International said Tuesday, warning that fresh displacement could spell catastrophe. "The Iraqi authorities' response to displaced people has been woefully insufficient and much of the world has largely ignored their plight," the rights group said. Both Iraqi and foreign aid efforts came under criticism in June for failing to provide basic assistance to the tens of thousands displaced from the ... read more

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UN expert slams China on human rights

Washington state declares emergency due to wildfires

Canada to US tourists: please leave your guns at home

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Lost in translation: Chinese tourist taken for refugee in Germany
A Chinese tourist got tangled up in the red tape of Germany's migrant influx by mistake and was stuck in a refugee home for nearly two weeks, the Red Cross said on Monday. ... more
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Researchers work to understand causes of search and rescue in the Arctic
Search and rescue operations in Nunavut have more than doubled over the past decade. In the communities of the vast northern Canadian territory, it's commonly felt that climate change is one factor ... more
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Study shows heat dangers of inflatable bounce houses
Heat safety issues in bounce houses can put children in danger, says a new University of Georgia study. Expanding on the concept of microclimates like those in parked vehicles that cause serious inj ... more
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False megaquake alert shakes Tokyo
A false warning of a megaquake about to strike Tokyo was issued by Japan's weather agency and quickly cancelled on Monday, but not before terrifying users of a smartphone app who received it. ... more
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Search for 20 feared dead after India bridge collapse
Rescuers were searching Wednesday for 20 people missing and feared dead after two buses plunged into a fast-flowing river in western India when a bridge collapsed in torrential monsoon rain, officials said. ... more
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Study highlights electric grids' vulnerabilities to extreme weather
Climate change is likely to expose electric grids to new threats. Researchers say electrical engineers and those who manage America's electrical grid need prepare for emerging vulnerabilities. ... more
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Scientists release recommendations for building land in coastal Louisiana
Today, a team of leading scientists and community experts with decades of experience released key recommendations to maintain and build land in coastal Louisiana. Their recommendations focus on oper ... more
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Study: Crumbling school buildings yield crummy scores
New research helps explain why, all things being equal, students attending well maintained schools score better on standardized tests than students at run-down schools. ... more
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Taiwan buses recalled after deadly fire disaster
Taiwan authorities ordered some tour buses off the road Wednesday after one caught fire and killed 26 on board as questions swirl over why emergency doors and windows did not open. ... more
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Ex-Marine 'assassinated' Baton Rouge cops
The black former Marine and Iraq war veteran who shot dead three police officers in the southern US city of Baton Rouge deliberately targeted the cops, but his motive remained unclear, officials said Monday. ... more
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Ex-Marine 'assassinated' Baton Rouge cops: police
The black former Marine and Iraq war veteran who shot dead three police officers in the southern US city of Baton Rouge deliberately targeted the cops, but his motive remained unclear, officials said Monday. ... more
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Natural catastrophe losses up sharply in first half 2016: Munich Re
Financial losses from natural catastrophes surged strongly in the first six months of this year, driven by powerful earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, storms in Europe and the US, and forest fires in Canada, German reinsurer Munich Re said on Tuesday. ... more
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Friend or foe? Texas open-carry gun law under scrutiny
When shots rang out in Dallas last week, police zeroed in - wrongly - on men in camouflage gear carrying powerful military-grade rifles. ... more
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A new way to detect hidden damage in bridges, roads
Aging, deterioration and extreme events like earthquakes and hurricanes can take a toll on roads, bridges and other structures. With damage and defects often invisible, the search is on for systems ... more
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Nepal selling rice donated for quake victims
Nepal is selling thousands of tonnes of rice donated by China and Bangladesh to help earthquake victims, an official said Wednesday, despite aid agencies warning that survivors remain at risk of food shortages. ... more
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Tears, smoke and loss at site of deadly Baghdad blast
A weeping Zainab Mustafa brought a photo of her husband to the still-smouldering site of a bloody bombing in Baghdad Sunday, seeking word of him and their two missing children. ... more
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Pacific Ocean radiation back near normal after Fukushima: study
Radiation levels across the Pacific Ocean are rapidly returning to normal five years after a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant spewed gases and liquids into the sea, a study showed Monday. ... more
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Radioactive cesium fallout on Tokyo from Fukushima concentrated in glass microparticles
New research shows that most of the radioactive fallout which landed on downtown Tokyo a few days after the Fukushima accident was concentrated and deposited in non-soluble glass microparticles, as ... more
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Police raids as tensions mount in Italy's Chinatown
Italian police said Friday they had raided nine premises in the country's biggest Chinatown as part of an investigation into a criminal gang suspected of being behind attacks on North Africans. ... more
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US House plans vote on gun control next week
The US House of Representatives will vote next week on a measure aimed at blocking terror suspects from purchasing guns, House Speaker Paul Ryan told lawmakers Thursday on a conference call. ... more
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More than 130 in hospital after China chemical plant leak
More than 130 people were taken to hospital after chemicals leaked from a plant in eastern China, state media reported Tuesday, the country's latest accident involving dangerous materials. ... more
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Iraq screening 20,000 to stop IS infiltrators: army
Iraq is screening 20,000 people leaving the Fallujah area to stop jihadists of the Islamic State group escaping among civilians displaced by fighting, the army said on Saturday. ... more
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US Democrats end marathon gun control sit-in
Democratic lawmakers pushing for tougher US gun control laws after the Orlando nightclub massacre ended a stunning 24-hour sit-in at Congress on Thursday. ... more
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4,500 migrants rescued in wave of Med crossings
About 4,500 migrants were rescued from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said, averting another potential high seas disaster. ... more
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