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June 23, 2017
Heavy rains have killed 15 in Ivory Coast
Abidjan (AFP) June 21, 2017
The heavy rains drenching Ivory Coast since May have killed at least 15 people in the economic capital Abidjan and injured over two dozen, the government said on Wednesday. West Africa's rainy season, which lasts three to four months, regularly causes fatalities and damage across Abidjan's hillside shack communities, with 16 people killed last year and 39 in 2014. "We are today at 15 dead and 25 hurt in total," said Communications Minister Bruno Kone. Most of the victims lived in the shack ... read more

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9 children killed as houses collapse in rains in Niger: officials
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Five dead after strong quake hits Guatemala
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Greek island picks up the pieces after 6.3-magnitude quake
The Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday laboured to pick up the pieces after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake gutted a village, killing a woman and leaving over 15 injured. ... more
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Volcanoes, referees for the life on Earth
At the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, 200 million years ago, some 60% of species living on Earth disappeared. Scientists suspected that magmatic activity and the release of CO2 were responsible for thi ... more
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Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more severe
Sediment that eroded from the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau over millions of years was transported thousands of kilometers by rivers and in the Indian Ocean - and became sufficiently thick over time ... more
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2017 hurricane season follows year of extremes
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Deep magma reservoirs are key to volcanic 'super-eruptions'
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One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods
Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing. ... more
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Bangladesh navy rescues cyclone survivors
The Bangladesh navy said Thursday it has rescued 23 fishermen from the Bay of Bengal and is searching for scores more missing since a cyclone hit two days ago. ... more

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The city of Istanbul is focus of great concern for earthquake researchers. This 15-million metropole is situated very close to the so-called North Anatolian Fault Zone which runs just outside of the ... more
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