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August 18, 2015
Cotopaxi volcano threatens more than 300,000 Ecuadorans
Quito (AFP) Aug 17, 2015
Nearly 325,000 people could be affected by an eruption of Cotopaxi, the volcano looming beyond the Ecuadoran capital of Quito, officials said Monday. The biggest risk is from an eruption melting the 5,900-meter (19,000-foot) mountain's snowcap and triggering massive melt-water floods and lahar mudflows that could sweep through nearby towns, Ecuador's minister of risk management Maria del Pilar Cornejo told a press conference. Considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, Cotopaxi ... read more

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Carbon dioxide-spewing volcano drives reef from coral to algae
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Three dead after Morocco flash flood
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Five missing after Morocco flash flood
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Typhoon Soudelor death toll rises to 21 in China: govt
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Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affected
The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media reported Monday, with nearly one million people affected as fears intensify for the country's crucial rice bowl region. ... more
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Taiwanese hot spring town still cut off after typhoon
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Everest trek route suffered minimal quake damage: study
The vast majority of guesthouses and trails on the popular Mount Everest trekking route emerged unscathed from Nepal's devastating earthquake, said an assessment report released Friday. ... more
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Typhoon churns towards China after killing five in Taiwan
Typhoon Soudelor moved towards China on Saturday, weaker but still packing a punch, after killing at least five people and leaving a trail of destruction in Taiwan. ... more
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Myanmar flood death toll climbs to 88
The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has risen to 88, officials said on Friday, as rising waters swallowed more homes in low-lying regions in some of the poorest parts of the country. ... more
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Hurricane season expected to be weaker than normal
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Soudelor targets Japan, China as most powerful storm of 2015
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Protesters leave as Taiwan readies for year's biggest typhoon
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At least 180 dead, a million displaced in India floods
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Rains, floods kill 81 in Pakistan: disaster agency
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