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Back-to-back tornadoes kill 12 in China; over 300 injured
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Back-to-back tornadoes kill 12 in China; over 300 injured

BEIJING (AP) — Back-to-back tornadoes killed 12 people in central and eastern China and left more than 300 others injured,…
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran
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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook southwestern Iran along the Persian Gulf on Sunday, followed by at…
Drought, fire and flood devastate Australians in the bush
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Drought, fire and flood devastate Australians in the bush

HOLLISDALE, Australia (Reuters) – Robert Costigan thought the worst was behind him when he saved two family properties from bushfires…
Australian floods kill two, more evacuations as clean-up begins
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Australian floods kill two, more evacuations as clean-up begins

SYDNEY (Reuters) -The bodies of two men were found in Australia on Wednesday in cars trapped in floodwaters, the first…
Thousands evacuated in Australia’s worst flooding in almost half a century
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Thousands evacuated in Australia’s worst flooding in almost half a century

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities issued fresh flood warnings and evacuation orders on Tuesday as torrential rains again pummelled several…
Dozens of towns isolated by flooding in Australian state
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Dozens of towns isolated by flooding in Australian state

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters that have isolated dozens of towns in Australia’s…
After seeing floods, Indonesian leader visits quake zone
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After seeing floods, Indonesian leader visits quake zone

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers worked to clear up rubble of collapsed buildings Tuesday on an Indonesian island where…
New Zealand marks one year since volcanic eruption killed 22
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New Zealand marks one year since volcanic eruption killed 22

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A woman whose son was killed in a volcanic eruption in New Zealand a year…
Vietnam says recent typhoons caused 192 deaths, $1.3 billion damages
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Vietnam says recent typhoons caused 192 deaths, $1.3 billion damages

HANOI (Reuters) – Natural disasters in the past two months caused Vietnam 30 trillion dong ($1.3 billion) in economic damage…
Punishing hurricanes to spur more Central American migration
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Punishing hurricanes to spur more Central American migration

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back…
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