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Northern California Earthquake is the Strongest in 25 Years
Last edited 25th August 2014

The strongest earthquake in 25 years struck Northern California early Sunday, injuring more than 120 people, damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa and turning fireplaces into rubble.

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Transfiguration – Hiroshima – Peace
Last edited 6th August 2014

On this day in 1945, someone climbed not a holy mountain, but into the cockpit of a plane – a machine of war. There had been a lull of a week in the fighting between America and Japan. The Americans had a new secret weapon and they wanted to use it with the maximum psychological effect. On August 6 an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

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China Typhoon Death Toll Rises to 17
Last edited 21st July 2014

China's death toll from typhoon Rammasun has risen to 16 after the strongest storm to hit China in four decades buffeted large areas of 15 southern provinces. The typhoon left at least 89 dead in the Philippines before it swept across the South China Sea to hit China's southern island province of Hainan and nearby areas of Guangdong and Guangxi provinces on Friday and Saturday.

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Pope Francis Prepares Encyclical on the Ecology for Start of 2015
Last edited 15th July 2014

Pope Francis has reportedly spent months drafting his new encyclical on Creation, and respect for the environment. In March, during an audience with superiors from the Franciscan order, the Pope expressed how much this topic concerns him, and asked them for advice.

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Rebels Attack Bambari's Cathedral, Leaving at Least 20 People Dead, Dozens Injured
Last edited 11th July 2014

In the city of Bambari, a group of armed men reportedly attacked dozens of refugees housed in the Saint Joseph Cathedral. Despite conflicting reports, it's estimated that about 20 people died in the attack and about 25 were injured in the Central African Republic.

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Deadly World Cup City Overpass Collapse
Last edited 3rd July 2014

Two people in Brazil are dead and 10 others are injured after an overpass collapsed in the World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte.

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Looking for a Secure Future The Plight of Trafficked Persons and Refugees
Last edited 2nd July 2014

People should not be treated as pawns on the chessboard of humanity, said Pope Francis last year in a message published August 5 on the theme of refugees. Unfortunately this is what so often happens, as the latest Global Trends report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) pointed out. The June 20 report said that there are currently more than 50 million people who have been forced to flee their homes, including around 9 million in Syria alone.

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At Least 11 Dead in India Building Collapse
Last edited 29th June 2014

Rescuers searched desperately for survivors Sunday after an 11-storey residential block collapsed in heavy rain in southern India, killing at least 11 people and possibly trapping dozens.

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Global Wealth Inequality
Last edited 19th June 2014

The 300 richest people in the world are as wealthy as the 3 billion poorest people. Watch this video to find out more.

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A Fascinating Map of An Ageing World
Last edited 17th June 2014

The number of people over the age of 60 is expected to double from 841 million in 2013, to over 2 billion by 2050, according to UN figures. Unfortunately this is accompanied by falling global birth rates to below even replacement level in many countries. Incredibly, the number of people over the age of 60 is set to exceed the number of children for the first time, by 2047.

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