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Taiwan earthquake: Deaths confirmed amid rescue effort

Last edited 7th February 2018

A strong earthquake in Taiwan has killed at least two people and injured more than 200 others, officials say.

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North Korea to Send Ceremonial Head Kim Yong-nam South

Last edited 4th February 2018

North Korea is to send its highest ranking official for years to the South amid an easing of tensions during the Winter Olympics.

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Catholic deacon accused of murder by air injection in Belgium

Last edited 23rd January 2018

A Catholic deacon accused of killing at least 10 people - including his own mother - has gone on trial in Belgium.

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Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

Last edited 16th January 2018

Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava The Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines has begun spewing out lava, after it began erupting at the weekend. Thousands of people have fled their homes, as volcanologists warn a 'hazardous explosion' could take place within weeks or days.

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Alps Snowfall: Trains Reach Tourists Stranded in Zermatt

Last edited 10th January 2018

Trains have begun running to the Swiss resort of Zermatt, where more than 13,000 tourists have been trapped for two days because of heavy snow.

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Five Dead amid California Heavy Rains and Mudslides

Last edited 9th January 2018

At least five people are dead amid mudslides in Southern California, where heavy rains triggered flooding and massive run-off, US media report.

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Israel Dig Unearths Prehistoric 'Paradise'

Last edited 7th January 2018

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a rare prehistoric site near Tel Aviv described as a "paradise" for hunter-gatherers living 500,000 years ago.

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California Thomas Fire: No End in Sight for Week-long Wildfire

Last edited 12th December 2017

California firefighters continue to battle one of the largest fires in the state's history as wind and dry weather make it nearly impossible to contain.

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North Korea launches 'highest ever' ballistic missile

Last edited 29th November 2017

North Korea has fired its highest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile and poses a worldwide threat, US Secretary of Defence James Mattis has said.

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Church Plans Disabled Housing Development

Last edited 26th November 2017

The development application is for a $1.2 million redevelopment of a property owned by the Diocese of Bathurst.

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