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Pacific Island Nations Urge World Leaders to Act as Islands Expected to Sink

Last edited 16th November 2017

A LARGE swath of Pacific Island nations are slowly being eaten away until residents will be forced to evacuate and the islands eventually sink into the sea — and it’s coming sooner than we think.


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Iraq-Iran Earthquake: Deadly Tremor hits Border Region

Last edited 12th November 2017

A strong 7.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing many.At least 30 people have died in western Iran, officials say, with four more reported dead in Iraq. The death toll is likely to rise.


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Yemen Conflict: UN Official Warns of World's Biggest Famine

Last edited 9th November 2017

Yemen faces the world's largest famine in decades "with millions of victims" if aid deliveries are not resumed, a senior UN official has warned.


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Spain and Portugal Tackle Wildfires

Last edited 16th October 2017

Spain and Portugal tackle wildfires. A group of deadly wildfires broke out across Spain and Portugal at the weekend and continued into Monday.The approach of Hurricane Ophelia whipped up strong winds that fanned the flames.


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Bali Volcano: 35,000 Evacuated from Near Mount Agung

Last edited 25th September 2017

Nearly 35,000 people have been evacuated from their homes near an active volcano in Bali, as authorities warn it could erupt imminently.


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North Korea threatens US with 'greatest pain' after UN sanctions

Last edited 13th September 2017

North Korea has threatened the United States with the "greatest pain" it has ever suffered following new sanctions imposed by the United Nations.


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Community Climate Petition - Australians of faith unite

Last edited 11th September 2017

25,000 Australians have come together and signed a petition led by faith communities calling for stronger action on climate change. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Hindus have been pounding the nation’s pavements collecting signatures in mosques, churches, high schools and local businesses in what may be one of the largest grassroots, multi-electorate climate petitions in our nation’s history.


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Hurricane Irma: Deaths as Tampa, Miami, Florida Hit by Storm

Last edited 10th September 2017

Hurricane Irma is lashing southwest Florida with the deadly storm threatening tornadoes on the state’s east coast.


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Earthquake of Magnitude 8.1 Strikes off Mexico's Pacific Coast

Last edited 8th September 2017

An earthquake described by Mexico's president as the country's strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least six people.


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North Korea Nuclear Test: Hydrogen bomb 'Missile-Ready'

Last edited 3rd September 2017

North Korea says it has successfully tested a nuclear weapon that could be loaded on to a long-range missile. The secretive communist state said its sixth nuclear test was a "perfect success", hours after seismologists had detected an earth tremor.


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