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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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Buildings Have Collapsed after an Explosion in Ningbo, China

Last edited 26th November 2017

Harrowing images are emerging in the aftermath of an explosion that devastated a Chinese port city south of Shanghai, causing buildings to collapse and resulting in a number of casualties.


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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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