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  • NORCIA, Italy, Oct 30- A powerful earthquake struck Italy on Sunday in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more homes and churches brought down but no deaths reported. The quake, which measured 6.6 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, was bigger than one on Aug. 24 that killed almost 300 people.

  • ROME, Oct 30- A powerful earthquake struck Italy on Sunday in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more buildings brought down but no deaths immediately reported. The quake, which measured 6.6 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, was bigger than one on Aug. 24 that killed almost 300 people.

  • ROME, Oct 30- A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck central Italy on Sunday, causing the collapse of more buildings in small cities and towns already shaken by tremors in the past two months, although there no immediate reports of casualties. It was a bigger quake than one which hit central Italy on Aug. 24, killing almost 300 people.

  • BEIJING, Oct 29- The Red Cross is struggling to raise needed funds to aid flood-affected regions of North Korea after a disappointing response from the international community to its emergency appeal, a spokesman said on Saturday. Red Cross has only raised 25 percent of the 15.2 million Swiss francs it sought in an emergency appeal aimed at helping more than...

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  • TOKYO, Oct 28- Kansai Electric Power Co and three other energy utilities based in western Japan on Friday denied a report in the Nikkei newspaper that they are considering a tie-up in their nuclear businesses, which are struggling after the Fukushima disaster. The Nikkei added the moves could lead to a full merger of the companies' nuclear operations as part of a...

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 27- BHP Billiton said on Thursday its chief commercial officer, Dean Dalla Valle, who has led the company's response to the deadly Samarco dam disaster in Brazil, will leave the company in March 2017. Dalla Valle, who has been with the company for about 40 years, has agreed to leave as part of a move to centralize all of BHP Billiton's non-operated joint...

  • Central Italy rocked by two powerful earthquakes

    Two earthquakes have hit the central region of Italy, yet no casualties have been reported. Gilberto Saccorotti, senior researcher at INGV National Institute of ‎Geophysics and Vulcanology, discusses.

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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 20- Brazilian prosecutors charged 21 people with qualified homicide on Thursday for their roles in the collapse of a tailings dam at the Samarco Mineração SA iron ore mine last November that killed 19 people. The charges follow what is now considered to be the largest environmental disaster in Brazil's history. Prosecutor Jose Leite...

  • The charges follow what is now considered to be the largest environmental disaster in Brazil's history. Under Brazil's criminal code, qualified homicide is homicide aggravated by certain factors. Following the dam collapse, thick red sludge flowed into one of Brazil's main rivers, the Rio Doce, killing fish and fouling water supplies for hundreds of...

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  • CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 18- Some five months after the wildfires that devastated Fort McMurray were extinguished, anger over red tape and the slow pace of insurance payouts and permit issuance is flaring in the remote northern Canadian city. More than 1,900 structures were destroyed by the wildfire last May, which forced the evacuation of about 90,000 residents...

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  • NIIGATA, Japan, Oct 14- A regional election north of Tokyo between candidates most Japanese have never heard of may decide the fate of the world's biggest nuclear plant and mark a turning point for an industry all but shut down after the Fukushima disaster. Tepco, as the company supplying about a third of Japan's electricity is known, is in turn vital to Prime...

  • Thailand King Bhumibol dead at 88

    According to a statement from the palace, the world's longest reigning monarch has died.

  • Flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016 in Fair Bluff, North Carolina

    Another death was confirmed, Gov. Pat McCrory said, telling reporters: "I cannot emphasize enough to stay away from the water. It will kill you."

  • CHICAGO, Oct 12- Flooding from Hurricane Matthew has killed up to 5 million poultry birds in North Carolina, most of them chickens, the state's top environmental official said on Wednesday, hurting a major contributor to its economy. North Carolina officials have been racing to help farmers swamped by Matthew and to assess damages since the storm dumped heavy...

  • KINSTON, N.C., Oct 12- Rivers swollen by rainfall from Hurricane Matthew rose dangerously higher in North Carolina on Wednesday, prompting officials to go door to door urging residents to leave as a wide swath of the state faced its worst flooding in 17 years. The damages continue to mount in North Carolina. The floodwaters have forced more than 3,800 residents to...