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  • Passengers speak out after deadly Amtrak crash Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Passengers speak out after deadly Amtrak crash

    Several passengers from the deadly train derailment talk about the harrowing experience.

  • Cause of Amtrak derailment unknown Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    Cause of Amtrak derailment unknown

    An Amtrak train from Washington to New York derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least 5 people. NBC's Chris Pollone reports the latest.

  • KATHMANDU, May 13- Nepali and U.S. troops were scouring the area worst hit by a second large earthquake for a missing U.S. Home ministry official Laxmi Prasad Dhakal said at least 65 people had been killed in Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude quake, which destroyed swaths of housing in the district of Dolakha east of the capital, Kathmandu. That is also where the Marine Corps...

  • TOKYO, May 13- An earthquake struck the northeast of Japan early on Wednesday, the area devastated four years ago, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami alert. The quake off the Tohoku region had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and 6.6 according to public broadcaster NHK. The quake was centred 74...

  • *Nepal yet to recover from last month's disaster. CHAUTARA, Nepal, May 12- A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people, including 17 in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet. The new 7.3 magnitude quake was centred 76 km east of the...

  • Nepalis relive terror as new earthquake strikes Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    SANGACHOWK, Nepal May 12- Ashok Parajuli watched his house in Sangachowk village, about three hours by road from Nepal's capital Kathmandu, slide down a hill on Tuesday, as a 7.3 earthquake hit the Himalayan nation just weeks after another major quake had killed thousands. More than 8,000 people died and hundreds of thousands of buildings were destroyed by last...

  • Fresh Nepal earthquake kills dozens, triggers panic Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    A 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 people and spread panic in Nepal, weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people.

  • *New quake causes panic across Nepal. SANGACHOWK, Nepal, May 12- A 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed at least 41 people and spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings already weakened by a devastating tremor less than three weeks ago and unleashing landslides in Himalayan valleys near Mount Everest. The new earthquake was centred 76 km east of the...

  • KATHMANDU, May 12- A fresh 7.3- magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, killing more than two dozen people in the Himalayan country and neighbouring states, as many buildings already weakened by a much bigger quake last month were brought down. Residents in the Indian town of Siliguri, near the border with Nepal, said chunks of concrete fell off one or two...

  • Deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

    The quake's epicenter was close to Everest base camp, and about 51 miles east of Kathmandu, reports "Squawk Box's" Andrew Ross Sorkin with the latest details.

  • Nepal earthquake has 'shaken people up' Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Nepal earthquake has 'shaken people up'

    An earthquake has struck eastern Nepal only weeks after a first earthquake killed more than 8,000 people. Mark South, spokesperson for Red Cross, talks to CNBC.

  • Military plane crashes in Spain, kills at least 4 Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 5:36 PM ET
    A military transport Airbus A400M on September 30, 2013, pictured in France

    The Spanish prime minister said that between eight and 10 people were on board the military plane which crashed into a field.

  • BP wins right to appeal some Gulf spill claims Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 5:57 AM ET
    Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010.

    A U.S. court said BP deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • MIAMI, May 8- Meteorologists expanded a tropical storm warning for part of the North Carolina and South Caroline coastline on Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. A warning is now in effect for areas from South Santee River, South Carolina to Cape Lookout, North Carolina, at the southern end of the Outer Banks, it said. It stalled on Friday about 165...

  • May 8- A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday said BP Plc deserves the right to appellate review of some damage claims awarded to people and businesses in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans could help BP limit its payout to victims of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling...

  • MIAMI, May 8- A tropical storm warning has been issued for a portion of North Carolina and South Carolina, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday. A warning is now in effect for areas from South Santee River, South Carolina to Surf City, North Carolina, it added. "I expect that the worst Ana will be able to do is intensify to a 65- mph tropical storm that brings 4- 6...

  • May 8- A tropical storm warning has been issued for a portion of North and South Carolina, after indications of Ana transforming into a tropical storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. A warning is now in effect for areas from South Santee River, South Carolina to Surf City, North Carolina, the Miami- based weather forecaster said. "Some strengthening of Ana is...

  • LONDON, May 8- Underground disposal of waste water produced from oil and natural gas wells has been blamed for triggering thousands of small earthquakes in Oklahoma and a number of other U.S. states since 2009.. Heightened seismic activity corresponds closely with the timeframe and location of increased drilling and hydraulic fracturing across the...

  • *Areva reprocessing sales shrink further post Fukushima. BEAUMONT- HAGUE, France, May 6- Areva's nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in La Hague needs to cut costs as its international customers disappear following the Fukushima disaster, and its sole remaining big customer, fellow state-owned French utility EDF, pressures it to cut prices. Areva said in January it...

  • Germanwings co-pilot rehearsed crash: Report Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:36 AM ET
    In this handout image supplied by the Ministere de l'Interieur (French Interior Ministry), search and rescue teams attend to the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps on March 25, 2015 near Seyne, France.

    The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately downing his plane appears to have rehearsed the tragedy, NBC News reports.