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Strong earthquake hits Taiwan, shakes buildings in capital

A strong earthquake struck eastern Taiwan Thursday, shaking buildings in the capital and across much of the island and sending panicky residents running for shelter. But initial reports suggested the island escaped with few injuries and little damage. The 6.3 magnitude quake had its epicentre 53 kilometres (33 miles) southwest…

Oklahoma 5.6 magnitude quake causes damage

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck in Oklahoma late on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, toppling chimneys, damaging buildings and sending some people to hospitals with minor injuries. The quake was stronger than a tremor of 5.5 magnitude in 1952, which was the largest earthquake…

Boy, 12, rescued as Turkey death toll hits 570

A 12-year-old boy was pulled out alive from the rubble of Turkey’s devastating earthquake on Friday after being trapped under twisted lumps of masonry for more than 108 hours. While the death toll from last Sunday’s tragedy rose to 570, the rescue of Ferhat Tokay in the early hours of…

Snowfall in quake-hit Turkey as toll passes 500

Snow blanketed eastern Turkey Thursday, complicating rescue efforts and bringing more misery for the thousands left homeless by a devastating earthquake as the death toll surged past 500. Ninety-one hours after disaster struck in the eastern province of Van, rescuers pulled a 19-year-old from the rubble in the town of…

Watch live coverage on Turkey’s 7.2 magnitude quake

Network DHA provides coverage of a massive 7.2-magnitude quake in Turkey. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast Oct. 23, 2011…

Tsunami debris found 3,000 km from Japan coast

A Russian ship has found debris from the Japanese tsunami, including a fishing boat, floating adrift in the Pacific thousands of kilometres from the disaster zone, a Hawaiian research group said. The Russian training ship STS Pallada found the debris in late September after passing the central Pacific island of…

Bill Clinton aide confirmed as Haitian prime minister

Haiti’s Senate confirmed the nomination of Garry Conille, an advisor to former US president Bill Clinton, to be the country’s prime minister. Conille, a 45-year-old physician by training, was the third candidate put forward by President Michel Martelly for the post in a bid to end a three-month long impasse over the makeup of…

Japan to mark six months since March earthquake

Ceremonies to mourn the dead and rallies against nuclear power were scheduled to take place across Japan on Sunday as the nation marks six months since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Silent prayers are to be offered at 2:46 pm, the moment the quake struck six months ago triggering…

Three dead as heavy rains lash Japan

Heavy rains continued to lash northeastern Japan on Sunday with the death toll rising to three in the hardest-hit region of Niigata, police and medical officials said. Three others were missing in Niigata and Fukushima, the latter of which was ravaged on March 11 by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami…

Body of US tsunami victim found on beach

LOS ANGELES – The body of a US man swept away by Japan’s tsunami when it hit California has been found on a beach, officials said Tuesday, a month after the disaster. The corpse of Dustin Douglas Weber, who disappeared when waves from the March 11 quake and tsunami hit…

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