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Nepal PM vows to speed up earthquake reconstruction

Nepal PM vows to speed up earthquake reconstruction

Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on Wednesday vowed to rebuild speed up reconstruction efforts during an event to mark the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed 9,000 people.

In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills 40 children

In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills 40 children

Measles still claims young lives in Romania, where nearly 40 children have died in an outbreak that many blame on parents being misled by scare stories that vaccinating them is dangerous.

Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant, tremors felt in Qatar

Quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant, tremors felt in Qatar

A moderately strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake Thursday hit Iran's southern region of Bushehr, home to the country's only nuclear power plant, without causing casualties or damage, media reported.

Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes PNG: USGS

Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes PNG: USGS

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the highlands of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, as the region struggles to recover from a massive 7.5 quake ...

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises to 125

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises to 125

The death toll from a major earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea last month has risen to 125, police said on Wednesday, amid concern that an outbreak of disease will see it jump further.

Japan tsunami, nuclear tragedy remembered seven years on

Japan tsunami, nuclear tragedy remembered seven years on

The magnitude 9.0 quake -- which struck under the Pacific Ocean on March 11, 2011 -- and the resulting tsunami caused widespread damage and took the lives of thousands of people.

PNG quake toll tops 100 as PM warns of long recovery

PNG quake toll tops 100 as PM warns of long recovery

The death toll from an earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea last month has topped 100 with thousands injured, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said on Friday, warning it will take years for the region to recover.

At least 18 killed as second earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

At least 18 killed as second earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's mountainous Southern Highlands on Wednesday killing at least 18 people, an official said, a week after a larger quake flattened villages and killed at least 55 people.

PNG aid workers race to deliver supplies as aftershocks strike

PNG aid workers race to deliver supplies as aftershocks strike

Aid workers struggled to reach remote areas of Papua New Guinea's rugged highlands on Tuesday as aftershocks rattled the region, more than a week after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed dozens of people.

PNG quake leaves 67 dead as aftershocks rock homes: Red Cross

PNG quake leaves 67 dead as aftershocks rock homes: Red Cross

At least 67 people were killed by an earthquake that devastated Papua New Guinea's remote highlands last week, the Red Cross said Monday, with thousands more homeless and without food and clean water.

Quake shakes Mexicans out of bed, alarms sound in capital

Quake shakes Mexicans out of bed, alarms sound in capital

The quake hit 32 km east of Santa Catarina Mechoacan in the state of Oaxaca at a depth of 40 km at 12:57 am, the US Geological Survey said, revising its strength down slightly from an initial 6.1 magnitude.

Mexico minister survives helicopter crash that kills two on ground

Mexico minister survives helicopter crash that kills two on ground

A helicopter carrying the Mexican interior minister and a governor crashed near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake in the country's south on Friday, killing two people who were on the ground ...