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Quake leaves trail of death and destruction in Iraq

Monday, November 13th, 2017 4:12am MST

Nizar Abdullah spent the night sifting through the ruins of the two-storey house next door in the mountainous town of Darbandikhan in Iraqi Kurdistan after a killer quake hit the region. “There were eight people inside,” Abdullah, an Iraqi Kurd, told AFP on Monday, outside the pile of concrete debris where the house once stood.

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Typhoon Damrey Kills At Least 49 People in Vietnam

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 4:19pm MST

A powerful typhoon that blasted Vietnam’s south-central coast has killed at least 49 people, left more than a dozen missing and caused extensive damage to the region. 19 people are still missing, including nine crew members of cargo ships that sank off the coast of Khanh Hoa province, the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in […]

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Meet the firefighters from American Samoa who sing to stay motivated on the job

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 4:02am MST

More than 80 wildfires have raged across northern California this year, killing 42 people and causing nearly $1 billion in damage. Fire crews from all across the country are deployed to help during peak wildfire season each year.

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Congress approves $36.5 billion disaster aid for Puerto Rico, wildfires and hurricane relief

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 6:00pm MST

WASHINGTON — Congress gave final passage Tuesday to $36.5 billion in disaster aid for Puerto Rico and several states impacted by a particularly destructive hurricane season. The package includes $576.5 million to address the devastating wildfires in California and the West.

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Dog Hailed as Hero After Refusing to Leave Goats Alone in Wildfires

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 12:43pm MST

As Robert Handel and his family drove away from their burning neighborhood, they were certain that their beloved dog Odin and their 8 goats would also fall prey to the wildfires. So imagine their surprise – and relief – when they returned the next day to find Odin and the goats were safe and sound.

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Watch: Drone Footage Shows California Fire Devastation Aftermath

Friday, October 13th, 2017 8:57am MST

Wildfires in Northern California have caused massive devastation, killing at least 26 and destroying people’s homes and businesses. There were still 22 wildfires fires blazing Thursday morning. The fires have burned over 190,000 acres of land and 3,500 structures.

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Fear, Frustration for Those Near California Fire Evacuation Zone

Friday, October 13th, 2017 4:50am MST

As the sun rose on another day of battling wildfires in Northern California, smoke and haze filled the skies. People are on the move in cars stuffed with belongings. They are either fleeing from a newly announced evacuation zone or returning to a neighborhood that may have been spared, trying to get back to their […]

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt Quickly

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 8:46am MST

The supervolcano lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park might be getting ready to explode, an eruption that could be devastating to life on Earth. Scientists reported during a volcanology conference that it could take as little as a human lifetime for a dormant volcano to wake up and prepare itself for a massive eruption, the New […]

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Tense battles across Northern California as firestorm grows; 23 dead, hundreds missing

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 4:20am MST

Thousands of firefighters battled through another tense night on the fire lines across Northern California, officials said early Thursday, and increasing winds prompted authorities to evacuate entire towns as flames descended. The massive Atlas Peak fire in Napa and Solano counties grew to 43,000 acres, burning the eastern hills surrounding Napa, Napa County spokeswoman Nikki […]

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More than 5,000 homes evacuated as Orange County fire grows to 6,000 acres

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 3:03am MST

LOS ANGELES — A wind-fed wildfire surged over the Anaheim Hills on Monday, burning several homes and forcing thousands to evacuate as fire crews struggled to battle the rapidly growing blaze. The fire broke out around 9:20 a.m. near the 91 Freeway and Gypsum Canyon Road, and quickly leaped the California 241 toll road. It […]

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