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Ferry sinks near South Korea, 300 missing

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Helicopters heading to aid 476 passengers and crew aboard a South Korean ferry sinking on its way to Jeju island from Incheon, some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo. A passenger ferry with 459 people on board has capsized and sunk off the coast of South Korea, with two people declared dead and almost 300 missing. The sinking has been declared... 

Deadly Whooping Cough Bacteria hits Australia again, vaccines useless

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The bacterium that causes whooping cough has mutated in Australia, most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease, with a possible reduced effectiveness of the vaccine as a result, a new study shows. A team of researchers analyzed strains of the virus from across Australia and found that many strains no longer produce a key surface protein... 

Volcanic “Red Alert” Issued For Idaho By EMERCOM Scientists

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A warning issued today by the Ministry of the Russian Federal for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM) has advised the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) that a “Red Alert” status level for the Borah Peak Mountain in Idaho (North America/United States) may be warranted in the coming weeks... 

Cyclone Ita hits Australia 16000 homes without power

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Thousands of homes in Australia’s Barrier Reef coastal region remain without power and face clean water shortages as Cyclone Ita continues to batter the northern coastline. Emergency authorities announce on Saturday that nearly 16,000 homes were without electricity and a number of roadways were shut down due to flooding while residents of worst-hit Cooktown... 

7.5 Earthquake strikes off Solomon Islands – Tsunami Alert

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View of Honiara, the capital city of Solomon Islands A tsunami warning has been issued after a strong, 7.5-magnitude quake hit near the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific for the second time in hours. It follows a 7.6-quake that rocked the region overnight. The shallow 7.7-magnitude earthquake, later revised down to 7.5, was centered about 114 kilometers... 

Deadly fires in Chile destroy over 500 homes, leave 3000 people homeless

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A wildfire in Chile has destroyed over 500 homes in six hours and continues to sweep the area, with strong winds fanning the flames. A state of emergency has been declared by the country’s president in an effort to help the army battle the fires. At least two people have been killed in the fire that swept more than 2.5 million square meters (660 acres), according... 

“Prepare For Doomsday” Shock Russian Report Warns

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A shocking new report prepared by the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the Ministry of Defense circulating in the Kremlin today is advising all Ministries to “prepare for doomsday” as fears grow about the Western worlds response to the expected collapse of the global banking system later this month that Edward Snowden documents have revealed is a... 

Recent Earthquakes On Ring Of Fire Not Related – Scientists

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We just had a tsunami-triggering 8.2 earthquake off of Chile’s north coast, a 5.8 earthquake off the coast of Panama, a 5.1 earthquake in southern California, and a dormant volcano in Peru has awakened for the first time in 40 years, but scientists assure us that none of these events are related and that we don’t have anything to be concerned about. Even... 

Animals fleeing Yellowstone spark fears of volcanic eruption

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Videos of bison seemingly fleeing Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have sparked concerns among some bloggers that recent seismic activity could trigger the eruption of the park’s so-called supervolcano. According to Epoch Times, multiple videos of such incidents have been posted online recently, one of which shows a herd of buffalo allegedly leaving the... 

Death toll from Ebola virus tops 83 in Guinea

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll from the Ebola virus epidemic in Guinea has risen to at least 83. On Wednesday, the UN agency said the fatality rate in the country so far stands at 65 percent with the virus mainly hitting those aged from 15 to 59. The organization added that five new cases of the deadly disease have been recorded in... 

900,000 evacuated as 8.2 earthquake rattles Chile

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A massive 8.2 magnitude quake has struck off the coast of northern Chile, killing 6 people and sending a 2-meter tsunami wave. Over 900,000 people and 11 hospitals were evacuated along the coastline, government officials said. Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated from low lying coastal regions after a tsunami warning returned to their homes Wednesday morning... 

4.8 earthquake rocks US Yellowstone National Park

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A 4.8 magnitude quake rocked Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming near the border with Montana, the US Geological Survey said. There were several aftershocks with a magnitude over 3. The earthquake occurred 37 kilometers northeast of West Yellowstone, Montana at 6:34 am local time (1234 GMT) Sunday. The quake was centered almost in the middle of Yellowstone... 

Malaysian Airlines MH370 flight search: 122 ‘potential objects’ spotted by satellite

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​New satellite images show more than 100 objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be pieces of wreckage from a Malaysian airliner that disappeared from radar on March 8 with 239 people on board, Malaysia’s acting transport minister said. Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference on Wednesday that the images were discovered by France-based Airbus... 

Hunt begins to find black boxes for doomed Flight MH370

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An Australian officer scanning the ocean from the ship’s bridge during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean on March 23. Now that satellite data has confirmed that the missing Malaysian airliner crashed into the Indian Ocean, the race is on to find the crucial voice and data recorders, the so-called black boxes, before... 

Missing jet crashed in Indian Ocean, all onboard dead: Malaysian PM

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks during the press conference in Kuala Lumpur on March 24, 2014. The Malaysian prime minister has announced that the missing Malaysian passenger jet has crashed in the Southern Indian Ocean, killing all people on board. In a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Monday night, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak cited new... 
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