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MH17 data recorders found in Ukraine, taken to Donetsk

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Items presumed to be the data recorders from the crashed Malaysian plane have been found and delivered to Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, according to the leader of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk. “Aircraft parts looking like black boxes were found at the site of the plane crash. They are currently in Donetsk, in the People’s Republic’s... 

Rare “Supersonic” Alaskan Quake Prompts Mass Russian Troop Move

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A new report by the Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Putin has ordered 5,000 additional military personal to “immediately embark” to both the Far Eastern Military District and Cuba after receiving confirmation earlier today that Alaska had been hit with a rare 6.0 magnitude supersonic earthquake. To... 

Philippines prepares for season’s first major storm

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Typhoon Haiyan is pictured in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite handout image taken on November 6, 2013. Thousands of people living in coastal areas of the Philippines are getting ready to evacuate as the first major storm of the rainy season is approaching the country. According to civil defense authorities, tropical Storm Rammasun... 

Malaysian airliner crashes in East Ukraine, over 280 people on board

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A Malaysian Airlines’ Boeing-777 has crashed over Ukraine, close to the border with Russia. The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Geraschenko said the plane carrying 285 passengers and 15 crew members fell. Malaysian Airlines has confirmed that it has lost contact with the plane when it was flying over Ukrainian soil. The Boeing-777... 

Ebola outbreak kills 603 in West Africa

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Health workers putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea on June 28, 2014. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603. The UN health agency said on Tuesday that officials recorded 85 new cases, including 68 fatal, from July 8-12. Some 52 fatalities... 

TEPCO failed to disclose crops over 20KM from Fukushima were contaminated

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Fourteen different rice paddies outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant evacuation zone were contaminated with radioactive material in August 2013, Japan’s agriculture ministry has found. Despite the findings – which blamed the removal of a large piece of debris from the Fukushima No. 3 reactor building for the contamination, Tokyo Electric... 

Moscow metro derails, 21 dead and 129 injured

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Russia has declared a “day of mourning” as death toll from an underground train derailment in Moscow rises to 21. “Wednesday will be a day of mourning in Moscow, given the scope of the tragedy,” Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Tuesday. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the accident occurred as a train going from the city center... 

3 killed as Typhoon Neoguri hits Japan

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A wooden house collapses due to strong winds caused by Typhoon Neoguri in Naha on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa. A powerful typhoon has stuck Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu after battering the Okinawa island chain, where it left three people dead. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said typhoon Neoguri landed near Akune City, on the western... 

Malaysia to intensify search for MH370

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 Malaysia’s defense minister says his country plans to deploy more equipment to the southern Indian Ocean to join the search for an airliner which went missing around four months ago. Hishammuddin Hussein said on Sunday that a Malaysian navy ship equipped with a multi-beam echo sounder, which is a device to map the ocean floor,... 

Evacuations ordered as Hurricane Arthur approaches US East Coast

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There were no immediate reports of injuries and some counties reported only minimal damage. Hurricane Arthur has stormed its way through the US East Coast, marking the first hurricane of this year’s Atlantic season. Hitting North Carolina’s coast along with Boston and the state of Maryland, the hurricane has left thousands of people without power. Dare... 

Mad scientist’s ‘incurable’ swine flu virus

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University Research Park, where Kawaoka conducts flu GOF experiments. A controversial flu researcher has modified the flu virus responsible for the 2009 pandemic to allow it evade the human immune system. His lab’s previous works include recreating the Spanish flu and making a deadly bird flu strain highly transmittable. The yet-to-be-published research by... 

Bridge collapses in Brazil, at least 2 dead

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At least two people were killed and several others injured as an overpass collapsed in the Brazilian World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte, according to the local fire department. A city bus and several vehicles were crushed after a part of a bridge, which was under construction, fell onto a busy highway. People may be trapped under the debris. O’Globo’s... 

WHO holds crisis meeting on Ebola outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is hosting an emergency meeting in Ghana as the death toll from the deadly Ebola virus keeps rising in West Africa. Health officials from eleven African countries are meeting in Ghana’s capital city of Accra on Wednesday to find a way to contain the deadliest outbreak of the virus in history. Representatives from Cote d’Ivoire,... 

Flooding displaces 50,000 in Brazil

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A man and a woman struggle to cross a flooded road in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, June 29, 2014. An emergency agency in Brazil says severe flooding caused by torrential rain in the southern parts of the country has forced more than 50,000 people out of their homes. The emergency agency for Santa Catarina State said 40,000 people had been evacuated,... 

World Goes On “High Alert” After Arizona Quake Confirms Worst Fears

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An ominous report prepared by the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) that is circulating in the Kremlin today states that confirmation has been received from China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) that the world’s largest ever military maritime exercises now underway in the Pacific Ocean have been ordered to their “highest alert” status after the... 
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