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Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 31 dead overall
Middle East

Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 31 dead overall

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, wiping out a huge…
Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38
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Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings…
Canadian air tanker crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, 3 dead
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Canadian air tanker crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, 3 dead

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia’s alpine region on Thursday, killing…
Fires, then floods: How much can a koala bear?
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Fires, then floods: How much can a koala bear?

A week ago, koalas at an Australian wildlife park were in the path of raging bushfires. On Friday, they were…
Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help
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Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than 2,000 people in shelters. Nearly one million without power. Hundreds of thousands without…
Australians leave homes as heat, winds escalate fire danger
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Australians leave homes as heat, winds escalate fire danger

EDEN, Australia (AP) — Thousands of people fled their homes and helicopters dropped supplies to towns at risk of nearby…
World’s largest volunteer force fights Australia’s wildfires
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World’s largest volunteer force fights Australia’s wildfires

TOMERONG, Australia (AP) — The wildfire was behaving erratically last week, and Doug Schutz and his team needed to make…
Indonesia capital floods leave 43 dead, 397,000 displaced
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Indonesia capital floods leave 43 dead, 397,000 displaced

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from floods in Indonesia’s capital rose to 43 on Friday as rescuers found…
‘Millions of sparks’: Weather raises Australia’s fire danger
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‘Millions of sparks’: Weather raises Australia’s fire danger

SYDNEY (AP) — Navy ships plucked hundreds of people from beaches and tens of thousands were urged to flee Friday…
Indonesia floods leave nearly 30 dead, several missing
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Indonesia floods leave nearly 30 dead, several missing

Indonesia’s disaster agency warned on Thursday of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides…
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