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Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia: USGS

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(Reuters) – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi of Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake struck 129 km (80 miles) southeast of the city of Palu at a depth of 10 km. It was revised from an originally reported magnitude of 5.8 and depth of 36 km. There were Read More

Disaster in the making: Another dam in Brazil on verge of IMMINENT collapse

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Another dam operated by the Brazilian mining giant Vale is in imminent danger of collapse and has been assessed at the highest level of threat. The warning comes two months after a deadly dam burst that killed over 200 people. On Friday, the tailings dam attracted the highest, ‘third level’ of threat, according to the Read More

Cyclone Idai death toll reaches 732, hundreds still missing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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The death toll from a devastating cyclone that struck Zimbabwe and neighboring Mozambique a week ago has spiraled to 732, and is expected to rise even further as hundreds remain missing. Survivors are struggling to deal with the aftermath of the huge disaster, with an estimated 1 million people affected in Mozambique alone. Tens of Read More

Missouri River flooding forces evacuation of 7,500 from waterfront city

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (Reuters) – Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America’s longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. Buildings submerged in floodwaters in Bellevue, Nebraska, March 20, 2019. Bellevue (Nebraska) Police Read More

Shortages of everything, and worries about relatives, for Mozambique flood survivors

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GUARA GUARA, Mozambique (Reuters) – At a camp near the city of Beira for people rescued from Mozambique’s catastrophic flooding, residents were dealing on Friday with worries about their future and shortages of pretty much everything – water, food and medicines. Locals watch as a helicopter lands in Guara Guara after Cyclone Idai outside Beira, Read More

Wall Street stumbles as investors spooked by signs of economic slowdown

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes dropping between 1 and 2 percent as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fueling fears of a global economic downturn. Traders work on the floor Read More

UK economy dodges no-deal Brexit hit, for now

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy has struggled beneath the weight of Brexit uncertainty for nearly three years, but many business leaders would probably be relieved just to have more of the same for the next few months. FILE PHOTO: People walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Read More

Deadly floods flow into Missouri, other drenched Midwestern states

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Frigid Missouri River floodwaters that left ruins, death and drowned livestock across the U.S. Midwest’s farmland were expected to crest in northwestern Missouri on Friday and threaten more towns and cities. Buildings are submereged in floodwater in Bellevue, Nebraska, U.S., March 20, 2019, in this still imgage taken from social Read More

Deadly floods push into Missouri, more states in rain-soaked U.S. Midwest

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Frigid floodwaters pushing down the Missouri River left ruins, death and drowned livestock in their wake across the U.S. Midwest’s farmland, and were expected to crest in northwest Missouri early Friday, with more cities and towns under threat. Buildings are submereged in floodwater in Bellevue, Nebraska, U.S., March 20, 2019, Read More

Amid U.S. Midwest flooding, residents in Missouri, Kansas rush to fill sandbags

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Floodwaters that devastated swaths of Nebraska and Iowa rolled downstream along America’s longest river on Thursday, swamping more Midwestern farmland as waterfront communities in Missouri and Kansas hurried to shore up strained levees. Flooding of the Missouri River triggered by last week’s so-called “bomb cyclone” storm has already inflicted damage Read More