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September 04, 2015
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ____ September 2 The Times-Picayune, New ...
August 18, 2015
Thunderstorms complicate recovery from Tianjin port blasts
Thunderstorms Tuesday complicated recovery efforts from last week's massive explosions at a warehouse in China's Tianjin port ...
August 08, 2015
3,000 evacuated as wildfires burn for 3rd day in Spain
Strong winds have fanned wildfires that have raged out of control for three days in southwestern Spain and made firefighting ...
August 07, 2015
Spain: Wildfire forces evacuation of residents from 2 towns
A wildfire that officials suspect was started deliberately forced the evacuation of more than 1,400 people from two towns and ...
July 27, 2015
Weaker wind, humidity may help control big Spanish wildfire
A wildfire is continuing to blacken forests in northeastern Spain but authorities say that weaker winds and rising humidity ...
July 26, 2015
Big Spanish forest fire forces evacuation of 100s of people
A wildfire racing through forested hills in northeastern Spain has forced the evacuation of several hundred people. The blaze ...
July 25, 2015
Guyana: Dutch to help improve drainage system amid flooding
Guyana says the Netherlands has offered to help improve the South American country's drainage system amid bouts of heavy ...
July 05, 2015
Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal; 1,350 evacuated
More than 1,350 residents were evacuated in Spain's northeastern region of Aragon as a wildfire spread through a pine forest ...
June 07, 2015
China focus turns on sleepy Jianli amid cruise ship disaster
An influx of rescue workers, journalists and victims' relatives is putting the sleepy town of Jianli on the map in a way that ...
May 27, 2015
Floods in northwest Romania leave 1 dead, dozens evacuated
Officials in Romania say flooding in the country's northwest has killed at least one person, damaged homes and forced ...
May 27, 2015
UN agency to hire mountain guides, porters for Nepal relief
The U.N. food agency is hiring thousands of mountain and trekking guides, porters and other workers to carry food, medicine, ...
May 17, 2015
Bodies of Marines, Nepalese recovered from crashed chopper
The bodies of six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers who were aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief ...
May 16, 2015
Brick business booms as Nepal readies to rebuild after quake
The worn-out workers of Jaya Mayaswori Brick Factory are packing clay and hauling loads with a new sense of purpose — helping ...
May 15, 2015
Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopper
Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter that disappeared this week ...
May 07, 2015
Portuguese travelers turn into aid agency after Nepal quake
They arrived in Nepal as backpackers a day before a deadly earthquake that flattened large swaths of this impoverished ...
May 03, 2015
'We need help': Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages
At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village stands a wooden sign cobbled together from the debris of homes flattened ...
April 30, 2015
Rescuers pull survivor from rubble 5 days after Nepal quake
Crowds cheered Thursday as a teenage boy was pulled, dazed and dusty, from the wreckage of a seven-story Kathmandu building ...
April 30, 2015
The Latest on Nepal: Race against time to deliver supplies
10 a.m. (0415 GMT) In quake-wracked Nepal, everyone who is able is joining the aid effort. The 32-year-oid Narayan Thapa was ...
April 30, 2015
Aid begins arriving in Nepal's remote quake-hit villages
The first supplies of food aid began reaching remote, earthquake-shattered mountain villages in Nepal, while thousands ...
April 28, 2015
In quake-hit Nepal, rescuers struggle to recover the dead
For hours after Nepal was shaken by one of the most intense earthquakes here in nearly a century, 12-year-old Neha Chumda ...