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Mexico extends search for quake survivors

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SEARCH. Rescue workers take part in the search for survivors in Mexico City on September 22, 2017, 3 days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

President Enrique Pena Nieto promises that officials would prolong their delicate probing for survivors

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 23, 2017) — Mexican authorities on Friday, September 22, extended a search for survivors of this week’s devastating earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, with foreign rescue teams helping out as the technical window for finding anybody left alive closed. Continue reading Mexico extends search for quake survivors

South Asia floods kill 1,200 and shut 1.8 million children out of school

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A passenger bus moves through a waterlogged road in Mumbai. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade

Hundreds dead in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions have been forced from their homes and 18,000 schools shut down across the region

August 31, 2017 — Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll. Continue reading South Asia floods kill 1,200 and shut 1.8 million children out of school

Magnitude 7.9 quake shakes PNG, prompting tsunami alert

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A tsunami alert initially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbors was later cancelled

SYDNEY, Australia (Jan. 22, 2017) — A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, January 22, but a tsunami alert initially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbors was later cancelled. Continue reading Magnitude 7.9 quake shakes PNG, prompting tsunami alert

For Mongolians, climate change is as personal as it gets

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A family settlement in the deep mountains of Bayankhongor province in Mongolia. How is climate change affecting the lives of people in the country? Photo by: Lean Santos / Devex

March 9, 2016 —When the world adopted the newest climate agreement during the United Nations climate change conference — or COP21 — in Paris, France, last December, an urgent warning was Continue reading For Mongolians, climate change is as personal as it gets

Over 10000 migrant children missing

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STRUGGLE. Migrants board through a window a train heading to Zagreb at a railway station, near the official border crossing between Croatia and Serbia, near the eastern-Croatian town of Tovarnik, on September 18, 2015. AFP photo
EU police agency Europol fears many have been whisked away into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Feb. 1, 2016) — Over 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said on Sunday, January 31, fearing many have been whisked away into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade.
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