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The Courier Mail   20 April 2017   Australia   Queensland  
<p>A SLOWDOWN in building and construction projects in Queensland is to blame for a series of high-profile building collapses, leaving half-finished projects abandoned, sub contractors short changed and creditors hundreds of millions of dollars out of pocket.</p ...
EYEWITNESS NEWS   17 April 2017   Sri Lanka   Colombo  
<p>Rescue workers cleared mud and debris from a landslide at a giant rubbish dump in the Sri Lankan capital for a fourth day on Monday, as the death toll rose to 29 and uncertainty remained over the number of people missing.</p> <p>The 90-metre dump in the ...
Gulf News   05 April 2017   Iran   Asia  
<p>A powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northeastern Iran near the holy city of Mashhad on Wednesday, killing at least one person as residents fled onto the streets and aftershocks shook the region.</p><p>Iranian state radio said the epicenter of the ...
The Guardian   03 April 2017   Colombia   Americas  
<p>Colombian rescuers have been searching frantically for hundreds of missing people after the southern city of Mocoa was engulfed on Saturday by a huge landslide of mud, rocks and gushing waters that swept away homes and cars and killed more than 20 people.</p> <p>The ...
<p>Firefighters were on Sunday called to a blaze at a Dubai construction site, in the latest of a string of fires at high-rise blocks in the UAE.</p> <p>The fire at Emaar&rsquo;s Fountain Views towers development was brought under control, the official Dubai ...
WKYT.com   31 March 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>Whitley County lost one of their own Thursday, a man who died earning his living to take care of those he cared most about.</p><p>Kentucky officials are saying that Partin began his shift about 5pm on Wednesday evening. He was performing maintenance work ...
CBC News   31 March 2017   United States, Canada   Americas  
<p>A landslide in South Surrey, B.C., has shut down Amtrak train service between Vancouver and Seattle.</p> <p>Amtrak said BNSF, which owns the railway, has suspended passenger railway traffic on the tracks until Friday, March 31. Amtrak said it is providing ...
<p>A major fire has led to a bridge collapse on an interstate highway in the US state of Georgia.</p><p>The fire is believed to have been caused by burning of piles of electrical wiring under the bridge.</p><p>State governor Nathan Deal declared a state of ...
BBC NEWS   24 March 2017   New Zealand   Oceania  
<p>The big earthquake that struck New Zealand last year may have been the most complex ever, say scientists.<br>November's Magnitude 7.8 event ruptured a near-200km-long swathe of territory, shifting parts of NZ's South Island 5m closer to North Island.<br>Whole ...
The Guardian   10 March 2017   Italy   Marche, Ancona  
<p>An Italian couple have been killed after a motorway bridge collapsed on top of their car, in Italy&rsquo;s second such tragedy in just over four months.<br /><br />Police said Antonella Viviani, 54, and her husband, 60-year-old Emidio Diomede, died at the ...