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The Telegraph   21 April 2017   United Kingdom   Europe  
<p>British engineering giant WS Atkins has agreed to a &pound;2.1bn takeover by Canadian rival SNC-Lavalin in a deal that will see the FTSE 250 company's chief executive step aside.</p> <p>Atkins' board last night agreed to a cash takeover at &pound;20.80-a-share, ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Telegraph   28 January 2017   United States   Americas  
<p>US scientists have succeeded in squeezing hydrogen so intensely that it has turned into a metal, creating an entirely new material that might be used as a highly efficient electricity conductor at room temperatures.</p><p>The discovery, published in the ...
The Telegraph   22 November 2016   Japan   Asia  
<p>powerful earthquake off the northeast Japanese coast on Tuesday sent residents fleeing to higher ground and prompted worries about the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsunami five year ago.</p> <p>Lines of cars were seen snaking away from the ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Telegraph   31 May 2016   Switzerland   Gotthard  
<p>We approached the innocuous door in the side of a mountain with little idea what was on the other side of the roller shutter. We journalists on board were lucky: we were about to get a sneak preview of the world&rsquo;s longest railway tunnel before the ...
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The Telegraph   05 February 2016   South Africa   Barberton  
<p>Nearly 80 rescued miners were brought to the surface on Friday, police said, after about 115 were trapped underground following a collapse at a gold mine in northeastern South Africa earlier in the day.</p>
Filed under: Mining News
The Telegraph   25 January 2016   Spain   Malaga  
<p>A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck in the early hours of Monday morning in the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain, 100 miles south-east of Malaga, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.</p>
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Telegraph   29 October 2015   USA   New Mexico desert  
<p>A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter plucked the skull of a baby Pentaceratops- encased in plaster &ndash; from the wilderness and airlifted it to a waiting cargo truck on Thursday morning. The team also airlifted the skull of an adult Pentaceratops that ...
The Telegraph   05 October 2015   Guatemala   Santa Catarina Pinula  
<p>At least 131 people were killed in mudslides that smashed into a village outside Guatemala City, officials said Sunday, three days after the disaster struck the Central American nation.<br />"Unfortunately, a new count shows that there are 131 confirmed ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
The Telegraph   18 September 2015   Chile   Los Vilos  
<p>The aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami has been captured at the Chilean coastal town of Los Vilos where the town had been devastated by 16-foot waves.</p>
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The Telegraph   07 September 2015   UK   Llantwit Major, south Wales  
<p>A student died instantly following a rock fall during a beach-side picnic to celebrate the end of their exams, an inquest has heard.<br />Georgina Le Fjord was sitting on the beach in Llantwit Major, south Wales, in June with best friend Martha Ormerod ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards