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BBC NEWS   21 July 2017   Greece   Kos  
<p>A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say.<br>The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said.<br>At ...
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BBC NEWS   06 July 2017   Italy   Europe  
<p>Researchers have unlocked the chemistry of Roman concrete which has resisted the elements for thousands of years.</p><p>Ancient sea walls built by the Romans used a concrete made from lime and volcanic ash to bind with rocks.</p><p>Now scientists have discovered ...
BBC NEWS   26 June 2017   China   Sichuan  
<p>More than 90 people remain missing after a huge landslide buried homes in a village in Sichuan province, south-western China.<br />Thousands of rescuers were deployed after some 40 homes were destroyed in Maoxian county, in what one local man said had been ...
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BBC NEWS   24 June 2017   China   Asia  
<p>More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say.<br /><br />About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time ...
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BBC NEWS   31 May 2017   Ukraine   Kiev  
<p>CCTV cameras have captured the moment an underground water pipe exploded in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.<br>The ground rises and shakes before bursting, sending dirt and rocks flying in all directions, and a torrent of muddy water down the street.</p><p>Video ...
BBC NEWS   28 March 2017   Queensland   Australia  
<p>A powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east Australian coast, causing major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.<br /><br />Cyclone Debbie made landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland as a category four ...
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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 ...
BBC NEWS   17 March 2017   Netherlands   Europe  
<p>Could circular runways be the future of air travel? Aviation expert Henk Hesselink of the Netherlands Aerospace Centre believes so.</p><p>An interesting approach on circular runways and deriving benefits!</p><p> </p>
BBC NEWS   13 February 2017   United States   Americas  
<p class="story-body__introduction">More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after an overflow channel at the tallest dam in the US was weakened by heavy rainfall.</p><p>The emergency spillway of the 770 ft (230m) ...
BBC NEWS   21 December 2016   United States   Americas  
<p>Scientists say they have identified a remarkable new feature in Earth&rsquo;s molten outer core.</p> <p>They describe it as a kind of "jet stream" - a fast-flowing river of liquid iron that is surging westwards under Alaska and Siberia.</p> <p>The moving ...