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BBC NEWS   16 November 2017   Greece   Attiki  
<p>Flash floods caused by heavy overnight rain have killed at least 15 people and caused destruction in central Greece.<br />The industrial towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, west of the capital Athens, were the most affected.<br />Many of the dead were ...
BBC NEWS   13 October 2017   UK   Scotland  
<p>A giant boring machine has "broken through" to complete the initial construction phase of the &pound;100m Shieldhall Tunnel.<br />The project to create the biggest waste water tunnel in Scotland has seen a 3.1 mile (4.8km) tunnel created beneath the south ...
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BBC NEWS   21 September 2017   United Kingdom   South East Wales  
<p>A group set up to reopen a disused Rhondda railway tunnel to cyclists and walkers is to receive a &pound;90,000 grant.</p> <p>The money, from Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund, will be used for a detailed examination of the tunnel between Blaencwm ...
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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 ...