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BBC NEWS   07 August 2020   Italy  
<p>Italian authorities have evacuated about 75 people, mostly tourists, from an Alpine valley as huge blocks of ice threaten to crash down from a glacier.<br />Planpincieux glacier, in the Mont Blanc massif, has weakened because of intense summer heat alternating ...
The Guardian   03 August 2020   New Zealand  
<p>New research has found extreme melting of the country&rsquo;s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global heating.<br />Twice a year, glaciologist Lauren Vargo and her colleagues set up camp beside two small lakes close ...
Asia Times   28 July 2020   China  
<p>People in cities along China&rsquo;s Yangtze River, which have already been inundated with water, are now scrambling to shore up embankments and dykes before the Three Gorges Dam releases more water and towns are swamped again by the third big flood this ...
DW   10 July 2020   Brazil  
<p>A team of Brazilian researchers announced on Friday the discovery of a 115-million-year-old fossil belonging to a previously unknown species of dinosaur in the northeastern state of Ceara.<br />The "Aratasaurus museunacionali" is a previously unknown species ...
News18   10 July 2020   Indonesia  
<p>An eerily beautiful volcanic eruption in Indonesia will you leave you mesmerized.<br />Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia erupted electric-blue fire, that trickles down the mountain slope at night attracting crowds of tourists and photographers.<br />A Paris-based ...
CNN   07 July 2020   Japan  
<p>Tokyo (CNN)Rescue workers in Japan are beginning a desperate search for survivors after dozens were left dead or missing following widespread flash flooding triggered by record rainfall on the southern island of Kyushu.<br />Local authorities confirmed ...
Aljazeera   02 July 2020   Myanmar   Kachin  
<p>At least 50 people have died after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, according to officials.<br />The incident took place early on Thursday in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state after a bout of heavy rainfall, the Myanmar Fire Services ...
Insider   12 June 2020   World  
<p>Some natural wonders around the world are so distinctive that photos of them look like they've been edited in Photoshop.<br>These landscapes haven't been manipulated with photo-editing software — they occur naturally.<br>Featured places include Yellowstone's ...
nytimes.com   05 June 2020   Norway   Alta  
<p>The slide, which ran more than 2,000 feet along the shore and nearly 500 feet inland, was the largest the area had ever seen. A dog was carried out to sea but swam to safety.<br />A freak landslide in Norway has swept at least eight buildings into the sea, ...
Hindustan Times   02 June 2020   India   Assam  
<p>Twenty people were killed and several injured in a series of landslides in three districts of the Barak Valley region of Assam on Tuesday, officials said, even as the state is grappling with floods.<br />Officials said at least six people in Karimganj district, ...