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Reuters   18 June 2018   Japan   Osaka  
<p>A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said.</p><p>No tsunami ...
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Reuters   03 June 2018   Kenya   Nairobi  
<p>NAIROBI (Reuters) - At least three people were killed after a five-story building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in the early hours of Sunday, officials said.<br />It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse but the authorities say 30,000 ...
Reuters   27 February 2018   Papua New Guinea   Hela  
<p>Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, police and a hospital worker said on Tuesday, with unconfirmed reports of up to 30 dead.</p> <p>The 7.5 magnitude ...
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Reuters   29 May 2017   Sri Lanka   Asia  
<p>Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue, officials said on Sunday.</p><p>More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian ...
Reuters   03 March 2017   United Arab Emirates   Middle East  
<p>Al Futtaim Carillion, a venture partly owned by London-listed Carillion Plc, has been chosen as the main contractor for a $600 million project as Dubai prepares to host the 2020 World Expo, the Dubai government said on Thursday.</p> <p>The company will ...
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Reuters   10 February 2017   Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   Middle East  
<p>Creditors have agreed in principle to Saudi Binladin Group&rsquo;s (SBG) request for a two-year extension on a 10 billion riyal ($2.7 billion) Islamic credit facility used to pay for delayed building work at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, sources said.</p> <p>Reuters ...
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Reuters   13 December 2016   United Arab Emirates   Middle East  
<p>Abu Dhabi has signed the United Arab Emirates' second hyperloop feasibility study to build a futuristic high-speed transport system connecting the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.</p> <p>Abu Dhabi's Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT) and ...
Reuters   24 November 2016   China   Asia  
<p>At least 40 people have died and others are still trapped after a platform under construction at a power plant's cooling tower in eastern China's Jiangxi province collapsed on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said.</p> <p>The accident happened in Fengcheng ...
Reuters   25 October 2016   London   United Kingdom  
<p>Britain on Tuesday gave Heathrow Airport the green light to build a new $22 billion runway, ending 25 years of indecision with the most ambitious option available to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the EU.</p> <p>Heathrow, Europe's ...
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Reuters   17 October 2016   Papua New Guinea   Oceania  
<p>A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck off the coast of New Britain island in Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.</p><p>There was no tsunami warning issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and there were ...
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