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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   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 ...
Filed under: Construction News
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 ...
Filed under: Construction News
Reuters   12 September 2016   Kingdom of Saudi Arabia   Middle East  
<p>Construction projects to expand capacity at Mecca's Grand Mosque and other Islamic holy sites will be completed in about three years, enabling Saudi Arabia to accommodate more pilgrims, Mecca's mayor told Reuters on Friday.</p><p>Osama bin Fadl Al-Bar said ...
Filed under: Construction News
Reuters   15 April 2016   UK  
<p>Britain's construction sector weakened slightly in February but construction of new homes hit a record, helping lift overall construction output in the previous three months to its fastest growth in nearly a year.</p> <p>The Office for National Statistics ...
Filed under: Construction News
Reuters   11 November 2015   Arctic   Arctic  
<p>The global race for the Arctic&rsquo;s riches is already in progress and attracting military interests, according to US State Secretary John Kerry, who says Washington is keeping a close eye on China and Russia and adapting its &ldquo;national security&rdquo; ...
Filed under: Energy resources
Reuters   10 July 2015   Solomon Islands   South Pacific  
<p>A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.5, shortly followed by a 5.3 aftershock has struck off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, according to the US Geological Survey. No tsunami warning has been issued.</p>
Filed under: Natural Hazards