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The Wall Street Journal   21 February 2017   Bolivia   Americas  
<p>The terrifying moment of a landslide in Bolivia's capital.</p><p>Footage captured the moment homes were destroyed in a landslide in La Paz, Bolivia, on Wednesday. The landslide rolled off the mountainside into the Auquisamaña area of the Bolivian capital.</p><p>No ...
The Wall Street Journal   07 December 2016   Indonesia   Asia  
<p>A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early Wednesday, killing at least 54 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.</p><p>Maj. Gen. Tatang Sulaiman says 52 have died ...
<p>KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia&mdash;Malaysia is building what will be the nation&rsquo;s tallest skyscraper, saying the project will generate around 11 billion ringgit ($2.67 billion) for the economy and bolster the country&rsquo;s bid to become a tourist hub.<br ...
Filed under: Construction News
The Wall Street Journal   20 January 2016   Zambia  
<p>LUFWANYAMA, Zambia&mdash;A little-known mining company is modernizing the rough-and-tumble colored gemstone trade, hoping to generate diamond-caliber demand for its emeralds and rubies.</p>
Filed under: Mining News
<p>SYDNEY—A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries.</p><p>A tsunami of half a meter (1.5 feet) ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards