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Buried under the lava of Vesuvius, What the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum looked like

Herculaneum is one of three cities that fell victim to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The brutality of…

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Tips

NASA’s asteroid simulation shows Earth’s inevitable disaster in North Africa and Europe

NASA spent a week studying what would happen if a giant asteroid crashed into Earth. Conclusion: As it is now,…

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Global

Indonesian volcano spews ash almost 3 kilometers high

Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano erupted Friday, spewing volcanic ash 2,800 meters high, the geological agency said.

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Africa

Flood covers houses in the city of Douala, Cameroon

A flood of unprecedented magnitude has hit Douala. This disaster caused inestimable material damage and sparking a wave of emotion

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Africa

Nigeria: Flood destroys 110 houses as NEMA issues flood alert on 28 States

Over 110 houses in Zamfara State were destroyed by floods. NEMA issued flood warnings in 28 states and 102 local…

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Global

Beach at Fukushima open eight years after disaster

Eight years after the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a new beach was opened for the first time…

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Africa

Gang charge $0.28 to back commuters across flooded road

“I go help you, but you go pay N100 ($0.28 ed.) for crossing you,” says a member of the gang…

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Global

Million people evacuated for the passing of cyclone Fani in India

More than a million people have been evacuated from the coastal areas of the Indian eastern state of Odisha for…

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Africa

hurricane Kenneth sows death and loss in Mozambique

At least 38 dead counted after passing through Kenneth, thousands of homes destroyed

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First scientific warning on climate warming dates back to 1896

Already in 1896, a scientist warned about the possible consequences of carbon dioxide emissions, the Nobel committee tweeted. In a…

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Africa

Hurricane Idai: Death rises above 770, aids fear disease outbreaks

The death toll after the devastating passage of cyclone Idai has risen to 775. Most of the victims, 460, fell…

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Africa

More than a thousand deaths from cyclone Idai in Mozambique

The number of deaths after the passage of cyclone Idai in Mozambique can amount to more than 1,000. President Filipe…

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