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Critical levels of pollution prompt Rome and Milan to impose multi-hour car bans, Italy

Italian cities of Rome and Milan have imposed multi-hour bans on cars, as authorities try to overcome the air pollution that has reached critical levels in an unusually dry and warm winter. Authorities across Italy are implementing different restrictions to solve...

December 28, 2015

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Violent tornadoes produce massive damage in Texas, US

Severe weather conditions continued across Texas on December 26, 2015, as several violent tornadoes swept the area killing 11 people. The total death toll caused by extreme weather conditions in the US since December 23 is now 29. Only a few days after the storm on...

December 27, 2015

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Deadly Christmas Eve storm wreaks havoc across Mississippi and Alabama, US

Major thunderstorms accompanied by tornadoes that battered portions of Mississippi and Alabama on December 24, 2015, claimed at least 15 lives and devastated homes across the area, making this Christmas a sad event for numerous people. According to the National...

December 26, 2015

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New landslide hits Myanmar's jade mine in Hpakant, dozens feared missing

A new landslide hit jade mining region in Hpakant, Myanmar on December 25, 2015, leaving, according to witnesses, as many as 50 people missing. Nilar Mying, an official from Hpakant Administrative Office, said for AFP that the rescue process has started. "We...

December 26, 2015

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Powerful M6.9 earthquake hits Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan

A powerful earthquake registered by Pakistan's National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) as M6.9 at a depth of 197 km (122 miles) hit Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region at 19:14 UTC on December 25, 2015. USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 203 km (126 miles)....

December 25, 2015

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Active volcanoes in the world: December 16 - 22, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 7 volcanoes from December 16 - 22, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Egon, Flores Island (Indonesia) | Fuego, Guatemala | Kanlaon, Philippines | Masaya, Nicaragua |...

December 24, 2015

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Landslide buries a pick-up truck in Peru's Ayachuco region

A large landslide caused by days of heavy rain occurred in Peru's Ayachuco region on December 22, 2015. The event took place about 320 kilometers (200 miles) east of country's capital Lima. Report with the video says that there were, at least, two people...

December 24, 2015

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Lake Poopo on the verge of drying out, Bolivia

Lake Poopo, the second largest lake in Bolivia, after Titicaca has almost dried up. The event prompted Victor Hugo Vasquez, the Governor of Oruro province to declare a state of natural disaster on December 19, 2015. The lake which used to extend over more than 4 610...

December 22, 2015

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Massive earth crack swallows 6 km of road, Paraguay

A massive earth crack swallowed approximately 6 km (3.7 miles) of the road along the Route III connecting the districts Yby Yaú and Azotey in Paraguay on December 10, 2015. Video credit: Concepción al Día Video credit: Diario HOY According to...

December 22, 2015

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Beijing issues a red alert for hazardous smog pollution for the second time ever

Residents of China are experiencing another wave of severe smog pollution since December 18, 2015. The smog conditions have prompted Beijing authorities to issued its second red alert in the history, as hazardous conditions have been expected to last more than three...

December 21, 2015

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Shiveluch erupts sending ash up to 5 km into the air, Russia

Shiveluch volcano in the east of Russia erupted on December 21, 2015, raising ash columns up to 5 km (16 404 feet) above the sea level, the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT) reported. Orange alert level remained in effect. Hot avalanches from the...

December 21, 2015

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Landslide in Visakhapatnam kills 4 people, India

A landslide at Sanjeevayyangar in Thatichetalpalem area, Visakhapatnam, India killed four people and left numerous injured on December 20, 2015. A large boulder fell from a small hill nearby in the early morning hours (local time) and left 3 people buried alive...

December 21, 2015

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Landslide buries 33 buildings leaving more than 90 people missing, Shenzhen, China

A massive landslide hit an industrial park in Shenzhen city of south China's Guangdong Province on Sunday, December 20, 2015, leaving at least 91 people missing. According to Xinhua, police received the report of the landslide at 11:40 (local time) which took...

December 20, 2015

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Severe heatwave conditions spark fires across southern Australia

Severe to extreme heat conditions have wrapped southern Australia as a hot air mass settled across the region since December 17, 2015. A number of fires have wreaked havoc across the affected areas and firefighters struggle to contain them. Extremely hot conditions...

December 20, 2015

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Over 40 deaths across the Philippines as flood threats rise again

The Philippines archipelago suffered another hit of severe weather, as heavy rainfalls battered the area on December 19, 2015. The government declared a state of national calamity, following a rising threat of aggravating floods across the region previously affected...

December 19, 2015

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Vanuatu at 02:10 UTC on December 19, 2015. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 128km (80mi) N of Isangel and 135km (84mi) ESE of Port-Vila,...

December 19, 2015

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The most extreme drought in 115 years strongly affects food production in Cuba

The 2015 ongoing drought in Cuba has now severely affected about 87 000 tons of country's year rice production, the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG) stated on December 14, 2015. The drought conditions of this year have now been regarded as the worst over the last...

December 18, 2015