Natural disasters

A man stands on fallen trees which damaged his home in Moroni, Comoros, Thursday, April 25, 2019 after Cyclone Kenneth hit the island nation of Comoros. As the powerful tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday in northern Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. (AP PhotoAnziza M'Changama)
April 26, 2019 - 7:19 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The second powerful cyclone to strike Mozambique in just six weeks ripped off roofs, killed at least one person and dumped heavy rain on Friday as the United Nations warned of "massive flooding" ahead. Cyclone Kenneth packed the power of a Category 4 hurricane as it approached...
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A man stands on fallen trees which damaged his home in Moroni, Comoros, Thursday, April 25, 2019 after Cyclone Kenneth hit the island nation of Comoros. As the powerful tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall by early Friday in northern Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. (AP PhotoAnziza M'Changama)
April 25, 2019 - 1:14 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A powerful tropical cyclone began to make landfall on Thursday in Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Authorities carried out compulsory evacuations in cases where residents resisted warnings to flee...
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Map locates earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh, India;
April 23, 2019 - 8:38 pm
GAUHATI, India (AP) — A moderate earthquake shook remote northeastern India near the border with China early Wednesday, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported. U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Gavin Hayes said the area in Arunachal Pradesh state is sparsely populated so not many...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2012 file photo a man tosses dirt on a fire as he tries to save his home on Bettas Road near Cle Elum, Wash. Federal officials have released a plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species, including imperiled sage grouse. Officials say the 248-page document released this month is a paradigm shift relying on advances in technology and analytics to categorize sagebrush areas based on resistance and resilience to wildfire. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File)
April 23, 2019 - 2:19 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new plan to save sagebrush habitats in Western states that support cattle ranching, recreation and 350 wildlife species — including imperiled sage grouse — is a paradigm shift in strategy, federal officials said. The 248-page document released this month emphasizes new...
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Rescue workers search for victims in a collapsed building near Durban, South Africa, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. South African media report that 33 people are dead from flooding and mudslides in the country's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province caused by heavy rains that began on Monday. (AP Photo)
April 23, 2019 - 1:36 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African media report that 33 people are dead from flooding and mudslides in the country's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province. State broadcaster SABC on Tuesday cites provincial authorities on the number of fatalities. The flooding has been caused by heavy rains that began on...
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Damaged St. Catherine church is seen following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that also caused the collapse of a commercial building in Porac township, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The strong earthquake struck the northern Philippines Monday trapping some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 23, 2019 - 4:55 am
PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country's north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The U.S. Geological Survey...
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Residents watch as rescuers continue to search for survivors following Monday's 6.1 magnitude earthquake that caused the collapse of a commercial building in Porac township, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The strong earthquake struck the northern Philippines Monday trapping some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 23, 2019 - 2:09 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on powerful earthquakes in the Philippines (all times local): 2 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country's north and killed at least 11 people. The new quake hit...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, April 21, 2019, Ukrainian comedian and presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy gestures while speaking at his headquarters after the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine. For his presidential campaign popular Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has literally taken the script from a TV show in which he plays the Ukrainian president. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 22, 2019 - 3:55 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy's landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election has thrust a comedian and political novice into the middle of the most dangerous flashpoint between Moscow and the West since the end of the Cold War. Whether Zelenskiy is any match at all for Vladimir...
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Workers continue rescue efforts on people still trapped inside a collapsed building at Porac town, Pampanga province, northern Philippines Monday, April 22, 2019. A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake in the north Philippines on Monday trapped some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 22, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake killed three people and trapped at several others Monday in a collapsed building that housed a supermarket in a northern Philippine province, where an international airport terminal was closed due to damage, officials said. Mayor Condralito dela Cruz of...
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Fallen trees and street signs litter the grass off Highway 220 North after a tornado touched down in Franklin County, Va., Friday, April 19, 2019. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 10:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and...
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