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132 still trapped in quake-hit Taiwan tower

A total of 132 people are still trapped beneath the rubble of a Taiwan apartment tower that collapsed in a powerful earthquake on Saturday morning, a local government official said on Sunday. The total is much higher than authorit

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12 killed as powerful quake jolts Taiwan, building collapses

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some people still known to be missing in the ruins of the complex as night fell, government officials s

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Taiwan quake fells 17-storey apartment tower

A Taiwan quake toppled a 17-storey apartment building in southern Tainan city on Saturday, and crews had so far rescued 123 people from the wreckage, a fire brigade official said. There were no immediate reports of deaths from the

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Major earthquake hits south Alaska

A major earthquake hit southern Alaska early on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, setting off tremors felt more than 170 miles (280 km) away in the state's biggest city Anchorage. Twitter users reported feeling shaking, b

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6.7 quake jolts Japan, no tsunami warning

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck just off Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Thursday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued and NHK national television said that while there might

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4 killed, 100 injured as quake hits NE India

A powerful earthquake struck northeastern India before dawn on Monday, killing at least four people and injuring nearly 100, though the toll was expected to rise, with rescue efforts hampered by severed power supplies and telecommunication links

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One dead as 6.8 quake strikes eastern India

At least one person was killed and a dozen injured when an earthquake measuring 6.8 struck near Imphal in eastern India on Monday, sending people running from their homes and knocking out power to the city near the Myanmar border.

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4.7 quake hits east of Los Angeles

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck east of Los Angeles on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. It said the quake, which was very shallow at only 3.1 miles (5 km) below the earth, was centred three miles (4.8 km)northwest of Rial

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Strong earthquake hits north Afghanistan

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan late on Friday, two months after more than 300 people were killed by a quake in the same mountainous region. Strong shocks were felt in the Afghan capital Kabul at 1

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Community aid vow for quake-hit in Pakistan

Pakistani diplomats and community leaders have joined forces to support their nationals living in Bahrain whose families have been affected by a powerful earthquake. There are around 15,000 Pakistanis from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province

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