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Rescuers search for survivors after Indonesia quake kills 82 

Rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble of houses, mosques and schools that were among the thousands of buildings destroyed in the disaster that struck on Sunday evening. “The search and rescue team is still scouring the scene and evacuating (people),” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. “We …

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Toll in Greek wildfires rises to 79 amid search for survivors

Scores of locals and holidaymakers fled to the sea to try to escape the flames as they tore through towns and villages near the capital stoked by 100-km-per-hour wind gusts, devouring woodland and hundreds of buildings. Greek media have described the disaster as a “national tragedy”, while Prime Minister Alexis …

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Indonesia: At least 29 dead in ferry sinking as search continues

Tuesday’s sinking came a few weeks after an overcrowded ferry sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba, one of the world’s deepest volcanic lakes, claiming more than 200 lives. The regional disaster mitigation agency said 41 people remained missing in Tuesday’s accident. Another 69 passengers had been rescued. The ferry was carrying an …

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