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Nepal Earthquake: 1500 Killed, Millions Displaced, Rescue Efforts on War Footing (Wrap up)

Over 1,500 people were killed and thousands were injured, while million were displaced as a massive earthquake – lasting for a long 20 seconds – hit Himalayan front region with 14 strong aftershocks causing widespread destruction in Nepal and India today. In Nepal, buildings were flattened, roads cracked, telephone connectivity snapped and hospitals grappled with a large number of injured ...

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Facebook Launches ‘Safety Check’ a-la Google ‘Person Finder’ During Natural Disasters

Not to be left behind the global trend, social networking website Facebook has launched a tool called “Safety Check” that lets users notify friends and family members about their safety during emergencies or natural disasters, following similar features on Google called “Person Finder”. The “Safety Check” tool will be available to all Facebook users numbering 1.32 billion users currently and ...

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Japan Mount Ontake Volcano Erupts Suddenly, 31 Weekend Hikers Killed; Rescue Still On

More than 30 hikers were feared dead on Saturday when the Mount Ontake, a hikers’ spot in Nagano, 200 miles from Tokyo, saw volcano eruption on Saturday night and continued spewing ash and rocks endangering the weekend visitors. Reports of sulfur smell briefly disrupted rescue efforts, said official NHK television of Japan. So far the rescue teams have recovered 31 ...

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