Natural disasters

A downed helicopter lays in its side on top of a van, in Santiago Jimitepec, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from the Friday's earth quake crashed killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)
February 17, 2018 - 5:23 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the only...
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Students from a public school sit in an open area after being evacuated, in Veracruz, Mexico, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
February 17, 2018 - 5:19 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico escaped major destruction from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that jolted southern and central parts of the country, authorities said Saturday, though 13 people were killed in the crash of a helicopter sent to assess the damage. A national emergency committee that convened...
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Two diners sit outside a restaurant on Reforma Avenue after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A powerful earthquake has shaken south and central Mexico, causing people to flee buildings and office towers in the country's capital, and setting off quake alert systems. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
February 16, 2018 - 11:44 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds gathered on Mexico City's central...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:14 am
WAYNOKA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports four small earthquakes in northwestern Oklahoma, the strongest with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8. No injuries or damage have been reported as a result of the Friday morning temblors near Waynoka. Geologists say damage is not likely in...
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A view of a large sinkhole that opened in a street of a residential area in Rome, Wednesday Feb. 14, 2018. Various cars fell in the chasm and two buildings were temporarily evacuated as a precautionary measure after the collapse. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 2:25 pm
ROME (AP) — Prosecutors have opened an investigation into a 10-meter (30-foot) -wide sinkhole that swallowed up a half-dozen cars on a residential street in Rome. No one was injured in Wednesday evening's collapse in the Balduina neighborhood, but families in nearby buildings were evacuated as a...
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This image made from a video, shows parliament house damaged by Cyclone Gita in Nuku’alofa, Tonga Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Tonga began cleaning up Tuesday after a cyclone hit overnight, while some people in the nearby Pacific nation of Fiji began preparing for the storm to hit them. (TVNZ via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 11:26 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific nation of Tonga began cleaning up damage Tuesday from a cyclone that destroyed its Parliament House, as well as homes and churches, and was intensifying as it headed toward nearby Fiji. Cyclone Gita caused power outages after tearing through the island...
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In this Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 photo, first responders with a backhoe work amid strong winds and heavy rain from Tropical Storm Gita to clear part of the main road at Fagaalu village in American Samoa. Officials in American Samoa began a full assessment Monday, Feb. 12, of damage caused by tropical storm Gita over the weekend. (AP Photo/Fili Sagapolutele)
February 12, 2018 - 3:17 pm
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Officials in American Samoa began a full assessment Monday of damage caused by tropical storm Gita over the weekend. Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga says the storm caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. No injuries or deaths were reported. President...
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February 12, 2018 - 6:08 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Members of the Puerto Rican community want help for Hurricane Maria survivors who have resettled in Philadelphia. Groups will gather at Thomas Paine Plaza on Monday to call for financial resources for the evacuees. The groups say more than 1,500 evacuees are in Philadelphia,...
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FILE: In this file photo dated 21/05/2013 of an Oxfam store in London as the Government is reviewing its relationship with the charity in the wake of sex allegations against some of the charity's staff. Saturday Feb. 10, 2018. The Department for International Development (DfID) took the decision after the charity denied claims it had covered up the use of prostitutes by aid workers in Haiti. (Nick Ansell/PA via AP, file)
February 10, 2018 - 10:04 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government is reviewing its relationship with Oxfam amid a deepening sexual misconduct scandal involving some of the charity's employees working in Haiti after its devastating 2010 earthquake. The U.K.'s Department for International Development sharply criticized the...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 photo Jeremy DaRos, who received an erroneous tsunami alert on his phone, poses on the waterfront in Portland, Maine. "People need to trust the alerts they're pushing out," he said. "This is important stuff, and to have two incidents in the span of a month is just unacceptable." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
February 10, 2018 - 8:41 am
Weather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. Still, when a tsunami warning appeared out of the blue on his phone Tuesday, he felt a twinge of fear. His co-workers, who got the same alert, asked whether they should evacuate. It...
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