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35 large wildfires rage unchecked in U.S. West as 112 new blazes flare up

Aug 25, 2016

35 large wildfires rage unchecked in U.S. West as 112 new blazes flare up

Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big. Firefighters in the region mostly faced continued windy, dry conditions Wednesday that have fanned flames that destroyed ...

World's largest aircraft damaged in crash landing; no injuries reported

Aug 24, 2016

World's largest aircraft damaged in crash landing; no injuries reported

The world’s largest aircraft suffered cockpit damage on Wednesday after nose diving while landing on its second test flight, but there were no injuries, according to the craft’s manufacturer. The 92-meter-long Airlander 10, part helicopter and part airship, came down at Cardington Airfield in ...

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

Aug 24, 2016

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

A powerful magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometers (52 miles), was also ...

Powerful quake flattens villages in central Italy

Aug 24, 2016

Powerful quake flattens villages in central Italy

A powerful magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, devastating mountain villages and leaving at least 37 people dead. Local officials indicated the death toll was likely to rise. Numerous buildings collapsed in small communities close to the epicenter of the quake in a ...