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Huge underwater quake hits Russian Far East

A massive undersea earthquake with an estimated 8.3 magnitude shook Russia Friday, with tremors recorded in Moscow — almost 4,400 miles west of the epicenter of the tremblor.

China: Sichuan province earthquake death toll rises to 160, with 6700 injured (VIDEO)

HONG KONG — The worst earthquake to hit China in three years was felt as far as 70 miles away in Chengdu, the provincial capital.

Powerful 7.8 earthquake hits Iran

One Iranian official said it was the biggest tremor to hit the country in 40 years, and "we are expecting hundreds of dead."

Italian scientists face jail time over failure to predict deadly L'Aquila earthquake

A group of Italian scientists who failed to predict the deadly 2009 L'Aquila earthquake could be sent to jail for four years each, reports the Telegraph.

Cholera case against UN stalls in Haiti

Over 15,000 Haitians have banded together in a legal case against the United Nations, alleging that troops brought the deadly disease to Haiti during a post-earthquake relief effort.
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Aristide Mojes shows his medical certificate showing he survived cholera, which will be filed with thousands of others in the case against the United Nations. (Jason Hayes/GlobalPost)
With over 7,000 dead and annual epidemics after the rainy season, more than 15,000 cholera-affected Haitians joined together to file a legal complaint against the UN on November 3, 2011. The case asserts that UN troops from Nepal brought cholera to Haiti when their sewage contaminated a tributary of the Artibonite River in October 2010. Now, seven months after the complaint was filed, their case sits idle because the UN denies responsibility for bringing cholera to the country.
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Chatter: Fukushima nuclear disaster was 'man-made'

Japan says human negligence made Fukushima the disaster it was, NATO trucks are on the move once more through Pakistan, and some cities are more liveable than others.
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Japan says human negligence made Fukushima the disaster it was, NATO trucks are on the move once more through Pakistan, and some cities are more liveable than others.
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Chatter: Italy rocked by second deadly quake

Another earthquake hits northern Italy, Kofi Annan goes tete-a-tete with Bashar al-Assad, and you too could be buried where Elvis was - or wasn't.
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Another earthquake hits northern Italy, Kofi Annan goes tete-a-tete with Bashar al-Assad, and you too could be buried where Elvis was - or wasn't.
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Earthquake near Tangshan, China, also felt in Beijing

The earthquake shook buildings in Beijing but there were no reports of damage.

Chatter: Indonesia quake triggers tsunami warning

A far-reaching tsunami warning is in place after a huge underwater earthquake off the coast of Indonesia.
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The entire Indian Ocean region is on tsunami watch after a powerful earthquake struck under the sea off northern Indonesia.

The 8.7-magnitude quake hit some 300 miles off the coast of Aceh province. It's thought it occured at roughly the same depth and location as the 9.1 tremor that triggered the devastating 2004 tsunami.

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Return to Haiti: A day in the life of a broken island

The country continues to stumble toward rebuilding after the earthquake, facing questions about aid money and embezzlement.
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PORT-AU-PRINCE – From the moment you land in Haiti, it is the resiliency of the place that strikes you.

In the early morning light of the first day here, students in crisp uniforms marched like small armies to school, laborers sipped coffee in plastic cups from ubiquitous roadside stands known as ‘chen jambe,’ (Creole slang that translates as “dog crossings"), and the city streets were jammed with the impatient traffic of a country struggling to get back on the road to recovery.

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