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List of 2010 earthquakes

A list of earthquakes so far this year. Data: U.S. Geological Survey. Location: Southern Qinghai, China Magnitude: 6.9 Date: April 13, 2010 Location: Spain Magnitude: 6.3 Date: April 11, 2010 Location: Solomon Islands Magnitude: 6.8 Date: April 11, 2010 Location: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Magnitude: 7.7 Date: April 6, 2010 Location: Baja California, Mexico Magnitude: 7.2 Date: April 4, 2010

What's up with all the earthquakes?

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The quake that hit China Wednesday was the latest in a string of earthquakes in the news lately. Many people are wondering what's going on, so we decided to ask NASA. Eric Fielding is a geophysicist who uses satellites to study earthquakes at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories in California. GlobalPost: So first question is the one on everybody's mind. What on earth, literally, is going on? What's up with the earthquakes?

Colombia after Uribe

BOGOTA, Colombia — Although he has yet to receive a single vote, Juan Manuel Santos carries himself with the swagger of a president. Thanks to his close alliance with Alvaro Uribe, Colombia’s immensely popular outgoing president, Santos stands as the frontrunner heading into the May 30 first-round election. A long-time figure in Colombian politics, Santos, 58, became a serious contender following his dramatic three-year stint as Uribe’s defense minister.

Canada church acts in "name of the scandal"

TORONTO, Canada — It has become shockingly clear that protecting the church from scandal was the top priority for many Roman Catholic bishops when faced with priests who sexually abused children. The impression this has created — church officials more concerned with the interests of the church than the wellbeing of children — has added to the outrage felt in the growing list of countries where sex abuse scandals have been made public.

Who is profiting from rebuilding Chile?

SANTIAGO, Chile — Only saints and the dead are free from conflicts of interest, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera told an Argentine paper. And if his first month in office is any indication, Pinera is nowhere close to sainthood.

Five Frames: Best photos of the week

BOSTON — From GlobalPost's editors, a selection of the best pictures of the week. Russian soldiers train for a military parade in Moscow, April 8, 2010. Russia will mark the 65th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany with a military parade in Moscow's Red Square on May 9. (Alexander Natruskin/Reuters)

World Economic Forum comes to Colombia

CARTAGENA, Colombia — Bono once called the World Economic Forum in Davos a gathering of “fat cats in the snow.” But for the past three days, the fat cats have opted for palm trees and Caribbean breezes. The forum held its Latin America regional meeting in the gorgeous colonial port city of Cartagena. In a way, it was a coming out party for Colombia, which thanks to improved security is now deemed safe enough to host the Davos crowd.

On Location: Puerto Dexthi, Mexico

Sweden to host first Think Global School trimester

Photo caption: Youth take part in the world's largest LAN (Local Area Network) party, a gathering of computer enthusiasts playing games, browsing the web and developing software on November 26, 2009 in Jonkoping, Sweden. Sweden is the first stop for the tech-savvy students of Think Global School. (Jan Johannessen/Getty Images) STOCKHOLM, Sweden — For the first time in history, a parent will actually be proud that their child attended three different high schools in one year.

Approximately 200 Buried In Landslide

Brazil is watching live this morning as workers struggle to clear debris from a landslide in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro state, that buried as many as 40 houses and stores, and a day care center, built on a former garbage dump last night at around 10 p.m.
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