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Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity
Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity

Finnish authorities are investigating a mysterious spike in levels of radioactive caesium-137 detected over Helsinki.

Finland probes mystery spike in radioactivity
Bermuda braces for 'dangerous hurricane' Gonzalo
Bermuda braces for 'dangerous hurricane' Gonzalo

Hurricane Gonzalo gained strength in the Atlantic as it barreled toward Bermuda, which was bracing for a hit from the powerful Category Four storm.

Bermuda braces for 'dangerous hurricane' Gonzalo
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Natural disasters killed over 22,000 in 2013: Red Cross

Natural disasters claimed over 22,000 lives last year, with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines the deadliest of all, the Red Cross said.

Natural disasters killed over 22,000 in 2013: Red Cross
Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on the Bahamas
Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on the Bahamas

Hurricane Gonzalo churned in the Atlantic, bringing intense winds and threatening to deluge the Bahamas, US forecasters said.

Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on the Bahamas
Gonzalo becomes 'major hurricane' in Atlantic: US forecasters
Gonzalo becomes 'major hurricane' in Atlantic: US forecasters

Gonzalo strengthened to a "major hurricane" over the open Atlantic and was expected to continue gaining force, forecasters said.

Gonzalo becomes 'major hurricane' in Atlantic: US forecasters
Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report
Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report

Security has been tightened in Saint Peter's Square after intelligence services intercepted a possible plan to attack the Vatican.

Security upped at Vatican over attack fears: report
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Toxic mine leak turns Mexico river orange

Authorities imposed restrictions on the water supply in Mexico, after toxic substances from a nearby mine reportedly turned a river orange.

Toxic mine leak turns Mexico river orange
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Southern Kazakhstan fears cholera outbreak

A biological catastrophe may unfold in southern Kazakhstan.

Southern Kazakhstan fears cholera outbreak
Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty
Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty

The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants.

Refugees and migrants face rising dangers: Amnesty
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'Cinnamon challenge' game poses danger to lungs: report

Health experts warned Monday about serious risks from the "Cinnamon Challenge," a game popular with US teens, who ingest a spoonful of the pungent spice, then try to refrain from drinking water.

'Cinnamon challenge' game poses danger to lungs: report
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New Zealand dolphin faces extinction, group warns

Scientists have urged New Zealand to take immediate action to protect the critically endangered Maui's dolphin, amid warnings the marine mammal could become extinct by 2030.

New Zealand dolphin faces extinction, group warns
Syria regime using missiles, barrel bombs: US
Syria regime using missiles, barrel bombs: US

The Syrian regime has begun using missiles and barrel bombs against rebels, a top US official said Wednesday, signaling a dangerous escalation of the deadly 21-month-old conflict.

Syria regime using missiles, barrel bombs: US
Japan's radiation monitoring unreliable: Greenpeace
Japan's radiation monitoring unreliable: Greenpeace

Government radiation monitoring in areas near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is unreliable, Greenpeace charged on Tuesday, with heavily populated areas exposed to 13 times the legal limit.

Japan's radiation monitoring unreliable: Greenpeace
Bodyguards escort Esmael Mangudadatu (R). ©REUTERS/Erik de Castro
Philippine massacre witnesses live in fear

Hired assassins are stalking witnesses to a Philippine massacre in which a political warlord allegedly led the slaughter of 57 people, victims' relatives and a rights group said almost two years into a complex trial.

Philippine massacre witnesses live in fear
A nuclear reactor. ©REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
US nuclear plant problem worse than thought: report

US nuclear regulators published an update on California's troubled San Onofre power plant Thursday, sparking an expert warning that the problem is more serious than first thought.

US nuclear plant problem worse than thought: report
Ticks. ©RIA Novosti
Epidemiologists warn about ticks wakeup in Almaty

State Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision Department have warned Almaty city and Almaty oblast citizens about ixodic ticks wakeup.

Epidemiologists warn about ticks wakeup in Almaty

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