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Pictures of the Aral Sea in 2000 (left) and in August 2014 (right). ©NASA
NASA image shows part of Aral Sea completely disappear for first time in centuries

The American space agency has a published a photo taken in August, which shows the eastern basin of the Southern Sea completely dried up.

NASA image shows part of Aral Sea completely disappear for first time in centuries
Climber captures video as Japanese volcano erupts
Climber captures video as Japanese volcano erupts

An eyewitness has managed to capture the eruption of the Mount Ontake volcano in central Japan that started without warning this Saturday at noon.

Climber captures video as Japanese volcano erupts
Volcano erupts in central Japan; hikers reported injured
Volcano erupts in central Japan; hikers reported injured

A volcano erupted in central Japan, shooting ash and rocks into the air that reportedly left eight hikers injured.

Volcano erupts in central Japan; hikers reported injured
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6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska: USGS

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska and was felt in the state capital Anchorage, the US Geological Survey and social media reported.

6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska: USGS
Tropical storm flooding shuts down Philippine capital
Tropical storm flooding shuts down Philippine capital

Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital Manila.

Tropical storm flooding shuts down Philippine capital
Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts
Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts

Hurricane Odile swirled menacingly toward Mexico's Los Cabos resorts, leading authorities to evacuate high-risk areas and open shelters.

Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts
200,000 still stranded in killer Kashmir floods
200,000 still stranded in killer Kashmir floods

More than 200,000 people remained stranded in Indian Kashmir even as flood waters receded, revealing the full extent of the horrific devastation.

200,000 still stranded in killer Kashmir floods
Cambridge University Professor James Jackson. Photo courtesy of radiotochka.kz
Devastating earthquake in Kazakhstan both distant and imminent: Cambridge Professor

Almaty city in southern Kazakhstan should study active seismic faults to be better prepared for a new devastating earthquake that is "more likely to happen than not".

Devastating earthquake in Kazakhstan both distant and imminent: Cambridge Professor
Japan's first female industry chief visits Fukushima plant
Japan's first female industry chief visits Fukushima plant

Japan's new industry minister Yuko Obuchi visited the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, days after assuming her new post.

Japan's first female industry chief visits Fukushima plant
Thousands trapped in deadly Indian Kashmir floods
Thousands trapped in deadly Indian Kashmir floods

Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands of people trapped by Indian Kashmir's worst flooding for half a century.

Thousands trapped in deadly Indian Kashmir floods
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Hawaii island declares emergency over volcano threat

Hawaii's Big Island has declared a state of emergency as lava from an active volcano threatens nearby homes, which could be evacuated within days.

Hawaii island declares emergency over volcano threat
Search for survivors after six die in Paris building explosion
Search for survivors after six die in Paris building explosion

Rescue workers searched throughout the night for two people missing after an explosion ripped through an apartment building outside Paris.

Search for survivors after six die in Paris building explosion
Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano
Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano

Iceland raised the aviation alert at its largest volcano, Bardarbunga, to maximum level red following a new eruption in a lava field nearby.

Iceland issues red alert after new eruption near volcano
20 miners rescued, five still missing in Nicaragua collapse
20 miners rescued, five still missing in Nicaragua collapse

Rescuers in Nicaragua rescued 20 miners who had been trapped deep underground for nearly two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine.

20 miners rescued, five still missing in Nicaragua collapse
Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: officials
Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: officials

A volcano erupted in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air.

Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: officials
Hurricane churns towards Bermuda, to impact US
Hurricane churns towards Bermuda, to impact US

A strengthening Hurricane Cristobal had Bermuda in its sights, US meteorologists said, warning of heavy rain, high winds.

Hurricane churns towards Bermuda, to impact US
Five dead, five missing after heavy rain hits S. Korea
Five dead, five missing after heavy rain hits S. Korea

Five people have been killed and five others are missing after heavy rains pummelled the southern part of South Korea.

Five dead, five missing after heavy rain hits S. Korea
Japanese PM visits Hiroshima after killer landslides
Japanese PM visits Hiroshima after killer landslides

Prime Minister pledged full support for victims of last week's massive landslides in Hiroshima, as he made his first visit to the Japanese city.

Japanese PM visits Hiroshima after killer landslides
Major 7.0-magnitude quake strikes Peru: USGS
Major 7.0-magnitude quake strikes Peru: USGS

A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Peru Sunday, US experts said.

Major 7.0-magnitude quake strikes Peru: USGS
California wine country hit by strong 6.0-magnitude quake
California wine country hit by strong 6.0-magnitude quake

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked California's scenic Napa Valley wine country, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century.

California wine country hit by strong 6.0-magnitude quake