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Sandy death toll mounts as New York subway rolls again
Sandy death toll mounts as New York subway rolls again

The toll of death and suffering from superstorm Sandy mounted on Thursday even as New York struggled back to life, with the first subway trains rolling in four days.

Sandy death toll mounts as New York subway rolls again
Storm-ravaged New Jersey Shore vows to rebuild
Storm-ravaged New Jersey Shore vows to rebuild

As she climbed past a tree that collapsed just by her front stoop, Joanne Tunbridge thought back to her father who built the house two blocks from the beach in the 1950s.

Storm-ravaged New Jersey Shore vows to rebuild
Hurricane forces three US reactors shut
Hurricane forces three US reactors shut

Three US nuclear power reactors remained shut down and a fourth on alert Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc with transmission networks and high waters threatened cooling systems.

Hurricane forces three US reactors shut
Hurricane can't stop the party at US gambling city
Hurricane can't stop the party at US gambling city

Hurricane Sandy plowed into Atlantic City, knocking down trees and smashing windows, but the superstorm failed to crash the party at the seaside casino town's only open bar.

Hurricane can't stop the party at US gambling city
Deadly storm floods and blacks out Manhattan
Deadly storm floods and blacks out Manhattan

Hurricane Sandy sent crippling floods pouring onto New York streets Monday, provoking a power plant explosion, blacking out much of Manhattan and leaving widespread storm devastation.

Deadly storm floods and blacks out Manhattan
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Western Canada rattled by 6.3 magnitude quake

6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the coast of western Canada, several hours after a powerful temblor nearby sparked a tsunami warning and sent Hawaiians scrambling.

Western Canada rattled by 6.3 magnitude quake
Obama campaign worries storm could impact turnout
Obama campaign worries storm could impact turnout

President Barack Obama's jittery campaign voiced fears Sunday that Hurricane Sandy could hurt his re-election chances by reducing turnout, as the storm forced both candidates to cancel campaign stops.

Obama campaign worries storm could impact turnout
Hurricane 'havoc' hits US election endgame
Hurricane 'havoc' hits US election endgame

Hurricane Sandy, bearing a dangerous "October Surprise," shredded candidates' endgame plans for next week's toss-up US election Sunday, in a new test of nerve for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Hurricane 'havoc' hits US election endgame
Hurricane Sandy set to strengthen on path to Cuba
Hurricane Sandy set to strengthen on path to Cuba

Hurricane Sandy was expected to strengthen as it careened towards Cuba early Thursday after battering Jamaica, where it downed power lines and forced more than a thousand people to seek emergency shelter.

Hurricane Sandy set to strengthen on path to Cuba
Fukushima panel chief hopes for change in Japan
Fukushima panel chief hopes for change in Japan

The head of a hard-hitting panel that blamed cultural factors for the Fukushima nuclear disaster voiced hope Tuesday that the tragedy would help open up Japan's system of government.

Fukushima panel chief hopes for change in Japan
Iran develops plans for deliberate Gulf oil spill: report
Iran develops plans for deliberate Gulf oil spill: report

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have developed plans to damage an oil tanker in the Gulf to create an environmental disaster, German magazine Spiegel reported on Sunday.

Iran develops plans for deliberate Gulf oil spill: report
Italy holds hearings into Costa Concordia shipwreck
Italy holds hearings into Costa Concordia shipwreck

An Italian court will hold a series of hearings starting on Monday to work out the details of the tragic night of the Costa Concordia disaster, with captain Francesco Schettino expected to attend.

Italy holds hearings into Costa Concordia shipwreck
World leaders meet on disaster management in Japan
World leaders meet on disaster management in Japan

Politicians and aid officials gathered on Tuesday in the northeast of Japan, devastated by last year's quake and tsunami, to discuss what lessons can be learned from disasters.

World leaders meet on disaster management in Japan
All 18 children dead in China landslide: state media
All 18 children dead in China landslide: state media

All 18 school children who were buried when a landslide engulfed their primary school in remote and mountainous southwestern China have died.

All 18 children dead in China landslide: state media
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S. Korea probes toxic leak as impact worsens

South Korea on Friday launched a full inquiry into a toxic chemical leak in the southeastern city of Gumi, as officials considered designating the affected area a "disaster zone".

S. Korea probes toxic leak as impact worsens
Powerful typhoon kills two, hurts scores in Japan
Powerful typhoon kills two, hurts scores in Japan

Powerful Typhoon Jelawat left at least two people dead and more than 180 injured in Japan over the weekend before passing out into the Pacific on Monday.

Powerful typhoon kills two, hurts scores in Japan
Britain faces more floods as hundreds evacuated
Britain faces more floods as hundreds evacuated

Britain was bracing for more torrential rain on Wednesday as hundreds of people spent the night away from their flooded homes following two days of heavy downpours.

Britain faces more floods as hundreds evacuated
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Strong quake forces tourists to flee hotels in Mexico

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico's Baja California peninsula Tuesday, forcing more than 1,000 tourists to flee their hotels and take refuge on beaches and in gardens.

Strong quake forces tourists to flee hotels in Mexico
After drenching New Orleans, Isaac threatens dam
After drenching New Orleans, Isaac threatens dam

Authorities in two states along the US Gulf Coast urged residents to seek shelter Thursday amid fears a dam could fail, as a weakening Isaac doused an already drenched region.

After drenching New Orleans, Isaac threatens dam
Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, New Orleans braces
Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, New Orleans braces

Hurricane Isaac on Tuesday made landfall in Louisiana and barreled towards New Orleans, seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the "Big Easy" and killed 1,800 people on the US Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Isaac makes landfall, New Orleans braces