Earthquake in southwest China kills 5, forces thousands to relocate
An earthquake hit a mountainous area of southwestern China on Saturday, killing at least five people, destroying hundreds of residences and forcing thousands of people to relocate, the government and state media said.
Number of refugees fleeing Syria tops 2 million: UN
GENEVA — The Associated Press
More than two million refugees have fled Syria’s violence in an exodus that shows no sign of letting up and could destabilize neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.
Antonio Guterres, head of the Office for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said an average of almost 5,000 citizens a day are flowing out of Syria, many of them with little more than the clothes they are wearing.
HUGE KANSAS SINKHOLE KEEPS GROWING-The sinkhole is 200 feet across and 90 feet (27.4 m) deep.
See Neptune at Its Best in Webcast
“Now that poor Pluto has been demoted, Neptune regains its longtime status as the most distant planet, that began with its 1846 discovery,” Berman said in a statement. “With the recent finding of yet another new moon around this world, and with its intriguing orbit that causes it to complete three circuits around the sun in the exact same time that Pluto makes two, this Ice Giant is a place that deserves our periodic focus. What better occasion than this Monday night line-up, when it ventures to its closest to Earth of 2013? Indeed, it hasn’t been this near to us in more than a half century!”
Earthquake Near Reno Felt as Far Away as the Foothills
08/26/13 BY: Cecilio Padilla Web Producer
SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. –
Viewers tell FOX40 that they’ve felt a Reno-area earthquake all the way in the Sierra foothills.
The 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit about one mile northeast of Spanish Springs, Nevada, around 5:51 p.m. Monday.
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