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Colombia landslide kills over 250


Flooding and mudslides in Mocoa, Colombia, sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses in the early hours of Saturday morning, killing 254 people, injuring hundreds and sending terrified residents, some in their pyjamas, scrambling to evacuate. Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks on to buildings and roads in the capital of southwestern Putumayo ...

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IPCC agrees outlines of new reports

Youba Sokona

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has agreed the outlines of two new reports that will help governments understand the impact climate change is having on human activities and nature on land and sea and how human activity in these areas is affecting climate change. The decision was taken at the 45th Session of the IPCC, held in Guadalajara, ...

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Reverend Sister battling meninigitis dies, government moves to curb rising death toll from ailment


The Catholic Church in Nigeria on Sunday, April 2, 2017 confirmed the death of Rev. Sister Christiana Umeadi, its Health Coordinator, in an auto crash. A statement signed by Rev. Fr. Christian Anyanwu, the Director of Communications, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, in Abuja, said Umeadi, until her death, was a member of the Sokoto Diocese. Anyanwu said Sister Umeadi, who ...

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