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Officials in Italy assess damage caused by strong earthquakes

Officials in central Italy began early on Thursday to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong earthquakes in the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, as an appeal went out for temporary housing adequate for the cold mountain temperatures.

Fire damages historic Israel church, arson suspected

 A famous Catholic church in northern Israel was severely damaged early Thursday in a suspected arson attack by Jewish extremists.

Nepal re-opens damaged monuments to kickstart tourism after quakes

Nepal re-opens damaged monuments to kickstart tourism after quakes

Nepal re-opened hundreds of earthquake-damaged monuments at heritage sites on Monday, trying to draw visitors back to the Himalayan nation less than two months after two devastating tremors killed about 8,800 people.

Protesters have to pay market price of damaged property

Vandalising public or private property during agitations and protests will soon invite heavy penalty like market price of the damaged assets and jail term of up to ten years, with the Home Ministry proposing to amend the relevant laws.

No serious harm for Everton winger Kevin Mirallas

No serious harm for Everton winger Kevin Mirallas

Scans of Everton forward Kevin Mirallas`s injured ankle have revealed no major damage and he could return to action in two weeks, manager Roberto Martinez revealed on Thursday.

Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke

Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday he did not know how much damage had been done to the organisation by the row over the non-publication of the Garcia report in full.

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Greece

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 140 kilometres west of Athens provoking some light damage to buildings but no reports of injuries, officials said Friday.

Soon, `human-like-skin` for aircraft that will help `feel` damage

A British defense contractor is developing a system that allows the exterior of aircraft to "feel" damage or injury in a way similar to human skin.

Rush to join class action lawsuit against Facebook

Over 11,500 people have joined the class action lawsuit filed by an Austrian law student against Facebook over the company`s privacy policies.

Series of quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours today, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.

Mild tremors felt in south Gujarat; quake jolts parts of North India

A mild earthquake shook several parts of south Gujarat and some parts of North India on late Saturday night.

Nestle ordered to pay damages to Swiss generic coffee firm ECC

The Ethical Coffee Company today said that a French court had ordered Swiss food giant Nestle to pay it USD 680,000 in damages for criticising their coffee capsules.

Series of moderate quakes strike Philippines

A series of moderate earthquakes and aftershocks hit the Philippines early Sunday, with US geologists estimating the shallowest -- a magnitude-5.1 tremor -- at just one kilometre deep, but there were no initial reports of damage.

Flood damage to Serbia, Bosnia around 3 bln euros: EBRD

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) estimated Thursday that the damage from record floods in Serbia and Bosnia could cost some 3 billion euros ($4 billion).

Quake rattles Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the waters between the Dominican Republic and the US territory of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, shaking buildings in both places.

6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia,no reports of damage

A 6.2-magnitude shallow undersea earthquake has hit parts of western Indonesian island of Sumatra today, prompting panicked people to run out of their homes. But there are no immediate reports of casualties.

Hundreds of buses damaged during Rio strike

A partial strike by bus drivers in Rio demanding a 40 percent wage hike on Thursday saw 325 vehicles damaged, with some set ablaze, a union leader opposed to the stoppage said.

Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

Spacewalking astronauts replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station today and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.

Spurs` Ginobili to miss 3-4 weeks

Argentinian guard Manu Ginobili joined the San Antonio Spurs` growing injury list on Wednesday as the NBA team said he would miss three to four weeks with a hamstring strain.

Rain havoc continues to haunt Hoysalanagar

For a whole week now, hundreds of houses at Hoyasalanagar remain inundated with rain water, dealing them a double blow, having to clean their dwellings of the dirty water, and worrying about the costs of repairing the damage caused by rain