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World 08 Sep 2020 | 2:38 PM

Marble quarry collapse in remote Pakistan kills at least 17

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A collapse at a marble quarry in a remote area of Pakistan on Monday has killed at least 17 people, and 11 others are missing, police said, adding that the terrain may have been unstable due to the use of heavy explosives used to break apart the stone.

World 23 Jul 2019 | 6:19 AM

Canada airlifting thousands of trapped migrating salmon upstream

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada is airlifting thousands of salmon upstream after a rockslide blocked the path of the migrating fish, triggering concerns of a permanent loss of fish populations, government officials said.

World 06 Jul 2019 | 4:38 PM

Powerful Southern California quake, second in two days, causes damage, injuries

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Southern California on Friday, triggering fires, buckling part of a highway, damaging buildings but causing few reported injuries despite striking with eight times more force than the initial quake in the same area a day earlier.

Nation 08 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Aidilfitri just another day on the job for some

KUALA LUMPUR: An officer of the Civil Defence Force (APM), Kapt Shahrul Kamar Mohd Johari, 50, remembers clearly an incident in 2003 when a major rockslide occurred along the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) near the Bukit Lanjan interchange.

World 04 Apr 2019 | 11:31 PM

Iran reports massive flood damage to farms

LONDON (Reuters) - Flooding has caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to Iranian agriculture, an official said on Thursday, as the parliament speaker questioned whether government funds would be adequate to compensate communities and farmers.

Nation 13 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Group wants memorial to mark 1973 Ipoh tragedy

A group of activists in Ipoh, Perak are trying to put up a memorial plaque near Gunung Cheroh where dozens of people were killed in a rockslide 46 years ago, Makkal Osai reported.