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5.9 quake strikes Haiti, shaking & damaging buildings

Published time: 7 Oct, 2018 01:54 Edited time: 7 Oct, 2018 01:56 A powerful 5.9 earthquake off the coast of Haiti has damaged some structures, according to the country’s Civil Protection. The USGS registered the quake some 19 km off Ti Port-de-Paix at a depth of 11.7 km. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Un séisme de magnitude 5.8 vient de frapper Haiti. ...

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Apple adds student ID cards into Apple Wallet to access buildings, buy food and more

The education market has long been one of the cornerstones of growth for Apple’s hardware business, and today the company is leveraging its popularity in it, specifically among college-aged students, to build out a newer effort. Today, Apple started to integrate university student ID cards — used to access buildings, pay for food or books, and any other transactional campus ...

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Buildings collapse, people trapped after 6.7 quake triggers landslide in Japan

Published time: 5 Sep, 2018 21:40 Edited time: 5 Sep, 2018 21:56 A large-scale rescue operation is underway on the Japanese island of Hokkaido after a powerful 6.7 earthquake triggered a massive landslide that swallowed a number of houses, reportedly trapping people inside. The rural town of Atsumi has been partially devastated after a chunk of a mountain ridge slid ...

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Buildings, 7 cars & pizzeria torched in Sweden overnight as arson attacks continue

Several buildings, including a pizzeria and a garage, as well as seven cars, were set on fire overnight in southern Sweden as police remain clueless on how to curb the ongoing wave of arson attacks. The fire services received calls saying that a house was burning in a residential area of Kristianstad municipality shortly before midnight on Wednesday. The police ...

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New strong quake hits Indonesia, levels buildings – reports

Published time: 9 Aug, 2018 06:04 Edited time: 9 Aug, 2018 06:48 The devastated Indonesian island of Lombok was hit by a new shallow earthquake on Thursday, when a 6-magnitude tremor reportedly caused buildings to collapse and people to flee in panic. The quake damaged houses and sent people running into the streets, a spokesperson for Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency ...

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Islamic face veils banned in public buildings by Dutch parliament

The Upper House of the Dutch parliament has passed a law banning Islamic face veils and other face-covering garments in public places such as schools, hospitals and government buildings. Lawmakers cited security reasons when they introduced the legislation which outlaws all face-covering garb in public buildings but not on the street. Motorcycle helmets and ski-masks are included in the ban ...

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Amazon rolls out Hub delivery lockers to apartment buildings across the country

Hub by Amazon has been around for about a year now. The company introduced its package delivery lockers for apartment dwellers with little fanfare, as it no doubt worked out some of the kinks in the process. This morning, it seems, the company is finally ready to officially announce the product, as it begins rolling service out across the country. ...

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Bavaria orders Christian crosses to be displayed on govt buildings

Germany’s Bavaria has ordered Christian crosses to be placed over the entrances of government buildings to reflect its “cultural identity” as the state continues its feud with Berlin over multiculturalism and open-door policies. The crosses should not be seen as “the sign of a religion,” according to Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder, but as a way to reflect the conservative ...

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Bavaria orders Christian crosses to be displayed on govt buildings

Germany’s Bavaria has ordered Christian crosses to be placed over the entrances of government buildings to reflect its “cultural identity” as the state continues its feud with Berlin over multiculturalism and open-door policies. The crosses should not be seen as “the sign of a religion,” according to Bavarian Minister President Markus Söder, but as a way to reflect the conservative ...

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Massive fire engulfs buildings in central New Orleans, 60 firefighters on scene (VIDEO)

Firefighters are battling a large blaze in Bayou St John in Mid City, New Orleans. No-one has been reported injured in the fire but authorities are urging residents to avoid the area. New Orleans Fire Department chief Tim McConnell said the blaze started in a warehouse which houses the ‘NOLA Til Ya Die’ clothes store near the intersection of Toulouse ...

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