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Strong quake jolts sparsely populated Iran, dozens injured

Dec 1, 2017

Media report magnitude 6.1 earthquake injured dozens of people after it jolted a sparsely populated area in Iran's southeast

Quake kills 430 in Iranian border region rebuilt after war

Nov 14, 2017

Rescuers dug with their bare hands through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed 430 in the border region of Iran and Iraq, with many casualties in an area rebuilt after ruinous 1980s war

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

Oct 20, 2017

Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters

A singular storm in Houston; a recurring nightmare in Mumbai

Sep 1, 2017

Two massive, rain-soaked cities on opposite sides of the world are struggling with swirling, brackish waters that have brought death and devastation, but while it's unprecedented for Houston, it's painfully common for Mumbai

Study: Arsenic poisoning a risk for 50M in Pakistan

Aug 24, 2017

A new study suggests some 50 million Pakistanis could be at risk of drinking arsenic-tainted groundwater

Manager: Afghan robotics competitor's dad killed in attack

Aug 3, 2017

Manager of the Afghan robotics team says the father of team member Fatima Qaderian died in the horrific suicide assault on a Shiite mosque this week in western Herat

Study: Just going outdoors could become deadly in South Asia

Aug 3, 2017

Swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by century's end it will be deadly just being outdoors

Human-wildlife conflict in India: 1 human killed every day

Aug 1, 2017

A deadly conflict is underway between India's growing masses and its wildlife, with data showing that around one person has been killed every day for the past three years by roaming tigers or rampaging elephants

Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

Aug 1, 2017

A new study shows a correlation between rising temperatures and the rate of farmer suicides in India

Indian fishermen try new nets for healthier oceans

Jun 3, 2017

Indian fishermen say they're seeing positive change since they switched nets to allow small fish to escape and maintain breeding population

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