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Meet the 700,000 Squatters of Mount Vesuvius

Italy is in the midst of a self-imposed crisis involving two basic facts about Mount Vesuvius. First, Vesuvius, in the southern region of Campania, is an active volcano capable of…

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Lebanon PM Says Victory Over Islamic State Is Near

Lebanon’s prime minister visited troops near the border with Syria on Wednesday, saying victory against Islamic State terrorists in the frontier region is near. Prime Minister Saad Hariri spoke to…

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Typhoon Batters Hong Kong and South China

Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to…

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Quake Kills Two People on Italian Holiday Island

An earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, collapsing buildings, killing at least two people and injuring dozens, officials said. Residents and tourists on the…

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