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Rescue team members and firefighters walk past a partially collapsed building after an earthquake struck off the Pacific coast, in Portoviejo, Ecuador, April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTX2AIUZ

Thousands await relief in Ecuador following destructive earthquake

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A 7.8 magnitude earthquake has been blamed for at least 350 deaths after striking the northern coast of Ecuador Saturday. Continue reading

Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, take part in a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. local time (0546 GMT) at TEPCO's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2016, to mark the five-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands. Japan on Friday mourned the thousands who lost their lives in the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 that turned towns to matchwood and triggered the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. REUTERS/Yuya Shino - RTSAAKA

Cleanup continues at Japan power plant five years after tsunami

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Over the past five years, radioactive contamination levels have decreased at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But they still pose a threat to the 7,000 workers who aid in the cleanup. Continue reading

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Nepal earthquake destroys ancient temples, historic sites

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More than 7,800 people lost their lives when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25. In addition to the destruction of homes and infrastructure, many ancient temples and historic sites were badly damaged or destroyed. Continue reading

local villagers walk amid debris at a devastated area following Saturday's earthquake, at Asslang village, in Gorkha

What’s next for Nepal’s earthquake recovery?

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Nepal is struggling to recover after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake left thousands dead and wiped out much of the country’s roads, bridges and buildings. Continue reading

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Nepal devastated by deadly earthquake

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At least 3,700 people are dead and 6,500 injured after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday. Continue reading

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