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Nuclear-concerned Norway wants to give iodine tablets to citizens
iodine tabletsThursday August 10, 2017 7:43AM ET
The presence of nuclear submarines along the coast of Norway means an increased risk of accidents, according to Norwegian authorities.
Rotterdam gets green light to build Netherlands' tallest building
Rotterdam tallest buildingThursday August 10, 2017 7:26AM ET
Rotterdam can go ahead with its plans to build the tallest building in the Netherlands - a residential tower of 215 meters high - in the Zalmhaven complex, the Council of State ruled.
Americans are drinking more alcohol, costs amounting to $250 billion
BeerThursday August 10, 2017 5:53AM ET
There was an 11 percent overall increase in alcohol use among adults in the United States between 2002 and 2012, showed a new study led by researchers of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
126 foreigners among 50,000 tourists evacuated after China quake
China quake touristsThursday August 10, 2017 5:29AM ET
More than 50,000 tourists, including 126 foreigners, were evacuated following a deadly earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday, local authorities announced Thursday morning.
American officials in Havana hit by acoustic attack, says State Department
Cuba AmericaThursday August 10, 2017 5:17AM ET
Two Cuban diplomats in the United States were expelled in May after suspicions that American officials in Havana were hit with a silent "acoustic attack" that induced hearing loss, State Department officials said.
Hurricane Franklin makes landfall in Mexico
Hurricane Franklin MexicoThursday August 10, 2017 5:07AM ET
Hurricane Franklin made landfall on the central Gulf coast of Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane Wednesday night, according to the National Hurricane Center.
UN Security Council: 20 million people facing famine
Africa famineThursday August 10, 2017 5:05AM ET
The United Nations (UN) Security Council expressed concern about the risk of famine that are facing at least 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the Nigerian northeastern region.
China donated bicycles for Chilean police
Chilean policeThursday August 10, 2017 4:53AM ET
Santiago de Chile's mayor, Felipe Alessandri, thanked China for a new donation of bicycles for the capital's police.
Radiation contaminated vehicles flow into used-car market in Japan
Fukushima carWednesday August 9, 2017 4:12PM ET
Two of the hundreds of vehicles polluted from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 are still unaccounted for, local media reported.
19 dead, 263 injured from China 7.0-magnitude quake
China 7 magnitude quakeWednesday August 9, 2017 4:12PM ET
Nineteen people have been killed and 263 got injured in a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck a remote area in southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday night, local authorities said Wednesday.
NOAA predicts more active hurricane season
hurricaneWednesday August 9, 2017 3:05PM ET
The hurricane season in the Atlantic will be more active than normal, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its latest update.
Dangerous heat to build across eastern Europe, Balkan into this weekend
Balkan heatWednesday August 9, 2017 10:33AM ET
On the heels of a deadly heat wave last week, another surge of heat will build across eastern Europe and the Balkan Peninsula this week.

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