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Search and rescue teams respond to deadly earthquake in Indonesia

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia January 15, killing at least 34 people. Thousands of residents fled their homes for higher ground.
      

source: USA Today

Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi island

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Jan. 15, 2021, toppling buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 34 people.

      

source: USA Today

2020 falls just short of being Earth's hottest year on record as global warming continues

While NASA said that 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, other groups, such as NOAA, said it was the second-warmest year.

      

source: USA Today

Lightning storm lights up skies over Tasmania

An impressive lightning storm provided a show for residents in New Town, Tasmania, on Thursday, January 14, lighting up the dark skies with a loud crack.
      

source: USA Today

A huge sinkhole, 66 feet deep and 21,500 square feet, opens in parking lot of Italian hospital, disrupting COVID-19 care

An Italian hospital remained on backup power Sunday, two days after a massive sinkhole opened in the parking lot and disrupted COVID-19 treatment.

      

source: USA Today

Hospital's COVID-19 center evacuated after sinkhole swallows parked cars in Naples

A large sinkhole opened in the parking lot of a hospital in Naples, Italy, on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, temporarily closing a unit for COVID-19 patients.
      

source: USA Today

'A direct attack on democracy': World leaders react with shock after Trump supporters riot at US Capitol

World leaders condemn the
'unacceptable attack' against American democracy by supporters of President Donald Trump.

      

source: USA Today

Thailand scrambles to contain virus, get vaccines

Complicating its path to recovery from the virus, Thailand is playing catch-up in its bid to secure vaccines. Despite being a production hub for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, the government has yet to secure enough doses to cover its population of nearly 70 million people. (Jan. 6)

      

source: USA Today

Sturgeon: Trump not be allowed to golf in Scotland

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon says President Donald Trump would not be allowed to golf in Scotland during Joe Biden's inauguration. Her comments came after speculation that Trump could travel to his Turnberry resort on January 20th. (Jan. 5)
      

source: USA Today

Britain imposes national lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a six-week lockdown for England's 56 million people after a surge in coronavirus cases.

      

source: USA Today

Passages 2021: Those we've lost through the year

Those we've lost through the year.

      

source: USA Today

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