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USAID Launches Latest Cleanup of Agent Orange Site

The U.S. launched on Saturday a $183 million cleanup at a former Vietnam storage site for Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant used in the nations’ bitter war, which years later is still blamed for severe birth defects, cancers and disabilities. …

BUILDINGS SHAKE, SCHOOLS EVACUATED AS QUAKE HITS EAST TAIWAN

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily suspending subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Local television footage showed school children …

STRONG 6.1-MAGNITUDE QUAKE HITS TAIWAN, INJURING 17 PEOPLE

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, disrupting traffic and injuring 17 people.

In the capital Taipei, highrises swayed while some panicked schoolchildren fled their classrooms in eastern Yilan county, according to reports.

The quake …

Study: Natural Disasters Double Likelihood of Child Poverty

LONDON Children in some disaster-prone regions are twice as likely to be living in chronic poverty, according to new research.

A report from the London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) looks at the impact of natural disasters across different stages of …

US Terror Label for Iran Revolutionary Guard Takes Effect

WASHINGTON The U.S. terrorism label for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nuclear sanctions that are due to expire or be extended …