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italian village torn apart by slow-moving landslide


thirty-three homes have been evacuated and nearly 100 people left homeless by a landslide which is tearing apart the village of ponzano in italy.officials say a hill has been cut in two, and the landslide is moving at a rate of a metre a day.the village is in the abruzzo region, which was hit by a string of earthquakes in 2016.






watch 'explosive' landslide the size of 3 football fields plummet down a san ber


san bernardino county firefighters captured the moment a massive landslide the length of three football fields crumbled down the mountain on thursday. the 1:05-minute video shows a large swath of snow, rock, soil and timber slide off a san bernardino county mountainside. the debris then traveled into a valley below. the landslide is 300 yards wide and extends 1,000 feet from top to bottom in the slide canyon area, fire department spokesman eric sherwin said. sherwin said the landslide is threatening four homes and a fire station in the unincorporated community of forest falls. it also could impact valley of the falls drive — a major road for residents living in the area. the blockage could trap a couple hundred residents for several days, he said. when firefighters first discovered t






addis ababa: garbage landslide kills at least 24 | ethiopia news


at least 24 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a landslide struck at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of ethiopia's capital.the landslide late on saturday levelled more than 30 makeshift homes of squatters living inside the koshe landfill on the outskirts of addis ababa, said dagmawit moges, head of the city's communications bureau."we expect the number of victims to increase because the landslide covered a relatively large area," he said.the landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's garbage for more than 50 years.about 150 people were at the site when the landslide occurred, resident assefa teklemahimanot told the associated press news agency, adding dozens were still missing.addis ababa mayor diriba kuma said 37 people had been rescued and were receivi






ethiopia's rubbish landslide kills many in addis ababa


media captionpolice and rescuers at the site of the rubbish landslidethirty-five people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of ethiopia's capital addis ababa, officials say.they say dozens of people are still missing since the landslide on saturday night at the koshe landfill. a resident said 150 people were there at the time.a number of makeshift houses are now buried under tonnes of waste.the area has been a dumping ground for addis ababa's rubbish for more than five decades.image copyrightapimage caption grieving residents gathered near the site waiting news about their loved ones local resident tebeju asres told the ap news agency that the family's house had been swallowed by the landslide. "my mother and three of my sisters were there when the lands






lake created by landslide floods in bosnia, closes highway


sarajevo, bosnia-herzegovina — flooding from a new lake created by a landslide in central bosnia has shut down one of the country's main highways.earlier this week, a major landslide from huge piles of mine waste from an open pit coal mine had blocked a river near the central town of kakanj, creating the lake.the lake then overflowed saturday morning following heavy rain overnight. that forced the closure of a busy highway connecting the bosnian capital of sarajevo with the central town of zenica.fahrudin solak, a civil protection official, said emergency crews have redirected drivers to alternative roads and were struggling to defuse the lake's flooding threat by channeling water into drainage ducts.on friday, authorities evacuated more than 150 people from two villages in the direct path






ethiopia's rubbish landslide kills 15 in addis ababa


image copyrightapimage caption the area has been a dumping ground for addis ababa's garbage for more than 50 years at least 15 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of ethiopia's capital addis ababa, officials say.they say dozens of people are still missing since the landslide on saturday night at the koshe garbage landfill. some 150 people said to be at the site.a number of makeshift houses are now buried under tonnes of waste.the area has been a dumping ground for addis ababa's rubbish for more than five decades.image copyrightapimage caption grieving residents gathered near the site waiting news about their loved ones local resident tebeju asres told the ap news agency that the family's house had been swallowed by the landslide. "my mother and th






ethiopia's rubbish landslide kills 15 in addis ababa


image copyrightapimage caption the area has been a dumping ground for addis ababa's garbage for more than 50 years at least 15 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of ethiopia's capital addis ababa, officials say.they say dozens of people are still missing since the landslide on saturday night at the koshe garbage landfill. some 150 people said to be at the site.a number of makeshift houses are now buried under tonnes of waste.the area has been a dumping ground for addis ababa's rubbish for more than five decades.image copyrightapimage caption grieving residents gathered near the site waiting news about their loved ones local resident tebeju asres told the ap news agency that the family's house had been swallowed by the landslide. "my mother and th






15 killed, dozens missing in ethiopia garbage dump landslide


addis ababa, ethiopia — a landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of ethiopia's capital, killing at least 15 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.addis ababa mayor diriba kuma said 15 bodies had been recovered since the landslide saturday night at the koshe garbage landfill buried several makeshift homes and concrete buildings. the landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's garbage for more than 50 years.about 150 people were there when the landslide occurred, resident assefa teklemahimanot told the associated press. the mayor said 37 people had been rescued and were receiving medical treatment.many people at the landfill had been scavenging items to make a living, but o






15 killed, dozens missing in ethiopia garbage dump landslide


a landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of ethiopia's capital, killing at least 15 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.addis ababa mayor diriba kuma said 15 bodies had been recovered since the landslide saturday night at the koshe garbage landfill buried several makeshift homes and concrete buildings. the landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's garbage for more than 50 years.about 150 people were there when the landslide occurred, resident assefa teklemahimanot told the associated press. the mayor said 37 people had been rescued and were receiving medical treatment.many people at the landfill had been scavenging items to make a living, but others live there because






addis ababa: garbage landslide kills at least 30 | ethiopia news


at least 30 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a landslide struck at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of ethiopia's capital.the landslide late on saturday levelled more than 30 makeshift homes of squatters living inside the koshe landfill on the outskirts of addis ababa, said dagmawit moges, head of the city's communications bureau.moges said most of the dead were women and children, and more bodies were expected to be found in the coming hours.it was not immediately clear what caused saturday night's disaster. "we expect the number of victims to increase because the landslide covered a relatively large area," he said.the landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's garbage for more than 50 years.about 150 people were at the site when the landslide occurred






lake created by coal waste landslide floods bosnian highway


sarajevo, bosnia-herzegovina — flooding from a new lake created by a landslide of mine waste shut down one of bosnia's main highways saturday and raised fears of further flooding.earlier this week, a massive landslide of mine waste from an open pit coal mine had blocked a river near the central bosnia town of kakanj, creating the lake.the lake overflowed saturday morning following heavy rain overnight, forcing the closure of a busy highway connecting the capital of sarajevo with the central town of zenica. the town of kakanj is 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of sarajevo.fahrudin solak, a civil protection official, said emergency crews have redirected drivers to alternative roads and were struggling to defuse the lake's flooding threat by channeling its water into drainage ducts.authorities






15 killed, dozens missing in ethiopia garbage dump landslide


addis ababa, ethiopia — officials and residents say 15 people have been killed in a landslide at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of ethiopia's capital, and several dozen people are missing.addis ababa mayor diriba kuma says 15 bodies have been recovered since the landslide saturday night at the koshe garbage landfill buried several makeshift homes and concrete buildings. the landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's garbage for more than 50 years.about 150 people were at the site when the landslide occurred, resident assefa teklemahimanot told the associated press. the mayor said 37 people had been rescued and were receiving medical treatment.many people at the site had been scavenging items to make a living, but others live at the landfill because renting homes, largely






indonesia disaster agency says 7 killed in bali landslide


jakarta, indonesia — seven people were killed in a landslide on the tourist island of bali that wiped out several homes, indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said friday.the agency said in a statement that the landslide in bangli district was caused by sustained torrential rains.members of two families were among those killed including a 1-year-old boy, his 7-year-old brother and their mother. two people were hospitalized with severe injuries and two others suffered minor injuries.the agency said more heavy rains are likely in bali and people should be aware of the possibility of landslides and floods.the resort island is indonesia's best-known tourist destination and famous for its hindu culture, white beaches and lush green interior.rains often cause flooding and landslides in indonesi






35 killed, dozens missing in ethiopia garbage dump landslide


addis ababa, ethiopia — a landslide swept through a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of ethiopia's capital, killing at least 35 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.addis ababa city spokeswoman dagmawit moges said most of the dead were women and children, and more bodies were expected to be found in the coming hours.it was not immediately clear what caused saturday night's landslide at the koshe garbage landfill, which buried several makeshift homes and concrete buildings. the landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's garbage for more than 50 years.about 150 people were there when the landslide occurred, resident assefa teklemahimanot told the associated press. addis ababa mayor diriba ku






landslide in san bernardino county mountains threatens homes, fire station and m


a landslide the size of three football fields in the san bernardino county mountains is threatening several homes, a fire station and a major road used by hundreds of residents, fire officials said. four homes and a san bernardino county fire station in the unincorporated community of forest falls are directly in the path of the hillside, which started moving about 10 a.m. thursday, fire department spokesman eric sherwin said. two homes were vacant, and residents in the other two homes have voluntarily evacuated. fire officials have removed equipment from the station to protect it from damage, he said. the landslide is 300 yards wide and extends 1,000 feet from top to bottom in the slide canyon area, according to sherwin. like a glacier, pieces of the hillside have been slowly breakin






guest essay: teaching writing in a post-truth era


writing professor peter wayne moe explains the need for college writing courses to promote information literacy.back in december, president-elect donald trump declared he’d achieved “a massive landslide victory.” fact checkers at the associated press, politifact, cnn and others were quick to point out his problematic use of “landslide.” npr’s arnie seipel’s research showed that president trump’s margin of victory in the electoral college places him 46th in the 58 presidential elections, well behind ronald reagan’s 489 electoral votes in 1980 and his 525 electoral votes in 1984. never mind that hillary clinton led the popular vote by 2.8 million. hardly a landslide, let alone a massive one.although he’s far from the only politician to stretch the truth, trump’s disregard for facts showed up






ancient undersea landslide discovered in australia


image copyrightjames cook universityimage caption the landslide is about 30 times the size of uluru scientists have discovered evidence of a m ive ancient undersea landslide next to australia's great barrier reef.the gloria knolls slide is at least 300,000 years old and 32 cubic km in volume, or 30 times the size of uluru.the landslide could also have triggered a large tsunami, said the international team behind the find.the scientists said debris from the landslide, found as deep as 1,350m (4,430ft) below the sea, also provided clues about hidden marine life.the team made the discovery while conducting three-dimensional mapping of ancient reefs in the queensland trough, a vast basin adjoining the great barrier reef.coral fossilsdr robin beaman, from australia's james cook university, said






mudslide affects at least 3 homes in hollywood hills, taking down power lines, l


firefighters were responding monday evening to the hollywood hills, where a mudslide affected at least three homes, authorities said.the mudslide was reported in the 8100 block of west laurel view drive, said erik scott, a spokesman for the los angeles fire department.the backyard of a home on hillside avenue slid downhill and crossed laurel view drive, landing in the front yards of two homes there, scott said. the residents of one home be e t ped and were rescued by firefighters. five homes were evacuated as a precaution.the mudslide also buried a vehicle and took out power lines, causing outages in the area. no injuries were reported, and it’s unclear what triggered the slide. how a landslide worksanimated infog hic shows how a landslide worksanimated infog hic shows how a landslide work






bosnia: landslide forces home evacuations, road closure


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indonesia disaster agency says 7 killed in bali landslide


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15 killed, dozens missing in ethiopia garbage dump landslide


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lake created by landslide floods in bosnia, closes highway


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35 killed, dozens missing in ethiopia garbage dump landslide


addis ababa, ethiopia — a mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of ethiopia's capital, killing at least 35 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.addis ababa city spokeswoman dagmawit moges said most of the dead were women and children, and more bodies were expected to be found in the coming hours.it was not immediately clear what caused saturday night's collapse at the koshe garbage landfill, which buried several makeshift homes and concrete buildings. the landfill has been a dumping ground for the capital's garbage for more than 50 years.about 150 people were there when the landslide occurred, resident assefa teklemahimanot told the associated press. addis ababa mayor diri






indian pm modi's party wins landslide in key state elections


new delhi — india's ruling hindu nationalist party won landslide victories in results announced saturday from key state legislative elections that are seen as a referendum on the performance of prime minister narendra modi's nearly 3-year-old government.leaders from modi's bharatiya janata party said the party's victory in uttar pradesh, india's largest state, would boost modi's chances of winning another term as india's prime minister in 2019 elections.the election commission said the bjp won 311 out of 403 seats in uttar pradesh's legislature. the party's president, amit shah, described it as "a historic verdict."in another northern state, uttarakhand, the bjp won 56 of 70 seats and was leading in one other constituency, wresting power from the congress party, the main opposition at the






indian pm modi's party headed for landslide in state polls


new delhi — india's governing hindu nationalist party was headed to landslide victories saturday in key state legislature elections that are seen as a referendum on the performance of prime minister narendra modi's nearly 3-year-old government.leaders from modi's bharatiya janata party said the party's victory in uttar pradesh, india's largest state, would boost modi's chances of winning another term as india's prime minister in 2019 elections.the election commission said the bjp won 216 out of 403 seats in uttar pradesh's legislature and was leading in another 93 voting districts in the state. the party's president, amit shah, described it as "a historic verdict."the party also had won 42 of 70 seats and was leading in another 15 constituencies in another northern state, uttarakhand, wres






los angeles mayor wins re-election in landslide


los angeles mayor eric garcetti clinched re-election on tuesday in a landslide victory that handed him a second four-year term in charge of america’s second-largest city.garcetti won 81 percent of the vote, according to a tally of all ballots early on wednesday.the nearest of his 10 challengers mitchell schwartz, who was california state director of barack obama’s presidential campaign in 2007 and 2008, trailed with just 8 percent of the vote.garcetti, a 46-year-old democrat, was “deeply honored” to serve a second term, he said on twitter early on wednesday.during his campaign, the mayor highlighted his support for a measure to raise the city’s minimum wage, and employment gains in the aftermath of a nationwide recession. he also enjoyed a significant funding advantage over his rivals, rep






prime minister narendra modi leads party to big win in indian state election


new delhi—prime minister narendra modi led his party to a landslide electoral victory in india’s most-populous state, a result that strengthens his grip on power and lays the groundwork for his widely expected run for a second term in 2019.the scale of his success shows support for the prime minister wasn’t hurt by his radical decision in november to cancel nearly 90% of india’s paper money overnight. people were forced to line up...






prime minister narendra modi tightens grip on india with big win in state electi


new delhi—prime minister narendra modi led his party to a landslide electoral victory in india’s most-populous state, a result that strengthens his grip on power and lays the groundwork for his widely expected run for a second term in 2019.the scale of his success shows support for the prime minister wasn’t hurt by his radical decision in november to cancel nearly 90% of india’s paper money overnight. people were forced to line up...






cal poly slo dorm closed for rest of school year by landslide


san luis obispo, calif. (ap) — more than 270 college students have moved out of a dorm at cal poly san luis obispo because a nearby hill continues to slide toward the building.california polytechnic state university says it was necessary to close fremont hall by friday because another storm predicted to arrive during the weekend is expected to further compromise the hill.the dorm was evacuated saturday. after the decision to close it for the remainder of the academic year, students returned thursday to pack up their belongings.the residents have been relocated elsewhere at the university and off campus.






will 'la la' have another day of sun at sunday's oscars?


los angeles — will the 89th academy awards be a parade of political speeches or landslide for "la la land"? probably both.sunday night's oscars are shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory. the telecast, which begins at 8:30 p.m. on abc, is expected to resemble one very glitzy protest against president donald trump, whom award-winners — like meryl streep at the golden globes — have railed against throughout hollywood's awards season.an unusually tense atmosphere has coalesced before the dolby theatre ceremony, with protests, rallies and boycotts swirling around this year's oscars. even the normally sunny california weather has been stormy.yet most expect another day of sun for damien chazelle's celebrated musical "la la land," up for a






australian man stuck in a pond for hours recounts ordeal


an australian man has survived spending hours struggling to keep his nose above water after his excavator rolled into a waterhole. daniel miller, 45, had been riding the machine at his remote property 300km (180 miles) north of sydney.australian man t ped in dam with nose just above waterancient undersea landslide discovered in australiaman killed by crocodile in australia's northern territory






australian man stuck in a pond for hours recounts ordeal


an australian man has survived spending hours struggling to keep his nose above water after his excavator rolled into a waterhole. daniel miller, 45, had been riding the machine at his remote property 300km (180 miles) north of sydney.australian man t ped in pond with nose just above waterancient undersea landslide discovered in australiaman killed by crocodile in australia's northern territory






major flooding, mudslides and deadly winds as biggest storm in years barrels int


after a brief respite sunday, another storm system is expected to move into the region early next week, bringing several more days of rain, forecasters said.with big storm coming, here's how ton stay safelive updates: strongest storm in years moving into l.a. area feb. 17, 2017, 7:28 p.m. the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and...live updates: strongest storm in years moving into l.a. area feb. 17, 2017, 7:28 p.m. the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and.






major flooding, mudslides and deadly winds as biggest storm in years barrels int


after a brief respite sunday, another storm system is expected to move into the region early next week, bringing several more days of rain, forecasters said.with big storm coming, here's how ton stay safelive updates: strongest storm in years moving into l.a. area feb. 17, 2017, 7:06 p.m. the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and...live updates: strongest storm in years moving into l.a. area feb. 17, 2017, 7:06 p.m. the strongest storm to hit southern california in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds friday. a flash flood watch has been issued for santa barbara, ventura and.






a police chief's tears and anger after beloved whittier cop killed


captionlandslide threatens homes, fire station and major road in san bernardino county mountainssurveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.surveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.






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captionlandslide threatens homes, fire station and major road in san bernardino county mountainssurveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.surveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.






burger king's parent is buying the popeyes chicken chain for $1.8 billion


captionlandslide threatens homes, fire station and major road in san bernardino county mountainssurveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.surveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.






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captionlandslide threatens homes, fire station and major road in san bernardino county mountainssurveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.surveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.






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captionlandslide threatens homes, fire station and major road in san bernardino county mountainssurveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.surveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.






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captionlandslide threatens homes, fire station and major road in san bernardino county mountainssurveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.surveillance video footage shows the moment a hillside in the san bernardino county mountains crumbles, sending rocks and snow into a drainage area below.