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26 Nov 2018
It's thought that the boat on Lake Victoria was overloaded to over twice its capacity when it ran into trouble.
13 Nov 2018
Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research, discusses damage estimates for the California wildfires and the amount of infrastructure that is at risk.
26 Aug 2017
During a news conference hours ahead of Hurricane Harvey's predicted arrival, Texas Governor Greg Abbott told reporters "This is going to be a very major disaster."
16 Feb 2017
Sellafield is the birthplace of Britain's nuclear industry and it's also the site of its worst disaster. With many facilities sealed off and out of bounds to humans, the region has become a test bed for specialist robot makers.

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One of the men accused of funding and supporting the genocide in Rwanda goes on trial in The Hague. Prosecutors say Félicien Kabuga played a crucial role in the mass killings, in which 800,000 people were killed over just three months in 1994.
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Conflict in Burkina Faso has displaced more than 2 million people, with many of them now fleeing south into Ghana as jihadi attacks continue. DW's Maxwell Suuk visited a camp hosting refugees from Burkina Faso close to the border.
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Pakistan was recently hit by the worst floods in its history. Hundreds of thousands of people are now living in dire conditions in the flooded areas, with little to no access to clean drinking water or sanitary facilities. This includes many pregnant women.
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We look at reactions from the European and world papers after Italy elected its first far-right leader. We also look at British reactions to the plummeting of the pound.
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The accusation comes as attitudes harden in the Islamic Republic against protests over the death of Mahsa Amini. Despite the rhetoric, demonstrators again demanded action.
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Artificial intelligence is already good at facial recognition. Just take one look at your smartphone and it unlocks. But can it read our feelings? A research team tested various AI programs.