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Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Lombok

At least 14 killed and scores injured after magnitude 6.4 quake in tourist destination At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, a popular tourist destination, authorities have said. The quake struck at 6.47am local time (2347 BST) and its epicentre was 50km north-east of the city of Mataram, which has a population of 319,000. Tourists near Senggigi, the gateway to the popular Gili Islands resorts, reported strong shocks. We jumped out of our beds to avoid anything…

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Hawaii volcano eruption prompts fears of disastrous blow to tourism

Hawaiis $2.4 bn industry is struggling in the wake of the Kilauea Volcano eruptions, with bookings for May through July down 50% David Collier, who has been guiding trips on the island for a decade, clutched the wheel of a 13 -person van last week on the road up to Mauna Kea observatory. Up until Kilauea began erupting this month, his full-time chore was taking visitors on three separate volcano-related tours. Now, with Hawaii Volcanoes national park shut and the district of Puna inundated with lava, two of those three…

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Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Lombok

At least 14 killed and scores injured after magnitude 6.4 earthquake in tourist destination At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, a popular tourist destination, authorities have said. The quake struck at 6.47 am local time( 2347 BST) and its epicentre was 50 km north-east of the city of Mataram, which has a population of 319,000. Tourists near Senggigi, the gateway to the popular Gili Islands resorts, reported strong shocks. ” We jumped out of our beds…

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Women fighting forest fires say abuse is rife but men often go unpunished

Women in the US Forest Service love what they do. But they likewise describe a toxic male context that tolerates, and even promotes, their harassers Denice Rice handles things for herself. A more than 20 -year veteran of the US Forest Service’s wildfire functionings, she’s spent weeks at a time operating flames deep in the wilderness. So she supposed she could manage when, in 2009, her new second-in-line superintendent started committing her unwanted attention.” He immediately befriended me and started mentoring me, and from there it just got weird ,”…

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Hawaii volcano eruption prompts fears of disastrous blow to tourism

Hawaiis $2.4 bn industry is fighting in the wake of the Kilauea Volcano eruptions, with bookings for May through July down 50% David Collier, who has been guiding trip-ups on the island for a decade, clutched the wheel of a 13 -person van last week on the road up to Mauna Kea observatory. Up until Kilauea began erupting this month, his full-time task was taking visitors on three separate volcano-related tours. Now, with Hawaii Volcanoes national park shut and different districts of Puna inundated with lava, two of those three…

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