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Frida the rescue dog retires in Mexico

Frida saved 12 people's lives across her decade-long career as a search and rescue dog.

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits off Russia’s Kuril Islands

The USGS says the epicentre of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, was 168 miles (270km) east of the small town of Severo-Kurilsk

Minor quake felt near Mt Kinabalu in Ranau

The Fire and Rescue Services Department says it did not receive any emergency calls and the situation in the hiking area is under control.

Strong quake hits off Indonesia

The vast archipelago is 1 of the most disaster-hit nations on Earth due to its position straddling the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, where tectonic plates collide.

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily’s Mount Etna

The epicentre was located north of Catania and several families had to spend the night in the streets.

Strong quake hits New Caledonia again

It follows a powerful 7.6 quake that struck on Wednesday.

5.6-magnitude quake hits off western Taiwan

Taiwan island lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

Strong undersea quake strikes off Fiji

The area is prone to deep undersea earthquakes and was hit with a 7.8-magnitude tremor two months ago.

Magnitude 6.1 quake rocks New Zealand

About 15,600 people felt the shaking, which most described as moderate or light.

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Greece

Greece straddles two tectonic plates and often gets earthquakes.

Taiwan rattled by 6.0 magnitude quake, no reports of damage

Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China considers its own, lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.

Japanese firm Kayaba admits falsifying data for quake shock absorbers

The shock absorbers are part of a complex system fitted in many Japanese buildings as part of the country's earthquake preparedness.

Indonesians seek talismans of former lives in quake rubble

Searchers arrived with dozens of excavators to help dig out bodies, while some residents made frequent trips to retrieve treasured belongings from the rubble of destroyed homes.

3 killed as strong quake rocks Indonesia’s Java, Bali

A string of earthquakes in Lombok in eastern Indonesia killed more than 550 people over the summer.

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, one of the world's poorest countries, sits on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and is still recovering from a 7.5 quake that hit some 900 km to the west in February, killing at least 100 people.

Haiti quake toll rises to 17

The quake and several aftershocks were felt as far away as the capital Port-au-Prince, sparking fear among residents still reeling from the massive 2010 earthquake that left at least 200,000 people dead.

Schools in Palu begin counting how many children will be back

The national disaster mitigation agency says searches for bodies will stop on Thursday.

Indonesia mulls leaving quake-flattened villages as mass graves

Officials said Saturday the death toll had climbed to 1,649, with more than a thousand feared still missing in the seaside city on Sulawesi island.

French volunteers in Indonesia search for bodies in jumbled mire

Hundreds of people are believed to be entombed in slowly drying mud that enveloped communities in Palu when the quake triggered soil liquefaction.

Disease fears as more bodies found in Indonesia disaster

More than a thousand people may still be missing in the seaside city on Sulawesi island after the region was hit by a powerful quake and a wall of water, with the official death toll now at 1,571.

1,000 may still be missing in Indonesia disaster

Nevertheless there were signs of life returning to normal, with children playing in the streets, radios blaring out music, and electricity back up and running in most places.

Strong quake hits Hokkaido

There is no danger of a tsunami from the quake.

Foreign aid gathers pace for Indonesia’s desperate quake survivors

Rescue workers have begun to reach more remote areas in a disaster zone that includes 1.4 million people, but hundreds of thousands have received no aid.

UN warns Indonesia quake needs ‘vast’ as toll nears 1,400

A massive 2004 quake triggered a tsunami that killed 220,000 throughout the region, including 168,000 in Indonesia alone.