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Iran Welcomes Foreign Aid for Earthquake Victims

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran says it is now prepared to accept foreign aid for the victims of Saturday’s two earthquakes in the nation’s northwest. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency quoted Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi as saying Iran is ready to receive contributions from other countries. Iran earlier rejected offers of outside help from the United States, Germany, […]

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Iran Welcomes Foreign Aid for Earthquake Victims

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran says it is now prepared to accept foreign aid for the victims of Saturday’s two earthquakes in the nation’s northwest. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency quoted Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi as saying Iran is ready to receive contributions from other countries. Iran earlier rejected offers of outside help from the United States, Germany, […]

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Iran Raises Quakes’ Death Toll

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has raised the death toll from Saturday’s two earthquakes to more than 300, a day after rescuers called off the search for survivors. Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi told a session of parliament Monday that the latest death toll stood at 306, with more than 3,000 injured. The Iranian Red Crescent estimates that 180 […]

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Iran Raises Quake Death Toll

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has raised the death toll from Saturday’s two earthquakes to more than 300, a day after rescuers called off the search for survivors. Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi told a session of parliament Monday that the latest death toll stood at 306, with more than 3,000 injured. The 6.4 and 6.3 magnitude quakes struck […]

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Iran Earthquakes Kill 250, Thousands Injured

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescue teams are still searching for victims in collapsed buildings after two strong earthquakes hit northwestern Iran, killing at least 250 people and injuring 2,600 others. The 6.4 and 6.3 magnitude quakes struck minutes apart late Saturday afternoon, leveling several villages near the city of Tabriz and seriously damaging several others. The United States on […]

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Iran Earthquakes Kill 250, Thousands Injured

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue teams are still searching for victims in collapsed buildings after two strong earthquakes hit northwestern Iran, killing at least 250 people and injuring 2,600 others. The 6.4 and 6.3 magnitude quakes struck minutes apart late Saturday afternoon, leveling several villages near the city of Tabriz and seriously damaging several others. Dozens of aftershocks have […]

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Iran Earthquakes Kill 250, Thousands Injured

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian officials say two strong earthquakes in the northwestern part of the country have killed at least 250 people and left more than 2,000 injured. The 6.4 and 6.3 magnitude quakes struck late Saturday afternoon just 11 minutes apart. Several villages near the city of Tabriz were leveled, while scores of others sustained serious damage. […]

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Iran Reports 220 Dead in Earthquake

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian officials say two strong earthquakes have killed at least 220 people in the northwest part of the country. More than 1,500 people have been injured. The quakes struck late Saturday afternoon just 11 minutes apart. State television reported at least six villages near the city of Tabriz were completely leveled, while 60 others sustained […]

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Iran Reports 180 Dead in Earthquakes

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian officials say two strong earthquakes have killed at least 180 people in the northwest part of the country. More than 1,300 people have been injured. The quakes struck late Saturday afternoon just 11 minutes apart. State television reported at least six villages near the city of Tabriz were completely leveled, while 60 others sustained […]

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Japanese Scientists: 98 Percent Chance of Major Quake by 2042

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese scientists are predicting that last year’s devastating earthquake northeast of Tokyo has increased chances the capital could be hit with a huge tremor sooner than the government has forecast. The Earthquake Research Institute at Tokyo University on Monday said that it is virtually certain — 98 percent – that the capital region will see […]

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