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Syria's ruined Ghouta unrecognisable to returnees

Harasta - Syrians displaced from the bombed-out Eastern Ghouta suburb are eager to return home, but fighting has destroyed so much of their hometowns that they can barely recognise their own neighbourhoods.

'Total devastation' as Irma hits Caribbean island Barbuda

Saint John's - Hurricane Irma killed one person and left behind "total devastation" as the monster storm smashed into the tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda on Wednesday, the prime minister said.

Two Northern California wildfires caused $1 billion in damage

San Francisco - Insurers expect to pay out $1 billion in losses to California property owners from the Valley and Butte fires in September that killed six people and damaged more than 2,500 structures.

Review: Marville's Paris On View At The Met Special

New York - A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcasing the work of French photographer Charles Marville strips away the romance of Paris, but offers a challenging commentary on the nature of transformation.

Heartbreaking photos from tornado-ravaged Washington, Illinois

Washington - Illinois took the brunt of the tornado fury Sunday, as shown in five stunning photos taken in Washington, Illinois. Eight people are dead as a result of the tornadoes, and hundreds of buildings and homes were destroyed.

Norway asked to help in destruction of Syrian chemical weapons

Oslo - Recently the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway. Now Norway is being asked to take 500 tons of Syrian sarin gas in a bid to dispose of the chemical weapon.

North Korea threatens South Korea with 'final destruction'

Geneva - North Korea has threatened South Korea with "final destruction." The country made the threat during a debate at the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva Tuesday, saying it is able to take "second and third steps" following its recent nuclear test.

Op-Ed: Cambodia's Prey Lang rainforest urgently needs help

Prey Lang is the last large primary forest of its kind on the Indochinese peninsula. The rainforest provides food and water for hundreds of thousands of people and endangered species, plus livelihoods for residents, yet it is now in serious danger.

Powerful earthquake hits Italy

A strong earthquake has been triggered in northern Italy. Reports indicate that four people have been killed, although final numbers may be higher. Serious damage has been caused to buildings.

UK government spends millions to destroy new jets

The UK government's decision to destroy a £4 billion fleet of new RAF Nimrod jet has upset many people who feel that it is wasting money while creating a massive gap in British security.

Ram leaves trail of destruction in house

A ram in a house may cause as much damage as a bull in a china shop, as one animal recently demonstrated when it got into a Lancashire home.

Israel's launch of high-tech spy satellite caught on video

Israel's Minister of Defense said last night's launch of the IDF's Ofek-9 Spy Satellite was "a technological and operational achievement.” Israel is using the satellite to monitor activities in foreign countries including Iran and Syria, said Al-Jazeera

Tornado caught on video destroying Montana's largest sports arena Special

Billings - Deadly tornadoes have been blasting the US Midwest since May. Montana was hit by a tornado that tore down its largest sports and entertainment facility. The Rimrock Auto Park was destroyed spreading debris for hundreds of miles as shown in this video.

Op-Ed: Accuracy In Gaza Reporting Questioned

Some have questioned the accuracy of the reporting in the Operation Cast Lead purported wide spread destruction and death in Gaza, but one freelancer went to look for herself.

Blair speaks out over Gaza

Tony Blair has given his views on the recent Gaza battle. The former UK Prime Minister has been the Middle East envoy for two years now and he recently went to see the affects of the recent invasion into the territory.

Happy Small Arms Destruction Day

In the news, we often hear of violence and tragedy. The world is a dark and frightening place, where many do not feel as safe and secure as those in America. But the world is not a place of only sorrow.

Stars Die in a Glorious Display

As you all know, no star lives forever. Nuclear fuel causes its layers to be thrown away, diminishing the light of these stars until all of a sudden, they are gone.

Meth Lab Forces Strip Mall's Destruction

Is there a meth lab in your neighborhood. Today a meth lab exploded ruining many peoples buisness earily today.

Ferrari Destruction

This guy destroys freearis for a living that must be the best job in the world

test ,an headache to america

america fearing a space arms race

Long-missing pilot's remains identified

The remains of a missing Air Force officer whose plane was shot down over North Vietnam in 1965 have been identified, the Pentagon announced.

Weapon Of Mac Destruction

Mac lovers should turn away. Now!
 

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ECHO expert Evangelos Petratos walks among the destruction to try and meet survivors in Mindanao  Ph...
ECHO expert Evangelos Petratos walks among the destruction to try and meet survivors in Mindanao, Philippines
Mathias Eick EU/ECHO
Shrimp farm in Bangladesh.
Shrimp farm in Bangladesh.
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (
People are seen in a house going through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touc...
People are seen in a house going through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / im Young
A car is seen inside a destroyed business window front among the destruction caused by a tornado tha...
A car is seen inside a destroyed business window front among the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claim...
Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claimed in 1870, that Paris was in essence two cities “quite different and hostile: the city of luxury, surrounded, besieged by the city of misery.”
Charles Marville / Musée Carnavalet, Paris
Debris caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington  Illinois  November 18  2013. The series ...
Debris caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013. The series of tornadoes pounded the Midwestern United States, killing six people across the state and flattening the city of 15,000 people. The storm, which killed one person in Washington, destroyed 250 to 500 houses in that city
With permission by Reuters / im Young
Pat Nelson looks out over the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washin...
Pat Nelson looks out over the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / im Young
People walk past the smashed out windows of a business destruction caused by a tornado that touched ...
People walk past the smashed out windows of a business destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search a...
Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen
A U.S. flag is seen among the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washin...
A U.S. flag is seen among the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / im Young
The old Biloxi Bay Bridge as it sat in April 2006 8 months after Katrina went through and in August ...
The old Biloxi Bay Bridge as it sat in April 2006 8 months after Katrina went through and in August 2013 repaired and used as a fishing pier. A piece of the Imperial Palace garage and the casino destruction also shown in the 2006 photo.
A boy picks through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washingto...
A boy picks through belongings in the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
A vehicle sits on a pile of debris from the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Was...
A vehicle sits on a pile of debris from the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 17, 2013
With permission by Reuters / im Young
A police officer escorts a boy out of the area as he carries belongings through the destruction caus...
A police officer escorts a boy out of the area as he carries belongings through the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
A family home was destroyed in a fire after the sun s rays were intensified and magnified by a Nutel...
A family home was destroyed in a fire after the sun's rays were intensified and magnified by a Nutella jar
The Mirror
Extensive damage is pictured in the aftermath of a tornado that touched down in Washington  Illinois...
Extensive damage is pictured in the aftermath of a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois on November 17, 2013
Photo courtesy of Anthony Khoury
A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
by PZAO
Debris caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington  Illinois  November 18  2013
Debris caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
A U.S. flag is seen among the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washin...
A U.S. flag is seen among the debris and destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Jim Young
The aftermath of a suicide bomb in the Iraq city of Baquba
The aftermath of a suicide bomb in the Iraq city of Baquba
Al Jazeera English

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