Typhoon Haiyan leaves Philippines in chaos

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Days after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical cyclone that may have ever been recorded in history, hit the Philippines, it is said to be feared that an estimated amount of 10,000 have been left dead. A 4.8 magnitude earthquake also…

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Cord International: ‘Volcano of fire’ erupts

Earlier today, roughly 33,000 citizens and tourists in the area surrounding Acatenango, the name of an active volcano in Guatemala, were forced to evacuate the immediate area due to series of powerful eruptions. Acatenango, which translates to “Volcano of Fire”…

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Cord International: Theatre shooting signals larger problem

Everyone hails that we live in a modern, civilized society; but do we? Early in the morning of July 20, reports began to trickle in regarding a mass shooting late last night that occurred during the premiere of Batman: The Dark…

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Cord International: Batman premiere in Colorado ends in tragic shooting

Social media (#theatershooting) erupted Monday morning when news broke out that a gunman opened fire at a midnight showing of the The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora county  just 16 km from downtown Denver, Colorado. So far, there have been…

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Cord International: A cat runs a city?

At first, many people were baffled. But then, everyone went, “awww”. A cat — and the unofficial favourite animal of the Internet — is apparently the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, a small town of 900 people. 15 years ago, the residents of…

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Cord International: Syria still on International Radar

Clashes between the Syrian government and the opposition groups almost hit a breaking point on Wednesday as four of Syria’s top officials were killed in an attack at a top-level meeting in Damascus. Among those killed were the defence minister,…

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