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Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needs
Apr19

Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needs

NASHVILLE (BP) — Powerful earthquakes struck both Ecuador and Japan over the weekend, killing hundreds of people in the two countries and kick-starting local disaster response teams. In Japan, a three-day series of earthquakes and aftershocks rocked the southern part of the country. The tremors killed at least 42 people, collapsed buildings and caused fires and landslides, news agencies reported. The Ecuador quake caused...

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Philippines disaster ‘a call to action’
Nov13

Philippines disaster ‘a call to action’

TACLOBAN, Philippines (BP) — Emily Ortega was swept off her feet when the storm surge from Typhoon Haiyan struck Tacloban, Philippines. The typhoon’s sustained winds, peaking at nearly 200 mph, drove waves 20 feet tall into the coastal city. Ortega clung to a post while storm debris hammered her. Hours later, the evacuation center in Tacloban where the pregnant 21-year-old found refuge was filled with cheers as she gave...

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