Hundreds killed by Indonesian quake, tsunami, with toll seen rising

Hundreds killed by Indonesian quake, tsunami, with toll seen risingAt least 384 people were killed, many swept away as giant waves crashed onto beaches, when a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said on Saturday. The tsunami followed a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. “When the (tsunami) threat arose yesterday, people were still doing their activities on the beach and did not immediately run and they became victims,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency BNPB said in a briefing in Jakarta.


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Daily briefing: China dominates ranking of research rising stars

Daily briefing: China dominates ranking of research rising stars

Daily briefing: China dominates ranking of research rising stars, Published online: 20 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06789-0

The rise of Chinese institutions in the Nature Index, the visa woes hampering African and Asian researchers, and the most beautiful slugs in the world.
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Rivers Keep Rising and More Deaths Are Feared as Florence Pushes Away

  1. Rivers Keep Rising and More Deaths Are Feared as Florence Pushes Away  New York Times
  2. Flooding from Florence to swamp Carolinas for days – or even weeks; death toll hits 32  USA TODAY
  3. Rising flood waters and flash floods from Florence menace the East Coast  CNBC
  4. Drone footage shot after Florence shows a massive river in North Carolina. It used to be a highway.  Washington Post
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