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Strong aftershock jolts same California desert region day after major quake

Strong aftershock jolts same California desert region day after major quakeA strong aftershock shook Southern California early on Friday as residents were still assessing the damage from the strongest earthquake in the region in 25 years on July 4, which was felt by more than 20 million people. The 5.4 magnitude aftershock, the biggest so far, struck the same desert region as Thursday’s earthquake. Its epicenter was about 11 miles (18 km) west of Searles Valley at 4:07 a.m., the U.S. Geological Survey said.



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Strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years rattles region, rumbles residents

Strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years rattles region, rumbles residentsA preliminary magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Southern California on Thursday, shaking an area for hundreds of miles.



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UPDATE 3-Strong aftershock jolts same California desert region day after major quake

UPDATE 3-Strong aftershock jolts same California desert region day after major quakeA strong aftershock shook Southern California early on Friday as residents were still assessing the damage from the strongest earthquake in the region in 25 years on July 4, which was felt by more than 20 million people. The 5.4 magnitude aftershock, the biggest so far, struck the same desert region as Thursday’s earthquake. The aftershock was felt in Los Angeles, about 150 miles (240 km) to the south, and the surrounding area, with many residents posting on Twitter that they were awakened by it.



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Iran's Guards kill two militants in northwestern region – Fars

Iran's Guards kill two militants in northwestern region - FarsIran’s elite Revolutionary Guards killed two members of an “anti-revolutionary terrorist” group in a security operation in the northwest of the country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday. Fars did not identify the group but clashes are common in the area with Iranian Kurdish militant groups based in Iraq and the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), which has links to Turkey’s militant Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK).



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Why the Threat of U.S. Intervention in Venezuela Revives Historical Tensions in the Region

Why the Threat of U.S. Intervention in Venezuela Revives Historical Tensions in the RegionMaduro is evoking Washington's bloody history of interference in the region — but the situation in Venezuela today is rather different



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Photos: Deadly winter storm wreaked havoc across the central US, mid-Atlantic region

Photos: Deadly winter storm wreaked havoc across the central US, mid-Atlantic regionA deadly winter storm that claimed the lives of at least nine people pummeled the central and eastern United States, leading to power outages, canceled flights and hundreds of car accidents.



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U.S. allies in Asia-Pacific region rattled after Mattis quits

U.S. allies in Asia-Pacific region rattled after Mattis quitsThe region – which includes strong U.S. allies Japan, South Korea and Australia – hosts some of the world’s most volatile flashpoints, with high tension on the Korean peninsula and China’s militarization of the South China Sea causing friction. Mattis, who embraced America’s traditional alliances, said he was quitting after falling out with President Donald Trump over foreign policy, including surprise decisions this week to pull troops from Syria and start planning a drawdown in Afghanistan. “He has generally been referred to as one of the adults in the Trump administration,” Australian government Senator Jim Molan told The Australian newspaper.



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Gunmen attack China's consulate in Pakistan as violence flares across region

Gunmen attack China's consulate in Pakistan as violence flares across regionThe attack, claimed by separatist insurgents from the impoverished southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, killed four people, including two police officers, but it was far from the most deadly on a particularly violent day across the region. Over the border in eastern Afghanistan, a suicide blast at a mosque on an army base killed at least 26 people and wounded 50, security officials said. Earlier in the week, a suicide bomber killed 55 people in the capital, Kabul.



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Saudi king to tour northern region, address Shura Council next week

Saudi king to tour northern region, address Shura Council next weekSaudi Arabia’s King Salman will resume a domestic tour and make an annual address to the Shura Council next week, as the country grapples with its worst political crisis in a generation over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The king, 82, will meet citizens and launch development projects in northern areas including Waad al-Shamal industrial city, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The king last week visited Qassim and Hail provinces, north of the capital Riyadh, and was accompanied at times by his favorite son and heir apparent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Going Down Under. Here’s What to Know About Britain's Tangled Role in the Region

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Going Down Under. Here’s What to Know About Britain's Tangled Role in the RegionWhat the Duke and Duchess of Sussex encounter in Oceania will be inextricably linked to the legacies of the sometimes painful past



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