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Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

Iran-Iraq border earthquake is deadliest of 2017

World
A huge rescue effort is under way after a powerful earthquake struck Iran's mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 400 people and injuring more than 7,000.Teams are looking for survivors trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.The quake is the deadliest in the world this year.Most people who died were in western Iran in Sarpol-e-Zahab, a town 15km (10 miles) from the border, and other parts of Kermanshah province.The town's main hospital was severely damaged, leaving it struggling to treat hundreds of wounded people, state TV reported.A woman and her baby were pulled alive from rubble in the town, Iranian media said.Many buildings in the town appear to have collapsed, amateur video posted to Twitter by a radio station showed.Running water and electricity cut out in some citie...
Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall

Trump's divided desert: Wildlife at the border wall

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePresident Trump's promise to build a "great wall" along the US-Mexico border remains one of the central and most controversial promises of his presidency. But scientists from the University of Arizona are starting to unravel the effect that such a wall could have on a desert ecosystem it will cut through. The team is studying wildlife in the Sonoran Desert, which stretches across the border from Arizona into Mexico and is already divided by a barrier at the border. BBC science reporter Victoria Gill joined the team in a search for some of the desert's most endangered animals. Its proximity to the border gives Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument a dangerous reputation. But as you bump along dirt roads of this set-aside swathe of the Sonoran Desert...
China deploys new tank in Tibet, near India border

China deploys new tank in Tibet, near India border

World
June 12 (UPI) -- China deployed its latest military tank, the Xinqingtan, in an area of Tibet near the Indian border.Chinese news site Guancha reported Monday Beijing is increasing military buildup in Tibet in a show of force designed to deter the Indian military.An integrated brigade of the People's Liberation Army in Tibet deployed an unidentified number of the new tanks, according Chinese state-owned television network CCTV.Guancha stated the Xinqingtan's technology and firepower is "far more advanced" than the Russia-made T-90S tanks deployed by India.The deployment of the tanks expands the Tibet-based unit and has increased their fighting power, the news site reported.Light-duty main battle tanks with commensurate firepower are also being tested in Tibet, but the report did not provid...