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A strong earthquake has shaken parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java, causing panic but only minor damage just two weeks after an equally powerful quake killed hundreds. The head of the national rescue agency says the quake on Saturday injured one resident in West Java’s Garut district, and at least four houses and a school were damaged. No other casualties have been reported. A magnitude 5.6 earthquake on Nov. 21 killed at least 331 people and injured nearly 600 in West Java’s Cianjur city. The U.S. Geological Survey says the latest quake measured 5.7 magnitude. High-rises in Jakarta, the capital, swayed for more than 10 seconds and some ordered evacuations, sending streams of people into the streets.

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FILE - The National Transportation Safety Board logo and signage are seen at a news conference at NTSB headquarters in Washington, Dec. 18, 2017. The National Transportation Safety Board, the federal officials investigating a helicopter crash in Hawaii, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, made a call urging U.S. and Canadian regulators to require immediate inspections of Bell helicopters that are commonly used by air tour operators, law enforcement and air ambulances. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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The small Cconchaccota lagoon has been the axis of life in Vilma Huamaní's community high in Peru's southern Andes. It was a source of trout, fun for children eager to swim, beauty as flamingos flew from over the mountains and water for thirsty sheep. Nowadays, though, all Huamaní sees of the lagoon is a plain of cracked and broken soil surrounded by yellow grass. The rainy season in this part of South America should have started in September. But the area is experiencing its driest period in almost a half century, affecting more than 3,000 communities in the central and southern Andes of Peru.

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FILE - Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority workers repair distribution lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in the Cantera community of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 19, 2017. Efforts to restructure some $9 billion in debt held by Puerto Rico’s power company hit a new snag Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, following multiple failed attempts to end its bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

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Crews are working to clear debris from a landslide that has closed part of a highway near Astoria in northwestern Oregon. Oregon transportation officials say they have removed a commercial truck that was caught in the rubble. The Oregonian, citing officials, reports that the landslide on Tuesday night dumped 10 truckloads of rock and mud on U.S. 30 about 20 miles east of Astoria. Authorities said no vehicles were damaged apart from the truck. No injuries were reported. The landslide has closed the road in both directions. Transportation officials said the earliest they could reopen at least one lane is Friday. Road work may continue through the weekend.

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Spanish officials say a suspicious parcel has been discovered at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid and detonated by police. The finding on Thursday came as police reported a wave of explosive packages being sent in Spain, including one that ignited at the Ukrainian Embassy on Wednesday, injuring one person. Police say other explosive devices concealed in postal packages were sent over the past two days to Spain’s Defense Ministry, a European Union satellite center in Spain and an arms factory that makes grenades sent to Ukraine. An earlier one was sent to the Spanish Prime Minister. There were no other reports of injuries.