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China rushes relief after 7.0 Sichuan earthquake

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Lushan, Sichuan, China at 8:02 a.m. local time on Saturday, April 20. The disaster sent people fleeing from buildings across the southern Sichuan province.

Protecting the French language in Quebec leads to 'Pastagate'

In efforts to promote and enforce that no language takes precedence over the French language, the Office Québécois de la Langue Français (OQLF) in Montreal, Canada recently cited several restaurants as noncompliant due to their use of foreign words such as “pasta” and “steak” in their menus.

Hamster rises from the grave

Over the Easter holiday, two caretakers were surprised when the hamster they had thought was dead dug its way out after being buried for 24 hours, reports The Inquisitr. BYU-Hawaii students said they admire the hamster for her strength to dig her way out.

Russian meteor damages buildings, injures and scares people

Russia was in chaos when a large fireball was seen shooting down from the sky and exploded about 20 kilometers above the ground; damaging the glass of more than 4,000 buildings in Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15. Afterward residents were left vulnerable to temperatures below freezing.

Obama supports Oregon governor's medical care system

This year marks a change in the healthcare system of the United States because of Obamacare. States will be forced to change the way they look at healthcare and the way payments happen.

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