Economic losses from U.S. January storm around $2 billion: Aon Benfield

LONDON A winter storm that struck the eastern seaboard of the United States in January caused around $2 billion in economic losses, and hundreds of millions of dollars in insured losses, reinsurance broker Aon Benfield said on Tuesday.

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Earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude felt in New Zealand capital

WELLINGTON New Zealand's capital city Wellington was rocked by 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, according to the country's earthquake monitoring service.

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More rescued two days after Taiwan quake; toll could exceed 100

TAINAN, Taiwan Rescuers pulled out alive an eight-year-old girl and her aunt from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday, more than 60 hours after it was toppled by a quake, as the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll could exceed 100. | Video

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Newcrest halts Indonesia gold mine after collapse traps worker

MELBOURNE Newcrest Mining suspended all mining and processing at its Gosowong operation in Indonesia after the underground section of the gold mine was damaged by a cave-in late on Monday, which trapped one of its workers.

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