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A car bomb exploded in a street lined with shops in the Iraqi city of Samarra, killing at least 12 people
I stopped my car to buy sweets for my kids from a nearby shop when suddenly a huge blast shook the area," said 45-year-old teacher Kamal Mahmoud. "I felt the heat of the blast on my face and the bodies of two women thrown in the middle of the street covered in blood, one of them without legs
The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the quake took place at 4:12 p.m. 1312 GMT, 68 kilometers 42 miles west of the city of Chania, in Crete, and 279 kilometers 172 miles south of Athens. The epicenter was 23 kilometers (14 miles) under the sea. The earthquake was also felt in Athens,"The earthquake was very strong and lasted long," Chania deputy mayor Manoussos Lionakis told The Associated Press.
A volcano on the Alaska Peninsula has again become active after being quiet for about a month, with a trace of ash falling on communities up to 35 miles away.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory says in a release that Veniaminof Volcano resumed its 2013 eruption on Saturday, it's been marked by lava flows, fountaining and intermittent but small ash, steam and gas plumes, the plumes usually only travel a few miles from the volcano but the communities of Chignik Lake and Chignik Lagoon received ash winch is about 35 miles away