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Powerful quake rocks Turkiye and Syria, kills more than 2,300

A powerful, 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkiye and neighbouring Syria on Monday, killing more than 2,300 people and injuring thousands more as it toppled hundreds of buildings and trapped residents under mounds of rubble or pancaked floors.

People and rescue teams try to reach trapped residents inside collapsed buildings in Adana, Turkey, Feb. 6, 2023. A powerful quake has knocked down multiple buildings in southeast Turkey and Syria and many casualties are feared. (IHA agency via AP)

For 2023, UN chief amplifies warnings on Ukraine, climate

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told fossil fuel producers they 'should not be in business' unless they are credibly aiming for net-zero emissions and warned that the world is walking into a 'wider war' over Ukraine.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 18, 2023. (Markus Schreiber / AP)

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