22 July 2013 Last updated at 08:24 GMT
China’s Gansu province hit by powerful earthquakes
Two powerful earthquakes have struck China’s north-west Gansu province, killing more than 50 people and injuring more than 300.
The first earthquake near Dingxi city had a magnitude of 5.98 and was shallow, with a depth of just 9.8 km (6 miles), the US Geological Survey said
Just over an hour later, a magnitude 5.6 quake hit the same area, it added.
In 2008, an earthquake in Sichuan province left up to 90,000 people dead and millions homeless.
At least 54 people have been killed and 337 injured, the Dingxi local government said on its official Sina Weibo microblog.
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Prime minister David Cameron to demand action by internet firms to clamp down on extreme content
Possessing violent pornography containing simulated rape scenes will be made a crime in England and Wales, the prime minister will announce today.
David Cameron will also set out plans for new laws so that videos streamed online in the UK are subject to the same restrictions as those sold in shops.
In an emotive speech he will warn that access to online pornography is “corroding childhood” as he demands tough action by internet giants to crack down on extreme content.
Experts from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop), which is set to become part of the National Crime Agency, will be given enhanced powers to examine secretive file-sharing networks, and a secure database of banned child porn images gathered by police across the country will be used to trace illegal content and the paedophiles viewing it.
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