Earthquake hits China’s Sichuan province, killing at least 156 and injuring thousandshttp://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/earthquake-hits-chinas-sichuan-province/2013/04/20/822133a2-a9b7-11e2-9e1c-bb0fb0c2edd9_story.html?hpid=z4China was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, injuring thousands of residents and killing more than 156 people. The epicenter was reported to be under the county Ya’an, only eight miles below the surface.Not long after the earthquake struck at 8 a.m. Beijing time. Chinese troops attempted to recover those trapped under the fallen debris. Aftershocks continued after the initial quake, with some measuring up to 5.0 magnitude.The earthquake happened only about 150 miles from the 2008 earthquake that left 87,000 people missing or dead.Report: Iran says it will remain loyal to nuclear non-proliferation pacthttp://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/20/report-iran-says-it-will-remain-loyal-to-nuclear-non-proliferation-pact/#ixzz2R1w4RIMFThe Iranian foreign ministry has said that the country will continue to cooperate with the U.N.’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which aims to secure nuclear weapons and prevent the technology from spreading as a way to promote peaceful cooperation.
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