Strong earthquake hits southern China

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Rescuers and a villager walk past rubbles from destroyed houses following a massive earthquake in the town of Longtoushan in Ludian County in southwest China's Yunnan Province Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Rescuers raced Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed more than 300 people and has left thousands homeless. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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The death toll in southern China's earthquake jumped from 410 to 589 on Wednesday as search and rescue teams found scores more bodies while pushing into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes. (AP)


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