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Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane- U.N. chief

Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane- U.N. chief

Oct 11, – A “massive response” is needed to help Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the United Nations is mobilizing on all fronts to help get the recovery under way, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. “Some towns and villages have been almost wiped off the map,” Ban told reporters. “Tensions […]

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Typhoon death toll in Philippines rises to nine

Typhoon death toll in Philippines rises to nine

Aug 22, – Packing gusts of up to 185 kph (115 mph), Goni was estimated to be 105 km (65 miles) east-northeast of Batanes, the northernmost province in the Philippines, and moving at 13 kph towards southern Japan. The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Goni rose to nine after five more people were […]

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Police in Indian Kashmir collect bodies floating in worst floods in years

Police in Indian Kashmir collect bodies floating in worst floods in years

Sep 11, – Both the Indian and Pakistan sides of the disputed Himalayan region have been hit by extensive flooding in recent days, and about 450 people have been killed, with Indian Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar particularly hard hit. Authorities in Indian Kashmir collected the bodies of women and children floating in the streets […]

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Syria refugees scramble to prepare for Lebanon winter

Syria refugees scramble to prepare for Lebanon winter

Nov 22, – The United Nations refugee agency and a string of partner groups are trying hard to provide help. In Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, the sun is still shining. But soon temperatures will dip and snow will blanket fields that house hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Their shelters are little more than wooden frames […]

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Combat stress with proper diet, water intake

Combat stress with proper diet, water intake

Oct 13, – Nail biting, excessive smoking, obesity and overeating are some of the symptoms of stress, which can be overcome with a balanced diet and by drinking enough water in a day. With high pressure schedules and long working hours, stress is becoming inevitable. It is important to beat it the right way. “Eat […]

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Asia-Pacific Nations face serious lack of water security

Asia-Pacific Nations face serious lack of water security

Water, more than any other resource, knows no borders. According to the UN, 148 countries worldwide share a river basin. But, water is a limited commodity. That’s why water cooperation is key to security, poverty eradication, and to social and gender equality. More than three-quarters of Asia-Pacific countries are experiencing a serious lack of water […]

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IEA: Carbon dioxide emissions rose to record high

IEA: Carbon dioxide emissions rose to record high

June 11, STOCKHOLM (AP) — The world’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4 percent in 2012 to a record high of 31.6 billion tons, even though the U.S. posted its lowest emissions since the mid-1990s, the International Energy Agency said Monday. In its annual World Energy Outlook report, the Paris-based IEA said top carbon polluter […]

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