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India: 10 Dead, Nearly 170 feared trapped after massive landslide near Pune

India: 10 Dead, Nearly 170 feared trapped after massive landslide near Pune

July 30, – Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said. About 100 rescuers had reached the area, but continuing rains and bad roads were hampering rescue efforts and preventing reinforcements from reaching Ambegaon, […]

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Floods, Landslides leave ‘1.5 million people’ homeless in Bosnia

Floods, Landslides leave ‘1.5 million people’ homeless in Bosnia

May 21, – The Balkans’ worst floods for more than 120 years have affected nearly 1.5 million people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian Deputy Minister for Security, Samir Agic, has told the Anadolu Agency. More than a million people said to be homeless after worst flooding across Balkans in more than a century At least 35 people have died […]

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Ukraine: Despite sanctions pro-Russians seize second provincial capital, clash with police

Ukraine: Despite sanctions pro-Russians seize second provincial capital, clash with police

Apr 29, – Hundreds of pro-Moscow separatists stormed government buildings in one of Ukraine’s provincial capitals on Tuesday and fired on police holed up in a regional headquarters, a major escalation of their revolt despite new Western sanctions on Russia. New U.S. and EU sanctions packages, announced with fanfare, were seen as so mild that […]

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Search resumes for Malaysian plane presumed crashed, with 239 on board

Search resumes for Malaysian plane presumed crashed, with 239 on board

Mar 09, – There were no reports of bad weather and no sign of why the Boeing 777-200ER would have vanished from radar screens about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast […]

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Factory roof collapses in China, killing 9

Factory roof collapses in China, killing 9

Nov 26, – The nine people were killed during the lunchtime collapse at the plant in Mudanjiang city in Heilongjiang province on Monday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Citing emergency officials, Xinhua said the collapse probably was caused by blizzards. A man from the local emergency response office confirmed the report, and said the […]

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India rushes mass evacuations as super cyclone Phailin nears

India rushes mass evacuations as super cyclone Phailin nears

Oct 12, – Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in India as Cyclone Phailin barreled toward the country’s east coast. Phailin has filled nearly the entire Bay of Bengal, an area the size of France. The Indian Meteorological Department issued a red alert on Saturday, warning of the “very severe” cyclone’s impending […]

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