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Five dead after powerful Taiwan quake fells buildings

Five dead after powerful Taiwan quake fells buildings

Feb 06, – The 6.4-magnitude quake struck in the middle of the night and as day dawned it revealed the destruction left behind in the city of Tainan, which bore the brunt of the damage. A powerful earthquake in Taiwan felled a 16-storey apartment complex full of families who had gathered for Lunar New Year […]

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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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Typhoon Soudelor kills nine in China- state media

Typhoon Soudelor kills nine in China- state media

Aug 09, – Another three people are missing after the storm caused landslides in rural parts of eastern Zhejiang province, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local disaster relief officials. Typhoon Soudelor killed nine people in eastern China after parts of the country were hit by the heaviest rains in a century, state media […]

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Hundreds search for missing U.S. helicopter after second Nepal quake kills scores

Hundreds search for missing U.S. helicopter after second Nepal quake kills scores

Apr 13, – The Himalayan nation is still reeling from a devastating quake measuring 7.8 last month that killed more than 8,000 people and injured close to 20,000. Hundreds of Nepali troops were searching for a missing U.S. Marines helicopter with eight people on board on Wednesday, a day after the second powerful earthquake in […]

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Bad weather halts rescue operations, says Indian army

Bad weather halts rescue operations, says Indian army

June 23, GAUCHAR, India (AP) — The army suspended helicopter flights to rescue people stranded in Uttarakhand after dense fog descended on the Himalayan region. Instead, troops built makeshift bridges and people were being brought to safety by road, Brig. Uma Maheshwar said. Bad weather was hampering efforts Sunday to evacuate thousands of people stranded […]

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India Monsoon floods kill 102, 12000 pilgrims stranded

India Monsoon floods kill 102, 12000 pilgrims stranded

June 19, LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke on his return from an aerial survey of the area, pegging the death toll at 102. “It is feared that the loss of life could be much higher,” he said. A joint army and air force operation evacuated nearly 12,000 Hindu pilgrims stranded in […]

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