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Landslides In Nepal kill 12 people, At Least 21 Missing

Landslides In Nepal kill 12 people, At Least 21 Missing

Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said. Ten people were killed and 21 are missing after a massive landslide swept away homes and people in Barahbise, 100 km (62 miles) east of Kathmandu near the border with the Tibet region […]

Volcano Evacuees Hunker Down In Philippines

Volcano Evacuees Hunker Down In Philippines

The fine ash drifting into the school gym on gusts of wind is a constant reminder for evacuees in the Philippines of the volcano that threatens to bury their homes forever. As they sit in the spaces fenced in by the few bags and boxes of belongings they could carry, evacuees wonder how long they […]

Indonesia’s Deadly Floods Sparks Climate ‘Wake Up Call’

Indonesia’s Deadly Floods Sparks Climate ‘Wake Up Call’

Floods that killed 60 people in Indonesia’s capital after the biggest rainfall since records began should be a wake-up call to climate change in one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters, environmental groups said. But, despite the catastrophe in Southeast Asia’s biggest city, authorities see no greater impetus for more cuts to planned carbon dioxide […]

Indonesia Quake Kills At Least 19, Injures Dozens

Indonesia Quake Kills At Least 19, Injures Dozens

A major earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday killed at least 19 people, injured dozens and damaged buildings, officials said. The seven-magnitude tremor struck just 10 kilometres (six miles) underground, according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two light to moderate secondary quakes and nearly two dozen aftershocks. “The latest […]

Typhoon Nida: Cities On High Alert In China As Storm Makes Landfall

Typhoon Nida: Cities On High Alert In China As Storm Makes Landfall

Typhoon Nida has swept across Southern China , with the city of Guangzhou issuing its first-ever red storm alert and Hong Kong braced for flooding and landslides. Those living in the storm’s projected path on the mainland were told by the the National Commission for Disaster Reduction to prepare three days’ worth of food and […]

Fresh quake of magnitude 6.4 strikes south west Japan – USGS

Fresh quake of magnitude 6.4 strikes south west Japan – USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6 hit southwestern Japan on Thursday, bringing down some buildings and injuring dozens of people, local media reported, but the nuclear regulator reported no problems at power plants. The initial quake struck 11 km (7 miles) east of the city of Kumamoto, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported. It said the […]