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Blast at illegal fireworks workshop in northern China kills 5


September 17th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by BNO News
JIANZHUANGZI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- An explosion ripped through an illegal fireworks workshop in northern China on late Monday morning, killing five members of a family who were working there, state-run media ... Read more...

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Cambridge flooding: Shops closed


August 27th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cambridge, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cambridge experienced floods that swept away shops and other properties belonging to the people of the city. Floods are regarded as disasters because they come along with ... Read more...

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Japan okays multiple-entry visa to Chinese tourists


June 12th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 12 (IANS) Japan will grant multiple-entry visas from July to Chinese tourists travelling to quake and tsunami hit areas, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The country was devastated by ... Read more...

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China prepares for flood season


May 29th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) More rainfall is expected to hit China's three main waterways this summer, possibly triggering severe flooding, a media report said Tuesday.Based on the long-term weather and ... Read more...

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Japan’s fiscal-year current account surplus falls


May 10th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 10 (IANS) Japan's current account surplus in fiscal 2011 ending in March plunged 52.6 percent on year to mark the sharpest fall since comparable data was collected in ... Read more...

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I’m not a social network genius: Courtney Love


May 6th, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Singer Courtney Love has asked advisors to help her with social networking after a number of online disasters.The Hole star, who was embroiled in a ... Read more...

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Japan records biggest fiscal year trade deficit (Lead)


April 19th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
oTokyo, April 19 (IANS) Japan's trade deficit in the past fiscal year ending in March stood at 4.41 trillion yen (about 54 billion), marking the worst ever reading for the ... Read more...

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Duff joins Johnson for charity project


April 14th, 2012 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Singer-actress Hilary Duff has teamed up with baby cosmetics company Johnson's to work on their new charity campaign - Johnson's Baby Cares, a joint ... Read more...

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China to lift 100,000 people out of poverty


March 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) China will lift more than 100,000 people out of poverty in the next five years in the country's Tibetan region, according to a government plan.In 2011, ... Read more...

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China offers to share water management experience


March 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China is willing to share with other nations its unique experiences in water management and conservation, according to Chen Lei, minister of water resources.China is ... Read more...

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China in joint quake study


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China has teamed up with Japan and South Korea to jointly carry out research on earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.The programme was initiated during the East Asia ... Read more...

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65 killed in cyclone Irina in Madagascar


March 6th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Antananarivo (Madagascar), March 6 (IANS) At least 65 people have been killed in cyclone Irina in Madagascar, the disaster management office said Tuesday.The storm left 73,490 people homeless in Ifanadiana, ... Read more...

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China vows to win ‘local wars’ (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China Monday said it will enhance the capability of its armed forces to win "local wars".China will enhance the capability of its armed forces to accomplish ... Read more...

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China stresses military capability


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China will enhance the capability of its armed forces to accomplish a wide range of tasks, with the Communist Party of China having absolute control, according ... Read more...

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Private telecom important in disaster management: Pilot


February 15th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Minister of State for Communication and Technology Sachin Pilot Wednesday called for cooperation from the private telecom sector in disaster management preparedness."We want the private ... Read more...

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Mock drills at six Metro stations


February 13th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Delhi Metro will conduct a drill at six busy stations Wednesday to check if its staff is ready to deal with disasters. Passengers have been ... Read more...

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Kashmir approves disaster management policy


February 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) Wednesday approved a three-tier draft disaster management policy for the state "which is vulnerable to natural calamities".Chief ... Read more...

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Honda Japan’s nine-month net profit plummets 71 percent


January 31st, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 31 (IANS) Japan's Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday its net profit from April to December plunged 71.4 percent from the previous year to about 139.89 billion yen ($1.84 ... Read more...

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Japan posts first annual trade deficit in 31 years in 2011


January 25th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 25 (IANS) Japan posted its first annual trade deficit since 1980, due to the affects of the March earthquake and tsunami and the yen's appreciation versus its major ... Read more...

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Magnitude-7 quake hits Japan (Lead)


January 1st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Jan 1 (IANS) An undersea quake measuring 7 on the Richter scale Sunday struck off Torishima Island in eastern Japan but there was no report of damage or casualty.The ... Read more...

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UN helps children in storm-hit Philippines


December 29th, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 29 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund has pledged to provide safe learning environments for children in the storm-ravaged cities of the Philippines. It will also give ... Read more...

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Tilda Swinton worries about kids


November 30th, 2011 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) British actress Tilda Swinton has confessed that when she is away from her children she ends up worrying about them.The 51-year-old actress raises 14-year-old twins, Honor ... Read more...

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Tokyo film festival opens


October 23rd, 2011 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Oct 23 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 films from 76 countries will be screened at the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival that opened in the Japanese capital Saturday.Jackie Chan and ... Read more...

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Mumbai blasts victm’s kin appointed teacher


September 25th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) The wife of a city-based diamond trader who was killed in the July 13 triple blasts was Sunday appointed a teacher in a school here.Congress MP ... Read more...

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58 die in China rains


September 24th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 24 (IANS) Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in a northwest Chinese province left at least 58 people dead, authorities said Saturday.Over 285,800 people in Shaanxi ... Read more...

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Obama reiterates US support for ‘disasters hit’ Japan


September 22nd, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has reiterated his country's pledge to do everything it could to ensure the success of Japan's recovery from the triple ... Read more...

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Overconfidence highly rewarding in tough challenges


September 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Harbouring an inflated belief that we can easily overcome challenges or win battles actually works to our advantage. Overconfidence beats accurate assessments in a variety of ... Read more...

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Finland makes disposable heart rate indicator


August 22nd, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) Finland has developed a disposable heart rate indicator designed for first aid professionals and for use in cases of accidents, disasters and other crises.Finnish company Spektikor ... Read more...

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Restore Anna’s rights, Bhopal survivors urge president


August 17th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) About 150 survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal Tuesday urged President Pratibha Patil to intervene for restoring the constitutional rights of civil ... Read more...

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UN chief calls for nuclear safety


August 8th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 8 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday called for strengthening nuclear safety after visiting Japan's disaster-hit zone in Fukushima.Ban said at a joint press conference with Japanese ... Read more...

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Tomorrow is Coast Guard Day


August 3rd, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 4rd of August every year has been set aside to celebrate the work of coast guards. The day has been declared the Coast Guard Day and ... Read more...

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Tornado hits city in Russia’s far-east, killing one


July 31st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by BNO News
BLAGOVESHCHENSK, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- One person was killed on Sunday when a rare tornado hit the Russian far-eastern city of Blagoveshchensk, officials said. Dozens more were injured.The tornado hit the city ... Read more...

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54 killed in China storms


July 27th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) At least 54 people have been killed in storms that hit China since the weekend, the government announced Wednesday.The National Disaster Reduction Committee said thunderstorms accompanied ... Read more...

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Pakistan to set up disaster response force


July 27th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to constitute an inter-provincial response force that will handle emergencies and disasters.The decision to set up the force was taken at a meeting ... Read more...

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China disasters affected 430 mn people in 2010


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) Various disasters in China affected over 430 million people last year, according to a government report.A total of 7,844 people were dead or missing, Xinhua reported ... Read more...

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