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Bobby Jindal skips Republican convention as storm looms


August 28th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) With tropical storm Isaac bearing down on his home state, Louisiana's Indian-American governor, Bobby Jindal, considered a rising Republican conservative star, decided to skip the ... Read more...

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Hundreds feared dead after Nigerian jet crashes in Lagos


June 4th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
LAGOS, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- A plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in a densely populated area of Nigeria's economic capital Lagos on Sunday, killing everyone on board and many more ... Read more...

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Nigerian plane with 153 aboard crashes


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 3 (IANS) A Nigerian airplane carrying 153 passengers and crew crashed Sunday in the densely populated former capital of Lagos, CNN reported quoting a state rescue official.The Dana ... Read more...

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12 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, June 3 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and several others injured Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a church in Nigeria's northern city of ... Read more...

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40 dead as newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, April 26 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and 100 others injured Thursday when suicide bombers rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the office of This Day daily, a ... Read more...

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37 dead as newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, April 26 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and 100 others injured Thursday when a powerful explosion hit the office of Thisday daily, a leading Nigerian national newspaper, ... Read more...

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Newspaper offices bombed in Nigeria


April 26th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, April 26 (IANS) Two offices of a leading national newspaper in Nigeria were bombed by unidentified attackers Thursday, Xinhua reported.The offices of Thisday daily in Abuja and Kaduna states ... Read more...

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Easter bomb blast kills at least 38 in Kaduna, Nigeria


April 10th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by BNO News
KADUNA, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 38 people were killed and others were injured when a bomb blast hit north-central Nigeria on Easter Sunday, officials said on Monday.The explosion occurred on ... Read more...

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Driver convicted in deaths of eight Puerto Rican inmates


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, April 3 (IANS/EFE) A jury in Puerto Rico found a driver guilty of the deaths of eight prisoners who drowned when the vehicle he was transporting them in ... Read more...

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Search for victims after deadly tornadoes in US


March 5th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the US Midwest continued Sunday to search for victims after a series of tornadoes killed at least 39 people, left dozens injured and ... Read more...

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Four die in Ecuador gold mine blast


February 24th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 24 (IANS/EFE) Four people were killed and six badly injured in an explosion at a gold mine in the southern province of Azuay, authorities said.The blast took place ... Read more...

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Several injured in Nigeria blast


February 20th, 2012 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Lagos, Feb 20 (IANS) Several people were injured in a car explosion Sunday near the Nigerian capital city Abuja, Xinhua reported. There were no reports of any casualties.Muhammed Garuba, police ... Read more...

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Chile officials to be charged for botched tsunami alert


February 11th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Feb 11 (IANS/EFE) Eight people in Chile, including a former minister, would be charged with failing to issue a proper tsunami alert after a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit the ... Read more...

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Tornados hit US’ South & Midwest


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least two people are dead as storms battered US’ South and Midwest. Some states have issued tornado alerts to warn citizens of the storm.The two ... Read more...

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Thousands flee after clashes between Nigerian security forces and militants


December 29th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by BNO News
DAMATURU, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy clashes between militant Islamists and Nigerian security forces have displaced tens of thousands of people in Damaturu city, an official said on Thursday.Heavy gun battles between ... Read more...

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US to test its Emergency alert system today


November 9th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US will be testing its Emergency Alert System on Wednesday (the 9th of November 2011). The nationwide test will be the first of its kind in ... Read more...

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Ricky Martin expresses solidarity with flood victims


October 18th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Oct 18 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin expressed solidarity with the thousands of Hondurans affected by the torrential rains that have lashed the Central American country for more ... Read more...

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Texas wildfires destroy more than 1500 homes


September 12th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bastrop, Sept 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials in Texas say the wildfire in the state has resulted in the destruction of about 1,554 homes. Firefighters are struggling to bring the blaze under control. ... Read more...

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Obama inspects damage by hurricane Irene


September 5th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday visited New Jersey to look at the damage caused by Hurricane Irene, the White House said.Obama pledged federal help to ... Read more...

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Obama signs disaster declaration for Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Irene


August 28th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN JUAN (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday signed a disaster declaration for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irene tore through the islands, the White House ... Read more...

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US mobilises 6,500 troops for hurricane relief


August 28th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Some 6,500 US troops are being mobilised to conduct disaster relief and rescue missions in the country's east coast endangered by hurricane Irene, Xinhua reported.Defence Secretary ... Read more...

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Obama declares emergency for New York ahead of hurricane(Lead)


August 27th, 2011 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama declared Friday a state of emergency for New York state as Hurricane Irene is approaching the US East Coast, Xinhua ... Read more...

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18 killed in UN building bombing in Nigeria


August 26th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 26 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Friday when a suicide car bomb rocked the UN building in Nigerian capital Abuja, officials said. The attack took place around ... Read more...

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12,000 evacuated due to floods in US state


June 26th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS/EFE) A swollen river in the US state of North Dakota has flooded nearly 4,000 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 12,000 people, officials said.The ... Read more...

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29 people still unaccounted in Joplin tornado


May 31st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Joplin, May 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) 29 people are still missing after the deadly tornado that hit Joplin left at least 146 people dead. The authorities in Missouri say they have so far ... Read more...

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25 killed as tornadoes hit US


May 23rd, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 23 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed in Joplin, a southern city of Missouri state, and one person died in Minneapolis city as tornadoes battered parts of ... Read more...

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Storms leave nearly 300 as dead in southern US (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 4:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (IANS) Severe storms that have been heavily hitting southern US since last week have left nearly 300 people as dead in six states, devastating entire ... Read more...

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About 250 feared dead in southern US storms


April 29th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 29 (IANS) Severe storms that have been battering southern US since last week have left at least 247 people as dead in six states, ravaging whole ... Read more...

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Tornadoes and severe storms in southern U.S. leave around 200 dead


April 28th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. authorities on Thursday informed that the tornadoes and severe storms that struck southern territories, most heavily in Alabama, have left around 200 dead.The U.S. Department of ... Read more...

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Storms kill over 160 in southern US


April 28th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 28 (IANS) Severe storms that have been battering southern United States since last week have left over 160 people dead, officials said Thursday.At least 128 people ... Read more...

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Heavy storm moving toward US East Coast leaves 17 dead


April 17th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS/EFE) Powerful storms moving toward the northern part of the US East Coast have left 17 dead and have caused widespread damage.A continuing threat of storms and ... Read more...

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Tornadoes sweep through south US, 17 dead


April 16th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 16 (IANS) Tornadoes triggered by fast-moving storms swept across south US Saturday, toppling trees, snapping power lines and bringing the toll to 17, CNN reported.Emergency teams in ... Read more...

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Hackers help fight natural disasters too!


January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) During the biannual event called the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), hackers worldwide develop software that can help identify and reduce risks from natural hazards.It's a far cry ... Read more...

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Toll in Nigeria blasts reaches 80


December 28th, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Dec 27 (IANS) The toll in the Christmas eve bomb blasts that rocked Nigeria's restive Jos city has reached at least 80, the authorities said Monday.According to Xinhua, the number of ... Read more...

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NASA to lead global asteroid protection plan


October 25th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): NASA is set to play a leading role in protecting the world from the threat of a dangerous asteroid strike, it has emerged.According to letters sent by John ... Read more...

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