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Indonesia: Five killed, several injured in Wednesday’s earthquakes


April 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two major earthquakes which struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday afternoon caused at least five fatalities and several injuries, disaster officials ... Read more...

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Rising temperatures could render some species homeless


November 7th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Mass migration of animal and plant species, forced by rising temperatures, could leave some marine species virtually homeless. An international team, led by Mike Burrows from ... Read more...

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Four mn Pakistan children face risk of hunger


September 30th, 2011 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) Up to four million children in Pakistan's flood-hit Sindh province are at risk of hunger and disease, an NGO said.Only three percent of the $357 million ... Read more...

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In bear sanctuary, flooding causes weighty problems


September 14th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) When water came gushing into their cozy homes, Chameli, Raju and Laila were forced to move out. These rescued dancing bears got help from a ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake prompts brief tsunami warning in Alaska


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake in the Pacific Ocean on early Friday morning prompted a brief tsunami warning for Alaska's Aleutian Islands, officials said. There were no reports of ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquakes strike off Vanuatu, generating small tsunamis


August 21st, 2011 - 2:50 am ICT by BNO News
PORT VILA (BNO NEWS) -- Two powerful earthquakes struck off the island nation of Vanuatu on early Sunday morning, seismologists said, generating local tsunamis but causing no damage. The first earthquake at 3.55 ... Read more...

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Japan tsunami waves crush boats on US coast


March 12th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.12 (ANI): Tsunami waves from Japan's massive earthquake have damaged boats on the US West Coast and left one man missing after racing thousands of miles across the Pacific.Cindy Henderson, ... Read more...

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Earthquake Of Magnitude 7.2 Hits Temuco, Chile


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting some thousands of people to flee the coast in search of ... Read more...

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Tsunami death toll surpasses 300 as rescuers arrive at remote islands


October 28th, 2010 - 2:01 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll following a tsunami that wrecked villages on Indonesian islands off the western coast of Sumatra on late Monday has risen to more than 300, ... Read more...

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One killed, thousands displaced in Assam floods


September 10th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 10 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 30,000 displaced in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Assam's Lakhimpur district. A vast stretch of the internationally-famed Kaziranga ... Read more...

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Vanuatu Island hit by an earthquake, which is of 7.5 magnitude on the Richter scale


August 11th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vanuatu Island was hit by an earthquake on Tuesday. The earthquake measured 7.5 on the Richter scale. And the most unfortunate part is that ... Read more...

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River embankment breach causes floods in Bihar district


July 12th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Motihari (Bihar), July 12 (ANI): Monsoon rains have caused a breach of embankments of a river in Bihar's Motihari District.Chaos prevailed in Turkaulia region of the district as the embankment of the ... Read more...

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Ancient Greek town from where ships were launched for Troy unearthed


June 30th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Athens, June 30 (ANI): Archeologists have found an ancient underground town in Kyparissia in Greece during a local construction work.According to Katerina Nikolas, a columnist for helium.com, recently some local road ... Read more...

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Indonesia Struck By Major Earthquake


April 7th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Aceh, Indonesia, Apr 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest in the series of earthquakes is the one to have struck the coasts of the Indonesian island of Aceh, which is located ... Read more...

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Heavy rains cause havoc in Haiti


March 22nd, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Port-au-Prince, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The earthquake ravaged Haiti has been lashed by heavy rains. The hapless residents of the country were already coping with the devastation caused by the earthquake, ... Read more...

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New Chile President Urges Evacuation After 7.2 Aftershock


March 11th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Mar 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The aftershock which hit Chile just as the new president, Sebastian Pinera, was being sworn in was actually stronger than the earthquake which devastated the capital of ... Read more...

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Three strong aftershocks rock Chile in quick succession


March 11th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A series of strong aftershocks rocked Chile within a timespan of just one hour on Thursday, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or ... Read more...

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Chile Experiences Strong Aftershock, But No Tsunami


March 4th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Concepcion, Chile, Mar 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The country of Chile has been experiencing repeated aftershocks following the massive earthquake that hit the country on Saturday. The number of the aftershocks, ... Read more...

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Japan Hit By Minor Tsunami


February 28th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Minamitori, Feb 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 10-cm tsunami has hit Minamitori, one of the Japanese islands on Sunday, about 1,950 south of the Japanese capital of Tokyo. However, this has ... Read more...

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Japan on alert for possible major tsunami (Lead)


February 28th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 28 (DPA) Hundreds of thousands of Japanese households in Pacific coastal areas were ordered to evacuate Sunday after warnings of a possible "major" tsunami produced by the Chilean earthquake. Shortly before ... Read more...

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Japan bracing for up to 3-metre tsunami


February 28th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 28 (DPA) The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that a "major" tsunami of up to 3 metres could hit Japan's Pacific coast in the next few hours Sunday following a massive ... Read more...

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Japan issues tsunami alert after Chile quake


February 28th, 2010 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 28 (IANS) The Japan Meteorological Agency Sunday issued a major tsunami alert for its Pacific coast after a powerful earthquake struck Chile, Xinhua reported. The tsunami alert is issued for the ... Read more...

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New Zealand on full-scale tsunami alert after Chile quake


February 28th, 2010 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 28 (DPA) A tsunami of 0.5 metres hit New Zealand's Chatham Islands, 700 km southeast of the mainland, Sunday morning as the country was put on a full-scale alert following ... Read more...

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Vita Chambers And Other Artists Perform To Pay Tribute To Motown Record Company


November 27th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov.27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rocker Vita Chamber gave a stunning performance at the halftime show in the football game between Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers on Thursday. The halftime ... Read more...

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Over 200,000 affected by floods in Mexico


November 8th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Villahermosa (Mexico), Nov 8 (EFE) The number of flood-victims in the rain-soaked Mexican Gulf coast states of Tabasco and Veracruz has risen to 206,000, an official said. In Tabasco, the most affected area, ... Read more...

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New Zealand downgrades tsunami alert as three quakes shake Pacific (Lead)


October 8th, 2009 - 7:38 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 8 (DPA) New Zealand civil defence authorities downgraded an initial tsunami warning after three big quakes hit the South Pacific Thursday, saying there was no confirmation that a tsunami had ... Read more...

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Traffic on NH-7 comes to halt, as bridge caves in Andhra Pradesh


October 3rd, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh), Oct.3 (ANI): Traffic on National Highway-7, linking the State capital Hyderabad with Bangalore in Karnataka, came to a complete halt on Saturday after a portion of the bridge in ... Read more...

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American killed on American Samoa


October 1st, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – At least one U.S. citizen was killed when a tsunami hit American Samoa, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean, on Tuesday, officials told BNO News ... Read more...

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Global warming cuts snowfalls by 40 per cent in Australia


August 17th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 17 (ANI): Scientists have determined that global warming has cut the average snow cover at Australia's highest altitude snow course, Spencer's Creek in the Snowy Mountains, by 30 per cent ... Read more...

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Major earthquakes off New Zealand prompt tsunami warnings


July 15th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
TUATAPERE, New Zealand (BNO NEWS) -- Several major earthquakes off New Zealand on Wednesday prompted a series of tsunami warnings in the region, officials said.The first earthquake struck at 9.22 a.m. UTC, ... Read more...

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Oprah tells Duke students she lovers her private jet


May 13th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 13 (ANI): Being quite vocal about how success has made a difference to her life, Oprah Winfrey told students at Duke University that she loves her private jet ... Read more...

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Judge dismiss a charge against Wayna


March 28th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
A charge against the Grammy-nominated singer Wayna has been dismissed by the judge where Wayna was arrested at a Houston airport for trying to bring a collapsible police baton through security.The ... Read more...

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Floods maroon Balasore district of Orissa


June 20th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh)/Balosore (Orissa), June 20 (ANI): People marooned in flash floods in Balasore in Orissa have alleged tardy pace in relief operations.About one million people in 887 villages have been ... Read more...

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1.3 mln quake-hit Chinese to be shifted to higher grounds over the weekend


May 30th, 2008 - 8:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Up to 1.3 million people in west China's Sichuan Province have been ordered to evacuate to higher ground for fear of a major "quake lake" burst ... Read more...

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Flood risk rises along rivers in quake-hit China


May 15th, 2008 - 9:17 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, May 15 (DPA) A south-western Chinese town near the epicentre of Monday's devastating earthquake faced a growing risk of flood Thursday, prompting troops to evacuate as many people as possible while ... Read more...

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