risk reduction

11 die in Philippines storm


August 8th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 8 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and over a million displaced as torrential rains caused flooding in large parts of Manila and nine provinces in northern and central ... Read more...

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Typhoon Saola claims 41 lives in Philippines


August 4th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 4 (IANS) Typhoon Saola that hit the Philippines earlier in the week has killed at least 41 people, Xinhua reported Saturday.As many as 35 people were injured while ... Read more...

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NDMA chief to attend global disaster meet


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy is leading an Indian delegation to the world ministerial conference on disaster reduction being held ... Read more...

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Death toll in Philippine jeepney accident reaches 11


May 15th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after an overloaded jeepney plunged into a ravine in the northern Philippines on Sunday afternoon has risen to eleven, emergency officials said on Monday. ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake strikes the Philippines, killing at least 7


February 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by BNO News
TAYASAN, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the central Philippines on late Monday morning, destroying scores of buildings and generating a small tsunami, officials said. At least seven people were ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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...

Posted in World |

Toll in Philippines tropical storm rises to 1,236


December 25th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 25 (IANS) The toll in the Philippines tropical storm that hit Mindanao and the central region of Visayas 10 days ago, causing massive rains and flooding, rose to ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $5.5 bn over next 3 years


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) The World Bank will continue to support Pakistan's poverty reduction and development agenda with an expected assistance of up to $5.5 billion over the fiscal year ... Read more...

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Philippines typhoon toll rises to 327


December 18th, 2011 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 327 people have died and 274 are missing following Saturday's tropical storm in Philippines that caused flooding in Mindanao island and affected over 100,000 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Empowering children to tackle natural disasters


December 6th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old, Rehmath and her friend Sabina, a Class 9 student, were in school in Ahmedabad in Gujarat when the massive earthquake hit the state in ... Read more...

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Swiss ambassador to visit Maharashtra villages


October 17th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Oct 17 (IANS) Swiss Ambassador Philippe Welti will visit villages in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district Tuesday and exchange views on adapting to climate change, an official statement said here.Welti will ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks global help to cope with disasters


October 8th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Pakistan has urged the international community, particularly the nations having advanced technology and expertise for disaster management, to help it in capacity building to handle eventualities ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants early warning system for disasters


October 7th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Pakistan has asked the UN for an early warning system for natural disasters to reduce damages.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday asked the UN Secretary ... Read more...

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Philippines typhoon toll reaches 43


September 30th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 30 (IANS) The toll from typhoon Nesat in the Philippines rose to 43, Xinhua reported Friday. Thirty other people are still missing.Nesat made landfall in the northern province ... Read more...

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Typhoon Nesat kills 31 in Philippines


September 28th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 28 (IANS) Typhoon Nesat that exited the Philippines Wednesday left at least 31 people dead, displaced over 60,000 families and damaged infrastructure and crops worth over $22 million, ... Read more...

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Oxfam India rolls out three projects in Chhattisgarh


July 26th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 26 (IANS) Rights organisation Oxfam India said Tuesday it has taken up three projects in Chhattisgarh in partnership with local NGOs."Oxfam India is working with three NGOs in ... Read more...

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At least 11 missing as tropical storm ‘Falcon’ hits Philippines


June 24th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A tornado struck the central region of the Philippines, while a strong whirlwind hit Quezon City in the north, as tropical storm 'Falcon' brings heavy rainfall throughout ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

What’s good for women’s heart? Baked mackerel!


May 25th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Postmenopausal women who often consumed baked or broiled fish had a 30 percent lower risk of developing heart failure, as compared to women who seldom ate ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

UN chief calls for disaster preparedness


May 11th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 11 (IANS) No country was immune to disasters, and better preparedness could be damage-proofing as well as life-saving during disasters, Xinhua quoted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eat more tomatoes to slash the risk of killer diseases


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Tomatoes are widely available, cost-effective, and people of all ages and cultures like them.Now, a review research has shown that eating more tomatoes and tomato products could ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pak can’t afford to risk its future by being ill-prepared for floods: UN


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): Pakistan must spend millions of dollars on rebuilding areas devastated by the floods to avoid massive loss of life and jobs in future, a top United Nations official has ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Over 250,000 killed by disasters worldwide in 2010′


February 10th, 2011 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 10 (IANS) Over a quarter of a million people were killed by disasters worldwide last year, making 2010 one of the deadliest years in more than a generation, UN ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why folic acid won’t prevent a heart attack


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study at The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and Barts has claimed that taking folic acid might save you from a heart attack once, but ... Read more...

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Floods, landslides kill 40 in Philippines


January 12th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 12 (IANS) At least 40 people have been killed and over one million displaced in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in central and southern Philippines, officials said ... Read more...

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Weightlifting cuts lymphedema risk following breast cancer treatment


December 9th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research has revealed that weightlifting may play a key role in the prevention of the painful limb-swelling condition lymphedema following breast cancer treatment."Lymphedema is a dreaded, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin E ‘could increase stroke risk’


November 5th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 05 (ANI): A new study has revealed that taking vitamin E could slightly increase the risk of a particular type of stroke.An international team of researchers has found that for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ramachandran presides over conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Incheon


October 27th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullappally Ramachandran on Monday presided over the High Level Round Table-3 on Promoting Integration of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate ... Read more...

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Disaster training for Mizoram teachers


October 20th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 20 (IANS) The Mizoram government is training teachers in disaster management to cope with natural tragedies.According to a senior official, the scheme was undertaken under a central government- UNDP Disaster ... Read more...

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Typhoon Megi makes landfall in Philippines with winds of 140 mph


October 18th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by BNO News
MANILA (BNO NEWS) -- At least one person was killed after Typhoon Megi, with maximum sustained winds of 225 km/hr (140 mph), made landfall in the northern Philippine island of Luzon on ... Read more...

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New Parkinson’s gene linked to immune system


August 30th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 30 (ANI): Scientists have found a new genetic link associated with Parkinson's disease that implicates the immune system and offers new targets for drug development.Johns Hopkins researchers from the Center ... Read more...

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Replacing white rice with brown can decrease diabetes risk


June 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that consuming more white rice is linked to a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, whereas consuming more brown rice is associated ... Read more...

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School based sex education classes have little effect: Study


June 9th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that school based sex education classes have had little effect on reported sexual behaviours among African adolescents and no effect on the prevalence of HIV ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NASA offers $36.6 million, solicits proposals for green aircraft concepts


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:19 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA is soliciting proposals for studies designed to identify advanced vehicle concepts and enabling technologies for commercial airliners to fly more economically, quieter and cleaner by 2025.This ... Read more...

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Astronomers claim to have found US Air Force’s ‘top secret’ space shuttle


May 24th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 24 (ANI): A group of amateur astronomers claim to have unravelled the mission of US Air Force X-37B secret space plane.The X-37B took off from Florida in April amid ... Read more...

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Drinking tea ‘cuts down ovarian cancer risk’


March 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 8 (ANI): Having two cups of black tea or one cup of green tea a day can help cut down risk of developing ovarian cancer in women, says a study.Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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