severe weather

Rescue workers spot wreckage of small plane on Indonesian mountain


October 5th, 2012 - 4:20 am ICT by BNO News
JAYAPURA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesian rescue workers on Thursday morning spotted the wreckage of a small plane on a mountain in eastern Indonesia, police and local media said, but severe weather ... Read more...

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Death toll from Typhoon Bolaven in North Korea reaches 59


September 6th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by BNO News
PYONGYANG, NORTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result of Typhoon Bolaven, which made landfall in North Korea late last month, has risen to at least 59 while dozens ... Read more...

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Tornadoes slam Texas


April 5th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Tornadoes have ripped through the US state of Texas, tossing tractor-trailers like toys, forcing airlines to cancel flights and causing widespread damage, CNN reported Wednesday.In Lancaster, ... Read more...

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Rain-triggered rockslide flattens Nairobi slum, killing 7


April 5th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by BNO News
NAIROBI, KENYA (BNO NEWS) -- At least seven people were killed on early Wednesday morning when heavy rainfall caused a rockslide in a slum in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, destroying dozens ... Read more...

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Katie Thacker gives birth to baby on a Tacoma elevator


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Everything seemed to be going against Katie Thacker when she went into labor to deliver her second child. The 27-year-old went into labor in the early hours ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Seven flights cancelled in Delhi for technical reasons


December 24th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Seven flights which were scheduled to land at the Indira Gandhi International airport of the capital were cancelled Saturday due to operational reasons, airport officials ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

South Africa to be hit by more natural disasters


September 29th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Sep 29 (IANS) South Africa will experience an increase in the frequency of severe weather events, such as droughts, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters, state-run news agency BuaNews ... Read more...

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Flooding in China’s Inner Mongolia region kills at least 22


August 1st, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, MONGOLIA (BNO NEWS) -- Heavy rainfall and flooding in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in recent weeks has left at least 22 people killed and nearly 2 million others affected, ... Read more...

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Four found dead after flooding washes away trucks in northwestern China


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:12 am ICT by BNO News
XINJIANG UYGUR, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of four people who went missing on Sunday when flooding washed away their trucks in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Meteorologists say that ‘La Nina’ is over


June 10th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, June 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There seems to be a relief in the air for those who stay in areas that have been affected by the recent severe storms. Meteorologists say La ... Read more...

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Merpati Airlines passenger plane crashes in eastern Indonesia, killing 27


May 7th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A Merpati Nusantara Airlines passenger plane carrying 27 people crashed off Indonesia's West Papua province on Saturday, officials said, killing everyone on board.The China-built Xian MA60 aircraft belonging ... Read more...

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Investigators find black box from crashed Air France flight


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:14 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- French investigators on Sunday announced they have found and recovered the black box of Air France flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 during a ... Read more...

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Severe weather ravages Florida airport, several injured


April 1st, 2011 - 1:30 am ICT by BNO News
LAKELAND, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- Several people were injured on Thursday afternoon when severe weather damaged a local airport in Polk County, Florida, officials said. A CNN report about a hangar collapse ... Read more...

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Reports say dozens trapped after hangar collapses at Florida airport


April 1st, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by BNO News
LAKELAND, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- Several news organization on Thursday reported that as many as 70 people are trapped after a hangar collapsed at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Polk County, Florida. ... Read more...

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Hill forts in North Wales used to test how Iron Age people communicated


March 21st, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): A test on how Iron Age people communicated from their hilltop homes 2,500 years ago has been conducted using hill forts in North Wales.The experiment involved about 200 ... Read more...

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New ‘Noah’s Ark’ - a floating city for 40,000 in case disaster strikes


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Designers in Boston have created a unique Noah's Ark that can house 40,000 people at a time and is a city in itself, complete with hotels, shops, casinos ... Read more...

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Asia, Pacific governments warned of increasing climate-induced migrations


February 7th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Manila, Feb 7 (ANI): Governments in Asia and the Pacific should be prepared to deal with increased migrations caused because of climatic change in the coming years, a forthcoming report of the ... Read more...

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4 more dead in UP; sunny day brings little relief (Roundup)


January 7th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Friday saw the winter chill claiming four more lives even as a comparatively warmer and sunny day brought smiles back to people's faces in many ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

2,000 vehicles caught in China traffic jam


December 31st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) Nearly 2,000 vehicles were stuck in a massive traffic jam on a highway in China's Gansu province due to an ongoing road project and inclement weather, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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China’s 2010 weather most extreme in a decade


December 31st, 2010 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) China experienced the most severe weather in 2010, compared to the ones in the past decade, a weather official said.The number of extremely high temperature days and extreme ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

European Commission VP Kallas calls airport infrastructure the ‘weak link’ in air travel


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas has expressed concern regarding the airport infrastructure in Europe as extreme weather disrupts holiday season air travel.Kallas said the level of disruption ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

European airports struggle to clear flight backlog


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Airports across Europe are struggling to help thousands of stranded passengers after severe weather paralysed the continent's transport network in the past few days.Freezing temperatures, snow and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Weather Condition Worsens British Airways’ Flight Status


December 21st, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Weather is surely acting as a total spoil-sport before the Christmas holidays. Hundreds of flight services has been canceled by British Airways because of heavy ice ... Read more...

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European holiday makers’ plans hit by heavy snowfall (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Holiday plans of thousands of people across Europe have been thrown into disarray after many places on the continent were severely affected by heavy snowfall.Travellers wanting to fly ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Asylum seekers boat crashes off Christmas Island, 30 feared dead


December 15th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 15 (ANI): As many as 30 asylum seekers are feared dead after a boat carrying about 70 people smashed into the sea off Christmas Island.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Remains of Bolivian pilot found frozen and intact 20 years later


November 10th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by BNO News
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA (BNO NEWS) -- The corpse of a Bolivian pilot was found in the country's snow caped mountain tops east of its capital, La Paz, 20 years after a plane ... Read more...

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Hurricane Karl death toll rises to 18 in Mexico


September 21st, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- At least 18 people died in Mexico in severe storms caused by Hurricane Karl, which affected eigth different states, officials said Tuesday.Last Friday, Karl made landfall in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Tornado-chasing a popular vacation choice!


September 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): In search of an experience beyond mere thrills, more and more people are registering to get a closer look at tornadoes in the Tornado Alley in the US.Sonja ... Read more...

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Shape-shifting robot plane to make maritime rescue safer than before


August 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (AN): In what could make maritime rescue operations safer than they used to be, researchers have developed a shape-shifting robot plane that could ensure a smooth flight for extended ... Read more...

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Britain to see baby boom as harsh winter forced couples indoors


August 26th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) The severe winter coupled with the credit crunch could be behind a baby boom that is expected to hit Britain next month, exactly nine months after life came ... Read more...

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Remnants of Tropical Depression 5 headed towards Louisiana


August 17th, 2010 - 4:23 am ICT by BNO News
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (BNO NEWS) -- Remnants of Tropical Depression 5 are being monitored as they could develop into possible severe weather, the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Alaska Plane Crash: Rep Senator Ted Stevens & Sean O’Keefe Reported On Board


August 10th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report from Reuters, the head of the plane manufacturer EADS, North American unit and former head of NASA, Sean O’Keefe and the ... Read more...

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Pepco Power Outage Leaves 280,000 Without Power


July 27th, 2010 - 3:41 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Almost 280,000 customers of the Pepco electric service provider have lost power when several quick moving thunderstorms came through the area carrying with them winds of over 60 ... Read more...

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Oz American scientists spooked by underground bio-terror threat in Darwin


June 20th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): The U.S. Government believes tropical disease, caused by soil-dwelling bacteria, could become the next anthrax-style bio-terrorism threat.The natural occurring bacteria called Melioidosis has caught the attention of the ... Read more...

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NOAA Predicts 2010 Hurricane Season Possible Strongest Ever


May 28th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 2010 Hurricane Season report from NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is out, and it does not look good for the Gulf Coast. The prediction is ... Read more...

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