29 Aug 2015

Tropical Storm Erika kills at least 20 in Dominica

“A tropical storm heading across the Caribbean has killed at least 20 people on the island of Dominica, with dozens more missing. Tropical Storm Erika hit Dominica, in the eastern Caribbean, causing floods and mudslides that have set the country back 20 years, its prime minister said.” Source: Tropical Storm

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02 Aug 2015

Myanmar floods: UN says death toll ‘to rise’

“The death toll from floods in Myanmar is expected to rise over the coming days, the United Nations has warned. Four western regions have been declared disaster zones after heavy floods, caused by monsoon rains, left at least 27 people dead.” Source: Myanmar floods: UN says death toll ‘to rise’

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17 Jul 2015

Typhoon Nangka kills at least two, wreaks havoc as crosses Japan

“Typhoon Nangka barreled across the western end of Japan’s largest main island on Friday, snarling transport, leaving at least two men dead and prompting authorities to advise nearly 100,000 people to evacuate. Rivers burst their banks in the western prefecture of Wakayama after some parts of Honshu, Japan’s largest main

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12 Jul 2015

Typhoon Chan-hom slams eastern China’s Zhoushan city

“A powerful Typhoon Chan-hom slammed into the Chinese island city of Zhoushan on Saturday afternoon, bringing heavy rain and strong winds in an event that has prompted hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Typhoon floods agricultural fields in China 01:54 PLAY VIDEO Chan-hom hit Zhoushan — part

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12 Jul 2015

Mexico’s Colima volcano triggers evacuations

“Hundreds of people have been evacuated from villages around a volcano in western Mexico amid fears of a major eruption. Ash from the Colima volcano is falling on local communities, and authorities have sealed off a 12km (7.5 mile) area. The local airport has also been closed. Mexico’s interior ministry

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24 Jun 2015

Pakistan heatwave: Death toll over 800 in Sindh

“The death toll from a heatwave in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has passed 800, hospital officials say, as mortuaries reached capacity. At least 780 people have died in Karachi, BBC Urdu reported. Another 30 deaths were reported elsewhere in the province, state owned PTV said.” Source: Pakistan heatwave: Death toll

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31 May 2015

Death Toll in India Heat Wave Tops 2,000

“The death toll from the blistering heat wave still lingering in India exceeded 2,000 Sunday as weather officials said the sweltering conditions would persist for another four or five days.” Source: Death Toll in India Heat Wave Tops 2,000 – WSJ

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30 May 2015

7.8-magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Japan

“A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands, and shook most of the country Saturday evening. However, officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported. The earthquake struck near the Ogasawara islands at a depth of 590 kilometers

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26 May 2015

India heatwave toll nears 800

“The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India has reached nearly 800 with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas. Most deaths have taken place in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, where more than 750 people have died since last week.” Source: India heatwave toll nears 800

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24 May 2015

Nepal earthquake: People flee as landslide blocks river

“Thousands of people have fled to safety following a landslide in western Nepal which blocked the flow of a river.” Source: Nepal earthquake: People flee as landslide blocks river – BBC News

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