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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21 May 2015

US Military Rescuers End Operations After Nepal Earthquake

“The 300 U.S. Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel involved in rescue operations in Nepal since a major earthquake struck last month concluded their work Wednesday, officials said.” Source: US Military Rescuers End Operations After Nepal Earthquake | Military.com

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12 May 2015

Another Nepal earthquake, magnitude 7.3, strikes near Everest

“A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 died in a devastating quake.” Source: Nepal earthquake, magnitude 7.3, strikes near Everest – BBC News

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08 May 2015

Typhoon Noul is gathering strength as it threatens the Philippines

“Typhoon Noul is churning the waters of the West Pacific as it gathers strength, on course to potentially make landfall in Luzon, the most populated island of the Philippines, this weekend. The storm is the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane as of Friday at 3 p.m. ET, and is

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08 May 2015

NASA Technology Located Four Trapped Earthquake Victims in Nepal, by Detecting Their Heartbeats

“A technology developed by NASA and the US Department of Homeland Security designed to save people trapped by debris in natural disasters has been used in the field for the first time.” Source: NASA Technology Located Four Trapped Earthquake Victims in Nepal, by Detecting Their Heartbeats – Nextgov.com

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04 May 2015

142 U.S. troops involved with Nepal earthquake relief

“There are 142 U.S. service members currently involved in earthquake relief efforts in Nepal, according to U.S. Pacific Command.” Source: 142 U.S. troops involved with Nepal earthquake relief

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