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Typhoon Matmo Expected Path

Another 'super typhoon' Matmo on course to hit Philippines, Taiwan, China, and Okinawa

After the powerful Typhoon Neougri and Rammasun, another 'super typhoon,' Matmo is likely to become a Category 3 tropical cyclone as it veers towards Taiwan from the east of the Philippines, according to media reports. Copious rainfall and extremely destructive winds are expected that may cause landfall on this mountainous island. Apat from Taiwan, the distant southwest islands of Japan, eastern China, especially south of ....

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Shot Down in Ukraine

 

Malaysia Airlines passenger jet MH17 shot down over east Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 with 298 passengers aboard, including 27 Australians, was shot down in eastern Ukraine, a rebel-held territory on Thursday, July 17, according to media reports. It is still unclear as to who is behind the attack. However, the US intelligence official told media that a surface-to-air missile that made Malaysia Airlines jet its target was probably fired from the territory of Russia.

Several heads of the nations have ....

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Areas Affected by Super Typhoon Rammasun

Super typhoon Rammasun kills over 100 in China and Philippines

July 20, 2014 : Rammasun, the powerful typhoon to strike south China in four decades, has claimed the lives of more than 16 people in the region after leaving dozens of people dead in the Philippines, according to media reports. Strong winds and torrential downpour caused by Rammasun buffeted several cities of Guangdong and Hainan provinces and the region of Guangxi, upsetting the lives of millions of people.

The mighty squall made ....

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15 killed as train derails in Moscow, Russia

 

July 15, 2014 : In a metro train derailment on Tuesday, July 15 in Moscow, 15 people have lost their lives. The metro derailed between Park Pobedy (Victory Park) and Slaviansky Boulevard in the west of the city. It has also been reported that over 100 people were hospitalized, out of which, 50 were in a critical state.

Plenty of ambulances along with three BK 117 airplanes arrived at the place to carry the wounded to hospitals.

The cause of ....

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Sunday marks the bloodiest day in Gaza as death toll exceeds 500

Sunday marks the bloodiest day in Gaza as death toll exceeds 500

July 21, 2014 : Gaza suffered the deadliest day of the two-week clash between Israel and Hamas on Sunday, that continued even today (Monday). The death toll rising beyond 500 since the ongoing gory surge of carnage has raised an alarming concern for the officials. Reportedly, more than 150 Palestinians, most of whom were children and women have lost their lives in Sunday clash.

Moreover, at least 10 extremists, who were ....

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Map of Super Typhoon Neoguri Path

Neoguri still a potential threat to Japan despite subsiding

Neoguri is no longer a super typhoon and has subsided from its prime stage, according to media reports. But the peril is not over yet and the residents of Japan are still required to stay alert as torrential rainfall can posit life-threatening deluge and landslides at the consequential places.

Neoguri, which is now a tropical storm has maximum sustained wind speed of 65 mph.

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Super Typhoon Neoguri: Major threat to Japan

So far Western Pacific's ....

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Map of Hurricane Arthur Expected Path

Hurricane Arthur now becomes Category 2 storm with 100 mph winds

July 03, 2014 : The first squall of the season is now a Category 2 hurricane; as it gained momentum while skirting the North Carolina coast with 100 mph sustained winds on Thursday night, July 3, according to media reports. A Category 2 hurricane means persistent winds of 96-110 mph. Hurricane warnings are issued across the coast of North Carolina.

The National Hurricane Center told that the Category 2 hurricane even ....

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Hong Kong prepares for massive protest

July 01 ,2014 that marks the 17th anniversary of the return of Chinese rule in Hong Kong has turned its people restless and activists are set out to openly confront China's vision of the city's political fate, as per media reports. People in massive numbers vehemently criticized the government and took to streets to ask for more democracy. Ida Chan, one of the protestors, told media, "I want to express my dissatisfaction with the government. We feel we have no ....

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22 dead in a shootout with Mexican soldiers on patrol | July 1, 2014

Security forces on patrol in south-central Mexico state killed 22 drug gang members in a shootout early Monday, June 30, according to media reports. The dead, include one woman and 21 men. A soldier is also reported to have been injured. The authorities managed to rescue three women, who said they had been abducted. They also seized loads of ammunition, auto rifles, and handguns.

The gunfire took place at a warehouse in the town of Tlataya, near Guerrero state and ....

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Rebels captured major oil refinery in Iraq

Sunni mutineers in Iraq claim that they have finally annexed the country's largest oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad as from the last ten days it was under siege. Islamist-led insurgents have invaded a swathe of regions in the west and north, including Mosul, the second-largest city, according to media reports. A spokesman from the insurgents said that the refinery would now be controlled by the local tribes. Now, they are also making a move towards capturing a ....

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