October 29, 2014, 11:06 AM GMT- An emergency search operation has been launched to locate 300 people missing in a landslide in Sri Lanka, media reports stated. Around ten people have been killed in the landslide. An official with Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center has said around 140 homes have been damaged in the landslide that hit the south-central Badulla district. The army, air force, and police personnel are searching for survivors.WBPB291014
Cyclone Nilofar Path Map as on Oct 29, 2014
Cyclone Nilofar News and Live Updates:
11:45 AM GMT, Oct 30, 2014 - Current Position of Nilofar: The severe cyclonic storm, ‘NILOFAR’ over central and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea moved east-northeastwards during past 6 hours and lay centred at 1130 hours IST near latitude 20.20 N and longitude 64.50 E, about 560 km southwest of Naliya (Gujarat) and 590 km south-southwest of Karachi (Pakistan).
Pakistan braces up for cyclone Nilofar
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Lava enters residential property in HawaiiOct 29, 2014 - Gloom and despair has gripped the people of Hawaii, as asphalt-black lava has entered a residential property on Hawaii's Big Island, media reports stated. Authorities are also shutting down an elementary school that falls in the lava's projected path.The residents had been warned weeks ahead of the disaster. Many people have already left while others are planning to leave for safer places. WBPB291014
Lava inches closer to Hawaii
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A gunman shot a Canadian soldier guarding Canada's Parliament war memorial and left him wounded. Authorities are working to secure the government building in Ottawa. As per official data it is clear that the incident is not confined to just one building. There is a possibility of three shooters because shots were fired at three different locations in the city including Ottawa's Rideau Centre, the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill . Immediately after the shooting the parliament building of ....Read More →
Hurricane Gonzalo threatens Bermuda
Media reports have stated that Hurricane Gonzalo is continuing on a path towards Bermuda. The storm is heading towards Bermuda with winds of 145 mph.
Reports have quoted the Bermuda Weather Service as saying that the eye of the storm is expected to pass within 29 miles of the island as a Category 3 storm. This is close enough to be considered a direct hit. Hurricane Gonzalo is considered to be one of the strongest on record to ....Read More →
Latest updates on Typhoon Vongfong:
Oct 13, 2014 - I Super-Typhoon Vongfong strikes southern Japan, approaches Main Island
Massive typhoon Vongfong hit Kyushu, the southern island in Japan in the early hours of Monday, October 13, and is expected to move gradually towards Honshu, the main island, media reports say. While hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to fear of danger, around 450,000 people on Shikoku and Kyushu Islands, including Okinawa were made to evacuate their dwelling.
The typhoon thrashed the Okinawa ....Read More →
Bus crash in Southwest Haiti: 23 killed, 17 injured
A bus crash on Saturday, October 11, in southwest Haiti killed 23 people and wounded 17, as per media reports. The mishap happened near the Roseau coastal town, east of Jeremie. Ronald Etienne, the city mayor of Jeremie, informed media that the cause behind the accident is still unclear. WBASH111014