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Philippines Shuts Capital on Severe Flood

Thousands of families in Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines were evacuated to higher places due to flooding triggered by heavy rains, authorities said Friday.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), heavy rains were spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario), which was moving toward northern Luzon, with maximum sustained winds of 85 kmph and gustiness of up to 100 kmph, Xinhua reported.

Red rainfall warning, which means that severe flooding is expected, was ....

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Tropical Cyclone KALMAEGI-14 Path Map

 

Typhoon Kalmaegi causes landfall in China

Typhoon Kalmaegi struck south China's island province of Hainan today (Tuesday) with a wind speed of 40 metres per second, according to media reports. Typhoon Kalmaegi accompanied by potential rainfall and gusts of wind caused landfall in the province forcing boat evacuations and flight cancellations.It has been reported that Haikou Meilan International Airport of Hainan cancelled more than 100 flights. Also, the Sanya Phoenix International Airport of the Sanya resort city has cancelled around 69 ....

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Immigrants’ Boat Sinks off Libyan Coast, 160 Feared Dead

Tripoli, Sep 15 (Xinhua) A boat carrying some 200 illegal migrants has sunk off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said Monday.The boat, bound for Europe, sank Sunday near Tajura area, some 20 km east of Tripoli, Xinhua reported. Forty of the stowaways were rescued and the rest were feared dead, according to navy spokesman Qasim Ayub.Ayub said there were a large number of corpses floating in the sea, but that the Libyan coast guard had difficulty searching for survivors ....

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Hurricane Odile lashes Mexican Baja California Coast

Hurricane winds popularly termed as Eye of Odile by the National Hurricane Center, US are making headway towards the north-northwest after making a landfall at night southward over the Baja California peninsula region (Cabo san Lucas area) of Mexico.

The hurricane was termed as a category-3 one with a 125-mph windspeed and hit the southernmost tip of Mexico with intense winds. At 11 pm US time, it was averaging around 110 mph. As per media reports, flooding is expected to happen ....

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Scottish Independence Referendum

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 Scotland Referendum 2014

The Referendum Bill for Scottish Independence followed by an agreement between the UK Government and the Scottish Government was approved on 14 November 2013 by the Scottish Parliament and was conferred Royal Assent on 17 December 2013. The referendum as proposed by the Electoral Commission, "Should Scotland be an independent country?" where voters can only vote in favor of either 'yes' or 'no' will be held on Thursday, 18 September 2014.

It is going to be ....

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ISIS Update – September 14, 2014

Australia will send 600 troops to Middle East

 Australia will be sending 600 troops to the Middle East as plans against a possible military operation against Isis take shape, media reports said.

Tony Abbott, the prime minister of Australia, said the troops were being deployed after a specific request from the United States.

About 40 nations are now part of a coalition of forces in a US-led initiative to fight the Sunni militant group that has captured a vast swathe of territory in ....

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Flood Zone Map of Arizona and Nevada

Emergency declared in Arizona after relentless rain

Jan Brewer, Arizona governor, pronounced a state of emergency on Monday, September 8, after severe rainfall spurred flash flooding across the state, according to media reports. Heavy rains and storms in Phoenix caused a great havoc that caused the schools to close, triggered power failure, and led to the loss of one life.

Also, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport experienced the most ....

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Ukrainian cargo plane crashed in Algeria – Aug 30, 2014

The Ukrainian Antonov-12 cargo plane crashed far south in Algeria on Saturday because of technical reasons. It was en route to Equatorial Guinea  when the crash took place. As per official report six Ukrainians and one Russian were on board. Three burned bodies have been found so far on  the crash site.

Heavy Rain Triggers Landslides in Hiroshima, Japan

At least 27  people were killed Wednesday after torrential rains triggered landslides and flooding in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, a media report said.A two-year-old boy, a woman and a rescue worker were among the victims. The boy was pronounced dead after being buried for two hours in a landslide, The Japan Times reported citing rescue workers. More than 100mm of rain per hour was recorded in Hiroshima prefecture in the early hours of Wednesday, triggering landslides and flooding. Residents in the ....

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Ferguson, Missouri protests over Michael Brown

 

US town where teenager was shot is calm

August 22, 2014: Ferguson town in the US state of Missouri was calm as Attorney General Eric Holder arrived for talks with authorities after police shot dead a black teenager.

The St. Louis's suburb of Ferguson has been inflamed with racial tension since Aug 9 when a white policeman, Darren Wilson, shot dead Michael Brown, 18, reports Xinhua.

The tension was further exacerbated after private autopsy results showed that Brown was shot at least six times, ....

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