RedskyNews Category: Asia

Typhoon Lionrock Crashes Into Japan’s Tsunami Hit Coastline

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A typhoon has slammed into northern Japan, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami. Typhoon Lionrock made landfall near the city of Ofunato, about 480 kilometres north east of Tokyo. It is the first

99% Of Old Buildings In Israel Not Earthquake Safe

Mideast Israel Earthquakes

Despite legislation and incentives, the vast majority of structures in Israel have not undergone any fortification in preparation, leaving them extremely vulnerable to earthquakes; as Israel is on the Great Rift Valley, a large part of its periphery is particularly

Thai Organic Black Gaba Rice Sales Halted Due To Cadmium Content

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A brand of Thai rice in 1 kilogram packs has been been found to contain excessive cadmium, a metallic contaminant, food safety authorities said. The Centre for Food Safety announced that a sample of pre-packaged black rice imported from Thailand,

Global Famine Fears As India’s Farmland Turns To Dust

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FEARS are growing that the world could be heading towards global famine after scientists revealed that farmland in one of the planet’s top agricultural producers is turning to DUST. Ecologists have raised serious concerns about the state of India, where

20 Million Bangladeshis Drink Arsenic Water

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The Bangladesh government is failing to adequately respond to naturally occurring arsenic in drinking water across large areas of rural Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Approximately 20 years after initially coming to international attention, an

Expert Predicts Worldwide Apocalyptic Earthquake

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MASSIVE earthquakes are predicted to strike the Earth’s major fault lines at any moment, a leading expert has said. Sydney-based Dr Behzad Fatahi, who specialises in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, worryingly said not a single person in the world would

Zika Virus Lands In Hong Kong

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A woman in Hong Kong has been diagnosed with the Zika virus this week, in the global financial hub’s first case of the mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly across the Americas and parts of Africa over the past year.

Floods Stop Funerals In India Holy City

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Floods in India’s holy city of Varanasi in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh have forced a halt to cremations along the banks of the river Ganges. Officials say some people have carried out cremations on the terrace roofs of

6.8 Earthquake Hits Myanmar – 1 Dead Temples Damaged

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan and killing at least one person. The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey

Air Pollution is Making China Sick And Hot

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Here’s another way China’s notorious air pollution is making citizens’ lives uncomfortable—it’s making the country’s cities hotter. Researchers have found evidence that the pollution engulfing China’s cities enhances the warming effect of cityscapes, raising the temperature by one degree Celsius.