UN Pushed For Climate Deal

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..The world has no chance of sealing an emissions cut deal unless companies lobby their governments for an accord, the UN climate chief told the global business elite in Davos on Thursday. “Even though governments have said in Durban ‘yes

Flesh- Eating Bug Kills In Hours

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Flesh-eating disease is the medical equivalent of being struck by lightning: it’s extremely rare and very tragic. And the fact that it moves at breakneck speed, capable of killing a healthy person in as little as 12 hours, makes it

Govt. Kept Japan Exodus Secret

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The Japanese government’s worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, including Tokyo residents, might need to leave their homes, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. But

Drought Victims Recieve $2.6 Billion

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Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Tuesday announced a 2.6-billion-dollar program to help victims of a record drought, including food and water handouts, as rural victims protested in the capital. The “unprecedented sum would attend to a catastrophic situation in Mexico,”

Davos Grapples With Food Prices

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Petrol is already beyond the price range of many Africans while surging population levels should force governments in Asia to limit car use, political and business leaders said Wednesday. While economic gloom in the eurozone is the most immediate concern

NSW Residents Flee Rising Rivers

About 4,200 people have been evacuated from their homes on the New South Wales far north coast, after the same weather system that drenched Queensland moved south. Ten flood warnings are in place for rivers in the state’s north-east, where

Tornado Threats In Texas Storm

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – Thunderstorms pounded San Antonio, Austin and Dallas on Wednesday morning and moved into Houston, bringing the parched Lone Star State drenching rains and destructive winds that knocked out power, flooded streets and kept emergency workers busy

85 Dolphins Stranded At Cape Cod

At least 85 dolphins have beached themselves in a shallow inlet of a US nature reserve at Cape Cod, officials said Tuesday, adding that the cause of the mass strandings remained a mystery. A spokesman for the International Fund for

Greeks Fell Trees For Fuel

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..Rising oil prices and chilly economic times are prompting increasing numbers of Greeks to chop down trees for winter warmth, a group of forest engineers warned Tuesday. Nikos Bokaris, a spokesman for the Panhellenic Union of Forest Engineers, said the

6.3 Quake Hits Fiji

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Magnitude-6.3 Earthquake hits Fiji area of South Pacific* SUVA, Fiji — A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has shaken the Pacific region south of the Fiji islands. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did

Hundreds Evacuated In Fiji Floods

WELLINGTON — Two farmers were killed and more than 700 people evacuated as torrential rain flooded large parts of Fiji’s main island Viti Levu, officials said Tuesday. Roads to the western part of the island were cut after days of

Queensland Hit By Flash Floods

Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) says torrential rain that has caused chaos around the state’s south-east on Tuesday is only going to get heavier. Hundreds of millimetres of rain has been dumped across the Gold and Sunshine coasts and Brisbane, bringing