Tsunami Survivors’ Long Recovery

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Video Report: Dozens of shattered communities in Japan are facing the difficult decision on whether to rebuild or relocate one year after the country’s mega tsunami.

Storm Irina Killed 72 In Madagascar

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ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) – At least 72 people were killed when the tropical storm Irina hit northern Madagascar in late February, causing floods and landslides, authorities said on Thursday. Three people were also reported missing and some 77,911 displaced, said the

Sydney Lashed By Rain Storm

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Sydney was thrown into chaos Thursday after the city’s heaviest rainfall in five years sparked widespread flash flooding and forced the closure of railway lines and dozens of roads. Large tracts of Australia’s most populous state New South Wales are

Scientists Survey Japan Quake Zone

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Scientists on Thursday launched a mission to the seabed off Japan where a massive quake triggered last year’s devastating tsunami, to get their first proper look at the buckled ocean floor. Researchers from Germany and Japan are sending high-tech vehicles

300 sq km Water Floods Towns

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Australia: A MASSIVE 300sq km span of water is travelling west in the Riverina leaving towns under water in its wake as the NSW floods continue. The entire town of Yenda is under shallow water as the water travels overland

1000’s Spiders Dodge Aussie Floods

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WAGGA WAGGA, Australia (Reuters) – Thousands of spiders have cast eerie webs over vast areas of flood-hit Australia after being forced to seek shelter by the rising waters. Experts said the spiders may be spinning the sticky webs to help

5th Bird Flu Victim In Indonesia

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A 24-year-old woman has died of bird flu on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the fifth human death from the virus this year, a health ministry official said Wednesday. “She tested positive for the H5N1 virus by the health ministry’s laboratory. It’s

Floodwaters Peak In Wagga

Video Report: Flood levels around the New South Wales city of Wagga Wagga have begun falling, but residents have been told they still cannot go home.

China: Lead Poisons 160 Children

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in China’s manufacturing heart of Guangdong has poisoned 160 children, Xinhua said on Sunday in the country’s latest case of unfettered industrial toxins. Children from Dongtang town in Renhua

NT Town Warned Of Killer Bat Virus

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Australia: Residents of Katherine in the Northern Territory are being urged to stay away from bats because they could be carrying a potentially fatal disease. The town’s main sportsground was closed last week, after an estimated 250,000 bats descended on