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Doctors in climate change health warning

Failure to tackle climate change at a key UN conference in Copenhagen could be “catastrophic” for health, the heads of 18 doctors’ associations warned on Wednesday. In an exceptional joint appeal published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The

Two very large Earthquakes Strike Indian Ocean Region, Japan

(Bloomberg) — Two potentially destructive earthquakes struck minutes apart in the Indian Ocean and Japan today, generating tsunami alerts for India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Japan. The larger of the two quakes was a magnitude-7.6 temblor that hit the

Scores dead in Thailand floods

BANGKOK, Sept 21 (AFP) Sep 21, 2008 Severe flooding across Thailand has left scores of people dead and affected more than half a million people, the government said Sunday.

Drought hits millions in Thai rice region

More than 10 million people in parts of Thailand’s rice bowl region have been hit by drought, the government said Monday, causing further concerns as prices of the staple grain soar. Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation department reported that 55