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Deadly Sea Star Plague Stumps Scientists (Video)

info-pictogram1 Seattle Aquarium tries experimental treatment in hope of staving off a deadly sea star plague. KING’s Gary Chittim reports.

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Deadly storm hits Philippines

Flash floods and landslides caused by Tropical Storm Jangmi leave at least 31 people dead and seven missing.

Policemen evacuate families trapped in their home during heavy flooding brought by tropical storm Seniang in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao island

Source: aljazeera.com

Flash floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Jangmi have left at least 31 people dead and seven missing in the Philippines, including in areas still recovering from last year’s Typhoon Haiyan, officials have said.

Jangmi, packing winds of 65 kilometres per hour and gusts of 80 kph, had dumped heavy rains on southern Mindanao Island.

Floods destroyed bridges and highways, sending thousands of residents to evacuation centres.

The storm then pushed its way through eastern and central islands, where most of the deaths occurred on Tuesday.

The government weather bureau said that as of late Tuesday afternoon, the eye of the storm was 140 kilometres southwest of central Iloilo City, moving west at 19kph towards western Palawan Island.

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Documentary: Witness – Dust in the lung (Video)

info-pictogram1 One journalist is determined to help China’s millions of migrant workers suffering from the deadly black lung disease.
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Documentary: Japan – Aftermath of a disaster (Video)

Source: Al Jazeera

info-pictogram1 Japan had been waiting decades for “the big one” to hit, an earthquake powerful enough to devastate the country.

Emergency services and the public were drilled in how to respond when the earth moved; thousands of kilometers of sea walls were built to protect the coast from tsunamis, the deadly after-effects of quakes out at sea.

But when the earthquake came on March 11, few would have predicted the devastation it caused.

The magnitude 9.0 quake, unleashed a tsunami so powerful, it tore through Japan’s defenses as though they were not there. The surge turned towns and cities into matchwood, killed thousands of people and caused a still-to-be resolved nuclear crisis.

Among the communities hit was the small port city of Miyako. In the days after the disaster its surviving citizens somehow had to carry on with their lives. This is their story.
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Deadly earthquake hits southern China

Officials say at least one person dead and 38 others injured, eight of them critically, in mountainous Yunnan province.

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Source: aljazeera.com

An earthquake has struck southwest China’s mountainous Yunnan province, killing at least one person and injuring dozens of others.

The 6.0-magnitude struck on Tuesday at a shallow depth of 10km at 9.49 pm (13:49 GMT), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, in a region that lies close to China’s borders with Myanmar and Laos.

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5 facts you need to know about Ebola

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1. What is Ebola?

Ebola, officially known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains.

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Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods

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Source: uk.news.yahoo.com

Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded on Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

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This Map Shows The Most Deadly Disease In Every Nation

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Source: exposingtruth.com

By: Katharine J. Tobal

The information in these maps is depending on facts and studies by the World Health Organization. Every country in the world is labeled with the disease that caused the most deaths within the nation.

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Israel’s deadly ceasefire game

Israel purposefully protracted the ceasefire negotiations to inflict more destruction on Gaza.

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com

By: Hanine Hassan

On August 25 Israel hit a 13-storey residential tower that housed at least 70 families, striking with five missiles over an hour. Israel could have destroyed the entire building with one missile in a few minutes, if it wanted to; after all it wiped out an entire neighbourhood in less than one hour on July 29.  Israel’s deliberate choice to slowly decompose the tower was psychological torture to its residents, to punish them and submit them. It is this same strategy of protraction that Israel used during the uncountable ceasefires and humanitarian lulls it declared during its war on Gaza.

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