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Flash: Tianjin-Like Mysterious Blast in Shandong Chemical Factory Triggers Fire, 7 Killed

While the flames of Tiajin are still fresh in people’s minds, another large fire accident hit the Runxing Chemical plant in Zibo country of China, with seven people killed so far and flames still raging. Large flames are still visible at the site of the blast, while residential area is one kilometer from the affected plant. Chinese news agency Xinhua ...

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Education: Key to Climate Adaptation

According to a recent study from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change. “Education is key in reducing disaster fatalities and enhancing adaptive capacity,” said Wolfgang Lutz, director of IIASA’s World Population Programme. Investing in empowerment through ...

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Severe Cyclone: 8 Die in Andhra, Odisha; Hudhud Moves to Chhattisgarh

The severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hit Andhra Pradesh leaving six people dead and causing widespread destruction in the states with heavy rains and wind. While restoration works are underway, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s cabinet is expected to be in Visakhapatnam on Monday. According to the latest bulletin of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the severe storm is moving inland ...

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Pakistan Plane Crash 2012: Chequered past of Karachi-based Bhoja Air

Pakistan’s Bhoja Air, whose ill-fated 27-year-old Boeing 737 aircraft that crashed near Rawalpindi, 10 km away from Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Friday, with 127 on board, had a chequered past. Bhoja Air came under debt crisis and ceased its operations in 2000 but re-launched in 2011. In fact, the ill-fated flight was on its maiden flight from Karachi ...

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