There are chances of large earthquakes in the Himalayas, says a new scientific study. It says that only a fraction of the geological strain that is accumulated along the Main Himalayan Thrust region is released through small earthquakes that happen in the region. Main Himalayan Thrust is the primary faultline or...
Paula Andalo, Kaiser Health News The federal government has granted people affected by the devastating hurricanes that wracked coastal states and Puerto Rico 15 extra days to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after the destruction face problems well...
Greece's capital Athens has been hit by devastating flash floods that has claimed at least 16 lives. The floods triggered by heavy rains have damaged national highway system, and hundreds of homes and businesses, and the media is calling it a "biblical" disaster. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days...
While at least 452 people have been killed and 5,000 injured in the deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake in the Iran-Iraq border area, the country called off most search operations as it said it there is no possibility to find more survivors. The authorities are now focusing on bringing relief to...
The death toll has crossed 400 in the powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook Iran-Iraq border on Sunday night. Over 6,700 have been injured, and more casualties are expected as as search and rescue teams are still reaching remote parts, says the Irna news agency. The highest death toll has been...
At least 145 people have been killed as a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the border region between Iran and Iraq. While four of those killed are from Iraq, the rest are from Iran, mostly from Kermanshah, the hardest hit region. The US Geological Survey said that the magnitude of the quake...
A tropical storm, Haikui, coming from the South China Sea is expected to make landfall in within the next 48 hours at Vietnam. This is when the country has been recovering from typhoon Damrey that hit south-central coastal region on November 4, killing at least 100 and leaving about 400,000...
A nuclear accident might have happened in Russia or Kazakhstan, going by the level of nuclear particles that has reached the atmosphere over Europe, said a statement from French nuclear safety institute IRSN. Possibly a result of an accident in a nuclear fuel treatment site or centre for radioactive medicine,...
While about 25.3 million people, on an average, are affected by disaster displacements  every year, five countries  --Cuba, Fiji, Philippines, Tonga and Sri Lanka -- have the highest proportion of their population affected by displacements. Internationally, the UN says it is working with the partners to evolve regional approaches, to...
The United Nations migration agency said that it has started supporting local tradespeople in hurricane ravaged Dominica with safe construction skills to repair the damage and create conditions for a full recovery. Twenty teams of trained local workforce are repairing the roofs of some 400 vulnerable households which were moderately to...

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