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April 19, 2014
Everest avalanche death toll reaches 13
Kathmandu (AFP) April 19, 2014
Rescuers on Mount Everest found the body of a 13th Nepalese guide on Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak. Three sherpas remained missing from Friday's avalanche which struck after a large party of guides left Everest base camp carrying tents, food and ropes to prepare for international clients ahead of the main climbing season. Towards the evening, rescuers suspended the search until Sunday. "We hav ... read more

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A US project to provide badly-needed housing for hundreds of thousands of Haitians left homeless by a 2010 earthquake has failed to live up to its promise and went over budget, a government audit said Tuesday. ... more
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Mini-sub to dive again after aborting first MH370 search
A mini-sub hunting missing Flight MH370 was set to sweep the Indian Ocean seabed again Tuesday after cutting short its first mission, as Malaysia vowed to reveal any 'black box' data found. ... more
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Mini-sub dives again after aborting first MH370 search
A mini-sub hunting for Malaysian jet MH370 was Tuesday set for a second sweep of the remote Indian Ocean seabed, after aborting its first search when it encountered water deeper than its operating limits. ... more
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Malaysia vows to be transparent with 'black box' data
Any data that is eventually recovered from the "black box" of missing flight MH370 will be publicly released, Malaysia's transport minister pledged Tuesday, as the government battles widespread criticism over the transparency of its investigation. ... more
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Solomons flood victims 'terrified' after quakes
A series of powerful earthquakes off the Solomon Islands sparked panic in evacuation centres filled with victims of an earlier flood but apparently caused no serious damage, aid workers said Monday. ... more
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Survey finds majority of Malaysians distrust govt on MH370
More than half of Malaysians believe their government is hiding information about missing flight MH370, according to survey results released by a news portal Monday. ... more
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Italian navy says nearly 900 migrants rescued
Italy has rescued 896 migrants crossing the Mediterranean by boat in the past 24 hours, the navy said on Friday, after the government warned of an "emergency" caused by a surge in new arrivals. ... more
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Satellite city projects across the developing world are putting an increasing number of poor people at risk to natural hazards and climate change, according to a new study from the University of Col ... more
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New signal detected in search for MH370 black boxes
Searchers engaged in a race against time to pinpoint "pings" from the missing Malaysian airliner's black boxes on Thursday detected a possible fifth signal, fuelling hopes that wreckage will soon be found. ... more
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Italy sounds alarm as 4,000 immigrants land
Italy said Wednesday that 4,000 immigrants have reached its shores by boat in the past two days - the highest number since it launched a naval operation to rescue them in the wake of two shipwrecks last year. ... more
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Hunt for MH370 closes in on 'final resting place'
The hunt for more black box "pings" from missing Malaysian airliner MH370 narrowed Thursday to a specific patch of remote ocean after the logging of fresh signals raised hopes wreckage will soon be found. ... more
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Obama to visit US landslide site as death toll rises
The official death toll from a huge US landslide rose to 34 on Tuesday as the White House announced that President Barack Obama will visit the scene later this month. ... more
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New risk factors for avalanche trigger revealed
The amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps, according to a new model from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of ... more
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Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake
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MH370 searchers detect promising acoustic lead
An Australian navy ship has detected new underwater signals consistent with aircraft black boxes, the search chief said Monday, describing it as the "most promising lead" so far in the month-old hunt for missing Flight MH370. ... more
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Emergency management in Arctic: Experts offer seven key recommendations
Inadequate risk assessment, planning and training are among the gaps in many parts of Canada's Arctic, compounding the challenges of brutal weather, vast distances, difficult transportation and spot ... more
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US urges ASEAN armies to prepare for more natural disasters
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Malaysia PM 'will not rest' until MH370 answers found
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak vowed Thursday "we will not rest" until the fate of flight MH370 is known, as Australia called it "the most difficult search in human history". ... more
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Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake
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Malaysia police say MH370 mystery may never be solved
Malaysia's top police official warned Wednesday that authorities may never learn what caused the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, as he indicated a three-week-old criminal investigation has so far been inconclusive. ... more
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Sub joins MH370 hunt as Malaysia police probe draws blank
A British nuclear sub with underwater search capabilities reinforced the Indian Ocean hunt for flight MH370 on Wednesday, but Malaysian police warned the cause of the jet's mysterious disappearance may never be known. ... more
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ASEAN, US defense ministers look for lessons from MH370 search
The specter of missing Flight MH370 will loom over a meeting of US and ASEAN defense ministers Wednesday, as they discuss how to improve their response to natural disasters and emergencies. ... more
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Fukushima worker dies after accident: plant operator
A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan died in hospital Friday after being buried in earth and rubble while digging a hole at the site, the facility's operator said. ... more
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No clues in MH370 cockpit transcript as search wears on
Malaysia revealed the full radio communications with the pilots of its missing flight Tuesday, but the routine exchanges shed no light on the mystery as an Indian Ocean search for wreckage bore on with no end in sight. ... more
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