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November 12, 2013
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
US, British warships sent to typhoon-hit Philippines
Tacloban, Philippines (AFP) Nov 12, 2013
US and British warships were deployed Tuesday to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines where well over 10,000 people are feared dead and countless survivors are begging for help in rain-soaked wastelands. Four days after Super Typhoon Haiyan destroyed entire coastal towns in mostly poor central islands with record winds and tsunami-like waves, the magnitude of the disaster continued to build with almost unimaginable horror. "We are certainly expecting the worst. As we get more and more access we find ... read more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

UN to launch major aid appeal for battered Philippines
The United Nations was Tuesday poised to appeal for hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency aid for the tyhoon-ravaged Philippines, as a massive international relief effort began to build momentum. ... more
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Egypt farmers fear water supply threat from Ethiopia dam
With an economy already in tatters, Egypt's farmers fear the building of an upstream Nile dam in Ethiopia could lead to water shortages and crop failures with catastrophic effects on their livelihood. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon kills 10,000 in one Philippine city: UN
The United Nations warned Monday of a quickly mounting death toll from the super typhoon in the Philippines, with 10,000 people feared killed in the worst-hit city of Tacloban alone. ... more


SHAKE AND BLOW

6.6 quake hits off east coast of Russia: USGS
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of far eastern Russia Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported. ... more
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China reforms officials' marks to stop petitioner abuse: media
China is separating local officials' performance assessments from the number of complaints against them so that they address issues rather than detain complainants, reports said, prompting praise in state-run media Tuesday. ... more
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Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China: reports
A Tibetan monk has set himself on fire in an act of protest in China, reports and campaign groups said Tuesday, as top Communist Party leaders hold a key gathering. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Curfew, armoured vehicles for typhoon-hit Philippine town
The Philippine government said Tuesday it had deployed armoured vehicles, set up checkpoints and imposed a curfew to help end looting in a city devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan. ... more
CARBON WORLDS

Safe long term storage of CO2 is possible
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Storm-chaser says Philippines typhoon 'off the scale'
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

World sends emergency relief to battered Philippines
The United States, Australia and the United Nations mobilised emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan emerged Monday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Typhoon kills 10,000 in one Philippine city: UN
The United Nations warned Monday of a quickly mounting death toll from the Philippines super typhoon with 10,000 feared killed in the worst-hit city of Tacloban alone. ... more
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Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

WEATHER REPORT

100 feared dead in Somalia storm
At least 100 people are feared dead in a ferocious storm battering Somalia's northeastern Puntland region, the local government said Monday, warning that hundreds more are missing. ... more
WOOD PILE

Amazon deforestation could mean droughts for western US
In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may ... more
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A bio patch that can regrow bone
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Philippine security forces pour into typhoon-hit towns

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FARM NEWS

Whitefly aims to prevent contamination of agriculture
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FARM NEWS

Researchers uncover origins of cattle farming in China
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