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Heating and hot food hubs operating 24/7 in disaster-hit Zhanatas

The state authorities are doing everything possible to eliminate the consequences of the storm in south Kazakhstan.

Heating and hot food hubs operating 24/7 in disaster-hit Zhanatas
Deputy Prime-Minister Krymbek Kusherbayev. ©Tengrinews.kz
Kusherbayev arrived to emergency area of Zhambyl oblast

Kazakhstan Deputy Prime-Minister arrived in Zhambyl oblast to personally control the works on elimination of the consequences of the storm.

Kusherbayev arrived to emergency area of Zhambyl oblast
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Situation in south Kazakhstan under control

Rescuers have taken the situation in south Kazakhstan under control. The region was badly damaged by bad weather.

Situation in south Kazakhstan under control
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Weather caused an emergency in south Kazakhstan

Residents of several regions of South-Kazakhstan Oblast and Kyzylorda Oblast have lost power, heating and water.

Weather caused an emergency in south Kazakhstan
Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide
Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46 -- many of them children.

Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide
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US fines Transocean $1.4 bn over Gulf oil disaster

The United States hit drilling rig operator Transocean with $1.4 billion in criminal and civil fines Thursday for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

US fines Transocean $1.4 bn over Gulf oil disaster
Seven dead as US storm snarls post-Christmas travel
Seven dead as US storm snarls post-Christmas travel

A massive Christmas storm that whipped up tornadoes, ice and snow from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes has killed at least seven people and grounded more than 2,000 flights.

Seven dead as US storm snarls post-Christmas travel
Storm leaves five dead in Philippines
Storm leaves five dead in Philippines

Tropical Storm Wukong left five people dead and three missing as it cut through the central Philippines, following devastating Typhoon Bopha that killed hundreds earlier this month.

Storm leaves five dead in Philippines
Samoa cyclone kills two, knocks out power
Samoa cyclone kills two, knocks out power

The Pacific nation of Samoa faces up to two weeks without electricity, officials said Friday, after a cyclone that killed two people and sent hundreds fleeing to safety destroyed its main power station.

Samoa cyclone kills two, knocks out power
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Apocalypse... but not as we know it

The End Of The World As We Know It -- TEOTWAWKI -- is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out.

Apocalypse... but not as we know it
Philippines typhoon toll tops 700, hundreds missing
Philippines typhoon toll tops 700, hundreds missing

The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has climbed above 700 with hundreds more missing, many of them tuna fishermen feared lost at sea.

Philippines typhoon toll tops 700, hundreds missing
Philippine leader pledges action on typhoon disasters
Philippine leader pledges action on typhoon disasters

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday visited communities devastated by a deadly typhoon, and vowed to work to find ways to prevent storm disasters.

Philippine leader pledges action on typhoon disasters
475 dead, many homeless in Philippines typhoon
475 dead, many homeless in Philippines typhoon

Nearly 200,000 people were homeless and 475 confirmed dead after the Philippines' worst typhoon this year, officials said Thursday, as the government appealed for international help.

475 dead, many homeless in Philippines typhoon
US offers aid after deadly Typhoon Bopha
US offers aid after deadly Typhoon Bopha

The United States offered disaster relief and sent condolences Wednesday to the Philippines and Palau in the wake of Typhoon Bopha.

US offers aid after deadly Typhoon Bopha
115 killed in Philippines typhoon
115 killed in Philippines typhoon

The death toll from a powerful typhoon that struck the Philippines has risen to 115, as confirmation of more victims filtered in from isolated areas.

115 killed in Philippines typhoon
Evacuations as powerful typhoon nears Philippines
Evacuations as powerful typhoon nears Philippines

A powerful typhoon barrelled towards the Philippines Monday, prompting authorities to order the immediate evacuation of thousands of people from coastal and low-lying areas.

Evacuations as powerful typhoon nears Philippines
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Mount Tongariro volcano erupts in New Zealand

A New Zealand volcano used as a backdrop to "The Lord of the Rings" films erupted on Wednesday, sending a column of ash two kilometres (1.2 miles) above the North Island.

Mount Tongariro volcano erupts in New Zealand
Strong quake strikes off Guatemala: USGS
Strong quake strikes off Guatemala: USGS

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Sunday, just days after a tremor in the same area left 42 people dead.

Strong quake strikes off Guatemala: USGS
11 dead, seven missing in Indonesia flash flood
11 dead, seven missing in Indonesia flash flood

At least 11 people were killed and seven missing after a flash flood triggered by heavy rains hit a village on Indonesia's Sulawesi island.

11 dead, seven missing in Indonesia flash flood
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Two Japanese tourists die in Great Wall storm: state media

Two elderly Japanese tourists died and another was missing after being trapped in sudden, heavy snowstorms during a visit to the Great Wall of China.

Two Japanese tourists die in Great Wall storm: state media