• Wed, 22 May 2019 01:00
    Biodiversity key to every life on the planet
    THE GLOBAL community has to take immediate action to conserve biodiversity and maintain healthy ecosystems in order to avoid catastrophic consequences to every life brought about by the impact of human activities.
  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:16
    'Catastrophic' Florence buffets US east coast
    The outer edge of Hurricane Florence began buffeting the Carolinas with wind and rain on Thursday as forecasters warned the monster storm would trigger life-threatening flooding as it assaults the US east coast.
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  • Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:19
    Death toll rises to 35 in Italy bridge collapse
    Genoa, Italy - A frantic search was underway Wednesday for survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as the death toll rose to 35 and investigators probed what caused the catastrophic collapse.
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  • Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:22
    Update : Floodlight search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse
    Italian rescuers searched through the night Wednesday for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators probed what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse.
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  • Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:32
    One dead as jet engine fails on New York-Dallas flight
    Catastrophic engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas killed one person and forced an emergency landing Tuesday, the first fatal incident in US commercial aviation for nearly a decade.
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  • Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:43
    Asian markets rise on hopes of deal in China-US trade dispute
    Asian markets rose on Monday as fears about a potentially catastrophic China-US trade war were tempered by hopes the two sides will be able to hammer out an agreement.
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  • Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:48
    Tourists evacuate as Category 5 Hurricane Irma nears Caribbean
    MARIGOT - Officials in Florida's Key West and popular Caribbean tourist islands ordered people to evacuate on Tuesday as Irma, a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five hurricane, was set to make landfall.
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  • Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:51
    N Korea war would be 'catastrophic,' diplomacy bearing fruit: Mattis
    WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday warned that war with North Korea would be "catastrophic" and said diplomatic efforts were yielding results.
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  • Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:34
    Japan disaster minister resigns over quake gaffe
    TOKYO - Japan's gaffe-prone disaster reconstruction minister resigned Wednesday after remarking it was lucky the catastrophic 2011 earthquake-tsunami had hit a largely rural region rather than Tokyo.
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  • Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:00
    Verdict in Sharif case points to endemic institutional faults
    It had all the makings of a landmark judicial case: a serving prime minister and his family accused of corruption; the petitioners representing an array of political opposition; the hearings initiated by a chief justice of Pakistan, who intervened to prevent a potentially catastrophic political confrontation in Islamabad;
  • Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:30
    'Catastrophic failure': why shoelaces come undone
    A mystery as old as laced shoes was unravelled Wednesday by experiments that reveal how shoestrings come undone when we are on the move.
  • Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:31
    Woman killed, others with 'catastrophic' injuries in UK attack: reports
    LONDON - One woman has died and others have "catastrophic" injuries following a suspected terror attack outside the British parliament, local media reported on Wednesday citing a junior doctor.
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  • Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:19
    Hurricane Matthew death toll rises to 23 in Haiti: official
    PORT-AU-PRINCE - Hurricane Matthew has left at least 23 people dead in Haiti, a toll likely to climb as authorities re-establish contact with the hardest-hit areas where the damage is "catastrophic," officials said.
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  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:00
    How the Shinawatras helped pass the charter draft
    Critics of the controversial charter draft call it a dinosaur. While the neutrals should reserve judgement, the allusion to prehistoric times makes sense. The difference, however, is that while the real dinosaurs were killed off by a catastrophic event so
  • Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:03
    China influence can soften blow of Brexit
    HONG KONG - The outcome of Brexit is expected to be catastrophic for Britain, and the price paid will be substantial for a very long time, David Dodwell, executive director of Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, told a roundtable forum on Friday in H
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