Monthly archives: November 2007

Nov

29
2007

Black Sea Storm Wrecks Five Ships, Three Sailors Die

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-11.12.2007- Russia says the bodies of three sailors have washed ashore in the northern Black Sea, a day after a fierce storm sank at least five ships near the Ukrainian and Russian coasts. Read more


Nov

29
2007

Race to save Mexico flood victims

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-11.2.07- A massive rescue operation is under way in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco after rains caused the worst flooding there in more than 50 years. More than one million people are believed to be affected, with 300,000 thought to be trapped in their homes and more rain forecast in coming days. Most of the state is under water and its governor has urged anyone who owns a boat to help the rescue operation. President Felipe Calderon said the situation was “extraordinarily grave”. “It’s one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the country,” he said in a televised address on Thursday night. Read more


Nov

29
2007

Vietnam hit by powerful typhoon

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A powerful typhoon has slammed into northern Vietnam, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate inland. Typhoon Damrey, which left 16 people dead on China’s island province of Hainan, brought torrential rain and 100km/h (60mph) winds. Read more


Nov

29
2007

Philippine army calls ceasefire for typhoon relief

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MANILA, (Reuters) -11.24.07- The Philippine military suspended offensive operations against communist rebels on Saturday to free up troops for relief operations after a powerful typhoon. Thousands of people were being evacuated from coastal areas of two northern provinces after Typhoon Mitag changed course overnight and veered north. The storm, with winds of 175 km per hour (108 mph) at its centre, is expected to hit the provinces of Isabela and Aurora on Sunday. Read more


Nov

29
2007

Typhoon Mitag roars toward Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines -11.24.07- Typhoon Mitag, packing winds of 109 mph, barreled toward the northern Philippines on Saturday, prompting thousands of panicked east coast residents to evacuate. A separate typhoon meanwhile weakened to a tropical storm and veered away from Vietnam. Read more


Nov

29
2007

Powerful typhoon slams into northeastern Philippines, killing 12

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) -11.26.07- A powerful typhoon that weakened into a tropical storm blew Tuesday toward Japan, leaving at least 12 people dead in the Philippines, officials said. Four other people remain missing from Tropical Storm Mitag, as another weather disturbance — Tropical Depression Hagibis — continued to approach western Palawan island, disaster relief officials and forecasters said. Read more


Nov

28
2007

Southern California ravaged by more wildfires

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11.25.2007 Wild fires burning across parts of southern California have forced more than 14,000 residents to evacuate their homes. The fires began in the early hours of Saturday morning, and have so far destroyed over 4600 acres (7.2 square miles) of scrubland surrounding the city of Malibu, engulfing more than 50 homes. Read more


Nov

21
2007

Papua New Guinea floods

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11.20.2007 Officials have declared a state of emergency for eastern parts of Papua New Guinea after torrential rains devastated the province of Oro.At least 75 people have lost their lives with scores of others still missing from flooding caused by tropical cyclone Guba. Read more


Nov

21
2007

Storms cause flooding in Greece

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11.19.2007 Serious flooding has hit many parts of Greece over the weekend after hours of heavy rain. Authorities have declared a state of emergency across parts of northeast Greece. Read more


Nov

21
2007

An early taste of winter across parts of Europe

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11.18.2007 A plunge of cold air has descended across Europe this week bringing an early taste of winter for many parts and prompting many ski resorts across Norway, Austria and Switzerland to open early. Read more