Monthly archives: October 2007

Oct

31
2007

Floods threaten Uganda’s bid for stability

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10.30.2007 LATANYA, Uganda – The heaviest rains to hit Uganda in decades are washing away Santa Ayaa’s seeds of peace. Last year’s truce between Lord’s Resistance Army rebels and Ugandan government troops largely calmed years of fighting that sent Ayaa fleeing her village. Read more


Oct

31
2007

Tropical Storm Noel death toll rises to 48

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10.31.2007 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Floodwaters and mudslides spawned by Tropical Storm Noel killed at least 48 people in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, officials said Wednesday, raising the death toll as the storm regained force over water and curved toward Florida and the Bahamas. Read more


Oct

29
2007

Californians endure 7 days of wildfires

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10.27.2007 SAN DIEGO – They know what the winds can do. They forecast them. Fight the fires the winds fan. Ready for evacuations that, in years past, never came. They thought they knew, until seven days of fury began a week ago. Read more


Oct

29
2007

Arson fires force hundreds of Hawaiians to flee

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10.29.2007 WAIKOLOA, Hawaii – Brush fires that appeared to be the work of arsonists burned out of control Sunday along the coast of Hawaii�s largest island, sending hundreds of people fleeing inland, officials said. Read more


Oct

29
2007

Tropical Storm Noel lashes Haiti

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10.29.2007 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Tropical Storm Noel lashed Haiti with heavy rains Monday, generating fears of flooding on deforested hillsides in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Read more


Oct

29
2007

Easing winds give hope to those battling the Californian flames

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10.25.2007 The winds which have been fuelling more than a dozen wild fires across Southern California began to ease yesterday, giving renewed hope to those battling the blaze. The fires have been burning from Los Angles to the Mexican border for the past four days, and have now scorched over 645 square miles (1,670 km2); an area twice the size of New York City. Read more


Oct

29
2007

Fog in Beijing

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10.26.2007 Thick fog blanketed Beijing on Friday, reducing visibility to virtually zero in some areas. Thousands of passengers were stranded at the city�s Capital International Airport in the northeast as the thick grey haze shrouded the runways and forced flight delays. Read more


Oct

29
2007

Wild storms hit New South Wales

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10.27.2007 More then 3,000 homes are without power and 20 sustained damage after violent storms struck a large area of New South Wales, Australia. Torrential rain and high winds lashed the NSW north coast with thousands of homes loosing power in northwest Sydney due to severe lightning. Read more


Oct

29
2007

America suffers persistent drought

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10.28.2007 As California battles wind-whipped wildfires, vast areas of the US are struggling with an epic drought, which has millions of people fearing their taps could run dry. Read more


Oct

29
2007

Tropical Storm Noel to drench parts of the Caribbean

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10.29.2007 Tropical Storm Noel is expected to cross Haiti this morning, lashing the country with torrential rain potentially triggering life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. Read more