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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Himalayan avalanche kills five in India

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 06:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shimla, India An avalanche in a Himalayan region of northern India killed at least five villagers on Wednesday when their houses were buried under heavy snow, officials said. The avalanche trapped eight people in the remote Kafnu village in the state of Himachal Pradesh but three of them were later rescued, they said. “The victims were in two houses. ...

  2. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal avalanche survivors recount chilling last minutes on 'Killer Peak'

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu Survivors recall deafening screams and chilling silence in the final minutes of deadly avalanche Climbers relive 'Killer Peak' horror Huddled in their sleeping bags, the climbers first heard the avalanche roar towards them and then the sound of screaming before being swept hundreds of metres down the slopes of "Killer Mountain". ...

  3. News - World - ALASKA

    Pipe bomb, device used to trigger avalanches, closes Alaskan airport

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:05pm by Reuters

    ... it was a device used to trigger avalanches, said airport manager John Parrott. The checkpoint area was evacuated and the city's explosive ordinance team took the device to a remote area for disposal, ... that the item in question was a device typically used for avalanche control and that there was no ill will intended," Conoco spokeswoman Amy Burnett said in an e-mail. Airport police and fire chief ...

  4. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal avalanche sweeps away climbers

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:39pm by Associated Press in Katmandu

    ... Associated Press in Katmandu Rescue helicopters flew over the high slopes of a northern Nepal peak again on Monday to search for climbers lost in an avalanche that killed at least nine mountaineers and injured others. Many of the climbers were French, German and Italian. The avalanche a day earlier hit a camp with more than two dozen climbers high up the slopes of the world’s ...

  5. News - China - DISASTER

    Australian and three Tibetans die in avalanche on Mount Everest

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 04:29pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese state media say an Australian man and three Tibetans died in an avalanche on Mount Everest. The Australian Embassy confirmed the death of a 60-year-old ... group organised by a Tibetan tourist agency” entered an area of Mount Everest that is not approved for tourism on Sunday. It said the tourists encountered an avalanche later that day ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - GAME

    Videogame: 'Disney Infinity' by Avalanche Software

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press Disney Infinity Avalanche Software In ancient times B.V.G. (Before Video Games), here's how kids played: take all your toys and dump them on the floor. Forget about logic or plot consistency because the most important goal is to create an entertaining adventure. That's the essence of Disney Infinity (for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii). Why ...

  7. The great ungroomed

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Rachael Oakes-Ash

    ... unpatrolled terrain, with which come avalanche warnings and safety guides. But how do you reach this nirvana? Sure, you can trek out there with skis or snowboard over your shoulder but peak fitness ... and straight into thigh-deep powder; this is going to be good. Avalanche gear is distributed, checked, double checked and tested as we run through a drill. The lead guide goes first and once we've ...

  8. Device can hold its own against avalanche of attacks

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Performance tests conducted on Fortinet's latest multithreat security appliance show it can hold its own against the avalanche of cyber attacks that prey on networks. The FortiGate-3040B was tested by Spirent Communications, a leading provider of IT solutions, whose engineers put networks and devices through their paces. 'The Spirent TestCenter platform has become ...

  9. Smoke penalties spark avalanche of quit inquiries

    Posted Oct 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The number of people trying to quit smoking has more than doubled this year after the government stepped up anti-tobacco measures. But doctors have urged Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to step up efforts further by increasing the tobacc ...

  10. Brace for an avalanche of new cinema offerings to hit the big screen

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Just as the pundits are predicting Hong Kong cinema's demise, suddenly there's a swell of news about film projects hitting - or about to hit - the screens. (Actually, it's not quite a surge but considering the dearth of quality movies being produced, this feels like an avalanche.) In addition ...




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