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  1. News - China - SECURITY

    Beijing on high alert for party's national congress

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com City government launches emergency strategy and urges citizens to help event run smoothly Capital in state of high alert for national congress Municipal ... scheduled to open on Thursday next week. The official Beijing Daily reported that the municipal government convened a video conference on Monday about an emergency response mechanism covering water, ...

  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Tornadoes wreak havoc across Midwest

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 06:16pm by Reuters

    ... three people were reported killed in Massac County, two in Washington County and one in the city of Washington, in Tazewell County, said Patti Thompson of the Illinois Emergency Management ... were feared trapped in their basements under debris, said Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond. The American Red Cross worked with emergency management officials to set up shelters ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Direct hit by ‘swarm’ of tornadoes obliterates small Nebraska town

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:28pm by Reuters

    ... “Pilger is gone,” said Sanford Goshorn, director of emergency management for Stanton County. “The tornado cut right through the centre of town.” Electricity, water and sewage services were ... Emergency Management Agency received reports of injuries and damage throughout Stanton, Cuming and Wayne counties, spokeswoman Jodie Fawl said. “We have had reports of people trapped in several ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    At least 17 killed as tornadoes rip through south-central US

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 02:17pm by Reuters

    ... for survivors. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management said 15 people were killed when tornadoes touched down on Sunday, while an official with the Oklahoma Emergency Management Agency said ... a deadly swathe through two states Residents emerged yesterday to view the full scope of the devastation left by powerful tornadoes that tore through small towns in south-central United States, ...

  5. News - World - SECURITY

    Zombie invasion alert recalled as US Senate criticises slack cybersecurity

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:47am by WASHPOST

    ... System, which is mandated by the Federal Communications Commission and managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. "Almost every agency faces a cybersecurity challenge," said ... dangerous." The reported zombie invasion was not something out of the The Walking Dead. It was the US federal Emergency Alert System under control of hackers- who exploited weaknesses ...

  6. News - World - NIGERIA

    Jacob Zuma says 67 South Africans died in collapse of Lagos church

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:21pm by AFP

    ... they cannot destroy me." Ibrahim Farinloye of Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency said much about the incident remained unclear. The church known as The Synagogue "hid so ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    90 still missing in Washington state mudslide, US officials say as search continues

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:06am by Reuters in Oso, Washington State

    ... of Oso, where a rain-soaked hillside collapsed on Saturday and cascaded over a river and a road, engulfing dozens of homes on the opposite bank. Snohomish County’s emergency management director, ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Federal judge sets first hearing in Detroit bankruptcy case

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Detroit A federal court judge has set the first hearing in Detroit’s bankruptcy case for Wednesday to take up the city emergency manager’s request to put state lawsuits challenging the bankruptcy filing on hold. US Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes agreed on Monday to the expedited hearing requested by emergency manager Kevyn Orr in response to a Michigan court ...

  9. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistani separatist militants blow up three gas pipelines

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 03:45pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Islamabad Separatist rebels from Pakistan’s resource-rich Baluchistan province have blown up three gas pipelines, cutting supplies to the country’s most economically important province, an official from a state-owned gas company said Monday. The rebels blew up the pipelines to Punjab province overnight, said Ayub Bajwa, the emergency manager on duty for Sui Northern Gas ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Helicopter clips Seoul building, crashes, leaving two dead

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 12:18pm by AP

    ... was foggy yesterday morning but Cha declined to say if the fog played a role in the crash. One official for the National Emergency Management Agency said the weather appeared to be the cause. ...




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