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  1. News - China

    Death toll rises to 21 in China landslide

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:44pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing The death toll from mudslides that have ravaged an earthquake-shattered region of northwestern China rose to 21 on Saturday, with another four missing, state media reported. The landslides triggered by heavy rains struck just south of the city of Dingxi where Monday’s earthquake left 95 dead, five missing and more than 800 people in hospital. Nine ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Well over 2,000 natural slopes need reinforcement with heavy rain to come Extreme weather set to raise risk of landslides Hong Kong should be prepared for the increased risk of landslides as extreme weather conditions are expected to hit the city more frequently and vigorously, the Civil Engineering and Development Department says ahead of the coming ...

  3. News - World - SERBIA

    Serbia’s ruling party SNS eyes Europe after landslide victory in snap polls

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Belgrade Serbia's ruling party eyes Europe after poll victory Serbia's ruling centre-right SNS party was set for a landslide victory in snap polls, cementing its grip on power after pledging tough economic reforms and a route into the European Union. The Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) won around 50 per cent of Sunday's vote, giving ...

  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    Moscow wins landslide referendum in Crimea as West readies sanctions

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 06:25am by Reuters, AP and AFP

    ... Reuters, Associated Press and Agence France-Presse Crimea’s Moscow-backed leaders declared a 97-percent vote in favour of quitting Ukraine and annexation by Russia in a referendum Western powers said was illegal and will bring immediate sanctions. As stat ...

  5. News - China - DISASTER

    83 buried under rubble after landslide in Tibet

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Disaster at copper mine leaves debris strewn over area of up to four square kilometres More than 80 workers were feared dead last night after being buried under rubble by a landslide which ... was not optimistic any survivors would be found. "The workers live in tents and have been buried by the landslide. We are digging but still haven't found anyone yet because the collapsed area ...

  6. News - China - MINE DISASTER

    China Gold shares may suffer after fatal landslide in Tibet

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... of the disaster-hit copper-and-gold mine in Tibet , where as many as 83 workers may have been killed by a landslide. An analyst said China Gold's share price would be tested as mainland mining firms ... recovered after 70 hours of rescue efforts, with 62 others still missing, China National Radio reported yesterday. More than one million cubic metres of earth have been excavated since the landslide ...

  7. News - Asia - NATURAL DISASTER

    Scores dead, more missing after heavy rain triggers landslide in Indonesian village

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 03:36pm by AP and AFP

    ... AP and AFP in Jakarta Two landslides triggered by torrential rain killed at least 19 people and left 10 others missing on Indonesia’s main island of Java, a government official said ... hampered our rescue efforts for those who are still missing and feared dead,” said Nugroho. The landslide happened in mountainous Jombang at 1.30am (local time) after particularly heavy downpour, ...

  8. News - World

    Exit poll shows Azerbaijan's president winning a third term by landslide

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 10:10pm by AP

    ... BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Exit poll shows Azerbaijan's president winning a third term by landslide. ...

  9. News - World

    Mexican official: At least 58 missing in landslide unleashed by storm

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 10:42am by AP

    ... ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Mexican official: At least 58 missing in landslide unleashed by storm. ...




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