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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian construction firm bosses held after fatal housing project collapse

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 06:55pm by AP

    ... rains. It was one of two weekend building collapses that killed at least 22 people. The unfinished 11-storey apartment building collapsed late on Saturday while heavy rains and lightning were ... been detained for questioning as authorities began investigating the collapse. Balaguru, one of the builders, said the structure might have collapsed when it was hit by lightning. Earlier ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Survivors of Australian bush fire win HK$3.6 billion in class action settlement

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:13pm by AP

    ... SP AusNet said it had agreed to the settlement, but had not admitted liability. The company said the conductor that broke and sparked the fire had been damaged by lightning. "It has been ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Record US$470m settlement reached in Australia wildfire lawsuit

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:34pm by AP

    ... in a statement that it had agreed to the settlement, but had not admitted liability. The company said the conductor that broke and sparked the fire had been damaged by lightning. “It has been a tough, ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... as much as possible. The torrents of rainfall expected could trigger landslides and floods, and much of eastern Japan was at risk of experiencing lightning and tornadoes. On Okinawa, nearly 38,000 ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurds seize oilfields as Shiite cleric calls for peace in fractured Iraq

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by AP

    ... took control of the nearby city of Kirkuk a month ago after Iraqi armed forces withdrew in the face of a lightning assault by Islamic State militants, who have seized large parts of north ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    Top Shiite cleric calls for unity government in Iraq

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:23pm by AFP, AP

    ... on if the intentions are good from all sides." Militants led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant began a lightning offensive on June 9, capturing major cities and parts of five provinces ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Volunteers urged by top Shiite cleric to join fight against jihadists in Iraq

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:32pm by AP

    ... city of Kerbala, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said people should unite to fight back against a lightning advance by militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). ...

  8. News - Asia

    Thailand has a new leader but faces same impasse

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:57pm by AP

    ... of Yingluck and her brother," he said, writing in Thursday's edition of The Bangkok Post. Thitinan said other choices would have been "less of a lightning rod". ...

  9. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Bush fires in US West a glimpse of the future, scientists say

    Posted May 19th 2014, 08:56pm by AP

    ... and would likely get worse. The immediate cause of the fires can be anything from lightning to arson; the first of the San Diego area fires seemed to start from sparks from faulty construction ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    ISIL jihadists release photographs of Iraqi soldier executions

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:21am by AP, AFP

    ... Hussein's hometown of Tikrit in a lightning offensive. US-trained Iraqi forces folded immediately as ISIL extremists captured key towns in swift succession last week, abandoning vehicles ...




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