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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:59:50 +0200 Ojong Debra African countries faced with food Insecurity Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:36:07 +0200 Ojong Debra Japan tests food, seawater for radiation Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:34:51 +0100 <p class="spip">Japanese officials' concerns over food contamination expanded beyond the country's borders Tuesday as tests detected radiation in ocean water offshore.</p> <p class="spip">Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said that high levels of radioactive substances were found in seawater near the plant, but said that the results did not represent a threat to human health.</p> Japan rebuild expected to last five years Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:48:50 +0100 <p class="spip">Japan may need up to five years to rebuild from the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that has caused up to $235bn (£145bn) of damage, the World Bank said in a report.</p> <p class="spip">It also estimates that 0.5 percentage points will be shaved from the country's economic growth this year.</p> Smoke fumes from 3rd Japanese nuke reactor Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:29:56 +0100 Gray smoke spewed Monday out of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant's No. 3 reactor, a setback that came despite fervent efforts to prevent the further release of radioactive materials at the stricken facility. Fear of rising radiation levels grips Japan Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:10:54 +0100 <p class="spip">An escalating crisis at a nuclear power plant compounded the human devastation in Japan Tuesday.</p> <p class="spip">As the death toll from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the resulting tsunami steadily ascended, residents waited with anxiety about radiation exposure.</p> Travelers stranded by Japanese earthquake Mon, 14 Mar 2011 10:00:14 +0100 <p class="spip">The largest earthquake in Japan's history hit the country's northeast today, triggering tsunamis that have been felt as far as Hawaii and the west coast of the United States.</p> <p class="spip">Tsunami evacuations have taken place in the Philippines, Hawaii and other Pacific islands, but most areas have been spared major damage.</p> Japan faces post-tsunami nuclear crisis Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:33:07 +0100 Rescue workers used chain saws and hand picks Monday to dig out bodies in Japan's devastated coastal towns, as Asia's richest nation faced a mounting humanitarian, nuclear and economic crisis in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and tsunami that likely killed thousands. Burundi: Lightning and torrential rains kill several children Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:19:28 +0100 Several school going children have been killed after lightning struck the provinces of Karuzi and Bubanza in Burundi. Torrential rains and lightning incidents have killed several people in the Eastern African country in the past few months. Patrick K. Johnsson Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia brace for more floods Fri, 14 Jan 2011 14:58:09 +0100 Flood alerts have been issued across the Southern Africa region as heavy rains continue to pound the region. The rains have claimed more than 30 lives in South Africa alone. Sakhile Modise Haiti's invincible progress a year after disaster Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:10:08 +0100 In the year since a powerful earthquake struck Haiti, an unprecedented international effort has mobilized to bring relief to the country while confronting obstacles both pre-existing the quake and directly caused by it. Mark Trainer The Deepwater Horizon Spill and its aftermath Wed, 12 May 2010 03:11:24 +0200 A seemingly endless flow of oil from under the sea is ominously approaching the American coastlines from Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana to Pensacola, Florida — according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration <a href="" class="spip_out">reports</a> — and while <a href="" class="spip_out">damages</a> are already being felt by fishermen and the local tourism industries things could get a lot worse. Fabien Ortiz South Africa rocked by series of earthquakes Fri, 23 Apr 2010 10:17:15 +0200 Four earthquakes hit South Africa on Thursday but no huge damages were recorded, the country's seismology unit has said. Sakhile Modise Uganda: Landslide hit schools relocated to market-place Mon, 22 Mar 2010 16:35:13 +0100 Over 1000 students who had stopped going to school, due to deadly landslides that hit three eastern Uganda villages, have today resumed classes in a market place which has been turned into a school. Madagascar: Death toll rises after tropical cyclone Tue, 16 Mar 2010 16:52:03 +0100 Tropical cyclone Hubert, which struck Madagascar last week, killed at least 36 and injured more than 85 000 people according to latest estimates. The risk of epidemics due to rising sea levels are high. Shahinez Benabed