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A picture and its story: Dogs in the disaster zone

A picture and its story: Dogs in the disaster zoneThree days after Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, I was documenting the damage to Wilmington and communities to the south when I was tipped that volunteer rescuers were headed to a Leland church where people were isolated by rising floodwaters. Ryan Nichols and David Rebollar have another way of getting to people and animals trapped by floods: a boat they haul from their Texas home to disaster zones. In the case of North Carolina, that was more than a thousand miles (1,600 km).



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Why Counting The Number Of Dead After A Hurricane — Or Any Disaster — Matters

Why Counting The Number Of Dead After A Hurricane — Or Any Disaster — MattersPresident Donald Trump's Thursday tweet denying the new official death toll



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Iran seeks to avert disaster in Syria's Idlib: Iranian senior official

Iran seeks to avert disaster in Syria's Idlib: Iranian senior officialIran shares the United Nations’ concern about a potential humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib province and will seek to avert it, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, special assistant to Iran’s foreign minister, told reporters on Tuesday. Iran and Russia are President Bashar al-Assad’s main backers in Syria’s seven-year-old civil war.



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Powerful quake paralyses Hokkaido in latest disaster to hit Japan

Powerful quake paralyses Hokkaido in latest disaster to hit JapanAbout 33 people were missing and 300 were injured, public broadcaster NHK said. Aerial footage showed dozens of landslides exposing barren hillsides near the town of Atsuma in southern Hokkaido, with mounds of red earth and toppled trees piled at the edge of green fields. “It came in four big jerks – boom! boom! boom! boom!” one unidentified woman told NHK.



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CDC Responds to Emirates Airlines Sick-Passenger Disaster

CDC Responds to Emirates Airlines Sick-Passenger DisasterAs many as 100 of the passengers had reported being sick.



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Atlantia to hold board meetings after Genoa bridge disaster: source

Atlantia to hold board meetings after Genoa bridge disaster: sourceItalian toll-road group Atlantia has called special board meetings next week to discuss the deadly collapse of a bridge it operates in Genoa, a source said on Friday. Autostrade per l’Italia, the Atlantia unit that manages the stretch of motorway in northern Italy where the bridge is located, is expected to hold a board meeting on Tuesday while the Benetton-backed parent company will hold its own meeting on Wednesday, the source said. A series of technical and legal issues will be presented to Atlantia and Autostrade board members next week, according to the source .



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'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disasterA state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless pace. More than 100 tons of dead sea creatures have been shoveled up from smelly, deserted beaches in tourist areas along Florida’s southwest coast as a result of the harmful algal bloom this month alone. In just the past week, 12 dolphins washed ashore dead in Sarasota County, typically the toll seen in an entire year.



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1,200 tourists being evacuated from Indonesia quake islands: disaster agency

1,200 tourists being evacuated from Indonesia quake islands: disaster agencyMore than one thousand tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia’s tiny Gili islands on Monday after a powerful quake struck neighbouring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds. The Gilis are three coral-fringed tropical islands popular with backpackers and divers, a few kilometres off the northwest coast of the larger Lombok island. Footage posted online by rescue officials showed hundreds of panicked tourists and locals crowded onto powder-white beaches desperately waiting for transport off the normally paradise islands.



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Democrats Are Blaming A Big-Spending Candidate For A Potential Disaster In California

Democrats Are Blaming A Big-Spending Candidate For A Potential Disaster In CaliforniaNational operatives are increasingly worried no Democrat will advance to the



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32nd anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster

32nd anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disasterChernobyl nuclear power plant 32 years after the world's worst nuclear accident spread radioactive fallout across Europe in 1986, particularly contaminating Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.



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