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· July, 2007

Stories about Disaster from July, 2007

Barbados: A Time for Answers?

“We have six people dead and, if the talk is true, more than a few others who are barely holding on.” In the wake of the island's tragic bus crash,...

Ukraine: Phosphorus Train Derailment

A discussion of the July 16 derailment of the train carrying 15 tanks of liquid white phosphorus – over at Ukrainiana.

Ukraine: Charity Tennis Tournament

Scenes from the Sidewalk writes about a charity tennis tournament intended for late October: “Our goal is to push the envelope and help the Kyiv community recognize the problems related...

Sri Lanka: Children and the homeland

Whisperings on raising children far away from where the parents come from.

Barbados: Nation Grieves for Bus Crash Victims

A tragic bus accident which claimed the lives of six Barbadians as they made their way to the Crop Over Party Monarch Finals prompts Barbados Free Press, Barbados Underground and...

Bangladesh: The threat of floods and current politics

A flood on its way Like many places in the world it has been raining incessantly in many parts of Bangladesh for a number of days. The rain water had...

Japan: Smoke, Fire, and Fault Lines

Matt Dioguardi at Liberal Japan has posted a couple of round-ups (here and here) on the crisis at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant following the recent earthquake.

China: Blogging summer floods

As floods continue to rise up across China this summer, leaving hundreds dead and millions fleeing from their homes, citizen reporter bloggers in China have been keeping a close eye...

Japan: Ground Zero at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

On July 16, shaken by a massive earthquake originating in a fault line that apparently runs directly underneath it, one of the power generators of the world's largest nuclear power...

Trinidad & Tobago: Where Goeth Trinidad?

“How can this happen in the richest country in the Caribbean?” An incident in the Southland causes KnowProSE.com to wonder what Trinidad has come to.

Reactions to kidnapping of Koreans in Afghanistan

South Korean Christian missionaries were abducted in Ghazni, south-west of Kabul, on the 19th of this month. The abductors who kidnapped 23 missionaries are Taleban fighters. The hostages were abducted...

Brazilian blogs on another airplane crash

While still facing a highly blogged crisis in its air traffic management, and not yet recovered from the crash of a Boeing-737 over the Amazon ten months ago, Brazil was...

Lithuania: “Lituanica” Crash

Lituanica commemorates the 74th anniversary of the Lituanica airplane crash – a feat in the footsteps of Charles Lindbergh.

Japan: Typhoons, earthquakes and missiles

After Japan experienced one of the most disastrous weekends in its history, a blogger [Ja] comments that “the odds of Japan getting devasted by typhoons and earthquakes are much higher...

Japan: A Week of Typhoons, Earthquakes, and Nuke Leaks

The past week has been rough for Japan. Just as a torrential typhoon finished ripping through Okinawa and Kyushu, massive earthquakes hit Niigata and nearby regions, among other things setting...

Sudan: Flooding in Khartoum

Zizou from Djerba has photographs of heavy flooding this weekend in Khartoum.

Brazil: At least 200 dead in jet crash

Intermezzo offer links from the first hours of the online coverage of Brazil’s worst airplane disaster, at Congonhas airport in São Paulo.

Egypt: Metro Bombing

Zeinobia from Egypt brings us the latest on a scheme to bomb her country's metro system.

Cambodia: Cambodian Students Safe in Japan Quake

Cambodian student Himatsubushi, currently living in Japan, describes his experience of the recent earthquake that hit Japan.

Maldives: Jamming to save the islands from submerging

In Greek mythology singing of the Sirens were so sweet and melodic that sailors were lured into the sea and met fateful deaths. On July 07, or the date known...

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