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· August, 2007

Stories about Disaster from August, 2007

31 August 2007

Efforts underway to recover downed plane in French Polynesia

All out war in southern Philippines

War is raging in the island of Basilan, located in the southernmost part of the Philippines. An all-out war was recently declared by the government against the Abu Sayyaf bandit...

Jamaica: “Miss Lou” Fundraiser to Benefit Dean Victims

Dominica: Fair Trade after Dean

Barbados: Answers for Britton's Hill

30 August 2007

Ukraine: Animal Shelter

On August 19, Ukrainian journalist Tanya Kremen paid a visit to an animal shelter located near a small town just outside Kyiv. Below are her impressions and thoughts, which she...

Barbados: Two Bodies Recovered

28 August 2007

Peru: An Opportunity for the Country

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Peru, some bloggers have continued to wonder who is to blame for the disappearance in aid and the sensationalist nature of the coverage....

Barbados: Recovery, Not Rescue

Egypt: Diplomats Destroy History

27 August 2007

Greece: On Fire

We've probably all heard it in the news by now: Greece is ablaze. Today the fires reached the ancient city of Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics and home of...

Barbados: Apartment Building Collapses

24 August 2007

Jamaica: Election postponed — till when?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dean, confusion reigns over the postponement of the Jamaican general election originally scheduled for 27 August.

Reunion: Mild earthquake felt on the island.

Jamaica: Surviving Dean

Guyana: Flooding Expected?

Barbados, Jamaica: Dean Winning Votes?

23 August 2007

Russia: “Mama, We're In Hell!”

A young Russian woman traveling from Helsinki to Moscow found herself in a railway traffic jam caused by the train derailment last week. She was so horrified by the sight...