Stories about Disaster from December, 2007
News of the murder of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was received with shock across the Middle East. Bloggers reacted in awe, shock, anger and submission to the hopelessness...
Russia is embarking on a 10-day national vacation: from Dec. 30 to Jan. 8, the country will be celebrating the New Year's and Orthodox Christmas - and should also have...
De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about Russian sailors’ participation in the rescue operations following the 1908 earthquake in Messina, Sicily.
Vadim reports that — due a metal fence — firefighters could not put out the fire that has ruined the major medical university in Tajikistan.
Our Man in Gdansk comments on the coverage of Poland's ecology, coal mines and involvement in Iraq.
Yulia Tymoshenko returned as Ukraine's prime minister on Dec. 18. Five days later, she was in Donetsk region, visiting the site of Ukraine's worst coal mining accident, the troubled Zasyadko...
Moving Images, Moving People! writes a moving post on the anguish the Tsunami caused.
Vadim reports that an avalanche killed sixteen people on the road connecting Khujand and Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan.
A land thirsty for water is calling for help. How many more villages would die out due to the drought? How much more land would be eroded, even buried by...
Syrian Kinan Jarjous, who lives in Dubai, narrates to us hos his friend was kidnapped and robbed in Saudi Arabia.
Kickedefella has some images of the flooding in Kampung Gelang Mas- Eastern peninsular Malaysia.
Voice Of South on a “miracle-boy” – a seven year old child saved from the cyclone.
HJ Barranza of Neverwonderland looks at the possibility of using open architecture and low cost housing and how it can help rebuild flood-ravaged Tabasco, Mexico.
mins0306 from the Marmot's Hole blogs about the worst oil spill happened in South Korea last weekend.
Unzipped also remembers the day of the Armenian Earthquake which happened 19 years ago on 7 December 1988.
On the 19th Anniversary of the 1988 Armenian Earthquake, The Armenian Observer recalls the day of the quake when he was at school in his native Gyumri.
Ukrainiana posts and translates “a video of real people who tell us how the smell of profits sucks the safety out of the Ukrainian mining industry.”
Shawn, a Canadian in Bangladesh has accounts of the devastation caused by Cyclone Sidr.
Hanukkah an all-time favorite Jewish holiday, has interesting historical value dealing with issues relevant to Israeli culture and sense of identity. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the ancient Israelites over...