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· June, 2008

Stories about Disaster from June, 2008

28 June 2008

Israel: Sarkozy Security Scare at Airport

As French President Nicholas Sarkozy departed Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport, shots rang out. A quick assessment revealed that one of the Israeli members of Sarkozy's security detail had turned his weapon...

17 June 2008

Japan: Iwate-Miyagi Inland Earthquake

On June 14, an inland earthquake reaching M7.2 on the Richter scale struck the Tohoku region of Japan. In Iwate and Miyagi, the hardest hit prefectures, 10 have been confirmed...

16 June 2008

China: Curse of the Olympic mascots?

In case you ever wondered if those Olympic Fuwas weren't just a little too cute to be true, apparently you aren't the only one. For China, the superstitious formula to...

Hong Kong: Earthquake Photos Behind the News Story

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photos

Japan: Reflections on the Akiba Massacre (Part 2)

The massacre on June 8th in Tokyo's Akihabara district sparked heated debates in Japanese blogs about the limits of citizen media. Two Ustream users who were on at the scene...

Myanmar: Foreign doctors are now leaving

Myanmar: Kyan Hmaw village

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