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· July, 2008

Stories about Disaster from July, 2008

Hungary: Bomb Scare

Hungarian Spectrum writes about bomb scares in Budapest and the response and reactions to the latest one, caused by the discovery of a 2-ton “monster of a bomb.”

Moldova, Ukraine: Floods

A Fistful of Euros writes about “huge floods across southeastern Europe” and the lack of reliable information in English from this region.

Turkey is Typing….Bomb Blasts in Istanbul

While the city of Istanbul enjoyed itself with a Metallica concert, the party died down with the news of a bombing in the Istanbul neighborhood of Güngören, leaving at least...

Not Guilty: Egypt's Ferry Disaster

On February 3, 2006 Al-Salam ferry sank in the middle of the Red Sea killing more than 1,000 people who were coming to Safaga, Egypt from Saudi Arabia. The passengers...

China: Earthquake Survivors

One man bandwidth posts some Sichuan earthquake survivors’ stories collected by volunteer teachers.

Ukraine: Flooding

Ukrainiana reviews media reports on the flooding in Western Ukraine, which has killed at least 22 people, including six children.

Soviet History: Nuclear Disaster Areas

The Turkish Invasion posts a link to a documentary photo site on nuclear disaster areas in the former Soviet Union.

Turkey: Disgusting Bombings

“Every news channel right now is running the breaking news on Istanbul’s bomb blasts, in what the city governor calls a ‘terrorist attack.’ Whoever did it, and whatever message they...

Jamaica, India: Signs of the Times

The recent bombings in India trigger Jamaican blogger Annie Paul‘s memory about “one piece of graffiti by a Muslim group that had struck me with the simple force and stridency...

China: 1950s Starvation

1Bao posted several exclusive pieces on the nationwide starvation during the 1950s (Great Leap Forward).

Ukraine: Iraqi Scientists Trained in Pripyat

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes that “three Texas Tech professors and their graduate students trained 27 Iraqi scientists about processes needed to clean up radioactive debris” this past June in...

Lebanon: “Lebanon Cluster Bomb”, the Film

“The film is a primer on the cluster munition problem in Lebanon, but much more so an intimate portrait of those struggling to rebuild their lives after the devastating 2006...

Poland: A Land of Earthquakes?

Polandian accounts for Polish earhquake zones and points to the fact that Poland in the last two weeks has had 17 earthquakes, whereas California none.

Lebanon: Forest Fires and Land Mines

“Wild fires near Aley are causing civil-war-era mines to explode and are proving hard for the firefighters to contain,” reports Mustapha with photos of the fires.

Lebanon: Flashmobbers

Lebanese Flashmobbers hit the streets of Beirut on Saturday (July 19) and slept on the sidewalks of Ain el Mreisseh for five minutes and that was captured in photos by...

Israel: Jerusalem Suffers Copycat Terrorist Attack

Jerusalem Terror Attack– Breaking news in the Israeli mainstream news and blogosphere reports that a man driving a bulldozer ploughed down the streets of Jerusalem in a mad rampage, mimicking...

China: Mine Accident

Dedric Lam form Shanghaiist reports on the mine accident in Guangxi.

China: Bus-bomb attack creates panic and indignation

The bus-bomb attack on 17 shocked not only the city but also China, that people suddenly feel how close terrorism is. The attack is characterized by that it is against...

China: Search for the Kunming bus bombers

Following the bus explosions in Kunming yesterday, a report from a local news website there on the armed police roadside ID checks has been made a feature story on Netease's...

Kenya: School fires

In Ritch's World is alarmed by the recent “spate of mysterious fires” in Kenyan schools. He says: “Most of these schools do not have warning systems that would help to...

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