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· November, 2009

Stories about Disaster from November, 2009

30 November 2009

Saudi Arabia: Citizens’ Fury At Flood Deaths

Saudi Arabia's second largest city, Jeddah, was struck by heavy floods last week, and the death toll has risen to more than 100 people. Poor infrastructure and mismanagement of city...

28 November 2009

Russia: At Least 25 People Killed in the ‘Neva Express’ Train Crash

RuNet Echo

An express train traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed at 9:34 PM on Friday, Nov. 27, near the town of Bologoye, killing at least 25 people. Below are some...

14 November 2009

Egypt: Nidal Hassan – Psychiatrist or Psychotic?

Major Nidal Hassan is the US military psychiatrist of Arab origins who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13 people. He is now facing charges...

11 November 2009

China: Drought and the Three Gorges Dam

Since September this year, China’s Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydropower scheme, has began a plan to raise its reservoir to its ideal height of 175 metres. In October,...

9 November 2009

Southern Madagascar Hit Hard by Severe Drought and Toxic Spill

While the political direction of Madagascar remains mired in total uncertainty since the coup d'etat in March, in Addis Ababa, the international community is again trying to mediate an agreement...

Jordan: Nidal Malik Hasan

5 November 2009

Philippines: Dita Tree saved 36 lives during floods

A 40-feet Dita Tree in Metro Manila became a literal ‘Tree of Life’ when it was used as a refuge by residents who were trapped in their homes during a...

4 November 2009

Timor Sea Drilling Spill

1 November 2009

Ukraine: Updates on Flu

Leptospirosis outbreak in the Philippines

Leptospirosis outbreak was declared in several flood-affected areas of the Philippines. Health authorities claim it is one of the biggest Leptospirosis outbreaks in the world. Filipino bloggers react.

Egypt: Two Trains, a Buffalo, and a Minister

Two trains collided with each other in south Cairo, Egypt, killing at least 18 people. What followed was a cry for the Minister of Transportation to resign. Bloggers reaction to...