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· November, 2009

Stories about Disaster from 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...

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

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...

Afghanistan: Counting the cost of war

Nick Fielding reviews “The Cost of War: Afghan Experiences of Conflict 1978-2009″, a report by nine NGOs working in Afghanistan analyzing 30 years of war and a devastating impact they...

Bangladesh: Brahmaputra River Is Threatened

RealTime Bangladesh blog reports that a dam in Yarlung Tsangpo (Brahmaputra) in China will divert 200 billion cubic meters of waters to the Yellow River. This will spell disaster for...

Russia: Videos of Ulyanovsk Arms Depot Blasts

LJ user oleg_kozyrev posts six YouTube videos of Ulyanovsk arms depot blasts, shot by Russian video bloggers.

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...

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,...

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

Arab American Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire at a military base on the US, killing several people. Jordanian Hareega comments on the incident in this post.

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...

Timor Sea Drilling Spill

Return to Rai Ketak appeals to media, bloggers and government officials of Indonesia and East Timor to monitor and discuss the Timor Sea Drilling Spill.

Ukraine: Chernobyl Photos Web Exhibit

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe links to Michael Forster Rothbart's interactive web exhibit of Chernobyl photos.

Ukraine: Updates on Flu

Updates on the flu situation in Ukraine, at Greetings From Kyiv – here and here, and at Ukrainiana – here.

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...

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