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· July, 2013

Stories about Disaster from July, 2013

Water Shortage Crisis Looms Large In Bangalore, India

With rapid growth, polluted bodies of water, and few solutions in place, water is becoming scarce in India's third largest city.

African Fabric Kimono Belt Supports Mothers in Earthquake Disaster Area

A group of Japanese mothers in Sendai city is producing special kimono belts with fairly-traded African fabrics. Yumi Nakano, who organizes the fundraising [ja] by requesting a donation in exchange for...

Fukushima: No Place Like Home

‘No Time for Anger [de]’, a visualization journal by a team of Swiss media reporter and designers, illustrates Fukushima two years after the triple catastrophe of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami...

Sixty Killed During Fighting in Nzérékoré, Guinea

Guinee News reports the latest death toll – 60 – from the killings in Nzérékoré, Guinea [fr] : Les cinquante deux corps qui étaient non identifiables ont été enterrés dans une...

Tainted School Lunches Kill Nearly Two Dozen Children in India

The food is believed to have been contaminated by pesticides. The incident is raising questions about the quality of school lunches for poor students.

VIDEO: Historic Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque Bombed in Syria

Protect Syrian Archaeology posted photographs on its Facebook page [en, ar] and videos on YouTube, recording the moment the historic Khalid ibn al-Walid mosque (7th century) was bombed in Homs, Syria. Homs – Results of the bombing of...

Tragedy Ignites Online Friendship Between Romanians and Montenegrins

In one of the most tragic road accidents ever seen in Montenegro, 18 Romanian nationals lost their lives and 29 were injured on June 23, 2013 when a Romanian bus...

Korean Culture to Blame in Asiana Crash?

As more details are coming out about the Asiana Airlines plane crash which claimed two lives and injured 181 passengers, Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller ‘Outliers’ has been widely quoted in articles and...

Several Blasts Shake Buddhist Temple In Northeastern India

The Mahabodhi temple complex, a Buddhist pilgrimage site in northeastern India, was hit by multiple explosions, leaving two people believed to be Tibetan monks injured. The attack was condemned by...

Korean Reactions to Asiana Airlines Crash

One of South Korea's two major airlines, Asiana Airliner's plane crashed in the U.S. while landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing two and injuring 181 passengers. Korea Bang translated...

The Disappearing Rivers Of Bangladesh

At the time of the birth of Bangladesh in 1971 the country had approximately 24000km rivers and tributaries. After four decades many rivers are dying mainly due to the unilateral...

VIDEO: Stories from Argentina's Floods

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