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· September, 2013

Stories about Disaster from September, 2013

When There's No Emergency Phone Number, Kenya Tweets For Help

When al-Shabab gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall, Philip Ogola of Kenya Red Cross jumped to action – with a tweet.

Humanity Defeated Again in Pakistan, Over 80 Christians Killed

A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up in a 130-year-old church in Peshawar after a Sunday Mass killing more than 80 people and injuring many.

In The Central African Republic, “We Still Hope to Live Together In Peace”

Tracking Kenyan Social Media During Westgate Mall Attack

Floods in Romania Take Nine Lives, Thousands Evacuated

Torrential downpours caused the water level to rise rapidly on September 12th. Among those who died was an eight-year-old girl swept away from her father's arms.

Tropical Storm ‘Manuel’ Leaves Acapulco Under Water

34 deaths and thousands of victims have been reported; additionally, 40,000 tourists are trapped.

Hail storm Turned Islamabad White

Its Getting Hot In Sri Lanka

Thai Airways Blacks Out Logo After Runway Accident

It's standard procedure according to airline officials but it became a PR disaster for the company.

Don't Say Millions Starved During China's Great Famine. Try ‘Nutritional Death’ Instead

A professor recently claimed that previous estimates that 30 million people died during the Great Chinese Famine is rumor. According to him, the difficult period caused 2.5 million "nutritional deaths".

Russia's Far East Beset with Toxic Japanese Cars

Vladivostok, a remote city in the Russian Far East, is notorious for the many used Japanese cars on its roads, which are possibly the worst in the country.

Russian Flooding Snaps Volunteers into Action

Protracted flooding of the Amur River has buried swaths of the Russian-Chinese border under water, affecting more than 100 thousand people in roughly 185 towns.

Putin's Kiss: Redux

Netizens joke about Putin's penchant for public displays of affection.

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