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Slovenia amends constitution to ensure right to water

Slovenia amends constitution to ensure right to water Thu, 17 Nov, 2016

Green-friendly Slovenia amended its constitution on Thursday to ensure access to drinkable water was a fundamental right for all citizens and could not be commercialised.

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination Mon, 14 Nov, 2016

 From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.
Tsunami hits New Zealand after massive quake

Tsunami hits New Zealand after massive quake Sun, 13 Nov, 2016

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit the northeast coast of the South Island.
New strong earthquake hits central Italy

New strong earthquake hits central Italy Sun, 30 Oct, 2016

A powerful earthquake struck Italy on Sunday in the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months, with more homes and churches brought down but no deaths reported.
Floods kill 21 people in Vietnam, next storm due soon

Floods kill 21 people in Vietnam, next storm due soon Sun, 16 Oct, 2016

At least 21 people have been killed by floods in Vietnam's four central provinces in the past week and eight are still missing, the government said on Sunday amid preparations for another tropical storm to hit the country.
Hurricane Matthew leaves at least 108 dead in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew leaves at least 108 dead in Haiti Thu, 06 Oct, 2016

Hurricane Matthew has claimed at least 108 lives in Haiti, Interior Minister Francois Anick Joseph told AFP Thursday, two days after the monster storm ripped through the poorest country in the Americas.
Millions flee inland as Southeast U.S. braces for Hurricane Matthew

Millions flee inland as Southeast U.S. braces for Hurricane Matthew Thu, 06 Oct, 2016

 The fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade slammed into the Bahamas early on Thursday, intensifying as it barreled towards the southeast U.S. coast where a mass exodus was under way with millions heeding warnings to flee inland.
Powerful typhoon Chaba barrels toward Japan

Powerful typhoon Chaba barrels toward Japan Wed, 05 Oct, 2016

Storm and heavy rain warnings were issued Wednesday as powerful typhoon Chaba barrelled toward Japan, after lashing the southern coast of South Korea with winds that triggered flash floods and left at least two dead.
Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti and Cuba, takes aim at Bahamas, U.S.

Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti and Cuba, takes aim at Bahamas, U.S. Wed, 05 Oct, 2016

Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade, powered toward the Bahamas and the U.S. coast early on Wednesday after battering Haiti and Cuba with torrential rain, wreaking havoc among the struggling Haitian population.
Deadly Hurricane Matthew slams ashore in Haiti

Deadly Hurricane Matthew slams ashore in Haiti Tue, 04 Oct, 2016

Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwestern Haiti early Tuesday, triggering major floods and forcing thousands to flee the path of the deadly storm that has already claimed two lives in the poorest country in the Americas.
Haitians flee homes as Hurricane Matthew hits

Haitians flee homes as Hurricane Matthew hits Tue, 04 Oct, 2016

Haitians living in vulnerable coastal shacks frantically sought shelter as the strongest Caribbean storm in nine years, Hurricane Matthew, closed in on the southwestern peninsula, sending storm surges, wind and rain into seaside towns.

North Korea flooding kills 133, displaces 107,000: U.N.

North Korea flooding kills 133, displaces 107,000: U.N. Mon, 12 Sep, 2016

Flooding from heavy rain in North Korea has killed 133 people in its northeast while 395 are missing, with many homes and critical infrastructure destroyed, a U.N. agency said on Monday.
38 dead, 92,000 left homeless by Niger floods

38 dead, 92,000 left homeless by Niger floods Thu, 08 Sep, 2016

At least 38 people have been killed and more than 92,000 left homeless since June in disastrous floods in Niger, the United Nations said Wednesday.
China ratifies Paris climate pact, US tipped to follow

China ratifies Paris climate pact, US tipped to follow Sat, 03 Sep, 2016

China ratified the Paris climate change accord on Saturday, with the US expected to do so later in a joint stand against global warming by the world's two biggest polluters.
Hurricane Hermine hits Florida with strong winds and flooding

Hurricane Hermine hits Florida with strong winds and flooding Fri, 02 Sep, 2016

Hurricane Hermine swept onto Florida's Gulf coast early Friday with winds and heavy rain causing flooding and cutting power to tens of thousands of people, with officials warning of "life threatening" conditions.

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