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'Apocalyptic' Storm Floods Sardinia, 16 Dead
Last edited 24th November 2013

The Mediterranean island of Sardinia, prized by the jet-set for its white sand beaches and crystal-clear seas, was a flood-ravaged mud bath Tuesday after a freak torrential rainstorm killed at least 16 people, downed bridges and swept away cars.

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Mass Graves, No Food: Church Aid Workers See Great Needs in Philippines
Last edited 20th November 2013

Nearly two weeks after Super Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines, Catholic aid workers were seeing great needs.

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Order of Malta Disaster Aid Focused on 'Neglected' Victims in the Philippines
Last edited 20th November 2013

More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, the situation is still dire. As the extent of the storm damage became clearer, foreign aid agencies poured in to the Philippines to begin helping alleviate the suffering of victims. But Malteser International was already on the ground by the time the storm hit.

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Midwest USA Hit by Around 80 Tornados
Last edited 18th November 2013

Several Midwestern towns in the United States are still closed to residents after a series of deadly tornadoes tore through them yesterday. Authorities are turning away desperate residents who are trying to get back to their homes, many of which are still dangerously unstable.

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You can now be Maltese for $865,000
Last edited 14th November 2013

Charging for citizenship is a relatively common practice, but it's not without ethical issues, writes Joshua Keating.

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Caritas Australia Responds to "Catastrophic" Typhoon Damage
Last edited 11th November 2013

The rising death toll and widespread devastation in the Philippines from the deadliest and most powerful typhoon to make landfall in recorded history is as catastrophic as 2004's tsunami, says Caritas Australia's Humanitarian Emergencies Co-ordinator, Richard Forsythe.

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Typhoon Haiyan: Death toll 'may reach 10,000'
Last edited 10th November 2013

Up to 10,000 people are feared dead from Super Typhoon Haiyan as survivors tell of huge tsunami-type storm surges whipped up by near record winds that swept away entire Philippine villages.

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The Philippines Prepares for the "Worst Typhoon of the Year"
Last edited 7th November 2013

The Philippine authorities are preparing for the arrival of category 5 typhoon Haiyan , which should hit the central areas of the archipelago tomorrow with winds up to 278 km / h. Some schools have been closed as a precautionary measure and in many areas evacuation operations are underway involving thousands of citizens, particularly the eastern coastal areas.

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Are Migrants more Resilient to Disaster in Australia?
Last edited 6th November 2013

Most Australians grow up with an awareness of the deadly impact floods, bushfires and cyclones can bring. But it's a different story for those who move here from vastly different environments. A new Queensland study is asking the question: how do migrants cope with Australia's natural disasters?

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Preparing for the Worst, Praying for Rain
Last edited 23rd October 2013

Bushfires have again flared in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney (Australia), whipped up by strong winds and once more threatening communities. Fire fighters are battling the winds of up to 100km/h which in turn is sending ember showers over residential bushland areas. Please continue to pray for all those affected.

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