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Earthquake in China claims at least 80 lives
Last edited 9th September 2012

Prime Minister Wen Jiabao visited the area in the southwest of China, rocked yesterday by a series of earthquakes, which has claimed at least 80 victims. He met with the families of the victims and gave a speech at a reception center for evacuees, while rescuers are still trying to access the most remote and isolated areas affected by violent shocks, which are concentrated in the border between the provinces Yunnan and Guizhou. Visit this article to read the latest.

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Pope Benedict XVI Receives Electric Car
Last edited 13th February 2013

Benedict XVI has always expressed his concern on caring for the environment. In 2009, he even had solar panels installed at the Vatican to help with some its energy needs. Now, the pope is taking another step forward in “going green”. The French car company Renault gave one of their new electric cars as a gift to Benedict XVI at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.

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New Orleans Archdiocese Prays for and Helps Victims of Hurricane Isaac
Last edited 4th September 2012

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans prayed for victims of Hurricane Isaac as the archdiocese’s Catholic Charities affiliate assesses damage and helps those affected.

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In Hurricane Isaac's Wake, Prayers and Help for Victims
Last edited 3rd September 2012

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond of New Orleans prayed for victims of Hurricane Isaac, as the archdiocese's Catholic Charities affiliate assesses damage and helps those affected: “God has always promised to protect us in challenging times, and we ask that God does that now, especially with those who are struggling. Bless us and help us reach those in need.” Visit this article from CNA to read more.

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Tropical Storm Isaac hits the Coast Close to the Hurricane Katrina Anniversary
Last edited 3rd September 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac neared hurricane strength Monday night, closing on the Gulf Coast with a projected landfall a day short of the seventh anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina.


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International Effort Needed to Prevent Global Food Crisis
Last edited 15th August 2012

With an El Nino developing in the eastern Pacific, and the current severe drought in the United States and other food-exporting countries, the world could be facing another food crisis unless there is an international effort to solve it. “Above all, we need to respect life and therefore make available for every person a minimum of food so that life may be possible,” said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Permanent Observer of Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva. Visit this article to read more.

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West Africa Food Crisis Appeal - Caritas Australia
Last edited 13th August 2012

Across the Sahel, on the edge of the Sahara desert, more than 18 million people are at risk of severe hunger and malnutrition in the West Africa food crisis. Severe droughts, poor harvests, conflict and rising food prices have left many surviving on just one meal a day, if that. These are real people suffering from real hunger.


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Floods in Indonesia: Situation Remains Critical
Last edited 9th August 2012

The situation in Ambon, capital of the Moluccas (Indonesia) is still critical a week on from a violent wave of floods that have killed at least 10 people and flooded of about 700 homes. Until last night the area was still affected by heavy rains, which hampered rescue operations, the civilian population remains in emergency shelters and the return to normal daily life is still far away. People are waiting for aid and basic necessities; Christian associations have promoted initiatives of solidarity for the displaced. Visit this article for more.

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India Power Cut Resolved but Infrastructure is at Risk
Last edited 1st August 2012

The lights come back in India today after two days of power outages that left than 600 million people in the dark more. The three power grids in the north, northeast and east of the country collapsed, affecting 20 of 28 states in the country. The power outage threw small and big cities into chaos, causing traffic jams, accidents, serious disruption to the rail network and subway transportation, in addition to the daily problems related to lack of electricity in homes. Visit this article to read more.

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India: More than 600 Million Without Power
Last edited 6th August 2012

For the second day in row on Tuesday, a massive power outage left much of northern India without power, leaving Khan and 600 million other Indians — roughly half the country’s 1.2 billion population — in the dark. The day before, about 370 million were without power.


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