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Is US downplaying the threat of a nuclear disaster? Scientists slam regulators for not doing enough
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Is US downplaying the threat of a nuclear disaster? Scientists slam regulators for not doing enough

Yahoo News A group of scientists have slammed the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) over underestimating the threat of a potential nuclear disaster and for not taking enough measures to ensure

Hospital says sorry as Vietnam probes 7 deaths in 'painful' dialysis disaster
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Hospital says sorry as Vietnam probes 7 deaths in 'painful' dialysis disaster

The health ministry called the case 'the most serious medical incident in years.'

Pacific Partnership 2017 departs Da Nang after ten-day disaster response training
Health

Pacific Partnership 2017 departs Da Nang after ten-day disaster response training

Baomoi - Pacific Partnership 2017 departed the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on Thursday after completing ten days of disaster response training, medical and engineering expertise exchanges,

When disaster brings reconciliation
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When disaster brings reconciliation

Yahoo News Natural disasters often create unexpected bonds between people, even long-time rivals, which can then alter the course of history. A good example was an offer made Monday by armed rebels

Seafood traders still count cost of Formosa disaster
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Seafood traders still count cost of Formosa disaster

Vietnamnet - Dozens of traders in Ha Tinh Province are facing huge losses as hundreds of tonnes of jellyfish cannot be sold due to the mass fish deaths caused by the Formosa pollution incident.

Nine years after disaster, Fukushima to host 2020 Olympic baseball games
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Nine years after disaster, Fukushima to host 2020 Olympic baseball games

Yahoo News Fukushima, the prefecture that was hit by a tsunami-triggered nuclear disaster in March 2011, has been approved to host baseball and softball matches in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Trump approves California disaster assistance after storms, flooding
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Trump approves California disaster assistance after storms, flooding

Yahoo News Parts of California damaged by recent storms, including the areas around the damaged Oroville Dam, will receive federal disaster assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said on

Indonesia disaster agency says 7 killed in Bali landslide
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Indonesia disaster agency says 7 killed in Bali landslide

Yahoo News JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Seven people were killed in a landslide on the tourist island of Bali that wiped out several homes, Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said Friday.

'Tooth fairy' or 'disaster'? UK's Brexit gamble on Trump
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'Tooth fairy' or 'disaster'? UK's Brexit gamble on Trump

Yahoo News Hailed as an ace up the sleeve for Britain in the upcoming Brexit negotiations last week, relations with US President Donald Trump are turning into a diplomatic headache for Prime Minister

Rescuers cling on to hope in Italy avalanche disaster
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Rescuers cling on to hope in Italy avalanche disaster

Yahoo News Rescuers pulled four people alive from an avalanche-hit Italian hotel on Saturday and clung on to hopes of saving some of the 23 people still missing three days after the disaster struck.

Insurer: 2016 saw highest natural disaster losses in 4 years
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Insurer: 2016 saw highest natural disaster losses in 4 years

Yahoo News BERLIN (AP) — Last year saw the highest costs from natural disasters since 2012, with a pair of earthquakes in Japan in April accounting for the heaviest losses, a leading insurer said

Disaster-hit provinces in Vietnam ask for rice aid for Lunar New Year
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Disaster-hit provinces in Vietnam ask for rice aid for Lunar New Year

12 provinces have asked the government for 14,700 tons of rice in total.

Vietnam says recovery from Formosa industrial disaster could take a decade
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Vietnam says recovery from Formosa industrial disaster could take a decade

Formosa deliberately skirted safety commitments, the Vietnamese government says.

Expect the unexpected, say college disaster prep officials
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Expect the unexpected, say college disaster prep officials

When Jefferson Community College was making plans to build its first residence hall, there was one must-have for President Carole McCoy: generators for backup if the power went out.

Vietnamese officials rebuked in Formosa’s pollution disaster
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Vietnamese officials rebuked in Formosa’s pollution disaster

The officials have been held responsible for toxic waste discharges that killed tons of fish earlier this year.

UK Women's Equality Party debuts on Trump 'disaster'
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UK Women's Equality Party debuts on Trump 'disaster'

Britain's newly-formed Women's Equality Party is thrashing out topics such as unequal pay and the "disaster" of Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton to the White House, at its first ever conference

Heavy rains drown disaster-hit central Vietnam
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Heavy rains drown disaster-hit central Vietnam

Just as people were starting to recover from the last floods, they're knee-deep in water again.

Four dead after Australia theme park disaster
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Four dead after Australia theme park disaster

Two women and two men were killed at a theme park on Australia's popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how "everyone was screaming" after a raft apparently flipped on a

50 years on, UK marks mine disaster that killed 128 children
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50 years on, UK marks mine disaster that killed 128 children

LONDON (AP) — People across Britain fell silent Friday to mark 50 years since a mountain of coal sludge collapsed onto a village in Wales, killing more than 140 people in one of the country's worst

Da Nang forms new search and rescue team following river disaster
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Da Nang forms new search and rescue team following river disaster

The new team will have special training and be on duty 24/7.

14 dead, scores missing in Myanmar ferry disaster: official
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14 dead, scores missing in Myanmar ferry disaster: official

Rescuers have recovered 14 bodies and expect to find scores more after a ferry packed with teachers, students and workers capsized in central Myanmar, local authorities said on Monday. "So far we

After Formosa disaster, steel gets reconsidered
Business

After Formosa disaster, steel gets reconsidered

Steel production expansion in Vietnam has faced a growing tide of criticism amid environmental concerns following the recent toxic spill disaster caused by Formosa Ha Tinh, and the oversupply of

Fish death disaster will hurt Vietnam’s economy for years to come: official
Business

Fish death disaster will hurt Vietnam’s economy for years to come: official

The toxic spill from a Taiwanese steel plant has taken its toll on growth.

Vietnam's unemployment rises in third quarter after fish death disaster
Business

Vietnam's unemployment rises in third quarter after fish death disaster

Thousands of fisherfolk along the central coast have lost their jobs and income in the Formosa scandal.

Vietnam tells Taiwan firm to dig up waste pipe amid
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Vietnam tells Taiwan firm to dig up waste pipe amid "huge" coastal disaster

Vietnam has told owners of a Taiwanese-built steel plant to dig up a controversial waste pipe