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Disaster victims in Afghanistan were 11 people

Eleven people were killed and two were injured in western Afghanistan as a result of landslides and debris flows.

Element was played on Saturday and Sunday in the western Afghan province of Herat and the north-western province of Badghis, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Afghan television channels.

On Saturday, mudslides caused by heavy snowfalls and rain came down from the mountains in the Shindand district of Herat province, killing eight people. On Sunday, in the district of Badghis province Dzhavand podtochennaya water stream boulder fell from the top of the hill and struck the house. Killed three

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A strong earthquake occurred in Chile

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Tuesday in Chile to 655 kilometers north of the capital, Santiago, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Information on casualties or damage were reported.

According to authorities, an earthquake was recorded at 13:03 on UTC (Universal Coordinated Time, 16:03 Moscow time). The epicenter was located 85 kilometers east of the city of Copiapo. Its center lies at a depth of 92.5 kilometers, RIA "Novosti".

Recall that in February last year, this South American country has been devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake, which killed more than 600 people and caused widespread destruction.

Since then, the

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Australia swept fires

Authorities evacuated people from dangerous areas.

In Australia, the raging element: after the cyclone, which hit the country on the west coast of the continent the fire started.

Flame covered a lot of buildings, but reports of casualties were reported. Catastrophe, had already destroyed 20 homes.

The flames raging in Perth, where authorities have evacuated about 100 people. It is known that the fire spreads in communities and Rolistoun Kelmskott. Several highways were closed for security reasons.

Currently, the elements are fighting about 150 firefighters, backed by helicopters.

Source of fire in the forest was discovered before the north-east of

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In the U.S. all-time snowfall disrupted the lives of nearly 100 million people

A considerable part of the United States in the grip of a giant cyclone that for its size called a "monster." Due to heavy snowfall over 100,000 homes were left without electricity. Canceled thousands of flights. Difficult to move on the highway. Meanwhile, meteorologists predict a worsening situation. The worst thing for the weather forecast, still ahead, but it is now clear why the cyclone, cover almost half of the United States, called the monstrous in scope and possible consequences. Cold front stretched on 4000 miles, covered about 20 states — from Vermont to

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Floods in Brazil: The victims were almost 900

By mass evacuation started authorities Australian state of Queensland from approaching a powerful tropical cyclone "Yasi". Brunt of the disaster is expected between Cooktown and Townsville areas.

As announced today by the Prime Minister of the State Blig Anna, a cyclone is already assigned to a third category of risk. The speed of wind gusts up to 250 km per hour. "Yasi" may cause flooding, especially in low-lying coastal areas, — underlined Blig. — The situation is complicated by the fact that Queensland had not yet recovered from the last stroke of the water element. "The Prime

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In Australia, because of the approaching storm began evacuation

By mass evacuation started authorities Australian state of Queensland from approaching a powerful tropical cyclone "Yasi". Brunt of the disaster is expected between Cooktown and Townsville areas.

As announced today by the Prime Minister of the State Blig Anna, a cyclone is already assigned to a third category of risk. The speed of wind gusts up to 250 km per hour. "Yasi" may cause flooding, especially in low-lying coastal areas, — underlined Blig. — The situation is complicated by the fact that Queensland had not yet recovered from the last stroke of the water element. "The Prime

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Flooding in the Saudi city of Jeddah killed 10 people

The number of dead in the Saudi city of Jeddah, where heavy rains caused flooding has reached 10 people. This was on Saturday, the head of civil defense of the kingdom Saad Al-Tuveydzhri.

On Wednesday and Thursday on the western province of Saudi Arabia attacked tropical storms caused by a powerful cyclone. Level flows at the epicenter of disaster Jeddah, according to witnesses, in some places exceed one meter. Thousands of people are trapped water in their homes and offices.

"The number of flood victims has reached 10 people, three are listed as missing," — said Al-Tuveydzhri.

At-Tuveydzhri also

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Flooding in Australia: snake rescues a frog, and the streets of sharks

One of the residents of Brisbane managed to photograph the snake, which "drives up" on the back of a frog. In the suburbs of Ipswich Gudna, submerged by flood, the streets were seen two roundnose sharks.

In November 2010, Australia began the tropical storms that have provoked the most serious flooding in decades in the northeastern state of Queensland. Element has already affected more than 200 thousand people. Flooding in Brisbane was the strongest since 1974.

One of the residents of Brisbane managed to photograph a snake on his back in an attempt to escape a flood climbed frog, writes

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Australia: new floods can wash a Victoria

Element prepares Australia for 10 anxious days. In the next 10 days of the Australian state of Victoria will be under water, the surface of which extend to 90 kilometers, warn the Australian authorities.

Service for disaster management staff has developed evacuation plans for residents of the eastern regions of Victoria, which can be completely isolated from other parts of the continent.

Victorians are making active attempts to somehow prevent the impending disaster. For example, in some parts of the Murray River urgently erected additional man-made dam.

Multibillion-dollar loss

According to Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan, Australia floods had

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Flooding in the Australian state of Victoria suffered 72 cities

Flooding continued in Australia in December 2010, has affected about 72 cities in the state of Victoria, in the south-east. On Friday, January 21, according to local newspaper Herald Sun.

Completely flooded and flooded more than 1,700 homes were inhabited by about 4,300 people, said Bloomberg. Killed at least one person. It is expected that the peak of the flood will have on the weekend.

According to the Herald Sun, on Friday warned of the impending evacuation of residents of cities Kou-Swamp (Kow Swamp) and Dimbula (Dimboola). In addition, under the threat of flooding are 1,500 houses in Kerange (Kerang):

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