Mauritania asks for help in combating the effects of drought

Mauritania called on the international community to help in the fight against drought. The country needs more than 110 million euros to rescue people and livestock, said Mauritanian Prime Minister Moulay Ould Mohamed Lagdaf.

According to him, in the next few months the authorities intend to "ensure the sale of the residents most affected regions of essential goods at artificially low prices." To do this, on the territory of Mauritania will be open around 2.4 thousand specialty stores. These measures "will provide about 800 thousand people most consumed types of food — rice, butter, bread, sugar, and others,"

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Tropical rain in Brazil

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 11 — RIA Novosti, Alexander Krasnov. Heavy rain flooded the streets of the largest Brazilian metropolis of Sao Paulo in the night from Monday to Tuesday, reports No damages, reports the local civil defense service.

Began Monday rain walked all night. As a result, according to the service GO, burst its banks in the city flowing river Thiet, on the embankments which laid one of the main roads of Sao Paulo.

A total of six districts of the 15 millionth overflowed rivers, 37 of the 41 flooded streets unsuitable for traffic.

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Glow in the sky and thunder caused panic in Washington State

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An unforgettable sight of the American people were able to watch the State of Washington. According to eyewitnesses, early yesterday morning in the dark sky over the western parts of the state appeared blue light, transformed into a white band, and then in the orange-red lights. The

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Passenger plane crash in Pakistan killed 118 people

Earlier it was reported that on board the ship are, according to preliminary data, 127 passengers. According to reports, the plane made a flight from Karachi, Pakistan, and belonged to the local airline Bhoja Airline.

Local TV channels also reported that the crash could have occurred due to bad weather conditions. The plane crashed near the Chaklala military airbase, located near the capital Islamabad.

According to media reports, the plane lost contact with the airport control tower shortly before landing, and a number of TV channels reported that the airliner crashed in a residential area.

The Russian Embassy in Pakistan

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In Australia, hail the size of golf balls

In the south-east coast of Australia today hailstorm hit. According to witnesses, pieces of ice on the sizes were not inferior balls for a game of golf.

According to a senior Bureau of Meteorology forecaster James Taylor, the main brunt of the disaster came in Victoria in areas of Melbourne, Croydon and Ballarat.

Here, in one night fell more than 65 mm of rain.

For his part, the representative of the rescue Robert Johnson said that asked for help more than 1 thousand. "As a result of rampant elemental damage received about fifty houses — added lifeguard. —

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By landslide in Colombia killed 39 people

The number of victims of the landslide in Colombia to 39 people, according to Agence France-Presse citing rescuers. According to the workers of the Red Cross, the death toll is likely to continue to increase.

Landslide completely destroyed 14 homes, occurred early Saturday morning in the city of Manizales (Manizales) in the east. Rescuers managed to extract from the live layer of earth and mud 16 people, reports BBC News.

The exact number of missing is not yet known, it is assumed that under the soil and dirt are still at least 20 people. According to witnesses,

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The number of victims of Typhoon Nanmadol in the Philippines is close to the 30

JAKARTA, September 1. The number of victims of Typhoon Nanmadol, which struck late last week in the Philippines has risen to 29, according to GMA News. Previously reported on the death of 22 people.

Note, according to Benito Ramos, head of department, reports China Radio International, according to incomplete statistics, the damage to agriculture and road infrastructure of the country, 1 billion Philippine pesos (about $ 23.5 million). Greatest destruction recorded in the districts of Cagayan, Luzon and the Cordillera. In particular, there has not yet been restored electricity supply.

As a result of the typhoon had destroyed more than

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A huge asteroid will sweep near Earth on Tuesday

In next Tuesday near the Earth fly giant asteroid 2005 YU at number 55. The asteroid will approach the planet at a negligible distance in astronomical terms — 320,000 miles. This is less than the distance from Earth to the Moon (363 sq km). It is reported that the asteroid 2005 YU 55 will approach the minimum distance to Earth on Tuesday at 23:28 GMT. In Moscow will be 2:28 environment.According to Reuters, the asteroid flyby will be seen in various areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Best of all — on the east coast of the U.S.. Thousands of

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In Georgia, hail destroyed vineyards and crops

TBILISI, June 24. In 11 villages Lagodekhi district in eastern Georgia in the region Kahetinsom hail that fell in the night, destroying vineyards and crops. According to the head of the district administration, Dmitry Loladze the morning special commission began counting the damage element. After you know the exact amount, the local authorities will decide what form the government will help farmers. According to RBC, Loladze also reported that hail damaged power lines, and now electricity to the area is not served. According to preliminary data, the power supply will be restored by the end of the day. Recall difficult

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Tropical storm Leslie is aimed at Newfoundland

"Leslie," September 8, 2012. © NASA

Last Sunday Bermuda hooked tropical storm "Leslie", coupled with a gusty wind and rain. Left without electricity a few shops down at least one lamp post, road littered with tree branches and other debris, but in general it's message about the consequences of the storm. Casualties or damage, fortunately, no. Bermuda International Airport reopened after a temporary shutdown, in addition, will work again bus service television reported, "Hey, BBC News." School activities in Bermuda schools on Monday were canceled, and before the end of the inspections of ships and docks suspended ferry service. However,

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