Knights of the New World

Columbus ordered all residents over the age of 14 every three months to take the Spanish thimble of golden sand, or 25 pounds of cotton (in areas where gold was not). Have fulfilled the quota was hung on the neck of a copper medal with the date of receipt of the last tribute. Badge give the holder the right to three months of life.

Twelfth October 1492 The Spaniards set foot on the land of the New World. The turning point in the history of mankind: the meeting of two worlds.

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New serial killer — The U.S. Air Force drone operators

From an interview drone operator:

"I saw the dying men, women and children. I did not think I would kill so many people. I never imagined that I would kill someone. "- A former U.S. Air Force drone operator Brandon Bryant.

(San Blas, Mexico) — Hours are counted few minutes after 22.00, the serial killer prepares to strike. He had waited for this moment and preparing for it.

The killer watches his future victim out of the taxi and rummages through his pockets for money. Two children run out of the driveway — meet his father. The killer pushes

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The hurricane knocked in Odessa more than 1,000 trees, one man was killed

May 31, 2013. The hurricane knocked in Odessa more than 1,000 trees, one person was killed and many wounded.

In Odessa cleared element! Ten minutes had hurricane knock down dozens of trees and off the light in the center, a fountain and Tairova. In particular, suffered green spaces in the city garden.

"When the whirlwind came, people vacationing on summer dining areas, climbed in the window establishments, and some even dragged" — says Eugene Odessa, who met in the center of the bad weather.

According to him, badly damaged scene, prepared for the festival of ballroom dance "Cup

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Britains Ministry of Defense ordered all his soldiers to not wear a military uniform on the street

British troops ordered not to appear in public in uniform, in their own country, they are forced to hide from the workers. The latter, as it became clear to the British could attack with hatchets and hack to death to death in broad daylight in front of dozens of people. That's exactly what happened in London on 22 May.

Comment by Gsot: All the Western media of course the sirens of the terrible and horrible terrorists. Here it is the Anglo-Saxon hypocrisy: killed a white military knife in the chest — then the terrorists have killed a dozen children

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Rolling, rolling blue car

Belgium

On the night of May 6, 2013 a train from the Netherlands crashed in Belgium. Several tank cars derailed and lay down on his side. Of the tanks caught fire and resulted highly toxic substance containing cyanide, bombings. Were evacuated nearly 2,000 people. Chemicals fell into the sewer, because of this, about 50 people are still unable to return to their homes. Train driver admitted that he twice exceeded the allowed on this stretch of road speed.

Canada

July 6, 2013 was a train wreck in Canada. The composition of carrying 73

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The loss of life from seismic landslides

May 12 — the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake Venchuanskogo, also known as Sichuan. In honor of this sad date of Chengdu University of Technology organized a conference on the problem of landslides induced by earthquakes. My presentation will be held in the morning session and the main focus of it is on the loss of life from landslides caused by earthquakes. I will also mention our journal Nature Geoscience, leaving on Sunday, in the discussion regarding the mass balance in the mountain range. I also write about this interesting issue in the blog.

Question deaths also mentioned

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More than 20 people were killed in floods in Afghanistan

August 11, 2013. At least 22 people, including six children, were killed in the floods north of the Afghan capital. This was reported today by representatives of the Kabul police. According to them, the cause of the disaster became prolonged heavy rains, accompanied by hail.

The number of victims is specified. Farmland suffered significant damage. Destroyed a number of houses: water flows easily demolish these buildings, since many of them are made of poor quality materials, such as clay.

Earlier this month, more than 60 people were killed in flooding caused by the rains also in Surobi district east of

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Six children were killed in Indonesia under the rubble of the earthquake

July 2, 2013. Six children were killed in Indonesia under the rubble of the mosque collapsed in the earthquake, another 14 children are still under the rubble, said on Tuesday, Agence France Presse, citing local authorities.

"Six children were found dead under the ruins of a mosque destroyed by the earthquake. Search and rescue teams are trying to extract from the wreckage still about 14 children "- said the head of the AFP District Branch Emergency Management Agency in Aceh Sahara Subhan (Subhan Sahara).

Thus, according to the latest data, the total number of victims of the earthquake was

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In Iran, a powerful earthquake

In Iran, a powerful earthquake Natural Disasters

Power quake recorded in the eastern part of Iran, reached 5.6 points. The epicenter of the earthquake had a depth of 5 km and is 42 km from the city of Caen, famous for cultivation of saffron, and 79 km north-east of the densely populated area Birdzhand. As a result, disaster killed eight people, another 12 Iranians were injured sorts. One person is temporarily in the list of missing.

Condition is complicated by the lack of victims quickly as possible to provide medical care and cooling, which may suffer from the

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UN News Centre: In 2010, there were more than 370 natural disasters

In 2010, there were more than 370 natural disasters, which killed 300,000 people. In general, from earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters in the last year in one way or another affected over 210 million people. Economic losses totaled 110 billion U.S. dollars.

It is reported by the inter-agency secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

The devastating earthquake in Haiti killed 222,500 people. As a result of the summer heat and wildfires in Russia killed an estimated 56,000 people.

In February 2011, the General Assembly will hold a special thematic session on disaster reduction. It will

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