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# Disaster

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2022
# Disaster
At least 47 dead and dozens feared missing as storm and floods lash Philippines
The unusually heavy rains flooded several towns and outlying provinces in a mountainous region with marshy plains.
# Disaster
Boxing set for Olympic expulsion as IBA backs president Kremlev
The IOC says it is ‘extremely concerned’ by the outcome of an IBA extraordinary congress today.
# Disaster
South-west China quake leaves 21 dead and triggers landslides
The quake triggered landslides and shook buildings in the provincial capital of Chengdu.
# Washington
One dead and nine missing after seaplane crash near Seattle
The crash happened in Mutiny Bay, off Whidbey Island, about 65 kilometres north-west of the city .
# Disaster
Firefighters battle to save national park as forest fires continue in Spain and Portugal
A wildfire in Spain burnt up 10,000 hectares of land and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people, regional officials say.
# Disaster
Part of Beirut’s port silos collapse on second anniversary of massive explosion
The northern block of the silos consisting of four towers had been slowly tilting for days.
# russian control
Ukraine nuclear plant completely out of control and extremely dangerous, says UN nuclear expert
A mission is needed to prevent a potential Chernobyl-like accident from taking place as a result of repeated shelling and a lack of repairs.
# Disaster
Powerful earthquake hits northern Philippines
A 25-year-old construction worker died when the three-storey building he was working on collapsed.
# Disaster
Seven dead and more than 120 rescued from water after ferry fire in Philippines
Many of the 134 passengers and crew jumped into the water and were plucked from the sea by motorboats and cargo vessels.
# petropolis
Brazil mudslide death toll reaches 105 as dozens still missing
Floods and mudslides swept away homes and cars in the city of Petropolis.
All time
# Disaster
One dead and at least 70 missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine
The disaster struck at a mine close to the Chinese border.
# Disaster
McIlroy's chances of glory at Hero World Challenge ruined by quadruple bogey
McIlroy is 18th after three rounds of the tournament in the Bahamas.
# Disaster
Haiti searches for survivors after earthquake kills more than 300 people
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti yesterday.
# Disaster
Three people die and hundreds injured in rare tornado in Czech Republic
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said it was a “huge tragedy”.
# Sri Lanka
At least 16 dead and a quarter of a million homeless after floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka
There were heavy downpours in ten out of the country’s 25 districts.
# Sri Lanka
Race to prevent environmental disaster as chemicals ship sinks off Sri Lanka
The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl started sinking off Colombo after authorities extinguished a fire that raged on the vessel for 12 days.
# Disaster
Irish youngster makes debut but Dubai trip comes back to bite Celtic in Hibs draw
Armstrong Oko-Flex, an Ireland U19 international, was sprung from the bench, but Celtic are now 21 points behind Rangers after a late Hibs leveller.
# Disaster
Women's Six Nations facing postponement due to escalating Covid crisis
The PA news agency understands tournament organisers have been forced to concede defeat in their bid to stage it in February and March.
# Looking Back
Alexis Sanchez says he asked about an Arsenal return after first Man United training session
The now-Inter Milan player wanted out after just one session.
# Support
Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion
Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.
# Disaster
Women's Euro 2021 set to be rescheduled after Euro 2020 postponement
Ireland are on track to qualify for the tournament which was due to be hosted by England next summer.
# Disaster
'I don't know what to say, I'm so upset' - Doheny suffers shock defeat in Dubai
Portlaoise’s former world champion was beaten via unanimous decision by unheralded Romanian Ionut Baluta.
# Climate emergency
Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight than ever before
The clock, which serves as a metaphor for global apocalypse, is now set at 100 seconds to midnight.
# NEW LEADER
Labour leadership battle gets underway amid division in party after election defeat
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, a potential leadership candidate, was forced to deny insulting voters.
# Disaster
Huge blow for Golden State as Steph Curry ruled out for at least three months
The six-time All-Star suffered a hand fracture in the Warriors’ defeat to Phoenix on Wednesday.
# Disaster
British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together
Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown won’t be doing this again.
# Drama
English frustrated by mid-race collision but qualifies for 800m final in Glasgow
The Donegal star’s appeal was successful after his 800m semi-final at the European Indoor Championships.
# Unhappy
France players accountable for England 'disaster' - Camille Lopez
It was les Bleus’ heaviest defeat to an English side since 1911.
# Memorial
'I can’t imagine a worse death, between drowning and burning:' 40 years after the Whiddy Island disaster
The Memorial Service for the 51 people who died will be held at St Finbarr’s Church at 11am today.
# Humanitarian Crisis
Death toll now over 400 after Indonesian tsunami as clean water and medicine supplies dwindle
The latest death toll stood at 429, with 1,485 people injured.
# Disaster
Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs to 373
The powerful tsunami struck without any warning on Saturday night,
# Disaster
Indonesia tsunami: Residents near volcano warned to stay away from beaches after 222 killed
At least 843 people have been injured too, officials said.
# France
'The most important is saving lives': Up to eight feared dead in Marseille building collapse
Rescue workers have found a pocket of air leading to hopes some may have survived.
# Disaster
Death toll in horrific Indonesia tsunami is now at least 832 and is expected to rise
The death toll is expected to worsen considerably as so many regions have yet to be heard from in the aftermath of the quake.
# Eruption
At least 75 killed and 200 missing after volcano erupts in Guatemala
Authorities said more than 1.7 million people had been affected by the disaster.
# disaster inquiry
'Stay put' policy and building cladding blamed in report into Grenfell Tower inferno
72 people lost their lives in the tower block blaze.
# Disaster
UFC fighter accidentally knocks himself out with body slam
Jarrod ‘The Monkey God’ Brooks won’t want to watch this one back…
# Kilauea
Hawaii faces hottest and fastest lava yet with flows covering six football fields in an hour
“It can’t get hotter than where we are,” said a scientist from the US Geological Survey.
# tin cup
Sergio's Masters defence goes up in smoke as he hits FIVE balls in the water on one hole
We all know how you feel, Sergio.
# Disaster
World champion Christie's luck out again as she leaves without Olympic medal after disqualification
The Winter Olympics are over for Elise Christie, who has once again endured a miserable campaign in Pyeongchang.