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# Disaster

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Six Irish people have not yet contacted home after Nepal earthquake
The names of Irish tourists or travellers have been posted on the Red Cross’s website.
Watch: Video captures terrifying moment when avalanche hit Everest base camp
At least 18 people died at Everest as the earthquake and avalanches hit at the weekend.
Nepal quake death toll surges over 3,000
It’s the Himalayan nation’s deadliest disaster in more than 80 years.
This is what investigators think happened to the sunken migrant boat
The captain has been arrested.
Two survivors arrested as 800 die in migrant ship disaster
The two arrested are suspected to be traffickers.
Gran, mum and daughter all called 'Emma' were killed in the Germanwings crash
The family were going on holiday to Manchester.
The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety
Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight.
Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea
The quake occurred 55 kilometres from the nearest city of Kokopo on New Britain island.
'I probably wasn't the best man for the job on the day,' says Hillsborough police chief
David Duckenfield is giving evidence at the new inquests into the death of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough.
PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast
At least 17 have been killed with 16 more missing.
Ludicrous DIY disaster is the gift that keeps on giving
Just when you thought electrical wiring couldn’t be funny, this happens.
The fashion police came to take Jimmy Bullard away this evening
“Think my shirt has broken my Twitter.”
Woman searches for her children among 12 family members buried in landslide
At least 20 people have been confirmed dead and 88 remain missing.
Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines
The evacuation has been stepped up by authorities.
Drunk man gets totally entangled in a pile of bicycles
Nightmare scenario.
Captain of Korean ferry that killed over 300 escapes death penalty but sentenced to 36 years in prison
A three-judge panel said prosecutors failed to prove Lee Jun-Seok had acted intentionally.
'We're still scared when strong winds blow': Slow recovery takes root after Typhoon Haiyan
“The resilience of the Filipino people is amazing, they are like phoenix birds.”
Serious kid reciting Shakespeare meets disaster mid-performance
In the form of a plastic chair.
Indian and Pakistan floods becoming "national emergency" as hundreds die
Thousands more have been left homeless.
Stardust campaigners met with Frances Fitzgerald but weren't happy with the outcome
One survivor said she was not happy with how the meeting went.
Search for remains of MH17 flight victims called off
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands said that it was too dangerous to continue.
Officials say there's 'no hope' of finding survivors after deadly Nepal landslide
Authorities have evacuated more than 20,000 people amid fears that a torrent of water could inundate villages and farms if a dam suddenly breaks.
Flooding and havoc as typhoon hits hard in Japan
The storm has left several people dead and a string of damage in its wake.
If a humanitarian disaster happened in Ireland tomorrow, how ready would we be?
Not very.
Children from Chernobyl to arrive in Ireland today for rest and recuperation
The children travel to Ireland every year to stay with Irish families during the summer months.
Cork plane crash inquests to start today
Six people died in the 2011 crash.
Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as death toll hits 80
Scores of people said to be missing after flash foods hit the remote Baghlan province.
Dozens die in Afghan flash floods - and there's "nothing left" for the survivors
The death toll currently stands at almost 60, but is expected to rise as rescue efforts continue.
Here's how Vince McMahon lost nearly a third of his $1.1 billion fortune
The WWE’s recent implosion was caused in large part by an embarrassing amount of unsubstantiated hype.
Three charged with manslaughter over disaster that killed 301 miners
The detained include mining executives, and the action comes after 301 miners died in the incident.
Strike action in Turkey over mining disaster as protesters rage against authorities
Turkey’s four worker unions have called for a nationwide, one-day strike today.
These shots reveal just how desolate Fukushima is now
The entire area around the nuclear disaster site remains empty.
Diver killed at scene of ferry search after air hose becomes entangled
53-year-old Lee Gwang-Wook, who was making his first dive at the scene, lost consciousness and was pronounced dead in hospital.
"I am sorry to the people": President apologises over ferry disaster
Park said that she was “heavy-hearted” over the lives lost in the disaster.
All 15 crew members of South Korean ferry in custody
All are accused of negligence and of failing to help passengers in need as the ferry Sewol sank on 16 April.
28 years on and the struggle continues for those affected by the world's biggest nuclear disaster
The increasingly volatile situation in strife-torn Ukraine is raising new fears for Chernobyl.
'A ticking timebomb': contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis
Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.
104 dead in South Korea ferry disaster, 200 still missing
It was reported that the ferry had turned sharply before it sank, but now experts say the data is incomplete.
Bad weather halts rescue after deadliest Everest disaster
13 guides were killed and nine were plucked to safety after an ice avalanche smashed into their expedition on Friday.
The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank has been arrested
A news agency in South Korea reports that the 68-year-old faces five charges, including negligence of duty.