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The Undying Amazon Fire Analyses & Assessments

The Undying Amazon Fire

Brazilian Amazon forests, devastated by innumerable fires have shrunk by 1345 square km rendering homeless countless species of flora and fauna and...

Sri Lanka faces severe drought Analyses & Assessments

Sri Lanka faces severe drought

Sri Lanka’s state-run power firm has imposed daily power cuts for the first time in more than two years as a drought has slashed hydro-power output,...

India grounds the 737 MAX Analyses & Assessments

India grounds the 737 MAX

India will not allow U.S. planemaker Boeing Co’s 737 MAX aircraft to enter or transit its airspace after 1030 GMT, the ministry of civil aviation...

Boeing’s 737 nightmare Analyses & Assessments

Boeing’s 737 nightmare

After the second crash of its latest passenger aircraft model, China has ordered all domestic operators to ground the Boeing 737 MAX fleet pending an...

Measles cases soar worldwide Analyses & Assessments

Measles cases soar worldwide

Just 10 countries were responsible for three-quarters of a global surge in measles cases last year, the UN children's agency reported, including one...

 Ebola center in flames in DRC Analyses & Assessments

Ebola center in flames in DRC

An armed attack on February 27, 2019 led to setting fires in an Ebola treatment center in the eastern city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of...

MSF suspends work in DRC Analyses & Assessments

MSF suspends work in DRC

Doctors without Borders is said to have suspended all non-essential work in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday, February 17th, after the...

12000 Chinese blood plasma contaminated Analyses & Assessments

12000 Chinese blood plasma contaminated

National Health Commission in China has warned hospitals to suspend use of 12,299 50ml bottles of plasma after it was found to be contaminated with...

Losses from natural disasters have surged Analyses & Assessments

Losses from natural disasters have surged

The U.N. office for disaster risk reduction said that worldwide reported economic losses from climate-related disasters surged to total nearly $2.9...

Earthquake rattles Indonesia Island Analyses & Assessments

Earthquake rattles Indonesia Island

A massive quake & tsunami ravaged the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, leaving 384 dead and hundreds missing. Indonesia is a sovereign state in...

Uganda in high alert over Ebola Analyses & Assessments

Uganda in high alert over Ebola

Authorities in Uganda are on high alert after the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday confirmed a case of Ebola on its border with Uganda. The...

Nigeria declares national disaster over flooding Analyses & Assessments

Nigeria declares national disaster over flooding

The Nigerian government on Monday declared a national disaster over flooding that has affected four states – Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta. The...

Typhoon Mangkhut batters south China Analyses & Assessments

Typhoon Mangkhut batters south China

The world's strongest storm this year, Typhoon Mangkhut, continued its path of destruction across Southeast Asia over the weekend, reaching mainland...

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina Analyses & Assessments

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

The powerful hurricane hit parts of North Carolina on Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm, surge of floodwater, and heavy rains. When the...

Typhoon strikes Japan Analyses & Assessments

Typhoon strikes Japan

The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years battered the west of the country on Tuesday (Sep 4) with violent winds and heavy rain, killing seven...

Eastern Congolese cities braces for Ebola Analyses & Assessments

Eastern Congolese cities braces for Ebola

Congo is on the war footing, gearing up to prevent another outbreak. The Ebola virus disease is a haemorrhagic fever caused by the ebolaviruses. It...

Paris on flooding alert Analyses & Assessments

Paris on flooding alert

Paris residents have been advised to stay away from the Seine after a high flooding alert issued due to the excessive amount of rain causing the...

Category five monster Analyses & Assessments

Category five monster

Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, has hit the Caribbean, with officials warning of its "potentially catastrophic" effects...

Climate catastrophe in Asia? Analyses & Assessments

Climate catastrophe in Asia?

Asia will be among the worst affected by rising temperatures, extreme weather patterns and floods is caused by climate change. According to the...

Flash flooding in Taiwan Analyses & Assessments

Flash flooding in Taiwan

Heavy rainfall hit northern Taiwan this week, killing at least 2 people, leaving few missing and injuring more than 20. Heavy rain toppled...