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Catastrophic destruction from floods in Balkans, landmines swept away

Floodwaters triggered more than 3,000 landslides across the Balkans, laying waste to entire towns and villages and disturbing land mines leftover from the region's 1990s war.

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Sewage overruns Gaza

For over a month the streets of the largest Palestinian city, Gaza, have been overrun with sewage and now are being covered with icy flood waters.

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Unhappy International Migrants Day

Migrants, who arrive by the thousands in Lampedusa fleeing war and insecurity in Africa/Syria, are shown being stripped naked and hosed down by authorities. 

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Environmental groups walk out of Warsaw talks

The talks have stuttered over several issues, particularly whether rich nations should pay developing countries for losses suffered due to the effects of climate change and a lack of pledges to cut emissions.

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Typhoon ravages Philippines

The "super-typhoon" developed on November 3, and proceeded to devastate the Philippines with wind speeds up to 195 mph before making its way to Vietnam, Taiwan, and parts of China.

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Train carrying oil derails, sets Alberta town ablaze

A train carrying crude and petroleum derailed and caused explosions near the Canadian village of Gainford, Alberta, forcing the entire community to evacuate, and firefighters have decided they must let the resulting blaze burn itself out.

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Lampedusa horror part of worldwide migration tragedy

More and more people in the U.S. realize that U.S. trade and economic policies are directly linked to the conditions that impel people to migrate in such numbers.

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Professor Falk stirs a firestorm

It doesn't take much to agitate the defenders of the official orthodoxy.

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Bangladesh disaster: Who pays the real price of your clothing?

The owners didn't build fire escapes.  They'd locked the doors on the upper floors "to prevent theft," trapping workers in the flames.

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Fukushima nuclear disaster cleanup needs global cooperation

Yamada said this disaster requires mobilizing international expertise along with an international inspection team.

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