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Qatar continuously working to implement effective steps against disasters

Qatar continuously working to implement effective steps against disasters

While Qatar is among the safest countries in the world when it comes to the risk of disasters, the country is continuously working to implement effective measures and preventive response against disasters ...

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Tokyo 2020 organisers are putting the final touches to preparations less than six months out from the start of the Olympics but the area they are most concerned about remains readiness ...

Ten worst climate-linked disasters of 2018 caused $85 bn in damage

Ten worst climate-linked disasters of 2018 caused $85 bn in damage

From floods to extreme heat, 10 of the worst climate-linked disasters in 2018 caused at least $84.8 billion worth of damage, said a study released by the charity Christian Aid on Thursday.

Cost of climate-linked disasters soars: UN

Cost of climate-linked disasters soars: UN

The economic cost of climate-related disasters hit $2.25 trillion over the last two decades, an increase of more than 150 percent compared to the previous 20 years, the UN said Wednesday.

At least 18 dead in Hong Kong bus accident

At least 18 dead in Hong Kong bus accident

At least 18 people died in a high-speed bus crash in Hong Kong on Saturday in one of the city's worst traffic disasters in recent years.

Twin fires kill at least 22 in India

Twin fires kill at least 22 in India

At least 22 people have been killed in two separate fires in India, most of them patients who were trapped in the intensive care unit of a major hospital, officials said Tuesday.