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Avalanche in Japan kills 8, injures 40 others

March 28, 2017: An avalanche in ski slopes in Japan has claimed lives of at least seven high school students and a teacher. The avalanche occurred early on Monday near Nasu in Tochigi prefecture, 120km (75 miles) north of Tokyo.

Cyclone Debbie prompts 100 school closures in Australia

March 26, 2017: The Department of Education has shut at least 139 schools and early childhood education and care service in preparation for Cyclone Debbie. Around 74 public schools have been closed in preparation for Cyclone Debbie. Also, 26 catholic and independent school have been shut down. Apart from that, 39 early childhood education and care service have been also closed.

Angola floods kill 11, leave thousands homeless

March 24, 2017: Deadly floods triggered after heavy rainfall in Angola have claimed lives of at least 11 people and left thousands homeless. Heavy rainfall hit northern parts of Angola between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday destroying about 700 houses.

Disastrous floods in Peru kill 72

March 18, 2017: At least 72 people have died and 263 others have been injured in disastrous floods in Peru. Heavy rainfall burst river banks, created mudslides, collapsed bridges and roads. The flooding has also destroyed 12,000 homes, 25 schools and eight hospitals or clinics.

FEMA urges Louisianans to buy flood insurance

"As the spring rainy season approaches, Louisiana homeowners, renters and business owners are urged to purchase a policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)," Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mentioned in its news release issued on March 7, 2017. NFIP provides affordable flood insurance to homeowners, condo owners, business owners and renters.

Earthquake in Karachi today!

Update 8:10 pm PKT No official earthquake information has been reported. However, people of Karachi clearly heard a loud explosion like sound with rumbling of ground. We will update the news as the official information comes out. Tremor was well felt in Karachi's Defence and Clifton areas. Main Post March 14, 2016: A mysterious tremor has been recorded in Karachi, Pakistan. A boom was heard and felt around Karachi at around 08:00 pm Tuesday. Did you feel the tremor in or around Karachi? Updates to follow.

Floods in Zimbabwe kill 246, injure 128

March 4, 2017: Floods in Zimbabwe which started in December last year have claimed lives of 246 people, injured 128 people and made 2000 others homeless. The state-owned Herald newspaper reported that the Zimbabwean government has launched an international humanitarian appeal and seeking in excess of $100m to ease the burden the floods have brought. A national disaster has been declared. According to the Minister for local government Saviour Kasukuwere, floods have damaged 74 schools and burst 70 dams.