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Cyclone Debbie likely to become a tropical low by 10 am Wednesday
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Cyclone Debbie likely to become a tropical low by 10 am Wednesday

The Bureau of Meteorology warns gales will continue across coastal and inland Queensland in the cyclones path, and heavy rain may continue for 24 hours. Cyclone Debbie is edging slowly inland having crossed the north Queensland coast between Airlie Beach and Bowen about midday on Tuesday as a category four system, bringing wind gusts of 260 kilometres per hour. Some hours later it was downg...


More Turtle hatchlings dying in extreme heat at Mon Repos
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More Turtle hatchlings dying in extreme heat at Mon Repos

Piles of dead turtle hatchlings are lining Queenslands famous Mon Repos beach amid a heatwave which has pushed the sands temperature to a record 75 degrees Celsius. While the majority of hatchlings break free from their nests at night when the sand is cooler, those escaping in the day face overheating. They cant sweat, they cant pant, so theyve got no mechanism for cooling, Department of Env...


Extreme weather hits Victoria, 1400 SOS calls has been responded
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Extreme weather hits Victoria, 1400 SOS calls has been responded

Victorias State Emergency Service has responded to more than 1,400 calls for help after wild weather caused havoc across the state. There was flash Flooding in several Melbourne suburbs on Thursday and the heavy rain caused flight delays and disrupted metropolitan and country rail services. The roof of a Frankston house collapsed and SES state duty officer Andrew Murton said several motorists ha...


Castro to be laid to rest next to Cuban independence hero Marti
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Castro to be laid to rest next to Cuban independence hero Marti

Fidel Castro will be laid to rest on Sunday alongside the mausoleum of Cuban independence hero Jose Marti, ensuring that the polarizing nature of Castros life will continue in death. Castro and his leftist revolutionaries claimed Martis mantle upon overthrowing a U.S.-backed regime in 1959 and later married Martis ideals to their brand of Soviet communism, enraging other nationalists, anti-com...


Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50: provincial governor
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Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50: provincial governor

KINSHASA - Floods triggered by heavy rains and a river bursting its banks have killed at least 50 people and left thousands more homeless in southwestern Congo, a provincial governor said Thursday. Torrential rains caused the Kalamu river, which flows through the city of Boma into the River Congo, to overflow for two hours before the waters receded, washing some of the victims across the border...


Nepal Army drains 3 mile-high glacial lake

Ever since the army assigned me the pilot project, I was haunted by the daunting task, said Lieutenant Colonel Bharat Lal Shrestha, who led the Nepal Army team in draining water from the Imja glacial lake to a safe level. Imja in Solukhumbu.district is one of the potentially dangerous glacial lakes of Nepal. The challenge at those high altitudes was well-understood before-hand and taking it o...


Gorkha Flooded by tourists

A quiet place otherwise, Gorkha this year is receiving great number of tourists. With the commencement of education tour season, queues of students of different age groups are seen in Gorkha Durbar and other sites from dawn to dusk. Along with them, tourists are swarming here with daily visitor number tally reaching 3000 to the maximum. Managing this crowd has been hard for the hoteliers though ...


World's largest Shaligram faces existential crisis

The largest Shaligram Shila in the world located at the borders of Parbat, Gulmi and Syangja is facing an existential threat. The intense Flooding during this years monsoon swept away a circumambulatory structure around the Shaligram. The structure built to facilitate the pilgrims and devotees for circumambulation of the holy site was destroyed during the Flooding and subsequently exposed th...


Chhath, festival of harmony and coexistence, begins
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Chhath, festival of harmony and coexistence, begins

Nine years ago my mother was critically ill. People suggested me to make a vow and observe fast during the Chhath festival wishing for her recovery. My mother recovered from the illness, indeed. Since then, I begun to fast and worship during Chhath, Laxmi Kharel, a local of Birgunj - 15 said while narrating the chain of events that led to her devotion to the festival. She further adds that the ove...


Bakraha flood-hit farmers to receive relief
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Bakraha Flood-hit farmers to receive relief

The farmers in Morang who were severely affected by the recent Flood in Bakraha River are to receive assistance from the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Morang. The DADO, Morang is going to launch relief programme aimed at providing relief and respite to Flood-hit farmers. A project plan worth Rs 2.2 million has been forwarded to the Center which seeks to offer subsidy schem...


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