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Australian town has been hit by a dust storm

An Australian town has been hit by a dust storm that covered the outback community in orange dust. The storm swept through Charleville in south-west Queensland on Tuesday, knocking down trees and causing minor damage. The scene prompted many residents to post photos and videos on social media. Authorities said recent weather conditions had allowed strong winds to pick and spread dirt from...


PM Oli vents frustration over delay in reconstruction work

Even as the government is drawing flak from several quarters for its failure to provide relief to the earthquake survivors, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed his dissatisfaction over the delay in reconstruction work. PM Oli, who also chairs both the consultation and directive committees of the Reconstruction Authority, said the post-quake reconstruction work was moving at snails pace one-...


Dust storm lashes Capital
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dust storm lashes Capital

A massive dust storm lashed Kathmandu Valley on Monday afternoon, disrupting air and ground traffic and making pedestrians run helter-skelter for cover, as tin roofs of some sheds were tossed and tarpaulin shelters of quake survivors were blown away. At least six people were injured during the storm, police said. The wind gusts clocked 83 kilometres per hour, said Barun Poudel, senior meteor...


China pollution: Beijing issues first red smog alert

Schools in Beijing are to close and outdoor construction to stop after the Chinese capital issued its first red alert over smog levels. The red alert is the highest possible, and has not been used in the city before, the state-run Xinhua news agency says. Authorities expect more than three consecutive days of severe smog. Cars with odd and even number plates will be banned from driving on...


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