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CNBC's Mary Thompson has the latest details on the derailment of a New York Metro-North train that killed four people and injured more than 60.
The Joplin tornado, late on a Sunday afternoon, damaged more than 8,000 homes and other buildings. About 82 percent of Joplin homes do not have basements because of soil conditions.
DUBAI, Nov 21- The Dubai Airshow was closed on Thursday after heavy winds and rain hit the region overnight. A spokesman for the U.S. Air Force said there was no damage to the 12 U.S. aircraft that were on display as U.S. officials had moved the aircraft late on Wednesday to a nearby maintenance facility in anticipation of the storm.
MANILA, Nov 20- The Philippines faces perhaps the most daunting reconstruction task since the 2004 Asian tsunami as it figures out how to rehouse four million people made homeless by a typhoon- and for President Benigno Aquino, the stakes couldn't be higher.
Corporate contributions after a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan can do more harm than good. Here are some tips.
*Japan waters down CO2 emissions target after Fukushima. TOKYO/ WARSAW, Nov 15- China, the EU and environmentalists criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday for slashing its greenhouse gas emissions target after its nuclear power industry was shuttered by the Fukushima disaster.
TOKYO/ WARSAW, Nov 15- China, the EU and campaign groups criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday after Tokyo slashed its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions, blaming its shuttered nuclear power industry in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
MANILA, Nov 15- Two days before one of the world's most powerful typhoons rammed into the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino had a simple but ambitious target for all government agencies: zero casualties.
Reports continue to predict more devastating storms ahead like Typhoon Haiyan, but the world might not be prepared to blunt their deadly impact.
MANILA, Nov 12- A super typhoon that devastated the central Philippines is expected to curb growth and push up inflation in the coming months, but the damage is unlikely to dent the country's new-found status as Southeast Asia's rising economic star.
The Philippines is reeling in the aftermath of one the world's most powerful storms ever. Here are scenes from the disaster.
TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 10- One of the most powerful storms recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region's main city.
TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 10- One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves.
TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 10- One of the most powerful storms ever recorded has killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves.
*Typhoon crossing South China Sea, heading for Vietnam. *At least 1,200 dead, says Red Cross.
*Typhoon crossing South China Sea, heading for Vietnam. TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 9- One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall churned through the Philippine archipelago in a straight line from east to west and devastated central provinces, killing at least 100 people in a surge of flood water, officials said on Saturday.
*Typhoon barrelling out of the Philippines, heading for Vietnam. The toll of death and damage from Typhoon Haiyan on Friday is expected to rise sharply as rescue workers and soldiers reach areas cut off by the massive, fast-moving storm, now barrelling out of the Philippines towards Vietnam.
The toll of death and damage is expected to rise sharply as rescue workers and soldiers reach areas cut off by the massive storm, now barrelling out of the Philippines towards Vietnam.
MANILA, Nov 9- Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land, was barrelling out of the Philippines on Saturday after it flattened houses, triggered landslides and floods and knocked out power and communications across a number of islands.
MANILA, Nov 8- The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines on Friday, forcing more than a million people to flee, flooding villages and raising fears of widespread casualties.