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05.11.2011, 21:40

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Fear, terror, suffering, anger and disbelief. These are the sentiments of the Genoese who continue to gather for hours under a rain that never seems to end. The flood has caused 6 fatalities, many injured and displaced. The damage caused by rain are very high. The streets of Genoa are completely flooded. The video that we propose below really makes the idea of ​​what's happening.
They are incredible images that we usually see in movies or in other countries around the world. But no, all this is happening a few miles from our homes. Liguria, Piedmont, Lombardy and soon other parts of the Centre are under the weather.
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all my condolences to all family who lost their house and to the six victims of this epic disasterCry

10.07.2018, 12:03

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Already more than a hundred dead. The consequences of the largest flood in Japan in recent decades ...

At least 141 people are now known to have died in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in
western Japan, says the government. It is the highest death toll caused by rainfall that Japan has seen
in more than three decades.

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Flood warnings are still in effect for some of the worst hit areas, including the Okayama prefecture in the southern part of Japan.

28.06.2018, 15:27

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JOE JACKSON DEAD AT 89 ...

Joe Jackson - the patriarch of the Jackson famil has died at 89 ... Family sources tell [hidden link - please register], Joe passed away at 3:30 AM Wednesday.

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Joe may have been the most successful parent managing his children in the history of music. He, with a little help from
Diana Ross, engineered the careers of The Jackson 5, and then Michael and Janet Jackson as solo artists.

15.06.2018, 17:49

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Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died ...

D.J. Fontana, a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer who rose from strip joints in his native Shreveport, Louisiana, to the heights of
musical history as Elvis Presley’s first and longtime drummer, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday.

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Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville on Wednesday night.
She said he’d been suffering complications from breaking his hip in 2016.

“He was loved by everybody all over the world. He treated everybody like everybody was his friend,” she said.

23.05.2018, 16:05

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Heatwave kills at least 65 in Pakistan ...

Hotter than average temperatures have killed at least 65 people in just three days in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Temperatures reached a high of 44 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit) on Monday, according to the Pakistan
Meteorological Department, way above the average daily high for May of 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit).

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The situation was exacerbated by power outages citywide and ongoing fasting for the holy month of Ramadan,
during which many Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours.

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This is not the first time people in Karachi have endured such intense heat. A 2015 heatwave in the city
reached 45 degrees Celsius, killing at least 1,300 people, including many ill and elderly people.

02.05.2018, 08:07

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WHO: 9 out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air ...

Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from World Health Organization shows
that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.

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Key facts - WHO estimates that around 7 million people die every year from exposure to polluted air. Ambient air pollution
alone caused some 4.2 million deaths in 2016, while household air pollution from cooking with polluting fuels and technologies
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22.04.2018, 09:22

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Africa's last absolute monarch renames Swaziland as "eSwatini" ...

Swaziland’s King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, said on Thursday he was officially renaming the country
as the Kingdom of eSwatini.

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He said the name “Swaziland” had caused confusion. “Whenever we go abroad, people refer to us as Switzerland,” the king said.

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21.04.2018, 15:38

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Milos Forman was truly one of the most outstanding European film directors in film history. Before he went to America to make films for the Western market he had great fame in his own right as an independent Czech film maker, he will be sorely missed.

20.04.2018, 20:11

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A real shock today in the music world as Swedish DJ Avicii has died. Aged just 28. His sound was always truly recognisable as he had a collection of hits and I'm sure that more than once when I've had a few drinks that I've found myself chilling out to his music whilst in some darkened nightclub in the wee small hours. The cause of his death is yet unknown. Most of the recent deaths have come as no shock but this one certainly has.

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14.04.2018, 17:07

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Forman, Oscar-winning director of 'Cuckoo's Nest' and 'Amadeus', dies at 86 ...

[hidden link - please register] - Milos Forman, the Czech-born movie director who found fame in Hollywood with the Oscar-winning classics
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus,” has died at the age of 86.

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Forman passed away on Friday in the United States, where he lived, after a short illness, his wife, Martina, told Czech news agency
CTK on Saturday. “His departure was calm and he was surrounded the whole time by his family and his closest friends,” she said.

06.04.2018, 11:54

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Guys...
Eric Bristow A legend has passed away.. indeed a great loss to the sport of Darts and many Shows!!
our thoughts are with his family and many friends
at this very difficult time...
R.I.P Eric
Alan.....

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06.04.2018, 11:38

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Legendary 5 times world champions Eric Bristow is dead. A wonderful character in his day. Anybody who was a fan of Bullseye in the 80's and early 90's will recall his many appearances. Very much from the old school when drinking and smoking on the televised live matches were really the norm. A true character who lived each day to the fullest. Will be missed.

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AKA the crafty cockney.
RIP Eric.

06.04.2018, 10:44

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RIP - Eric Bristow

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Legendary 5 times world champions Eric Bristow is dead. A wonderful character in his day. Anybody who was a fan of Bullseye in the 80's and early 90's will recall his many appearances. Very much from the old school when drinking and smoking on the televised live matches were really the norm. A true character who lived each day to the fullest. Will be missed.

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02.04.2018, 11:42

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London for the first time in modern history has overtaken New York in the number of murders ...

London overtook New York in murders for the first time in modern history in February as the capital endured a dramatic
surge in knife crime. Fifteen people were murdered in the capital, against 14 in New York. Both cities have almost exactly
the same population.

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London murders for March are also likely to exceed or equal New York’s. By late last night there had been 22 killings
in the capital, according to the Metropolitan police, against 21 in the US city. Eight Londoners were murdered between
March 14 and March 20 alone and the total number of London murders, even excluding victims of terrorism, has risen by 38% since 2014.

30.03.2018, 14:34

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UN: Damage from climate-induced disasters in 2017 reached $ 320 billion ...

Climate chaos to continue in 2018, UN chief warns; Will the world rise to challenge? Climate change “is still
moving much faster than we are,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Thursday,
calling for the political will, innovation and financing to cut global emissions by at least 25 per cent over the next two years.

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“Scientists are now worried that unless accelerated action is taken by 2020, the Paris goal may become unattainable,”
the UN chief told reporters at the world body’s New York Headquarters.



The Paris Agreement on climate change, adopted by world leaders in December 2015, aims
to keep global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius and pursues efforts to limit
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