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Breaking News: Fire kills 26 at unlicensed overcrowded rehab center
 
Posted by: J. R. Huetteman

Lima :: Peru | updated 2012-04-02 17:39:49 -0700 | disasters-news

LIMA | January 28, 2012 In a country where firefighters are not just notoriously underfunded, they volunteer where the entire nation's firefighting budget is only $19 million dollars per year, it is no surprise that a fire killed 26 people...
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Posted by: catspirit

Lima :: Peru | updated 2012-04-10 13:47:42 -0700 | disasters-news

Lima, Peru: A private rehabilitation center turned into a fiery inferno, taking the lives of at least 26 people and injuring ten. The “Christ is Love” facility is a rehabilitation center for alcohol and substance abusers. The residents of the...
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Breaking News: At Least 26 Killed in Fire at Peru Rehabilitation Center
 
Posted by: catspirit

Lima :: Peru | updated 2012-04-10 13:47:42 -0700 | disasters-news

Lima, Peru: A private rehabilitation center turned into a fiery inferno, taking the lives of at least 26 people and injuring ten. The “Christ is Love” facility is a rehabilitation center for alcohol and substance abusers. The residents of the...
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Breaking News: Brazil Building Collapse; at Least 4 Dead, 18 Missing
 
Posted by: catspirit

Rio de Janeiro :: Brazil | updated 2012-04-10 10:24:42 -0700 | disasters-news

Without any warning, three large buildings collapsed in Rio de Janeiro. It is still unknown what caused the collapse, but appears to be a possible structural failure. Mayor Eduardo Paes stated; “Probably there was a structural failure in the largest...
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Source: United Press International

Buenos Aires :: Argentina | updated 2012-03-26 04:24:41 -0700 | political-news

Argentina's government and importers are on the warpath after President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner slapped new taxes on the traders and refused to budge in the face of furious demands for change. Fernandez is under fire from critics since she...
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Breaking News: Caribbean plane crash - Family saved from wreck
 
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Tegucigalpa :: Honduras | updated 2012-07-27 23:11:16 -0700 | disasters-news

A small plane carrying a family of three and a pilot went down in the Caribbean sea yesterday, but thankfully all the passengers have been saved by good Samaritans. A plane crash would have turned tragic had it not been...
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Posted by: J. R. Huetteman

Santo Domingo :: Dominican Republic | updated 2012-04-02 17:40:05 -0700 | disasters-news

SANTO DOMINGO | January 19, 2012 Just before dawn Thursday a magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattled the eastern Dominican Republican the U.S. Geological Survey says had a depth of 86.7 km. In a Huffington Post report the earthquake resulted in cracks...
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Port au Prince :: Haiti | updated 2012-07-27 05:15:00 -0700 | disasters-news

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – At least 29 people were killed and 56 injured in a tragic road accident when a truck carrying rubble from the Haitian earthquake that struck two years ago has crashed into a bus in Port-au-Prince. According to...
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Source: Reuters

Fort Meade :: MD :: USA | updated 2012-03-17 22:06:21 -0700 | travel-news

Analysis & Opinion In this sketch approved by the military by court artist Janet Hamlin, and obtained by Reuters on November 9, 2011, Abd Al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al-Nashiri's Defense Attorney Richard Kammin (C) addresses the military judge. Abd Al...
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Buenos Aires :: Argentina | updated 2012-07-27 23:17:09 -0700 | disasters-news

As posted in US Geological Survey website, a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits the coast of Antarctica 9:40AM, Sunday, January 15, 2012. The epicenter in located at South Shetland Island with location set 60.765°S, 55.858°W and depth of 10 km...
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Source: Wellington Dominion

Lima :: Peru | updated 2012-03-14 06:35:23 -0700 | political-news

Joran van der Sloot knew his guilty plea in the strangulation death of a young woman he met at a Lima casino was a big gamble as he tried to get a reduced sentence...A three-judge panel sentenced him to 28...
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Posted by: VeronicaS

Lima :: Peru | updated 2012-07-27 23:18:10 -0700 | disasters-news

Written by Veronica Roberts Friday January 13, 2012 Joran Van Der Sloot, the chief suspect in Natalie Holloway's disappearance, was sentenced to 28 years on Friday for the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, a young woman he met in a...
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Posted by: Samantha86

Lima :: Peru | updated 2012-07-27 23:18:13 -0700 | disasters-news

Natalee Holloway has been legally pronounced dead after six years of her disappearance from the Caribbean island of Aruba. Missing teen Natalee Holloway was pronounced dead by a judge in Alabama. The Alabama judge agreed to declare Natalee Holloway dead...
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Oranjestad :: Aruba | updated 2012-07-27 05:20:06 -0700 | disasters-news

In an interesting turn of events, a new development has been made in Natalee Holloway’s case. In the next hearing scheduled by the Alabama judge, it would be decided whether or not a court order needs to be signed stating...
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Source: Reuters

Birmingham :: AL :: USA | updated 2012-03-12 18:00:51 -0700 | political-news

Holloway and the National Museum of Crime & Punishment, in Washington June 8, 2010. A judge on Thursday declared dead Natalee Holloway, an Alabama teenager who disappeared more than six years ago during a school trip to the Caribbean island...
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