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Typhoon Haiyan kills 13 in Vietnam

Nov 11 2013, 5:46am CST | by IANS

Hanoi, Nov 11 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 81 others injured as Typhoon Haiyan, packing winds about 115 kmph, ripped through Vietnam late Sunday and early Monday, rescue officials said.

Hanoi, Nov 11 — At least 13 people were killed and 81 others injured as Typhoon Haiyan, packing winds about 115 kmph, ripped through Vietnam late Sunday and early Monday, rescue officials said. Of...

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Typhoon Haiyan kills 13 in Vietnam

Nov 11 2013, 5:46am CST | by IANS

Hanoi, Nov 11 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 81 others injured as Typhoon Haiyan, packing winds about 115 kmph, ripped through Vietnam late Sunday and early Monday, rescue officials said.

Hanoi, Nov 11 — At least 13 people were killed and 81 others injured as Typhoon Haiyan, packing winds about 115 kmph, ripped through Vietnam late Sunday and early Monday, rescue officials said.

Of the victims, four were in Quang Nam province, two in Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Ngai each, and one in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces each. The rest of the victims were from other areas, Xinhua reported.

Officials of the National Committee for Search and Rescue said most of the victims were reinforcing their houses or trimming trees when Haiyan hit their locations.

After running along Vietnam's central region, Haiyan slammed the northern Quang Ninh and Hai Phong provinces, with its centre on Quang Ninh province, around 5 a.m. Monday.

The storm packed winds up to 117 kph, the Vietnam National Centre for Hydro- Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) reported.

The typhoon forced evacuation of 500,000 people in central provinces.

Many streets in Quang Ninh province's Ha Long city have been submerged in 0.5 metre of floodwater due to the rise of the sea level caused by the storm. Many trees were uprooted and houses damaged across the province.

In Van Don district anchored ships were lashed by powerful winds and sank. The typhoon also slammed the province's Mong Cai town, which borders China, with winds of speeds between 62 to 88 kmph.

The typhoon caused heavy rain in northeastern provinces with rainfall measuring 370 mm in Mau Son (Lang Son province), 161 mm in Quang Ha (Quang Ninh province) and 149 mm in Bach Long Vi (Hai Phong city).

In capital Hanoi, 12 power lines were broken Sunday night, but were repaired Monday morning.

The Electricity of Vietnam Monday said it will mobilise all of its human resource to repair the power grid in the typhoon-hit areas as soon as possible.

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Australia Threatens to Jail Citizens who Embarrass Repressive Governments

Jul 30 2014 12:28pm CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

There is nothing like a free press in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, so it is unlikely anyone from those countries will report on a multimillion-dollar corruption case involving their leaders and senior officials. But why is Australia joi ...
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Australia Threatens to Jail Citizens who Embarrass Repressive Governments

Jul 30 2014 12:28pm CDT | Source: Truthout Stories

There is nothing like a free press in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, so it is unlikely anyone from those countries will report on a multimillion-dollar corruption case involving their leaders and senior officials. But why is Australia joining in on the repr ...
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Jane Fonda piles on Todd Akin

Jul 27 2014 4:18pm CDT | Source: WND

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Gallup: 40% of Consumers Buy Used Goods to Save Money

Jul 23 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: Big Government

Americans are facing increasing budget crunches regarding spending on household essentials this summer, according to a July 23rd report by researchers at Gallup.  To respond, American consumers say in the past four weeks 83% purchased generic or store brand goods, 61% tried to get better deals by shopping at more than one store for similar items, 59% went online to compare prices, 58% used coupons when shopping, 55% followed a strict budget, and 40% purchased used goods ...
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Senate panel approves Vietnam nuclear agreement

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Allen West Says Lying About Military Service Is Nothing Less Than "Dishonorable"

Jul 22 2014 10:18am CDT | Source: Big Government

The story about Florida state House candidate Richard DeNapoli (R) lying about his service in the United States Marine Corps is catching fire, as more and more veterans are learning about, and becoming outraged over another case of "Stolen Honor." DeNapoli once stated that he "served in the United States Marine Corps," but previous to making that statement, DeNapoli listed on his 2008 resume that he only completed ...
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Benjamin Netanyahu To John Kerry: 'This is Not Vietnam'

Jul 22 2014 5:29am CDT | Source: Big Government

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Try As They Might, JFK and The Beatles Won't Save Boomers from History's Judgment

Jul 17 2014 10:42am CDT | Source: Big Government

Oscar-winner Ron Howard will direct yet-another documentary about The Beatles, because if there's anything lacking in the Infinity-Volumed Boomer Nostalgia Library it's stuff about The Beatles.   Before they all die and leave behind their true legacy of national bankruptcy, too many sexually transmitted diseases to count, drug-addiction, and the passing on of narcissism as a family value, the loathsome Boomers are apparently in some sort of secret ...
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2 weeks ago

China moves oil rig out of waters Vietnam claims

Jul 16 2014 2:49pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — China on Wednesday moved an oil rig out of waters claimed by Hanoi after two months of drilling ...
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2 weeks ago

Strangers rush to aid wheelchair-bound vet

Jul 15 2014 1:43pm CDT | Source: WND

Photo: Michael Sulsona A U.S. Marine who lost his legs in Vietnam is grateful today, after he was surprised by a group of employees at a Lowe’s home improvement store who spontaneously did for him what the U.S. Veterans Administration has been refusing to do for years. Michael Sulsona of Staten Island, New York, wrote a letter of appreciation to the Staten Island Advance, thanking three employees of the Low ...
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