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2011-01-25 07:31:01

A United Nations-backed research report showed Monday that 2010 was among the worst years on record for natural disasters over the past 20 years, leaving upwards of 300,000 people dead, and countless more injured and/or displaced.

2010-06-09 02:00:00

SECAUCUS, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerging Payments Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Steven Kietz as Chairman of its Advisory Board effective immediately. Mr.

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2010-01-28 14:05:00

A UN-sponsored report finds that more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster.

2006-01-30 09:30:00

More frequent floods and drought, blamed by some scientists on global warming, brought a near 20 percent rise in natural disasters in 2005, researchers said on Monday.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.