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2005-10-05 17:56:17

By Mario Linares TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 117 people in Central America and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under the weight of four days of downpours. The death toll nearly doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and...

2005-10-05 15:06:29

By Noel Randewich TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 117 people in Central American and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under the weight of four days of downpours. The death toll nearly doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and...

2005-10-05 15:05:00

By Noel Randewich TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 117 people in Central American and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under the weight of four days of downpours. The death toll nearly doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and emergency...

2005-07-16 14:21:09

By Horace Helps KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Hurricane Emily roared past Jamaica's southern coast on Saturday, hammering the Caribbean island with torrential rains and pounding surf as Mexico began evacuations in anticipation of the storm's 155 mph winds. Emily's power was on the verge of making it a rare Category 5 storm on the five-step scale of hurricane intensity, one capable of destroying buildings. Although Emily's raging core and worst winds stayed in the Caribbean Sea more than...

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2005-05-19 19:45:00

MIAMI (AFP) -- A hurricane gathered off the Pacific coast of Central America and was making a direct course toward El Salvador and Guatemala, officials said. Hurricane Adrian currently has sustained winds of some 120 kilometers (75 miles) per hour, making it a Category 1 hurricane on the five-level scale, officials at the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. Central America is still recovering from flooding triggered by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed more than 11,000 in the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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