Latest Tent Stories

2008-07-09 00:00:00

By Susie Weldons.weldon@bepp.co.uk After the fun comes the clean-up. The revellers may have left Glastonbury on Monday, but 600 people are still on site cleaning up - and they will be there for at least three weeks.

2008-06-30 09:03:02

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- A 5-year-old was killed when strong winds blew over a row of tents at an Alabama air show during storms that stretched across the South on Sunday while severe weather caused airport delays in the East, officials said.

2007-06-18 21:00:00

An 11-year-old boy was dragged screaming from his family's tent and killed by a black bear during a Father's Day outing in the Utah wilderness.

2006-07-21 10:06:06

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - French authorities are trying to clear Paris of hundreds of tents housing homeless people just as the annual "Paris Plages" event turns the banks of the Seine into an artificial beach.

2006-07-20 08:31:46

PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Clothes, infant food and permanent shelters are among the most pressing needs for refugees in a camp in the hills above this tsunami-hit Indonesian beach town, survivors said.

2006-01-15 04:15:25

By Abu Arqam Naqash MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Rain and snow grounded relief flights and triggered several landslides in Pakistan's earthquake zone on Sunday, cutting off some remote villages and towns, officials said.

2006-01-04 09:33:56

By Robert Birsel LARI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Helicopters flew again in Pakistan's earthquake zone on Wednesday, allowing aid agencies to reach survivors for the first time since snow blanketed highland villages and rain set off fresh landslides at the weekend.

2006-01-04 03:37:27

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Relief helicopters were flying again in Pakistan's earthquake zone on Wednesday after snow and rain grounded them for days, but forecasters warned more frigid weather would add to the misery of survivors.

2006-01-03 09:45:00

Relief flights were grounded for a third straight day in northern Pakistan's earthquake zone on Tuesday and aid workers scrambled to help cold, wet survivors after two days of heavy snow and rain.

2006-01-02 10:45:00

Heavy snow and rain brought more misery to Pakistan's earthquake survivors on Monday, halting relief work, bringing landslides down on roads and flooding tents across the cold, wet mountains.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.