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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.

2006-01-02 05:41:18

By Robert Birsel MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Rain and snow fell across Pakistan's earthquake zone for a second straight day on Monday, grounding relief flights and adding to the misery of millions of survivors camped out in tents and crude shelters.

2005-12-13 04:15:21

By Robert Birsel ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The focus of earthquake relief in Pakistan's mountains is shifting to nearly two million people below the snowline now that most at higher altitudes have been looked after, a U.N. official said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.