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Disaster economics: the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

On February 1, 1953, a fierce, sustained storm created a huge surge in the North Sea off the coast of Holland.

Movies to skip while on a plane

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "Flight" lands in theaters this weekend, but don't look for the movie on the in-flight entertainment menu the next time you're on a plane.

Cruise prices drop in the wake of Costa Cruses disasters

Even before the second Costa cruise liner hit trouble in the Indian Ocean, prices of Mediterranean cruises had dropped by 15% in the wake of the earlier Costa Concordia disaster, claims a leading trav

Ten worst media disasters of 2011

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The ten worst media disasters of 2011 include a politician who lost his place, a country singer who lost his job, and a celebrity who lost his show.

UN Secretary-General brings message of solidarity to Japan

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought a message of international solidarity to parts of Eastern Japan still reeling from the effects of the 'triple disasters' triggered by the tsunami,

As risks from disasters rise, UN chief calls for better preparedness

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for accelerated efforts to strengthen the capacity to withstand disasters across the world, saying the destruction wrought by such events can be avoided or m

Some of the world’s deadliest airline catastrophes

A look at some of the world's deadliest air disasters:

United Nations World Tourism Organization learns lessons from worldwide disasters

Malaysia's ministry of tourism hosted the first of the United Nations World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) two-day worldwide workshops in its efforts to formulate a template on Standard Operating Proc

Terror tourism a new thrill for backpackers

New Delhi - When Ramgopal Varma visited the Taj after 26/11, he was accused of indulging in terror tourism. While the Bollywood director was forced

Grenadians react to ‘traumatizing earthquake experience’

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (eTN) - The National Disaster Management Office is yet to report any damages but residents who experienced Thursdays earthquake are describing it as a frighten experience that have left them shaken.
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