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B. 01-23 East coast struck by mammoth snowfall New York
C. 02-01 Zika: WHO declares global emergency South America
D. 02-05 Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan Tainan, Taiwan
4. 03-18 All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia Rostov-on-Don, Russia
F. 04-16 Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Muisne, Ecuador
G. 04-30 Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile Nairobi National Park, Nairobi, Kenya
05-03 Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Fort McMurray, Alberta, Western Canada
8. 05-18 EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar' Cairo
J. 05-29 European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants' Mediterranean Sea, Libya

Summary.     Click for More > EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar'  56 passengers, 7 crew members and 3 security personnel on board Flight MS804. The Airbus A320 was flying at 11,300m when it went missing   European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'   Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy   A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials sai... Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster 133 killed in derailment near Kanpur Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
East coast struck by mammoth snowfall Zika: WHO declares global emergency Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada
Jan.23   New York
Jan.28  Global  Zika virus: Up to four million Zika cases predicted
Feb.1   South America
Feb.2  Dallas  Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US
Feb.5   Taiwan
Feb.9  Bavaria  Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town
Feb.21  Fiji  Cyclone Winston wreaks destruction in Fiji
Feb.22  New Delhi  India caste unrest. Ten million without water in Delhi
Mar.10  Japan  Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary
Mar.18   Russia
Mar.31  India  India Kolkata flyover collapse: Dozens remain trapped
Apr.9  Southern India  India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100
Apr.15  Japan  Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto
Apr.16   Ecuador
Apr.18  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead
Apr.20  Mexico  Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136
Apr.29  Norway  Norway helicopter crash: 11 killed near Bergen
Apr.30   Kenya
May.3   Western Canada
  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city
May.4  Western Canada  Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed'
May.7  Western Canada  Fort McMurray wildfire 'to double in size'
May.8  Afghanistan  Afghanistan fuel tanker crash kills 73 in Ghazni province
May.16  Western Canada  Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire
May.18   Cairo
May.19  Greece  EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island
 Greece  EgyptAir flight: Search intensifies for missing plane
May.20  Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804
 Egypt  EgyptAir: 'Smoke detected' inside cabin before crash
May.29   Libya
Jun.1  Thailand  Tiger Temple: Forty dead cubs found in freezer
Jun.2  Paris  Louvre to close as Seine rises further
 Northern Japan  Japanese missing boy Yamato Tanooka found alive in Hokkaido
Jun.15  Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean
 Florida  Body of boy seized by alligator found
Jun.16  Egypt  EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found
Jun.19  Sunni Triangle  IS conflict: Falluja 'humanitarian disaster' warning
Jun.25  Mid-Atlantic states  West Virginia deadly floods: Hundreds rescued, 23 dead
Jul.12  Southern Italy  25 people died in train collision
Aug.1  Northern Syria  Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead
Aug.3  Dubai  Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board
 Belize  Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize
Aug.5  France  13 dead, 6 injured as fire hits bar in French city
Aug.8  USA  Delta: Power cut strands thousands of passengers
Aug.18  Southern California  California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands
Aug.23   Italy
Aug.24  Italy  Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 240
Aug.29  Libya  Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya
Sep.1  Florida  SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch
 Florida  Hurricane Hermine makes landfall on Florida coast
Oct.6   Haiti
Nov.13  New Zealand  At least 2 dead in powerful New Zealand earthquake
Nov.19   India
Nov.21  Northern Japan  Japan lifts tsunami advisories issued after 7.4 earthquake
Nov.28   Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport.    A plane was car...
Dec.6  Aceh  Earthquake rocks Aceh province; at least 27 dead Dec.7  Pakistan  Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem Dec.20  Mexico  Dozens killed in Mexico fireworks blast Dec.24   Sochi Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'  The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and re...



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East coast struck by mammoth snowfall


January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.17  France  France drug trial: Brain-dead man dies in hospital
Jan.21  Philadelphia  'Crippling' snow storm could slam US east coast
Jan.22  North Carolina  US snowstorm: Millions prepare for huge blizzard
 Washington  Massive US blizzard advances north
Jan.23   New York  
  Parts of the eastern United States have received more than two feet (71cm) of snow fall in a huge blizzard that is sweeping across the region
Jan.24  New York  New York begins clear-up after mammoth snowfall Jan.28   Global Zika virus: Up to four million Zika cases predicted
Jan.31  European Union  Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing'

February 2016 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   South America   Zika: WHO declares global emergency
  A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the WHO
Feb.2   Dallas Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US
Feb.5   Taiwan   Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan Map of Tainan Taiwan
  A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings.    Rescue teams were trying to r...
Feb.7  Taiwan  Survivors pulled from rubble two days after Taiwan earthquake Feb.8  Turkey  Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks Feb.9   Bavaria   Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town   At least 10 people were killed and scores more injured, police say, after two passenger trains collided head-on on a single-track route Feb.21   Fiji     Cyclone Winston wreaks destruction in Fiji   Authorities in Fiji are assessing the damage after the most powerful storm left at least five people dead Feb.22   New Delhi India caste unrest. Ten million without water in Delhi

March 2016 ... more > Top ^
Mar.10   Japan Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary
Mar.13  West Germany  Doctor wanted to hospitalize Germanwings co-pilot before 2015 crash Mar.18   Russia   All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia Map of Rostov-on-Don Russia
  Passenger jet FlyDubai Boeing 738 has crashed in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 passengers and six crew on board, officials say
Mar.28  United Arab Emirates  Fire breaks out at skyscraper in United Arab Emirates Mar.31   India India Kolkata flyover collapse: Dozens remain trapped   Rescuers have worked through the night to reach dozens of people believed to be trapped under a collapsed flyover in the Indian city

April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.9   Southern India India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100   An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala Apr.15   Japan   Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto   A more powerful 7.3 earthquake has rocked the southern city of Kumamoto in the middle of the night, a day after an earlier tremor killed nine... Apr.16  Japan  Japan earthquake: Thousands spend night in cold and wet   Ecuador   Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds
Map of Muisne Ecuador
  The quake struck at 18:58 local time on Saturday near the town of Muisne. Severe damage is reported in many areas, with a bridge destroyed
Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272 Apr.18   Ecuador     Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead   The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday, and the search for survivors continues Apr.20   Mexico   Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136   An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the... Apr.28  Kenya  African leaders meet for Giants Club elephant summit Apr.29   Norway Norway helicopter crash: 11 killed near Bergen Apr.30   Kenya   Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile Map of Nairobi National Park Nairobi Kenya
  President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants


May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Tibet  Climbers bodies found in Tibet after 16 years May.3   Western Canada   Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray
Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada
  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city
May.4   Western Canada Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed'  Western Canada  Canada wildfire: Alberta declares emergency May.6  Western Canada  Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy May.7   Western Canada Fort McMurray wildfire 'to double in size'  Western Canada  Alberta blaze threatens neighbouring province May.8   Afghanistan Afghanistan fuel tanker crash kills 73 in Ghazni province May.16   Western Canada Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire May.18  Global  Superbugs will 'kill every three seconds'   Cairo   EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar'
  56 passengers, 7 crew members and 3 security personnel on board Flight MS804. The Airbus A320 was flying at 11,300m when it went missing
May.19   Greece   EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island   Wreckage of Airbus A320 flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos, Egyptian aviation officials say   Greece EgyptAir flight: Search intensifies for missing plane May.20   Egypt EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804  India  India records its hottest day ever   Egypt EgyptAir: 'Smoke detected' inside cabin before crash May.21  Cairo  EgyptAir: Images released of debris found in plane search May.25  Southern Italy  Capsized boat horror caught on camera May.29   Libya     European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'
Map of Mediterranean Sea Libya
  Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says


June 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Thailand Tiger Temple: Forty dead cubs found in freezer
 Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Black box signals heard by search teams Jun.2   Paris Louvre to close as Seine rises further   The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday amid worsening flooding caused by days of torrential rain   Northern Japan Japanese missing boy Yamato Tanooka found alive in Hokkaido Jun.5  Sydney  Australia storm leaves three dead and homes in danger Jun.15   Egypt EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean   Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean last month has been found, Egyptian investigators say   Florida Body of boy seized by alligator found Jun.16   Egypt EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found Jun.19   Sunni Triangle IS conflict: Falluja 'humanitarian disaster' warning  Russia  11 children, 1 adult killed after boats overturn during storm in Russia Jun.24  Mid-Atlantic states  Twenty people die in West Virginia floods Jun.25   Mid-Atlantic states West Virginia deadly floods: Hundreds rescued, 23 dead   Hundreds of people stranded by floods have been rescued in West Virginia, with the death toll now standing at 23, officials say

July 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jul.6  China  Heavy flooding in China leaves 181 dead or missing Jul.12   Southern Italy   25 people died in train collision   Many more people are injured and some are in a critical condition. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, has visited the site Jul.29  Miami  Zika virus: Florida cases may to be first US-based infections

August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Northern Syria Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead
Aug.3   Dubai Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board   Belize Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize Aug.5   France 13 dead, 6 injured as fire hits bar in French city Aug.8   USA Delta: Power cut strands thousands of passengers Aug.18   Southern California California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands Aug.23   Italy   Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy Map of Accumoli Italy
  A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said
 Its epicentre was close to Accumoli, with its hypocentre at a depth of 4.2 km,[2] approximately 75 km (47 mi) southeast of Perugia and 45 km (28 mi) north of L'Aquila, in an area near the borders of the Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche regions
Aug.24   Italy Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 240 Aug.25  Italy  Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Aug.26  Italy  Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims Aug.29   Libya Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

September 2016 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Florida SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch
  Florida Hurricane Hermine makes landfall on Florida coast Sep.8  Southern France  French Alps cable cars rescue due to resume

October 2016 ... more > Top ^
Oct.4  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Category Four storm pounds Haiti Oct.5  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Struggle to reach worst-hit parts of Haiti Oct.6   Haiti   Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster
Map of Roche-a-Bateau Haiti
  The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - has soared to more than 300, officials say
Oct.7  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid Oct.30  Italy  Italy quake: Thousands spend night in temporary accommodation

November 2016 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  Libya  Migrant crisis: 'Hundreds dead' in shipwrecks off Libya Nov.13   New Zealand   At least 2 dead in powerful New Zealand earthquake   At least two people were killed after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand near the city of Christchurch early Sunday morning Nov.19   India     133 killed in derailment near Kanpur
Map of Pukhrayan Uttar Pradesh India
  At least 91 people have been killed after 14 carriages of Indore-Patna Express train derailed near the city of Kanpur
Nov.21   Northern Japan Japan lifts tsunami advisories issued after 7.4 earthquake Nov.22  Northern Japan  7.4 quake was aftershock from 2011 Nov.24  Northern Israel  Haifa fire overcome but others rage elsewhere in Israel Nov.28   Colombia Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport
 A plane was carrying 81 people
Nov.29  Brazil  Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team Nov.30  Colombia  Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link

December 2016 ... more > Top ^
Dec.3  San Francisco Bay Area  At least 9 dead, 25 unaccounted for in Oakland fire Dec.6   Aceh   Earthquake rocks Aceh province; at least 27 dead   A frantic rescue effort involving dozens of villagers, soldiers and police was underway in Meureudu, a severely affected town in Pidie Jaya Dec.7   Pakistan Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem
Dec.20   Mexico Dozens killed in Mexico fireworks blast Dec.24   Sochi Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'
  The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and reporters
 The plane was reportedly flying to Syria's Latakia province
Dec.25  Sochi  Russia plane crash: Huge search for bodies in Black Sea Dec.26  Sochi  Russian plane crash: First black box recovered


Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray Map of Fort McMurray Alberta Canada




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Mar.28  United Arab Emirates  Fire breaks out at skyscraper in United Arab Emirates
May.3   Western Canada
  A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city
May.4   Western Canada Canada wildfire: Much of Fort McMurray 'could be destroyed' May.4  Western Canada  Canada wildfire: Alberta declares emergency May.6  Western Canada  Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy May.7   Western Canada Fort McMurray wildfire 'to double in size' May.7  Western Canada  Alberta blaze threatens neighbouring province May.16   Western Canada Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire Aug.5   France 13 dead, 6 injured as fire hits bar in French city Aug.18   Southern California California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands Nov.24  Northern Israel  Haifa fire overcome but others rage elsewhere in Israel Dec.3  San Francisco Bay Area  At least 9 dead, 25 unaccounted for in Oakland fire



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2016 Feb.5   Taiwan Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan
Map of Tainan Taiwan
  A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings.    Rescue teams were trying to r...
Feb.7  Taiwan  Survivors pulled from rubble two days after Taiwan earthquake Mar.10   Japan Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary Apr.15   Japan Powerful new tremor in Kumamoto   A more powerful 7.3 earthquake has rocked the southern city of Kumamoto in the middle of the night, a day after an earlier tremor killed nine... Apr.16  Japan  Japan earthquake: Thousands spend night in cold and wet Apr.16   Ecuador Ecuador earthquake of 7.8 magnitude kills hundreds Map of Muisne Ecuador
  The quake struck at 18:58 local time on Saturday near the town of Muisne. Severe damage is reported in many areas, with a bridge destroyed
Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: Deaths rise to 272 Apr.18   Ecuador   Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead   The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast on Saturday, and the search for survivors continues Aug.23   Italy Earthquake leaves at least 250 dead in central Italy
Map of Accumoli Italy
  A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 250 people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said
 Its epicentre was close to Accumoli, with its hypocentre at a depth of 4.2 km,[2] approximately 75 km (47 mi) southeast of Perugia and 45 km (28 mi) north of L'Aquila, in an area near the borders of the Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche regions
Aug.24   Italy Italy earthquake: Search for survivors as death toll tops 240 Aug.25  Italy  Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Aug.26  Italy  Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims Oct.30  Italy  Italy quake: Thousands spend night in temporary accommodation Nov.13   New Zealand At least 2 dead in powerful New Zealand earthquake   At least two people were killed after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand near the city of Christchurch early Sunday morning Nov.21   Northern Japan Japan lifts tsunami advisories issued after 7.4 earthquake Nov.22  Northern Japan  7.4 quake was aftershock from 2011 Dec.6   Aceh Earthquake rocks Aceh province; at least 27 dead   A frantic rescue effort involving dozens of villagers, soldiers and police was underway in Meureudu, a severely affected town in Pidie Jaya



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2016 May.8   Afghanistan Afghanistan fuel tanker crash kills 73 in Ghazni province
Aug.25  Italy  Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade Nov.28   Colombia Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport
 A plane was carrying 81 people
Nov.29  Brazil  Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team



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2016 Jan.17  France  France drug trial: Brain-dead man dies in hospital Jan.28   Global Zika virus: Up to four million Zika cases predicted
Feb.1   South America Zika: WHO declares global emergency
  A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response, says the WHO
Feb.2   Dallas Zika virus infection 'through sex' reported in US
May.18  Global  Superbugs will 'kill every three seconds' Jul.29  Miami  Zika virus: Florida cases may to be first US-based infections



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2016 Feb.8  Turkey  Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks May.25  Southern Italy  Capsized boat horror caught on camera May.29   Libya   European migrant crisis: Shipwrecks 'kill up to 700 migrants'
Map of Mediterranean Sea Libya
  Up to 700 migrants are feared drowned in a series of shipwrecks off the coast of Libya in the last few days, the UN refugee agency says
Jun.19  Russia  11 children, 1 adult killed after boats overturn during storm in Russia Aug.29   Libya Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya Nov.3  Libya  Migrant crisis: 'Hundreds dead' in shipwrecks off Libya



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2016 Jan.31  European Union  Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing' Jun.2   Northern Japan Japanese missing boy Yamato Tanooka found alive in Hokkaido




World, Disasters, 2016 Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2016 Jan.21  Philadelphia  'Crippling' snow storm could slam US east coast Jan.22  North Carolina  US snowstorm: Millions prepare for huge blizzard Jan.22  Washington  Massive US blizzard advances north Jan.23   New York East coast struck by mammoth snowfall
  Parts of the eastern United States have received more than two feet (71cm) of snow fall in a huge blizzard that is sweeping across the region
Jan.24  New York  New York begins clear-up after mammoth snowfall Feb.21   Fiji   Cyclone Winston wreaks destruction in Fiji   Authorities in Fiji are assessing the damage after the most powerful storm left at least five people dead Mar.10   Japan Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary
May.20  India  India records its hottest day ever Jun.5  Sydney  Australia storm leaves three dead and homes in danger Aug.3   Belize Hurricane Earl heads for landfall in Belize Sep.1   Florida Hurricane Hermine makes landfall on Florida coast Oct.4  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Category Four storm pounds Haiti Oct.5  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Struggle to reach worst-hit parts of Haiti Oct.6   Haiti Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster Map of Roche-a-Bateau Haiti
  The death toll in Haiti as a result of Hurricane Matthew - the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade - has soared to more than 300, officials say
Oct.7  Haiti  Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid



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2016 May.1  Tibet  Climbers bodies found in Tibet after 16 years



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2016 Apr.28  Kenya  African leaders meet for Giants Club elephant summit Apr.30   Kenya   Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile
Map of Nairobi National Park Nairobi Kenya
  President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants




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2016 Jun.2   Paris Louvre to close as Seine rises further   The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday amid worsening flooding caused by days of torrential rain Jun.24  Mid-Atlantic states  Twenty people die in West Virginia floods Jun.25   Mid-Atlantic states West Virginia deadly floods: Hundreds rescued, 23 dead   Hundreds of people stranded by floods have been rescued in West Virginia, with the death toll now standing at 23, officials say Jul.6  China  Heavy flooding in China leaves 181 dead or missing



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2016 Jan.31  European Union  Migrant crisis: More than 10,000 children 'missing'



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2016 Apr.28  Kenya  African leaders meet for Giants Club elephant summit Apr.30   Kenya   Elephant summit: Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile
Map of Nairobi National Park Nairobi Kenya
  President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants
Jun.1   Thailand Tiger Temple: Forty dead cubs found in freezer Jun.15   Florida Body of boy seized by alligator found



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2016 Mar.13  West Germany  Doctor wanted to hospitalize Germanwings co-pilot before 2015 crash Mar.18   Russia All 61 aboard Dubai airliner killed in crash in south Russia
Map of Rostov-on-Don Russia
  Passenger jet FlyDubai Boeing 738 has crashed in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don with at least 55 passengers and six crew on board, officials say
Apr.29   Norway Norway helicopter crash: 11 killed near Bergen May.18   Cairo EgyptAir Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo 'disappears from radar'
  56 passengers, 7 crew members and 3 security personnel on board Flight MS804. The Airbus A320 was flying at 11,300m when it went missing
May.19   Greece EgyptAir crash: Plane wreckage found near Greek island   Wreckage of Airbus A320 flight MS804 has been found south of the Greek island of Karpathos, Egyptian aviation officials say May.19   Greece EgyptAir flight: Search intensifies for missing plane
May.20   Egypt EgyptAir crash: Debris found from flight MS804 May.20   Egypt EgyptAir: 'Smoke detected' inside cabin before crash May.21  Cairo  EgyptAir: Images released of debris found in plane search Jun.1  Egypt  EgyptAir crash: Black box signals heard by search teams Jun.15   Egypt EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean   Wreckage of the EgyptAir flight that went missing over the Mediterranean last month has been found, Egyptian investigators say Jun.16   Egypt EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found Aug.1   Northern Syria Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead Aug.3   Dubai Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board Aug.8   USA Delta: Power cut strands thousands of passengers Nov.28   Colombia Plane carrying members of Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia Map of Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport Medellin Colombia
  A chartered aircraft carrying a Brazilian soccer team for a regional tournament final has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport
 A plane was carrying 81 people
Nov.29  Brazil  Chapecoense plane crash: Football rallies around Brazilian team Nov.30  Colombia  Chapecoense air crash: Colombia investigates fuel link Dec.7   Pakistan Pakistan crash pilot made mayday call after engine problem Dec.24   Sochi Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'
  The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and reporters
 The plane was reportedly flying to Syria's Latakia province
Dec.24   Sochi Russian military plane 'crashes in Black Sea near Sochi'
  The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Adler. Tu-154 was carrying service personnel, members of the choir and reporters
 The plane was reportedly flying to Syria's Latakia province
Dec.25  Sochi  Russia plane crash: Huge search for bodies in Black Sea Dec.26  Sochi  Russian plane crash: First black box recovered



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2016 Feb.22   New Delhi India caste unrest. Ten million without water in Delhi
Apr.17  Ecuador  Ecuador earthquake: 10,000 troops deployed as rescue begins



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2016 Mar.31   India India Kolkata flyover collapse: Dozens remain trapped   Rescuers have worked through the night to reach dozens of people believed to be trapped under a collapsed flyover in the Indian city



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2016 May.1  Tibet  Climbers bodies found in Tibet after 16 years



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2016 Feb.9   Bavaria Germany train crash: Several killed near Bavarian town   At least 10 people were killed and scores more injured, police say, after two passenger trains collided head-on on a single-track route Feb.22   New Delhi India caste unrest. Ten million without water in Delhi
Jul.12   Southern Italy 25 people died in train collision   Many more people are injured and some are in a critical condition. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, has visited the site Nov.19   India   133 killed in derailment near Kanpur Map of Pukhrayan Uttar Pradesh India
  At least 91 people have been killed after 14 carriages of Indore-Patna Express train derailed near the city of Kanpur




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2016 Sep.8  Southern France  French Alps cable cars rescue due to resume



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2016 Sep.1   Florida SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch




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2016 Jun.2   Paris Louvre to close as Seine rises further   The world's most visited museum, the Louvre in Paris, is to close on Friday amid worsening flooding caused by days of torrential rain



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2016 Jun.19   Sunni Triangle IS conflict: Falluja 'humanitarian disaster' warning
Aug.26  Italy  Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims



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2016 Apr.9   Southern India India Kerala: Temple fireworks blast kills at least 100   An explosion and blaze sparked by fireworks have killed at least 100 people at a Hindu temple in the Indian state of Kerala Apr.20   Mexico Petrochemical plant blast kills 3, injures more than 136   An explosion ripped through a petrochemical plant on the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, sending flames and a toxin-filled cloud into the... May.16   Western Canada Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire
Dec.20   Mexico Dozens killed in Mexico fireworks blast