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Brazilian nightclub fire kills hundreds

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Workers combing through the charred wreckage of Kiss nightclub in southern Brazil on Sunday encountered the eerie sound of ringing cell phones.

Tourists flee as heavy floods hit Fiji

Australia will provide whatever assistance is needed to Fiji after devastating floods, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, said yesterday.

Carnival says business down by 15 percent

The owner of the Costa Concordia has suffered a huge fall in bookings since the Italian cruise ship disaster.

Body of 13th victim of Costa Concordia disaster found

GIGLIO, Italy - Italian search-and-rescue teams have found another body aboard the partly sunken cruise ship Costa Concordia, civil protection office spokeswoman Francesca Maffini said Sunday.

First Costa Concordia disaster victim identified

A 38-year-old violinist from Hungary was the first victim from the Costa Concordia disaster identified on Wednesday. He had been working as an entertainer on the stricken cruise ship.

Costa Concordia disaster deals severe blow to cruise industry

The Costa stand at the CMT holiday trade fair in Stuttgart was empty.

Carnival issues statement regarding Costa Concordia disaster

MIAMI, Fla. - This statement is from Carnival Corporation & plc in Miami, FL. Carnival Corporation & plc is the parent company of Costa Cruises.

Magnitude 6 earthquake strikes Luzon, Philippines

Strong earthquake strikes Luzon Island in Philippines.Preliminary Earthquake Report:Magnitude 6.0 MbDate-Time 30 Nov 2011 00:27:08 UTC30 Nov 2011 08:27:08 near epicenter

Disaster management experts say UN contribution to Pakistan is peanuts

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - The United Nations has launched its Rapid Response Plan in Pakistan on the appeal made by the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, but disaster management circles and e

Toll from Pakistani rains mounts as flooding spreads

The toll from torrential rains in Pakistan is mounting, with 230 people killed, more than 300,000 others displaced and 1.1 million homes destroyed or damaged as flooding has inundated 4.5 million acre

Japanese tourism: “We need tourists now. That will help us the...

Osawa, Japan - A month after Japan's worst disaster in generations, the snow in the mountains surrounding the resort town of Osawa is melting and the cherry blossoms are bursting.

Nepal tourism hit by disaster in Japan

Nepal's tourism has suffered a direct hit as a result of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

UN: Disaster risk preparedness helped Australia prevent cyclone casualties

A high level of disaster risk awareness, preparedness and planning helped prevent casualties when Tropical Cyclone Yasi struck north-eastern Australia earlier this week, the United Nations’ top disa

UN World Tourism Organization statement on Haiti

The UNWTO is deeply saddened by the losses of lives and devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Haiti and expresses its support to its people and sincere condolences to those who lost their l

New Zealand fears tourism disaster in Antarctica

WELLINGTON — New rules are needed for tourist ships visiting Antarctica to prevent a disaster in the world's most isolated region, according to New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully.

Another near disaster in Congo aviation

Information just received from Goma indicates that an MD80 aircraft, apparently coming from the Congolese capital Kinshasa, overshot the available runway.

WTTC offers strong support to southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina...

LONDON, UK - Today, as the chairman and top executives of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) met with Brazil's President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and the Governor of the southern Brazilian s

WHO warns of health ‘disaster’ as Indians feast on infected chickens

(eTN) - As Indians in the eastern state of West Bengal feast on chickens suspected to be infected with the bird flu virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the country is facing its worst ever bird flu outbreak.

UN rushes to help pregnant women in cyclone-affected Bangladesh

United Nations agency yesterday announced it is to provide aid to pregnant women affected in cyclone-hit areas in Bangladesh.With some 30,000 babies expected to be born in the coming months in cyclone-hit parts of Bangladesh, the United Nations Population Fund Agency (UNPFA) said it is planning to help pregnant women there avoid life-threatening delivery complications.