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Vietnam to brace for super typhoon Goni

Super typhoon Goni packing winds of more than 200kph is entering the East Sea and is forecast to head toward Vietnam, which has been ravaged by recent storms, in a couple of days.

At least 50 killed in flash floods in Indonesia

 At least 50 people have been killed in eastern Indonesia as a result of flash flooding and a landslide, Indonesia's disaster management said.

Disaster declared for Louisiana floods that have killed five

 U.S. President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration on Sunday for flood-ravaged Louisiana, where at least five people have died and emergency crews have rescued more than 7,000 people stranded by historic flooding.

Obama declares emergency in Michigan over bad water: White House

 U.S. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Michigan on Saturday and ordered federal aid for state and local response efforts in the county where the city of Flint has been contending with lead-contaminated drinking water.

Floods spark landslide in eastern China killing 21 people

 More than 2,000 rescuers are searching for survivors of a landslide in eastern China that has killed at least 21 people.

MH17 Ukraine disaster: Dutch Safety Board blames missile

 Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed as a result of a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says.

China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene

 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has visited the victims of a major disaster at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin.

Colombia landslide kills dozens in Antioquia province

 More than 50 people have been killed in a landslide in Antioquia province in north-west Colombia, officials say.

Nepal earthquake: UK agencies warn of serious disease after disaster

 There is a risk of serious outbreaks of disease in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, aid agencies have warned.

Sewol trial: Verdicts due in S Korea ferry case

 South Korean judges are set to rule on whether the captain of a ferry which sank in April, killing more than 300 people, should be sentenced to death.

South Korea ferry 'sank due to negligence, corruption'

 An interim South Korea government report says the 16 April sinking of the Sewol ferry was partly due to government negligence and corruption.

South Korea ferry: Court to hear evidence

 A South Korean court is to hear evidence in the trial of the captain and 14 crew members of a ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300.

EU launches flagship Sentinel satellite project to monitor Earth

A Soyuz rocket has launched from French Guiana with the first satellite in the European Union's new multi-billion-euro Earth-observation programme.

Chile declares disaster in quake-hit regions

 Chile has declared three northern regions hit by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake to be disaster areas.

Pakistan earthquake death toll rises to 348 as 20 more bodies recovered

 The death toll of a powerful earthquake that hit Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan on Tuesday afternoon has risen to 348 as 20 more bodies were recovered by rescue teams in the quake-hit areas,

22 Indonesians killed, over 200 injured in Aceh quake

 Powerful and shallow quake in Aceh of Indonesia on Tuesday has killed 22 people, injured 218 others and damaged thousands of houses, official said here on Wednesday.

Obama travels to tornado-ravaged Oklahoma

 President Barack Obama traveled to Oklahoma Sunday to view devastation from last week's monster tornado that killed 24 people, as the governor sought federal aid for thousands left destitute by the disaster.

Nearly 400 people die and go missing every year because of natural disasters

In the past five years, there were 1,868 people dead and missing in natural disasters in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the management of boats and fishermen at sea is limited, said Nguyen Xuan Dieu - Deputy Chief of the General Department of Irrigation.