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Scientists fear increase in deadly earthquakes next year

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Scientists fear increase in deadly earthquakes next year


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Floods kill 13, swamp streets in Pakistani city of Karachi

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Floods kill 13, swamp streets in Pakistani city of Karachi


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Pakistan issues flash flood warning as monsoon rains kill 7

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Pakistan issues flash flood warning as monsoon rains kill 7


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Flash floods kill 11 in Pakistan: Officials

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Flash floods kill 11 in Pakistan: Officials


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As Asian Scorchers Multiply, Records Fall and Attention Rises

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As Asian Scorchers Multiply, Records Fall and Attention Rises


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About 84 per cent people lack access to clean drinking water in Pakistan

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About 84 per cent people lack access to clean drinking water in Pakistan


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  • Rains lash southern Pakistan after causing havoc in India
    Rains lash southern Pakistan after causing havoc in India

    , thehindu.com

    Torrential monsoon rains are lashing Pakistan’s port city of Karachi following downpours in neighboring India that especially caused havoc in Mumbai. TV footage showed streets were submerged already after the heavy rains began early on Thursday. Pakistan’s meteorological department says rains will continue for three days in various parts of Sindh province, where authorities closed schools as a precaution. Karachi is the provincial capital
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Weather

  • Rains lash southern Pakistan after causing havoc in India
    Rains lash southern Pakistan after causing havoc in India

    , thehindu.com

    Torrential monsoon rains are lashing Pakistan’s port city of Karachi following downpours in neighboring India that especially caused havoc in Mumbai. TV footage showed streets were submerged already after the heavy rains began early on Thursday. Pakistan’s meteorological department says rains will continue for three days in various parts of Sindh province, where authorities closed schools as a precaution. Karachi is the provincial capital
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Earth

  • Scientists fear increase in deadly earthquakes next year
    Scientists fear increase in deadly earthquakes next year

    , dawn.com

    Scientists have warned that there will be a significant increase in the occurrence of potentially deadliest earthquakes in 2018, media reports said. The assessment was made on the basis of the Earth's movement data that shows a significant uptick in earthquakes after a certain period of slowdown in the Earth's rotation. According to the report, geophysicists are able to measure the rotational speed of Earth with extreme precision, calculating slight variations on the order of milliseconds
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Natural Disasters & Hazards

Environment

  • Arsenic in Pakistan groundwater 'alarmingly high': study
    Arsenic in Pakistan groundwater 'alarmingly high': study

    , afp.com

    Levels of arsenic in the groundwater of eastern Pakistan are "alarmingly high" and pose a significant health hazard to tens of millions of people who drink the water, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the journal Science Advances is the first to create a comprehensive map of arsenic in the groundwater across Pakistan, and follows earlier, smaller studies that showed high arsenic levels in some places
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Change

  • 'Terroristan' Pakistan & climate change likely to be Swaraj's focus in UN address
    'Terroristan' Pakistan & climate change likely to be Swaraj's focus in UN address

    , dnaindia.com

    Reiterating New Delhi's stand on terrorism, Sushma Swaraj will also talk about the expansion of UN Security Council and south-south cooperation. In her second consecutive United Nations address, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will not only demolish Pakistan's Kashmir narrative but also talk about range of other issues. A day after India's bold and blunt statement at the United Nations terming Pakistan as 'Terroristan', the Union Minister is expected to take the it forward and unmask Islamabad's doublespeak on extremism
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Rains

  • Rains lash southern Pakistan after causing havoc in India
    Rains lash southern Pakistan after causing havoc in India

    , thehindu.com

    Torrential monsoon rains are lashing Pakistan’s port city of Karachi following downpours in neighboring India that especially caused havoc in Mumbai. TV footage showed streets were submerged already after the heavy rains began early on Thursday. Pakistan’s meteorological department says rains will continue for three days in various parts of Sindh province, where authorities closed schools as a precaution. Karachi is the provincial capital
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