US-funded anti-disaster center opened in central Vietnam

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US-funded anti-disaster center opened in central Vietnam

The People’s Committee of the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam and the U.S. Pacific Command inaugurated and put into operation a U.S.-funded center for disaster prevention and control on Tuesday.

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Indonesia to erect monument for QZ 8501 victims

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Indonesia to erect monument for QZ 8501 victims

Victims of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 disaster will be commemorated at a memorial built near the crash site, announced the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Chief Bambang Soelistyo on March 3.

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Five years on, 'the feeling is still there' for Chile earthquake survivors

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Survivors of the 2010 Chile earthquake that killed more than 500 people, recall the horrors of the day when disaster struck.

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Natural disasters cost Asia-Pacific 60 billion USD

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Natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region have cost almost 60 billion USD and claimed 6,000 live in 2014, according to a report from the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

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Natural disasters cost Asia-Pacific 60 billion USD

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Natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region have cost almost 60 billion USD and claimed 6,000 live in 2014, according to a report from the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force commander visits Philippines

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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force commander visits Philippines

Commander of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Tomohisa Takei is on a four-day visit to the Philippines.

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French newspaper issues traveler warning

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French newspaper issues traveler warning

(VOV) - Southeast Asia’s motorcycle crash statistics are staggering and getting worse, creating a disaster for public health as more and more people have started riding motorcycles on already overcrowded and under-engineered roads.

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Assistance dispatched to Thailand’s drought-affected provinces

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The Ministry of Interior and the Royal Thai Army have been cooperating in delivering water to residents in 16 provinces declared disaster zones.

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ASEAN launches disaster management programme

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The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) announced the start of the second batch of the AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme in Jakarta , Indonesia on February 22.

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Disaster averted when planes clip in mid-air

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The pilots of two aircraft had a lucky escape after an aerobatic maneuver went wrong at an Indian airshow.

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Multinational military exercise held in Thailand

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Multinational military exercise held in Thailand

Thailand is hosting the annual multi-national military training event - Cobra Gold from February 9 to 20, with a focus on humanitarian aid and disaster mitigation.

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Multinational military exercise held in Thailand

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Multinational military exercise held in Thailand

Thailand is hosting the annual multi-national military training event - Cobra Gold from February 9 to 20, with a focus on humanitarian aid and disaster mitigation.

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Japan OKs aid to foreign troops' non-military operations

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Japan OKs aid to foreign troops' non-military operations

Japan revised its foreign aid charter on Tuesday to allow funding of non-military operations of other country's armed forces as part of its drive for a bigger role in global security.

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Fire at warehouse in southern China kills 17

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A fire at a warehouse in China has killed at least 17 people, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday, the latest disaster in a country with a poor record on work safety.

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Taiwan pilot hailed a hero for pulling plane clear of buildings

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Taiwan pilot hailed a hero for pulling plane clear of buildings

Taipei's mayor hailed the pilot of a crashed TransAsia Airways plane a hero on Thursday for narrowly avoiding buildings and ditching the stalled aircraft in a river, likely averting a worse disaster.

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