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New Zealand: Christchurch Cathedral to be demolished due to earthquake damage

The mayor of Christchurch, Bob Parker, described the news as "heartbreaking."

Mozambique: Floods, storms kill 22 and cut off Maputo

The storms have brought back memories of flooding 12 years ago, also caused by a tropical storm, that was the worst disaster in Mozambique's history.

High risk of major earthquake in Tokyo within 4 years, warn scientists

Scientists say Japan's last big earthquake has increased the risk of others. "It’s the same as when one person in a line of people holding hands falls – then those around him are likely to get pulled down too," said researcher Shinichi Saka.

Mozambique: Flooding from Tropical Storm Dando kills 5, displaces thousands

The storm brought back memories of flooding 12 years ago, also caused by a tropical storm, that was the worst disaster in Mozambique's history.

South Africa: Kruger park flooding forces evacuations (VIDEO) (UPDATES)

Kruger National Park is a massive stretch of land in northern South Africa, bordering Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and covering an area the size of Wales.

Brazil dam burst: Thousands flee as country is lashed by rainfall

A year after flashfloods claimed nearly 800 lives in Brazil, over 60 cities and towns have declared a state of emergency in Brazil.

Philippines: Mining landslide kills 25, dozens missing (VIDEO)

The landslide took place at about 3 am, and miners reported waking up to rocks and debris falling on the roofs of their huts. According to reports, 16 people were pulled out from the rubble and rushed to hospital for treatment.

Top 5 worst natural disasters of 2011

BOSTON — A look at some of the most-severe natural calamities to strike in 2011.

Philippines flooding: Death toll climbs to 1,249

More bodies are expected to be found, but Benito Ramos, head of the national disaster rescue agency, said there were no reliable figures on how many people were missing.
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