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Claims WARNING for BP Oil Spill Victims #disaster

The Obama appointee managing BP's oil spill disaster fund said Wednesday there isn't "enough money in the world" to pay all claims and suggested home owners with plunging property values could lose out.

The warning from prominent US lawyer Kenneth Feinberg came as Hurricane Alex disrupted clea…

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LA County has Disaster Preparedness Language Gap

A study finds Los Angeles County agencies are unprepared in the event of a disaster to provide emergency information to residents who don't speak English.

The report released Wednesday by the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute and the Asian Pacific American Legal Center says that because of a langua…

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Hurricane Alex: Mexico and U.S. Braced

The first hurricane of the season is called Alex. It is classified as Category 1 and its winds record 120 km / h. Not very powerful, but it has something more sinister that previous hurricanes had not: the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico and it is precisely in this reg…

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Congo Rail Disaster Toll Reaches 76

Railway staff in Congo are searching for more bodies two days after a train accident killed at least 76 people.

Amid the stench of rotting bodies and of fish that was being transported on the train that derailed on Monday evening, about 100 railway employees cleared the way for a crane to lift …

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