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CAIRO (Reuters) - Bayada Mohamed has left her old slum on a crumbling cliffside and moved into a new flat in a Cairo residential complex, making her among the first to benefit from a government plan to rehouse residents of Egypt's most dangerous slums.
It seems the hills are alive – but that’s not good news. Giant boulders along many hillslopes around the country have been loosened, with vegetation around them dying during the El Nino season. With the coming wet season, the rains could send these rocks and loose earth hurtling down to the roads, endangering motorists.
GEORGE TOWN: About 10 mid-sized boulders, earth and sand crashed down from a hill slope onto the road in Pearl Hill, an upscale neighbourhood in Tanjung Bungah, on Monday.
MONDAY’S floods had also brought down about 10 mid-sized boulders, earth and sand from a sheer hill onto the road in Pearl Hill, an upscale neighbourhood in Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Three adults and a child are presumed dead after waves swamped a remote coastal village in northwestern Greenland over the weekend, police said.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and another hurt on Wednesday when a rockslide from the famed El Capitan granite monolith in Yosemite National Park in California rained boulders onto a popular hiking trail, a park spokesman said.
RUBBLE that came down the slope along Jalan Medang Tanduk in hilly Bukit Bandaraya last Saturday has residents fearing that it may be just the tip of the iceberg.