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Ready or not for disaster

The landslides this month that devoured houses in the hilly outskirts of the city of Hiroshima, killing at least 72 people, illustrate the risk of assuming that disaster-prepared measures introduced under central government policy are in place when it may take years for local ...


Libya disintegrates

Little noticed by a world transfixed by the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the surreptitious Russian invasion of Ukraine, and China's assertive behavior in the East and South China Seas has been the disintegration of Libya.