Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 - 46km E of Taron, Papua New GuineaEarthquake of magnitude 8.0 - 60km E of Taron, Papua New GuineaDolly Parton's telethon brings in $9+ million for relief efforts for people in Tennessee affected by the wildfires. M5.0 earthquake (sismo) reportedly strikes 44 km NW of Santa Rosa (California) 18min ago. (2nd of its kind 2dy) Lebanon: Heavy rainfall floods roads in Beirut Warm air over the Arctic caused record-breaking delay in fall sea ice freeze-up, leading to extensive melting of Greenland ice sheet - NOAA Varanasi goes ahead of Delhi as city with India's most toxicAsian Development Bank @ADB_HQ loans 499 mln USD to fight air pollution in Beijing and its neighboring regions42 Chinese cities issue air pollution alertsFires still rage near Qayyarah after ISIS set oil wells on fire. Children have suffered headaches, breathing problems, coughing as result Heavy rain and clouds have paused the fighting in East Aleppo -planes can't flyKarnataka: Bengaluru witnesses light showers after Cyclone Vardah made landfall in ChennaiGovt aided, private schools, colleges & other educational institutions in Chennai, Kanchipuram & Tiruvallur to remain closed tomorrow2 fishermen go missing off Kakinada in Andhra; Coast Guard says it has deployed ship for search and rescue operationsCoast Guard puts ships, Dornier planes, Chetak choppers on standby in Visakhapatnam, Chennai and Karaikal in the wake of Vardah cycloneWinds and Rains might still intensify. Do not venture out: National Disaster Management AuthorityFisherman at Pulicat Lake, along the border of Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu safeguard their belongings in view of cyclone vardahHM Rajnath Singh speaks to TN CM O Panneerselvam enquiring about situation in the aftermath of Cyclone Vardah crossing Chennai, TiruvallurDG CISF directs Chief Airport Security Officer to conduct a damage assessment exercise after Cyclone hit Chennai Airport07 NDRF Teams, 02 SDRF Teams and 02 Army Columns deployed for precautionary measures in Tamil Nadu: NDMA2 persons died. 24 huts damaged. 8008 people accommodated in 95 relief camps: National Disaster Management AuthorityTiruvallur (Tamil Nadu): People evacuated to safer places by concerned authorities in view of cyclone vardahVideo: Heavy rains and strong winds hit Tiruvallur district (Tamil Nadu) as Cyclone Vardah makes landfall in ChennaiTamil Nadu: Army personnel conduct rescue and relief operations in Chennai as heavy rainfall and strong winds lash the cityVideo: Heavy rainfall and storm lashes Chennai city as Cyclone Vardah makes a landfall; trees uprooted, vehicles damaged in many partsTamil Nadu: Heavy rainfall and storm lashes Chennai city as Cyclone Vardah makes a landfall; trees uprooted, vehicles damaged in many partsMassive damage caused in parts of Chennai as heavy rainfall and storm results in uprooting of treesEntire landfall process will be completed during next 1-2 hours between conditions to remain rough even after that: National Disaster Management AuthorityTamil Nadu: Trees uprooted, damage caused as heavy rains and strong winds lash Mahabalipuram town in Kancheepuram districtSome trees and electric poles have fallen due to that, NDRF has begun its operations to clear this: RK Pachnanda (DG, NDRF)

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17 December 2016
Dolly Parton's telethon brings in $9+ million for relief efforts for people in Tennessee affected by the wildfires.
M5.0 earthquake (sismo) reportedly strikes 44 km NW of Santa Rosa (California) 18min ago. (2nd of its kind 2dy)
Asian Development Bank @ADB_HQ loans 499 mln USD to fight air pollution in Beijing and its neighboring regions
42 Chinese cities issue air pollution alerts
Fires still rage near Qayyarah after ISIS set oil wells on fire. Children have suffered headaches, breathing problems, coughing as result
Karnataka: Bengaluru witnesses light showers after Cyclone Vardah made landfall in Chennai
Fisherman at Pulicat Lake, along the border of Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu safeguard their belongings in view of cyclone vardah
Tiruvallur (Tamil Nadu): People evacuated to safer places by concerned authorities in view of cyclone vardah
Video: Heavy rains and strong winds hit Tiruvallur district (Tamil Nadu) as Cyclone Vardah makes landfall in Chennai
Tamil Nadu: Army personnel conduct rescue and relief operations in Chennai as heavy rainfall and strong winds lash the city
Video: Heavy rainfall and storm lashes Chennai city as Cyclone Vardah makes a landfall; trees uprooted, vehicles damaged in many parts
Tamil Nadu: Heavy rainfall and storm lashes Chennai city as Cyclone Vardah makes a landfall; trees uprooted, vehicles damaged in many parts
Massive damage caused in parts of Chennai as heavy rainfall and storm results in uprooting of trees
Tamil Nadu: Trees uprooted, damage caused as heavy rains and strong winds lash Mahabalipuram town in Kancheepuram district