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New North Korea curbs endanger aid efforts: relief worker

BEIJING (Reuters) - New sanctions levied on North Korea after its third nuclear test this year risk pushing the country into a further humanitarian disaster by crimping relief efforts, says an aid worker who has just completed a trip to the isolated state. Full story

CME wants out of U.S. SEC's plan to reduce trading glitches

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange, is asking U.S. securities regulators to be excluded from proposed rules that would require exchanges and clearing agencies to conduct testing and be better prepared to handle trading glitches or natural disasters. Full story

News Summary: European flood damage toll tops $16B

RIVERS OF DAMAGE: Last month's flooding in central Europe caused more than $16 billion in damage, about a quarter of it insured — making it the year's costliest natural disaster so far, Munich Re AG said. Full story

Supermoon: Humanity's Fascination Explained

The supermoon may loom large and bright in the sky this Sunday, but the rocky orb will not trigger any natural disasters or even wreak havoc on the tides. Full story

Hope is fading for people to return to Fukushima disaster zone

   It has been two years since the north east of Japan was devastated by natural disasters and a man-made one that killed 19,000 people and forced 160,000 to flee their homes. The earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 were followed by explosions and a reactor meltdown at the Fukushima power plant - the

Lawmakers clash over catastrophe fund

   There’s a bill in Congress that would create a catastrophe fund to put money aside ahead of time to respond to natural disasters, but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea. Steve Ellis, The Vice President of Taxpayers for Common Sense, joins The Daily Rundown to explain.

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  Roadblocks to Oklahoma federal aid are coming - and from one of their own Senators

The Cycle hosts spin on the road to federal aid for residents of tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma and the obstacles they're encountering from one of their own Senators, Jim Inhofe.

  Can natural disasters be politicized?

GOP Strategist Noelle Nikpour and the Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman join MSNBC’s Alex Witt for Sunday’s Strategy Talk. Jill talks about the interplay of politics and natural disasters. Noelle discusses the politicization of natural disasters in passing legislation. Noelle comments on NJ Governor Ch

  Keeping Your Cell Operating In Crisis

How can you keep your cellular device operating in times of natural disaster? CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from the CTIA Wireless Conference with tips.

  How to reduce the impact of natural disaster in the future

The Center for American Progress' Daniel Weiss and joins a discussion on FEMA's response to Monday's tornado, GOP criticism of how federal aid was used following Hurricane Sandy and holding FEMA accountable.

  One woman's quest to help one child at a time

The Global Medical Relief Fund's Elissa Montanti speaks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about her mission to help children injured in war zones or natural disasters.

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A lantern floats on water after being released during ceremony marking remembrance and reflection, held by Shinnyo-en Buddhist organization, honoring victims of war, famine, and natural disasters on Memorial Day in Honolulu
A lantern floats on water after being released during ceremony marking remembrance and reflection, held by Shinnyo-en Buddhist organization, honoring victims of war, famine, and natural disasters on Memorial Day in Honolulu

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