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This week's tornadoes that flattened entire neighborhoods in Oklahoma, and elsewhere in the United States Midwest, remind us again of the potential magnitude of nature's wrath.

In 1931, the great flood of China's Yellow and Yang-Tse rivers led to the death of about 4,000,000 people from drowning, disease and starvation. More recently, Haiti suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed around 316,000.

The website disaster-report.com regularly updates data gathered from around the world by those responsible for preventing and assessing damages from natural disasters. Using this data, we have mapped the 10 deadliest disasters over the past 12 months.

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Greenpeace activists project the words “Risky & unnecessary” on the cooling tower of the Isar 2 nuclear power plant in Essenbach, Germany. The German government has delayed its long planned final phase-out of nuclear plants to keep as emergency reserve into 2023 as Russia threatens to cut off all gas supplies.

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Welcome to Tuesday, where Ukraine continues to reconquer territory, fresh clashes on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border leave at least 49 dead and France says adieu to two 20th-century titans of the visual arts. Meanwhile, business daily Les Echos draws a profile of Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia's top 10 billionaires who continues to grow his business despite Western sanctions.

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