1. Hurricane Katrina
Date: August 2005 Location: Louisiana, Mississippi, as well as other areas of the Southern United States Fatalities: 1,300 Total losses: $125 billion USD
2. European Heat Wave
Date: June-August of 2003 Location: France, Italy, Germany and throughout Europe Fatalities: 70,000 Total losses: $13.8 billion USD
3. Kashmir Earthquake
Date: October 2005 Location: Pakistan, India and Afghanistan Fatalities: 88,000 Total losses: $5.2 billion USD
4. Cyclone Nargis
Date: May 2008 Location: Myanmar (Burma), Bay of Bengal Fatalities: 140,000 Total losses: $4 billion USD
5. Sichuan Earthquake
Date: May 2008 Location: Sichuan Province, China Fatalities: 84,000 Total losses: $85 billion USD
6. Indian Ocean Tsunami
Date: December 2004 Location: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Maldives and Malaysia Fatalities: 220,000 Total losses: $10 billion USD
7. Haiti Earthquake
Date: January 2010 Location: Haiti Fatalities: 222,570 Total losses: $8 billion USD
- The substance used to assassinate the half-brother of North Korea's leader has been identified as VX nerve agent, a chemical listed as a weapon of mass destruction.
- A Kansas man shot three people after allegedly yelling "get out of my country." He believed two of the victims were Middle Eastern, however they were not.
- Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords told Congress to "face your constituents," after a congressman used her 2011 shooting as justification for not holding a town hall.
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