Natural disasters occur due to earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, landslides and volcanic eruption. Any untoward happening that leads to environmental imbalance, loss of human life and financial loss qualifies to be a natural disaster.
Here is the time to look back on the last 12 months with a blend of desperation and nostalgia. The year 2011 will persist in our memory for marking some of the biggest news stories of history; Jobs died, Laden killed, Japan shook by tsunami and others. Well, it's over and ironically as the world grows older, we continue to grow with it. TopYaps lists ten biggest news stories of 2011 that opened the flood gates of the mainstream media with beam of pride as well as with thick layer of grief.