Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy toll

2016-08-28 11:37

Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for he high death toll from this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, a prosecutor says.

Aftershocks rattle Italy as national mourning begins

2016-08-27 08:55

Residents of an area struck by a destructive earthquake have been rattled yet again by a series of aftershocks overnight, the strongest measuring 4.2, as Italians began observing a day of national mourning

Search for quake survivors continues as aftershocks rattle Italy

2016-08-26 10:10

As the search for survivors grinds on, Italy's premier has pledged new measures and money to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes.

Soldiers, residents begin clean-up after quake in Myanmar

2016-08-25 18:47

Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist temples have begun cleaning up debris from a powerful earthquake that shook the region, damaging nearly 200 pagodas.

Italy quake kills over 150 as rescuers race to find survivors

2016-08-25 07:10

Rescuers worked into the early hours in a desperate search for survivors after a powerful earthquake shook central Italy, leaving at least 159 people dead and devastating several mountain villages.

Italy quake toll climbs: at least 18 dead

2016-08-24 10:18

At least 18 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy, according to local officials.

Japan hit by 6.0 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning

2016-08-20 15:59

Japan has been hit by a strong earthquake for the second straight day, though there have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries, officials say.

False megaquake alert shakes Tokyo

2016-08-01 20:15

A false warning of a megaquake about to strike Tokyo has been issued by Japan's weather agency and quickly cancelled but not before terrifying users of a smartphone app who received it.

Earthquake causes buildings to sway in Mexico City

2016-06-27 23:17

An earthquake has set tall buildings swaying in Mexico City, causing people to leave office buildings and congregate in the streets

Strong quake shakes Mexico

2016-06-07 15:14

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off Mexico's Pacific coast, slightly shaking towns, but no immediate damage was reported.


Italy weeps for earthquake dead

2016-08-27 14:09

Italy has held a tear-drenched funeral for dozens of its earthquake victims as the country observed a day of mourning over a disaster that killed nearly 300 people.

Comfort food: Eat all'amatriciana to help quake victims

2016-08-26 19:06

Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit home town of the hearty dish.

Italy quake survivor recounts 'evil murmur of moving walls'

2016-08-25 18:47

Among the survivors of the devastating earthquake which has struck Italy are nuns, at least one priest and even some people who had escaped unscathed from earlier quakes.

Italy quake toll surges to over 250

2016-08-25 10:57

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that shook central Italy rose to at least 247, officials said, as rescuers desperately searched for survivors in the rubble of devastated mountain villages.

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

2016-08-24 14:34

Officials say a powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar

Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Rome, central Italy

2016-08-24 05:46

The mayor of the Umbrian town of Amatrice, hit hard by a 6.1 magnitude quake, says residents are buried under the debris of collapsed buildings and that "the town isn't here anymore".

Magnitude 5.3 quake hits off Japan

2016-08-19 19:06

A magnitude 5.3 undersea earthquake has struck Japan off the coast of Ibaraki prefecture, just south of Fukushima, though there have been no immediate reports of damages.

Nepal selling rice donated for quake victims

2016-07-06 20:48

Nepal is selling thousands of tons of rice donated by China and Bangladesh to help earthquake victims, an official has said, despite aid agencies warning that survivors remain at risk of food shortages.

6.2 undersea quake strikes central Indonesia

2016-06-09 12:16

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Indonesia, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Indonesian earthquake causes injuries

2016-06-02 15:49

A powerful earthquake off Indonesia's Sumatra island has sent panicked people fleeing for higher ground and left eight people injured and scores of buildings damaged.

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