Terror of Sri Lankan landslides: 'All I could do was scream'

2016-05-19 13:28

Heavy rains Thursday continued to pound the central Sri Lankan region where at least three villages have already been swallowed by mountains of mud, forcing army soldiers and police to suspend rescue work

Massive tornadoes rip across Oklahoma, at least two killed

2016-05-10 08:26

Several massive tornadoes churned above Oklahoma, with at least two touching down in the US Plains state, killing at least two people, the authorities and US media say.

Mudslide kills at least 15 in India's remote northeast

2016-04-22 10:43

Police say torrential rains triggered a mudslide in India's remote northeast bordering China, killing at least 15 people.

5 ex-cops plead guilty in bridge shootings after Katrina

2016-04-20 22:11

Five former police officers have pleaded guilty to a reduced number of charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina and are expected to be sentenced to far less prison time than they originally faced.

Anger erupts as 1 700 still missing in Ecuador quake

2016-04-19 23:49

The death toll from Ecuador's earthquake is feared to rise sharply as authorities have warned that 1 700 people are still missing and anger gripped families of victims trapped in the rubble.

Quakes: Japan asks US to help

2016-04-19 07:41

Japan has enlisted US help to airlift supplies to some of the 100 000 people made homeless by earthquakes in the country's south, as rescuers struggled to find those still missing in a massive landslide.

7.8-magnitude quake hits Ecuador, at least 41 dead

2016-04-17 07:19

A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake has shaken Ecuador's central coast killing at least 41 people and spreading panic as it collapsed homes and buckled a major overpass.

Japan plants shut down after quake, fuels economic fears

2016-04-15 11:20

Some of Japan's biggest firms including Sony and Toyota have shut down operations in southern Japan after the region was struck by a deadly earthquake, fuelling worries about disruption to supply lines and possible effects on the wider economy.

Mugabe govt to start feeding schoolkids in drought-hit areas

2016-03-14 15:41

President Robert Mugabe's government says it will in May begin giving a meal a day to schoolchildren in areas worst hit by the drought, reports say.

At least 18 dead after cyclone slams into Fiji

2016-02-22 06:37

The death toll from a ferocious cyclone which tore through Fiji over the weekend has risen to 18 as authorities have begun to grasp the scale of disaster and deploy aid to hard-hit outer islands.


Rescue workers continue search for buried bodies in Sri Lanka floods

2016-05-18 12:14

Rescue workers have recovered 17 bodies buried in mudslides caused by heavy rains in central Sri Lanka, raising the death toll due to bad weather to 36.

New aftershocks shake Ecuador

2016-04-23 07:21

New aftershocks have continued to rattle Ecuador as emergency workers continued searching for bodies after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 600 people.

Ecuador quake: Lucky duck pulled from rubble

2016-04-21 19:00

Rescuers searching through quake-collapsed buildings in Ecuador have found an unusual survivor - a flapping duck that had been buried under a pile of rubble.

Death toll in Ecuador quake tops 500

2016-04-20 19:10

The death toll from the powerful earthquake that shook Ecuador at the weekend has risen to at least 525, officials say.

Ecuador quake: Almost 500 dead, toll set to climb

2016-04-19 22:02

About 1 700 people are still missing three days after a big earthquake struck Ecuador, an official has said, raising fears that a death toll currently put at 480, could dramatically rise.

Dramatic rescue amid rubble gives Ecuador hope

2016-04-18 22:29

Rescuers have pulled three people out alive after being trapped more than 32 hours between the floor and roof of a shopping centre that was flattened in the weekend's powerful earthquake.

Baby rescued after strong quakes hit Japan

2016-04-15 12:37

Rescuers dramatically pulled a baby girl from a collapsed house more than six hours after a swarm of powerful earthquakes rocked southwestern Japan and left nine people dead.

R1bn water relief scheme for KZN north coast

2016-03-24 10:57

A bulk water supply scheme with a price tag of R1.4bn is set to relieve water woes on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

Fijians urged to immediately bury those who died in cyclone

2016-02-25 08:19

Fijians in remote places are being urged to immediately bury loved ones who died in a powerful cyclone rather than waiting for autopsies.

6 confirmed dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

2016-01-27 11:20

A church deacon says a landslide of mining waste has killed at least six people in northern Myanmar, the sixth deadly accident in the jade mining region since a November disaster killed more than 100 people.

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