ARTICLES RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTERS

Flooding in Madagascar kills 14

2015-02-27 14:35

At least 14 people have died in flooding in the Madagascan capital Antananarivo after a night of torrential rain that caused dams to break, rescue services say.

Afghanistan faces humanitarian emergency after avalanche

2015-02-26 12:07

More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials say, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of a drought.

6.9-magnitude quake hits Japan, no serious damage yet

2015-02-17 07:42

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck north-eastern Japan, with small waves reported along the northern coast, but no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

Video: Rescue teams face challenges in Malawi floods

2015-01-20 13:09

Flooding has continued to overwhelm Malawi with rescue teams saying their biggest challenge is to access the most hit areas.

Malawi flood survivors cry out for aid

2015-01-19 17:05

Frantic scenes have greeted a military helicopter as it landed to deliver aid in a village after severe floods left 176 people dead and 200 000 homeless across Malawi.

Japanese school ordered to pay $16m to Tsunami victims

2015-01-13 12:48

A Japanese driving school has been ordered to pay damages for failing to evacuate students and staff quickly enough ahead of the 2011 tsunami.

4 homes razed as Aussie crews battle bushfires

2014-12-18 09:21

Four homes were destroyed as Australian firefighters struggled to bring three major blazes under control in Victoria state, with high temperatures and gusty winds threatening to worsen conditions Thursday.

Rescuers hunt for survivors in deadly Indonesian landslide

2014-12-14 07:39

Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia have deployed bulldozers and excavators to battle their way through roads strewn with debris.

Philippine typhoon weakens after landfall

2014-12-07 08:30

Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power in entire coastal provinces, mowed down trees and sent more than 650 000 people into shelters, but no major damage or casualties have been reported as the storm weakened.

Storm cuts power, lifts roofs in Australian city

2014-11-28 10:03

Australian city of Brisbane lashed by worst storm in decades, cutting power, flooding streets

 

Avalanche rescue operations restart in Afghanistan

2015-02-27 13:29

Rescue teams have restarted operations to find the victims of avalanches in north-eastern Afghanistan as four more bodies were found, officials say.

Dozens feared dead in Afghanistan avalanche

2015-02-25 11:11

An Afghan official says dozens of people are feared dead in an avalanche that buried some 60 homes in the northeastern Panjshir Valley.

Fire Volcano in Guatemala erupts, spewing rock and ash

2015-02-08 12:01

A national disaster preparedness official in Guatemala says the Volcano has exploded, spewing incandescent rock and ash that dusted surrounding communities.

14 killed after tropical storm hits Madagascar

2015-01-19 17:05

Madagascar officials say at least 14 people were killed over the weekend when the island was battered by a tropical storm.

Floods devastate Malawi, food security a concern

2015-01-19 08:41

Food security has become a major concern as torrential rains are expected to continue in the southern African country of Malawi.

Tornado hits Mississippi, 4 dead

2014-12-24 09:04

At least four people have been killed in the southeastern US state of Mississippi after a tornado tore through the region, officials says.

4 die as homes collapse in Morocco storms

2014-12-15 14:23

Four people have died in a house that collapsed as new storms swept across Morocco, a month after flooding killed nearly 50, the authorities say.

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits off Taiwan

2014-12-11 07:50

A strong, 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck northeast off the island of Taiwan, the US Geological Survey said.

Man locates father's body a decade after Thailand tsunami

2014-11-28 17:30

A Nepalese man has identified his father's remains in Thailand 10 years after he died during the Indian Ocean tsunami.

One dead, three missing in French floods

2014-11-28 07:24

A woman has died and three other people were missing after a heavy storm triggered flash flooding in southeastern France, the government says.

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