Colombia orders protection for mudslide town

2017-04-09 23:01

Colombia's government has ordered measures to protect the stricken town of Mocoa from deforestation thought to have contributed to a deadly mudslide.

Desperate hunt for children in Colombia

2017-04-03 20:12

Survivors in the southern Colombian city of Mocoa are still desperately searching for loved ones following a devastating flood that has claimed more than 250 lives.

Cyclone wreaks havoc

2017-03-12 06:00

At least 38 people have been killed by Cyclone Enawo that struck Madagascar this week, according to an official of that country’s disaster management department.

Cyclone Dineo is still dangerous

2017-02-18 23:09

Heavy rain expected, despite storm being downgraded, writes Sizwe sama Yende.

Four dead in the wake of Dineo

2017-02-16 14:25

Mozambican media is reporting that four people, including a child, have died as a result of tropical cyclone Dineo.

23 still missing at Italy avalanche hotel

2017-01-21 15:30

Italian authorities say a total of 23 people remain unaccounted for at an Italian hotel buried by an avalanche.

Hamlets evacuated as Colima volcano erupts

2016-10-01 21:26

Eruptions at the Colima volcano in western Mexico have led authorities to evacuate three small hamlets on the volcano's slopes.

Tanzania quake kills at least 11; president says many dead

2016-09-10 21:43

A Tanzanian police official says that at least 11 people have died in one town in the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that shook the Lake Victoria region, while the president says that many are dead

Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble

2016-08-27 18:17

Italians observe a day of national mourning as leaders join grieving families for a state funeral for 35 of the 290 people killed in Wednesday's quake.

Louisiana flooding kills 6, sends 1000s fleeing for higher ground

2016-08-15 22:02

Thousands of people in the US state of Louisiana are hunkering down in shelters, forced out of their homes by horrific flooding that took many people by surprise.


Years of warnings preceded deadly flood in southern Colombia

2017-04-05 12:36

Reports from Colombia say people were caught off guard when a devastating flash flood surged through a small city, but not everyone was surprised.

Mudslides in southern Colombia kill 112, hundreds missing

2017-04-01 20:01

Mudslides in southern Colombia have claimed at least 112 lives and injured more than 170 following recent torrential rains, the authorities say.

5.5 quake hits Turkey - causes injuries

2017-03-02 16:00

A Turkish government agency says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 has hit southeastern Turkey, causing a number of injuries.

Dineo wrecks 20 000 houses in Mozambique

2017-02-16 23:02

A total of 20 000 houses have been destroyed and 130 000 people displaced in Mozambique due to tropical cyclone Dineo, the country’s national emergency operations centre has said.

Over 20 killed by avalanches, cold in Afghanistan

2017-02-04 20:08

Avalanches and freezing weather have killed more than 20 people in Afghanistan as rescuers worked to save scores still trapped under the snow.

Volcano in southern Japan erupts

2016-10-08 22:27

Mount Aso in southern Japan has sent huge plumes of gray smoke as high as 11km into the air in one of the volcano's biggest explosions in years.

WATCH: At least 8 dead, 19 missing after China landslides

2016-10-01 13:28

At least eight people have died and around 19 are still missing after devastating landslides swept through two eastern Chinese villages, local authorities told the official Xinhua news agency.

At least 9 dead as typhoon hits northern Japan

2016-08-31 09:35

Nine elderly people were killed when their nursing home flooded in northern Japan after Typhoon Lionrock dumped heavy rains on the area.

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.

US declares disaster for Louisiana floods

2016-08-15 15:55

At least five people dead and more than 20 000 rescued in US state amid predictions of more rain from storm system.

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