ARTICLES RELATING TO DISASTERS

There's a thriving population of radioactive animals that have taken over the abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone, even though the area is toxic for humans

2019-06-05 10:52

After the world’s worst nuclear accident, people abandoned the area around Chernobyl. In their absence, many of the animals are actually thriving.

'Major humanitarian emergency' after cyclone batters Southern Africa

2019-03-19 21:10

Rescue workers have been hard at work in trying to rescue affected people in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and lately Mozambique - which has now suffered a lot of fatalities.

Bitcoin trading uses so much power it could help push global temperatures up past a deadly threshold

2018-11-06 10:04

Like many forms of cryptocurrency, bitcoin relies on the emissions-heavy coal industry as a cheap source of power..

Indonesia disaster: Desperate survivors search debris for food, drinks

2018-10-03 20:54

Desperate people in the hard-hit Indonesian city of Palu are searching for anything edible in the shell of a warehouse that tsunami waves pounded

SA govt sends condolences to Indonesia following earthquake and tsunami

2018-09-29 18:28

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has urged family members of any South Africans residing or on holiday in Indonesia, whom they cannot contact or locate, to reach out to the department.

US Senate presses ahead on $36.5bn Puerto Rico disaster relief package

2017-10-24 05:23

The Senate is pushing ahead on a $36.5bn hurricane relief package that would give Puerto Rico a much-needed infusion of cash.

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More than 135 people killed in Afghanistan avalanche

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Global disaster costs fall in 2015

2015-12-20 13:33

The economic cost of disasters across the world dropped in 2015 to around $85bn from $113bn last year, says reinsurance firm Swiss Re.

4 epic marriage proposal fails

2015-06-16 00:00

Some marriage proposal ideas should be avoided at all costs.

Australian court approves record payout

2014-12-23 12:00

An Australian court has approved a record payout to survivors and families of some of the 173 people killed in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

 

42 secrets you never knew about the Titanic and the people aboard it

2019-04-12 17:20

The Titanic is one of the most famous disasters in history. But the ship still has secrets that you've probably never heard before.

Trump voices support for Indonesia after tsunami's 'unthinkable devastation'

2018-12-23 20:28

US President Donald Trump on Sunday offered a message of support after a volcano-triggered tsunami left 222 people dead and hundreds more injured in Indonesia's Sunda Strait.

Typhoon leaves 6 dead in Philippines, more feared trapped

2018-10-30 22:43

A strong typhoon blew across the northern Philippines on Tuesday, setting off landslides that left at least six people dead and forcing thousands to flee from villages that were hit by a deadly storm last month

WATCH: Indonesia tsunami death toll may hit a thousand

2018-09-30 16:06

Rescue officials feared the full scale of Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami could climb far past the more than 800 already confirmed dead, as several large coastal towns remained cut off Sunday by damaged roads and downed communication lines

Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

2018-09-29 16:05

Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region

Knysna fires, Cape storm devastating to insurance sector - Santam

2017-08-31 19:39

With damage of close to R3bn, the Knysna fires and Cape storm earlier this year have probably been the worst disasters ever to hit South Africa’s insurance industry, says Santam.

SA saddened by Iran building collapse

2017-01-21 20:21

The South African government has conveyed its condolences to the Islamic Republic of Iran following the Plasco Building collapse.

Disasters caused $37.4bn in losses - insurer

2015-08-12 15:16

Natural and manmade disasters have caused $37.4bn in economic losses during the first half of 2015, proving far less costly than in recent years, says Swiss Re.

5 fashion & beauty disasters we're still talking about

2015-04-16 11:46

It makes us laugh, cry and sometimes it sends us into a blind rage.

$113bn damage caused by disasters - report

2014-12-17 17:00

Extreme weather and other natural and man-made disasters have caused losses of more than $70bn so far this year, says a Swiss company.

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