Eleven missing, 14 injured in Indonesia landslide

2018-02-22 14:10

Eleven people are missing and 14 have been injured following a landslide that cascaded down the terraced slopes of a rice field on the Indonesian island of Java, officials say.

No end in sight for dry spell

2018-02-11 06:30

It is unclear for how much longer the drought in Cape Town and surrounding areas is going to last, but history shows that dry spells in the city have persisted for as long as 15 years.

Baby, it's cold in there: Explorers test endurance in Poland

2018-02-08 06:11

Explorers are testing the endurance of humans and equipment in temperatures around minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 F) in a laboratory in southern Poland.

Woman rescued from Indonesia landslide after 13 hours

2018-02-06 21:59

Rescuers in Indonesia have pulled a woman alive from a car trapped by a landslide for 13 hours as torrential rains caused havoc in parts of the capital and neighboring West Java, killing at least five people.

Man survives being struck by lightning

2018-02-03 11:56

A man, believed to be in his late thirties, survived being struck by lightning in Midvaal on Friday afternoon.

3 dead, 2 children still missing in KZN thunderstorm chaos

2018-01-29 11:25

Three people, including a nine-year-old boy, have died as a result of severe storms that have battered parts of northern KwaZulu-Natal.

PICS: Huge storms hit northern Europe, leave three dead

2018-01-18 17:23

Violent gales battered northern Europe and beyond, snapping air and train links and leaving three people dead, all killed by falling trees.

Madagascar cyclone death toll hits 51, 22 missing

2018-01-15 12:20

The cyclone that slammed into Madagascar earlier this month has claimed 51 lives, with 54 000 people displaced by flooding, heavy rain and high winds, authorities say.

Number of missing after California mudslide victims surges to 48

2018-01-11 22:55

The number of people missing after the deadly mudslides in Montecito, California, has surged to 48.

Death toll hits 15 in California mudslides; search continues

2018-01-10 22:25

The death toll from the mudslides that struck Southern California has climbed to 15 as rescue crews search for anyone trapped, injured or dead.


Joy over rain marred as 9 drown in Western Cape floods

2018-02-14 09:43

Nine people have drowned in flash floods in the Western Cape, says the province's traffic chief.

Hero labrador sniffs out survivor in Taiwan quake wreckage

2018-02-09 08:43

A rookie golden Labrador on his first ever mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search and rescue workers find two people trapped in a severely damaged building following a deadly earthquake.

Taiwan hotel collapses after 6.4-magnitude deadly quake

2018-02-06 22:40

A hotel on the east coast of Taiwan has collapsed after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, the national fire agency said, with reports that several other buildings have been toppled with some people trapped.

National Weather Service: No East Coast tsunami warning

2018-02-06 20:54

Some people on the East Coast got a push alert on their phones about a tsunami warning, but the National Weather Service says it was just a test

Floods peak in Paris during heaviest rains in 50 years

2018-01-30 11:04

Floodwaters have peaked in Paris and were threatening towns downstream as the rain-engorged Seine River winds through Normandy toward the English Channel.

Woman struck dead by lightning

2018-01-27 09:23

A 49-year-old woman has been killed after being struck by lightning on a farm in Ladybrand in the Free State.

PICTURES: Dilapidated Ekangala Stadium further damaged by severe storm

2018-01-16 22:16

The Ekangala Stadium, which was already on the verge of total dereliction, received a further thrashing from a severe storm on Monday.

Deadly slide sweeps mother, daughter, others from their beds

2018-01-13 11:11

Marilyn Ramos was asleep in bed with her 3-year-old daughter, Kailly Benitez, when the deadly mudslide came crashing through their Montecito rental home, carrying both to their deaths along with Kailly's 10-year-old cousin

17 dead in California mudslides, more than a dozen missing

2018-01-11 05:59

Anxious family members are awaiting word on loved ones as rescue crews search for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides slammed Southern California.

Take Cape Town water crisis to public protector - constitutional watchdog

2018-01-10 19:39

The City of Cape Town's proposed water levy should be taken to the public protector free of charge, according to NPO Accountability Now.

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