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Natural disasters

Iceland evacuates area near volcano amid eruption fears
Tourists were evacuated from around Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, as seismic activity has increased in the area. The possibility of the volcano waking up has evoked memories of the 2010 aviation chaos, caused by another eruption in Iceland.

21.08.2014 08:45

Ebola crisis: Air France crews call for flight cancellations
The union behind Air France has launched a petition to immediately stop flights to Ebola-hit countries until the virus is under control, as fears flare up over the largest epidemic the world has ever seen.

20.08.2014 06:57

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima, Japan landslides (PHOTOS)
At least 36 people have been killed and 7 others remain missing after landslides caused by torrential rain hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday morning.

20.08.2014 03:38

Most jaw-dropping locations and events on Earth photographed from ISS
The crew of the International Space Station Expedition 40 are locked in an unofficial competition to produce the most stunning pictures of Earth from orbit.

17.08.2014 14:24

Two dead, several trapped following double earthquake in Ecuador
A 5.1 earthquake has struck around 22.5 km northeast of Ecuador's capital, Quito, followed by a 4.3 magnitude aftershock. At least two people have been killed as the tremors caused several landslides and trapped at least three people in a collapsed mine.

12.08.2014 20:38

Hawaii prepares for first direct hit from hurricane in 22 years as second storm looms
The Big Island of Hawai’i is bracing for a double whammy of hurricanes to make landfall between Thursday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The last time the archipelago took a direct hit from a hurricane was 1992.

07.08.2014 17:05

Fukushima nuclear meltdown worse than initially reported - TEPCO
The meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s third reactor building was even worse than initially believed, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has announced.

07.08.2014 01:23

Colorado governor retreats on fracking debate as elections loom
Two of Colorado's leading Democrats agreed to nix from the November ballot a set of anti-fracking initiatives that some members in the party believed would damage its candidates’ chances of victory come Election Day.

05.08.2014 08:00

Hundreds killed in deadly China quake
The death toll keeps rising after an earthquake measuring from 6.1 to 6.5, according to different estimates, hit China’s southwestern Yunnan province. The latest number of dead is nearing 600 while the number of injured is over 2,400 people.

03.08.2014 18:51

China quake death toll rises to 381, over 1,800 injured (PHOTOS)
Over 380 people were killed and around 1,800 injured after an earthquake measuring from 6.1 to 6.5, according to different estimates, toppled thousands of buildings in China’s southwestern Yunnan province.

03.08.2014 11:41

Severe drought in California spreading at unprecedented rate
The drought in California is getting worse as more than half the state now suffers from the most severe drought conditions possible, according to a new report.

01.08.2014 03:43

UK doctors sound alarm over potential Ebola outbreak
Doctors in the UK are preparing for a possible outbreak of Ebola, one of the most virulent diseases known to humankind according to the World Health Organization.

29.07.2014 09:27

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