Natural Disasters

Iceland evacuates area north of rumbling volcano

STOCKHOLM - Iceland's civil protection agency has decided to evacuate an area north of the country's Bardarbunga volcano, saying it could not rule out an eruption.

Iceland raises alert level for volcano eruption to second-highest

STOCKHOLM - Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale.

Iceland raises risk level for volcano eruption to second-highest

STOCKHOLM - Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale.

18 Aug 2014

Floods submerge cane fields in North India

NEW DELHI, Aug 17 - Heavy monsoon rains in India have caused flooding in the country's main sugar producing state Uttar Pradesh, but the full extent of any damage to the crop will not be known until floodwaters recede.

17 Aug 2014

Two dead, eight wounded in Ecuador earthquake

QUITO - Two people were killed in Ecuador on Tuesday after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the capital of Quito, with eight others wounded and rescue workers still seeking to free others trapped after the tremor.

13 Aug 2014

Two dead, eight wounded in Ecuador earthquake: gov't

QUITO - Two people were killed and eight wounded after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck outside Ecuador's capital of Quito, the government said on Tuesday, with rescue workers seeking to free three others trapped after the tremor.

13 Aug 2014

Water builds up in China quake zone, brings new danger - Xinhua

BEIJING - An earthquake in China on the weekend triggered landslides that have blocked rivers and created rapidly growing bodies of water that could unleash more destruction on survivors of the disaster that killed 410 people, state media reported on Thursday.

05 Aug 2014

More than 400,000 in Bihar face risk of flooding after Nepal landslide

PATNA/KATHMANDU - More than 400,000 people in Bihar face the risk of flooding after a landslide that killed at least nine people in neighbouring Nepal, a government official said on Sunday, as thousands were being evacuated.

04 Aug 2014

At least 175 dead after quake hits southwest China

BEIJING - A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 175 people and leaving more than 180 missing and 1,400 injured in a remote area of Yunnan province, causing thousands of buildings, including a school, to collapse.

03 Aug 2014

U.S. House passes border-security funding bill to speed deportations

WASHINGTON - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to crack down on Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children, who are flooding to the U.S. border with Mexico, as lawmakers passed a $694 million border security bill.

02 Aug 2014