Natural Disasters

Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors


MEXICO CITY Rescuers are unlikely to find any more survivors of Mexico's earthquake still buried in the ruins and will cease operations to find them at the end of Thursday, the emergency services chief said.

Bali's menacing volcano puts some tourists' plans on back burner

KARANGASEM, Indonesia Clouds shrouded the top of Bali's highest volcano on Tuesday as the risk of an imminent eruption began to persuade some tourists to have second thoughts about visiting Indonesia's paradise island.

1:03pm IST

Couple defy Hurricane Maria on roof to save pets - lots of them

YAUCO, Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria battered this quiet Puerto Rican outpost and covered it with mud, but it couldn't separate Sandra Harasimowicz from her beloved pets.

11:10am IST

Psychological aftershocks linger after massive Mexico quake

MEXICO CITY In a simple, illustrated note, 10-year-old Maximiliano said goodbye to his friend and neighbor Julian, killed when their five-story housing complex collapsed after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation.

9:50am IST

Exclusive: Mexico unlikely to find more quake survivors, emergency chief says

MEXICO CITY Mexico will search another three days beneath the rubble for possible survivors of the September 19 earthquake even though it is unlikely rescuers will find anyone alive, the country's chief of emergency services said on Monday.

World, Top News 9:45am IST

Thousands evacuated to emergency shelters as Vanuatu volcano threatens to erupt

SYDNEY More than 6,000 people have been moved to emergency shelters on Vanuatu's northern island Ambae in the South Pacific as a volcano threatens to erupt, officials said on Tuesday.

9:15am IST

Mexico City gets unsteadily back on its feet after quake

MEXICO CITY Mexico City's infamous traffic jams were back on Monday as offices re-opened after last week's deadly earthquake, but closed schools and clusters of homeless people served as reminders that life in the megalopolis has not yet returned to normal.

2:37am IST

Bali's rumbling volcano spurs travel warnings from Australia, Singapore

Karangasem, INDONESIA Fears that a volcano could erupt imminently on the holiday island of Bali prompted several countries to issue travel warnings, while Indonesian authorities raced to evacuate tens of thousands of people living in the "danger zone". | Video

25 Sep 2017

While wealthy Mexicans swamped by quake aid, poor feel abandoned

MEXICO CITY Relief supplies and volunteers are piling up at rescue sites in upscale districts of Mexico City following Tuesday's deadly earthquake in a show of solidarity that has contrasted with the government's struggle to get aid to people most in need.

25 Sep 2017

Thousands evacuated as volcano on holiday island Bali grows more active

KLUNGKUNG, Indonesia Nearly 35,000 people have been evacuated from near a volcano on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali that officials say is becoming more active and could erupt soon.

24 Sep 2017

China economic reforms may result in $14.4 trillion GDP, growth at 6 percent – Asia Society report

Sweeping economic reform initiated by China President Xi Jinping in November 2013 marked a turning point for the world's second biggest economy. If implemented fully, China's potential GDP growth can be sustained at 6 percent through 2020. One risk: Falling short of that growth rate could result in growth at half that projection, or worse, leading to a new economic crisis, according to a new study.