Natural Disasters

Torrential Imelda rains kill 2, flood homes, snarl travel around Houston


HOUSTON Tropical Storm Imelda dumped torrential rains over the Houston-area, killing at least two people, while rescuers in boats pulled hundreds from flooded cars, the airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost power. | Video

Tunisian establishment stunned as outsiders win presidency

TUNIS With more than half the votes counted in a presidential election, Tunisians have delivered a political earthquake by rejecting established leaders for a little known law professor and a media mogul jailed on suspicion of tax evasion.

16 Sep 2019

Japan regulator to re-investigate Fukushima nuclear disaster

TOKYO Japan's nuclear regulator plans to reinvestigate the Fukushima disaster, in which three reactors at an atomic power plant run by Tokyo Electric Power melted down after an earthquake and tsunami eight years ago, it said on Wednesday.

World, Japan, Nuclear Power 11 Sep 2019

Hurricane Dorian skirts U.S. coast, soaking the Carolinas

CHARLESTON, S.C. The howling west flank of Hurricane Dorian soaked the Carolinas on Thursday, flooding coastal towns, whipping up tornadoes and cutting power to hundreds of thousands of people a couple of days after it reduced parts of the Bahamas to rubble. | Video

06 Sep 2019

Hurricane Dorian kills at least five in Bahamas, turn to Florida expected

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the U.S. coast, where more than a million people were ordered evacuated. | Video

World, Top News 03 Sep 2019

Morning News Call - India, September 3

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03 Sep 2019

South Korea to increase radiation testing of Japanese food

SEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it will double the radiation testing of some Japanese food exports due to potential contamination from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.

World, Japan, Nuclear Power 21 Aug 2019

Pakistan, India spar over using water as a weapon in Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI Accusing India of waging "fifth-generation warfare", Pakistan said on Monday New Delhi had failed to inform it about the release of water from a dam that could cause flooding across the border.

'Nobody is not afraid': Chernobyl pilot recalls his fear 33 years ago

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine More than three decades after he flew his helicopter above the radioactive volcano that was Chernobyl's nuclear reactor number four, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, Mykola Volkozub recalls how he feared for his life. | Video

World, Nuclear Power 17 Aug 2019

Floods kill at least 28 in Kerala, displace thousands

BENGALURU/MUMBAI At least 28 people have died in Kerala after torrential monsoon rains caused landslides and flooding that cut off some areas, authorities said on Friday.

World, Top News 09 Aug 2019

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.