Natural Disasters

Hungarian tourist boat salvaged, 2 weeks after fatal accident


BUDAPEST Hungarian salvage crews recovered four bodies on Tuesday as they raised the wreck of a boat from the Danube River in Budapest, two weeks after it capsized with a group of South Korean tourists on board. | Video

Backstory: India's giant Modi wave - why we didn't see it coming

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI We didn't see it coming. The tsunami of support that propelled Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into a second five-year term was a surprise to many of us reporting on the mammoth Indian general election.

03 Jun 2019

Quakes in Albania damage 100 homes, four injured

FLOQ, Albania Six earthquakes in the space of two hours, the first with a magnitude of 5.3, shook south-eastern Albania on Saturday, injuring four people and causing damage to 100 houses, authorities and eyewitnesses said.

01 Jun 2019

Court orders Danube cruise captain held as flood halts search near wreck

BUDAPEST A Hungarian court on Saturday ordered the captain of a cruise liner that crashed into a pleasure boat on the Danube to be held pending a criminal investigation into a disaster believed to have killed 28 people, nearly all of them South Korean tourists. | Video

Top News, World 01 Jun 2019

Factbox: What's behind the spike in deaths on Mount Everest?

KATHMANDU/KOLKATA Nine people have died on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest so far this year, the most during a climbing season on the peak since a deadly earthquake in 2015. This time however, climbers and guides are blaming a host of other factors for the spike in deaths: | Video

South Asia, World, Top News 31 May 2019

Central U.S. faces high risk of river flooding even as rains ease

Rain-swollen rivers threatened more flooding on Thursday in Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois and Oklahoma, as Tulsa's mayor warned that the decades-old levee system in his city would be at risk even as waters receded through the weekend. | Video

31 May 2019

Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana face flood of 'historic magnitude'

Thousands of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana residents braced for more flooding on Wednesday, and some evacuated their homes, as forecasts of further rain drove fears that decades-old levees girding the Arkansas River may not hold. | Video

30 May 2019

Tornadoes rip through Kansas after one killed, scores hurt by Ohio twisters

BROOKVILLE, Ohio Several tornadoes reportedly touched down on Tuesday evening in Kansas to damage homes, uproot trees and rip down power lines, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. | Video

29 May 2019

Rescuers search for survivors after Oklahoma tornado kills at least two

EL RENO, Okla. Rescue workers on Sunday searched for survivors in the rubble left by a tornado that devastated parts of a small community near Oklahoma City, killing two people, injuring more than two dozen and leaving hundreds homeless, officials said. | Video

27 May 2019

Strong quake in Peru kills one person, disrupts some oil operations

LIMA A magnitude 8 earthquake killed one person, destroyed dozens of homes and disrupted some oil operations as it rocked Peru early on Sunday, authorities said. | Video

27 May 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.