You are in: Home » Science & Environment
More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16

More heavy rain forecast for Japan as death toll rises to 16 Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Japanese rescue crews took advantage of a break in the weather on Saturday to search for survivors of torrential rain, floods and landslides, as the death toll from several days of freak weather rose to 16, the NHK state broadcaster reported.
Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast Sat, 24 Jun, 2017

An explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia killed at least eight people, as rescuers scrambled to find five others still missing, authorities said Saturday, updating earlier figures.
15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village

15 dead, scores missing hours after landslide buries Chinese village Sat, 24 Jun, 2017

 Fifteen people were killed in a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday and about 100 were believed to be still buried in the debris and feared dead, state media said.
Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens Sun, 18 Jun, 2017

Ragingforest fires in Portugal have killed more than 60 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in the country's worst such disaster in recent history.
Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims

Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development.
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump

India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump Sat, 03 Jun, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French President Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal.
World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact

World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub to climate pact Fri, 02 Jun, 2017

 China and Europe pledged on Friday to unite to save "Mother Earth" in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to take the world's largest carbon polluter out of the Paris climate change pact.

Suspense builds as Trump tipped to ditch climate deal

Suspense builds as Trump tipped to ditch climate deal Wed, 31 May, 2017

Donald Trump kept the world guessing about US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord Wednesday, as aides reportedly said a pullout was likely and the president said a decision would come in the "next few days."
Nearly 300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh

Nearly 300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh Mon, 29 May, 2017

Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 300,000 people as Cyclone Mora barrelled towards its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 85 kilometres (53 miles) per hour, officials said Monday.
Violent storm kills 13 in Moscow

Violent storm kills 13 in Moscow Mon, 29 May, 2017

A violent storm swept through Moscow area Monday, leaving 13 people dead and dozens injured as freak winds toppled hundreds of trees, officials said.
Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146 Sun, 28 May, 2017

Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.
Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing

Sri Lanka confirms 100 dead in mudslides; 99 missing Sat, 27 May, 2017

Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides rose Saturday to 100 with 99 others missing.
Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms

Seven dead, 19 missing in Haiti storms Fri, 19 May, 2017

Seven people have died and 19 fishermen are reported lost at sea after two days of heavy rain lashed Haiti, the interior ministry said Friday.
North Korea fires ballistic missile

North Korea fires ballistic missile Sat, 13 May, 2017

North Korea fired on Sunday a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast that flew 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber Sat, 06 May, 2017

An 85-year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak, officials said.
Help us defend freedom of expression |Donate Now| Support Us

Top World Stories

King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election

Voters in the African kingdom of eSwatini, previously known as Swaziland, cast ballots Friday in an election where political parties are banned and winning candidates are sidelined by a monarch who wields absolute power. Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border points for first time in 20 years Russia launches biggest ever war games IS ambush kills 21 regime fighters in southern Syria: monitor At least 32 killed in suicide attack on Afghan protesters EU condemns Egypt's mass death sentence

Video & Audio News

U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim meet in Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula wh ...

President Donald Trump meets with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Five days before meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US President Donald Trump said on Thursday the unprecedented summit was "all ready to go," a ...

US President Trump Meets with Chancellor Merkel of Germany

US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to make little headway on high-stakes trade and security disagreements Friday, ...

North Korea's Kim Jong-un crosses into South Korea

The leaders of North and South Korea signed a declaration on Friday agreeing to work for the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula& ...

Archive

Please choose a date from the date-picker on the right to get all the news of the date you like!
Note: Archived news are available only from '2007-01-01' onwards.
calendar

Features/Views/Analysis

Abused, trafficked, unwanted – A view on the US migration policy development

The US Department of State’s Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report was started in 2001 as a diplomatic means for the United States to communicate ...

Sponsored Links

Air France