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New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a strong earthquake.

Blaze devastates Notre-Dame, Paris firefighters fear for one bell tower

A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral Monday, destroying the roof of the historic Paris landmark in a roaring blaze as firefighters battled to prevent one of the main bell towers from collapsing.

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000: president

The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said Monday.
March 19, 2019 | 01:31 pm GMT+7

Bangladesh building fire kills at least 70, toll could climb

The death toll from a fire in a centuries-old area of the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, jumped dramatically to 70 on Thursday, a fire official said.
February 21, 2019 | 04:35 pm GMT+7

Two Vietnamese women die in Malaysia blaze

Two Vietnamese women were among six dead in a fire that broke out Wednesday at an entertainment center in Ipoh.
February 20, 2019 | 02:01 pm GMT+7

Hope fades for 300 missing in Brazil dam disaster

Hopes were fading Saturday that rescuers would find more survivors from at least 300 missing after a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil, with nine bodies so far recovered.
January 27, 2019 | 07:56 am GMT+7

Indonesia's latest tsunami raises global questions over disaster preparedness

Authorities around the globe are working on how they can prepare for the kind of freak tsunami that battered coasts west of Jakarta this month.
December 30, 2018 | 11:15 pm GMT+7

'Insurance gap' threatens disaster-vulnerable poor nations: Lloyd's

Disaster-prone developing nations, including Vietnam, are exposed to crippling losses because they lack insurance, industry experts said Monday.
October 22, 2018 | 08:52 am GMT+7

12 killed, dozens missing in new Philippine landslide

Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines Thursday.
September 21, 2018 | 07:42 am GMT+7

Japan resilient, but climate change making disasters worse: experts

Record typhoons, biblical floods, heatwaves, landslides and earthquakes: this summer, Japan really has seen it all. 
September 08, 2018 | 08:25 am GMT+7

Laos dam collapse death toll rises to 31, scores still missing

The death toll from a massive dam collapse in southern Laos has jumped to 31, officials said.
August 06, 2018 | 01:38 pm GMT+7

Lao dam tragedy haunts locals after water levels subside

Several days after a dam collapsed in southeastern Laos, locals remain traumatized and fearful.
July 31, 2018 | 02:43 pm GMT+7

Vietnam flood death toll rises to 27, more rain forecast

The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by tropical storm Son Tinh rose to 27 on Tuesday.
July 24, 2018 | 02:40 pm GMT+7

Horrifying moment when landslide swept away two excavators in Vietnam

The dramatic video footage shows how devastating floods can be.
June 27, 2018 | 07:12 pm GMT+7

Hanoi names China's possible radiation leaks among top 'disaster' risks

'Radioactive dust could spread far and wide, polluting the air and water sources.'
May 24, 2018 | 10:18 am GMT+7
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