Disasters / Accidents

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon

Published 17/09/2018

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent [more…]

Philippine leader again vows to shut mines after deadly landslides

Philippine leader again vows to shut mines after deadly landslides

Published 17/09/2018

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte repeated his call on Monday to shut all mines in the country following deadly landslides, hours after his [more…]

Praying for miracles, rescuers seek signs of life after Philippine…

Praying for miracles, rescuers seek signs of life after Philippine…

Published 17/09/2018

UCAB, Philippines (Reuters) - Hopes of finding survivors in the rubble of a huge landslide in the Philippines faded on Monday as rescuers in a [more…]

For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds

For families of some 9/11 victims, new DNA tools reopen old wounds

Published 10/09/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A breakthrough in DNA analysis is helping identify more victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York, but the [more…]

New York scientists use new DNA tools to identify 9/11 victims

New York scientists use new DNA tools to identify 9/11 victims

Published 06/09/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New DNA analysis techniques are helping identify more victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, [more…]

Japan acknowledges first radiation death among Fukushima workers

Japan acknowledges first radiation death among Fukushima workers

Published 05/09/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has acknowledged for the first time that a worker at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami [more…]

India’s flood-hit Kerala state faces shortages of ‘rat fever’ drug

India’s flood-hit Kerala state faces shortages of ‘rat fever’ drug

Published 04/09/2018

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s flood-ravaged Kerala state is facing shortages of a drug that fights an infectious bacterial disease after the worst flooding in [more…]

Skull of ancient human possibly found in burned Brazilian museum

Skull of ancient human possibly found in burned Brazilian museum

Published 04/09/2018

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Firefighters combing through the charred remains of Brazil’s National Museum have found a skull that may belong to its star [more…]

Typhoon Cimaron slices through western Japan, heads north

Typhoon Cimaron slices through western Japan, heads north

Published 24/08/2018

TOKYO (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon sliced across western Japan on Friday, dumping heavy rain before heading out to sea and turning towards the northern [more…]

Sweden calls for nuclear reactors to be shielded from hot weather

Sweden calls for nuclear reactors to be shielded from hot weather

Published 20/08/2018

OSLO (Reuters) - Sweden’s nuclear energy regulator SSM has asked plant operators to produce plans in the coming months to shield their reactors from harmful [more…]