Disasters / Accidents

Iran has not ruled out talks to end nuclear dispute, says official

Iran has not ruled out talks to end nuclear dispute, says official

Published 20/01/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that it had not closed the “door to negotiations” in efforts to resolve a dispute over its nuclear [more…]

Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut

Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut

Published 20/01/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - A restive volcano in the Philippines has a high risk of eruption as it is “recharging” with fresh magma and rising emissions [more…]

Australian budget surplus in doubt as bushfire funding boosted

Australian budget surplus in doubt as bushfire funding boosted

Published 20/01/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Monday boosted emergency funding for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country for months, as the mounting [more…]

Australia’s flame-scarred Kangaroo Valley calls for tourists to return

Australia’s flame-scarred Kangaroo Valley calls for tourists to return

Published 20/01/2020

KANGAROO VALLEY (Reuters) - Hard-hit businesses in Australia’s blaze-ravaged Kangaroo Valley are calling for tourists to return now that the wildfires are under control, and [more…]

U.S. flood risk model to be publicly available in boon for homebuyers

U.S. flood risk model to be publicly available in boon for homebuyers

Published 14/01/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A climate research organization will offer access to a risk model that predicts the probability of flooding for homes across the [more…]

Philippine financial markets shut after volcano spews ash over Manila

Philippine financial markets shut after volcano spews ash over Manila

Published 13/01/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine financial markets were shut on Monday to ensure the safety of employees and traders after a volcano near Manila spewed huge [more…]

Early concussion treatment tied to faster recovery

Early concussion treatment tied to faster recovery

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Young athletes who get concussions may recover faster when they’re treated within the first week than when they wait longer to get [more…]

Electric scooter injuries rising, one-third involve the head

Electric scooter injuries rising, one-third involve the head

Published 10/01/2020

(Reuters Health) - Injuries and hospital admissions involving sharable two-wheeled electric scooters are on the rise in the U.S., a new study finds. Most concerning, [more…]

Australian insurer Suncorp’s claims hit $237 million as bushfires rage on

Australian insurer Suncorp’s claims hit $237 million as bushfires rage on

Published 09/01/2020

(Reuters) - Australian insurer Suncorp Group (SUN.AX) said on Thursday it has received since September 2,600 bushfire-related claims worth up to A$345 million ($237.05 million), [more…]

Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return

Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return

Published 09/01/2020

MERIMBULA, Australia/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities urged another mass evacuation across the heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge [more…]