Disasters / Accidents

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said, with local [more…]

Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes near coast of northern Chile

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck near the coast of Northern Chile on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said, and some [more…]

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Published 31/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries with significant active spread of coronavirus must prevent amplifying events, as opening up without the virus being under control would be [more…]

Firefighters make headway against lightning-sparked California wildfires

Firefighters make headway against lightning-sparked California wildfires

Published 31/08/2020

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California fire officials on Sunday reported significant headway battling the two largest of dozens of lightning-sparked blazes raging in and around [more…]

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 561 to 224,014 – RKI

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 561 to 224,014 – RKI

Published 17/08/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 561 to 224,014, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious [more…]

A life’s work shattered: stained glass artist counts cost of Beirut blast

A life’s work shattered: stained glass artist counts cost of Beirut blast

Published 16/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two decades of Maya Husseini’s work to restore stained glass windows destroyed in the Lebanese civil war was lost in an instant [more…]

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues

Published 13/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to [more…]

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

Published 12/08/2020

CAIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week’s massive [more…]

Beirut residents mourn destruction amid transformed cityscape

Beirut residents mourn destruction amid transformed cityscape

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Curtains flutter through broken windows, piles of debris block the streets and top-floor apartments with their roofs blown off are exposed to [more…]

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a [more…]