Snowy Kyiv grapples with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Snowy Kyiv grapples with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Ukraine racing to repair infrastructure hit by Russia Winter setting in with around 20% energy capacity deficit Party boss says coming week could be ‘really difficult’ KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Snow fell in Kyiv and temperatures hovered around freezing on Sunday as millions in and around the Ukrainian capital struggled with disruptions to electricity … Read more

Indonesia quake kills scores, reduces homes to rubble, injuring hundreds

Indonesia quake kills scores, reduces homes to rubble, injuring hundreds

CIANJUR, Indonesia, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A 5.6-magnitude earthquake killed more than 60 people and injured hundreds in Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, with rescuers trying to reach survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks. The epicentre was near the town of Cianjur in West Java, about 75 km (45 miles) … Read more

Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, 19 dead, prime minister says

Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria in Tanzania, 19 dead, prime minister says

Plane was trying to land at nearby airport – airline Rescuers in boats rush out to save trapped passengers Crash happened amid storms, heavy rain – broadcaster DAR ES SALAAM, Nov 6 (Reuters) – At least 19 people died when a passenger plane crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Sunday morning while trying to … Read more

Philippine capital braces for storm Nalgae, death toll cut to 45

Philippine capital braces for storm Nalgae, death toll cut to 45

Most casualties in landslide-hit Maguindanao province Death toll reduced to 45 from 72 after checks Philippines has annual average of 20 tropical storms MANILA, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Manila and nearby towns braced on Saturday for Tropical Storm Nalgae, which has killed 45 people, mostly because of landslides in southern provinces of the Philippines. The … Read more

Two dead in Mexico after storm Roslyn dumps heavy rains, flooding

Two dead in Mexico after storm Roslyn dumps heavy rains, flooding

MEXICO CITY, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Two people died on Sunday from destruction caused by Storm Roslyn near Mexico’s Pacific coast, authorities said, and heavy rains and flash flooding continued even as the storm weakened while moving inland. A 74-year-old man was killed in the town of Mexcaltitan de Santiago Ixcuintla when a beam fell … Read more

Australia PM tours flood-hit Victoria state; evacuations, sandbagging underway

Australia PM tours flood-hit Victoria state; evacuations, sandbagging underway

SYDNEY, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Sunday toured flood-hit parts of Victoria state, including the city of Melbourne, as three states continued to grapple with a flood crisis sparked by days of heavy rain. Warnings were current for flood-impacted parts of Victoria, southern New South Wales and northern regions of … Read more

Storm Julia kills 25 in Central America as it churns toward Mexico

Storm Julia kills 25 in Central America as it churns toward Mexico

SAN SALVADOR, Oct 10 (Reuters) – The death toll from storm Julia rose to at least 25 on Monday, officials said, with most victims in El Salvador and Guatemala, as the weakening storm dumped heavy rain on a swath of Central America and southern Mexico. Salvadoran authorities reported the deaths of 10 people, including five … Read more

Venezuela floods kill at least 25 after heavy rains

Venezuela floods kill at least 25 after heavy rains

TEJERIAS, Oct 9 (Reuters) – At least 25 people died and 52 were missing after five small rivers in central Venezuela flooded due to heavy rains, Citizen Security Vice President Remigio Ceballos said Sunday evening in a televised address. The downpour on Saturday night swept large tree trunks and debris from surrounding mountains into the … Read more

Tropical Storm Julia emerges over Pacific after Nicaragua, no fatalities reported

Tropical Storm Julia emerges over Pacific after Nicaragua, no fatalities reported

MEXICO CITY, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Tropical storm Julia emerged over the Eastern Pacific on Sunday evening after pummelling Nicaragua with rain and winds that damaged hundreds of homes but left no reported casualties, according to government officials. The storm made landfall on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua early on Sunday near Laguna de Perlas … Read more

Pakistani hospital overwhelmed as water-borne illnesses spread

Pakistani hospital overwhelmed as water-borne illnesses spread

Hospital in Sehwan, southern Pakistan, is overwhelmed Patients pour in from flood-affected areas Thousands are suffering from water-borne illnesses WHO warns of ‘second disaster’ after catastrophic floods SEHWAN, Pakistan, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The emergency ward at the main government hospital in Sehwan, a small town in southern Pakistan, is overwhelmed. On a recent visit, … Read more