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Chernobyl gets steel dome boost to help old shell contain radiation

A new steel cover was moved into place on Tuesday to prevent radiation from escaping past a concrete sarcophagus hastily erected at the Chernobyl power plant three decades ago to control one of...

Over 600,000 children in Haiti dependent on aid after hurricane

More than 600,000 children in Haiti are dependent on humanitarian aid, UNICEF said Friday, one month after Hurricane Matthew pounded the Caribbean island nation.

Red Cross: Only quarter of aid target raised after North Korea flood

Following a rare appeal for aid from North Korea following severe flooding in the country, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) said Saturday it has only raised a quarter of its target...

Tens of thousands of households crippled by flooding in Thailand

The seasonal monsoon has caused flooding in many parts of Thailand, affecting over 20,000 households, with some of the country's top tourist destinations submerged in water, the irrigation...

California fire beats firefighters, forces thousands to flee

Tens of thousands of people in southern California were ordered to flee a raging wildfire burning out of control in a rural mountain area on Wednesday, authorities said.

11 dead, 30,000 rescued in "historic" Louisiana flood

At least eleven people have died and more than 30,000 people have had to be rescued from "historic" flooding in the southern US state of Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards said Tuesday.

Flash floods kill seven in Vietnam

At least seven people were killed and one was missing in flash floods in northern Vietnam that were triggered by heavy rain over the past four days, authorities said Monday.

More than 7,000 rescued in southern US flooding

More than 7,000 people had to be rescued from flood waters in the southern US state of Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards said Sunday.

Historic flooding in southern US claims at least two lives

Flooding in the US southern state of Louisiana was described Saturday as a "truly historic event," and the governor warned residents to brace for more rain.

Death toll from Nepal monsoon disaster reaches 80

At least 80 people have died in monsoon-related disasters in Nepal in the past week, the Home Ministry said Sunday.

At least 72 dead, 78 missing in north China floods amid protests

At least 72 people are dead and 78 are missing in China's northern Hebei province, official reports said Saturday, with protesters saying some deaths were caused by the government releasing flood...

Gov't to provide funds for storm-hit Osijek hospital

Finance Minister Zdravko Maric in the caretaker government said on Wednesday that the necessary funds from the state budgets would be allotted to offset damage inflicted on the Osijek hospital...

Car sharing programme up and running in tsunami-hit rural Japan

Takehiko Yoshizawa introduces a car-sharing programme in a drab north-eastern Japanese city, where tens of thousands of vehicles were swept away by a tsunami in 2011. Many volunteers and non-...

Most of Alberta town saved despite "ocean of fire"

Despite heartbreaking scenes of utter destruction, firefighters managed to protect most of the oil town of Fort McMurray in the western Canadian province of Alberta, officials said Monday after...

Cooler weather slows "out-of-control" Alberta fire

Fire crews fighting the massive wildfire in the western Canadian province of Alberta finally got a Mother's Day present from Mother Nature as cooler temperatures slowed down the advance of the...