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EU mulls using disaster funds in 'no deal' Brexit

EU mulls using disaster funds in 'no deal' Brexit

Senior European officials are considering making an EU disaster contingency fund available to any member states hit by the economic fallout of an eventual ‘no deal’ Brexit.

Siberia forest fires spark potential 'disaster' for Arctic

Siberia forest fires spark potential 'disaster' for Arctic

Gigantic forest fires have regularly raged through the vast expanses of Russia's Siberia, but the magnitude of this year's blazes has reached an exceptional level with fears of a long-term impact on the environment.

China landslide death toll rises to 36 with 15 still missing

China landslide death toll rises to 36 with 15 still missing

The death toll in a landslide which buried a village in southwest China rose to 36, state broadcaster CCTV said Sunday, with 15 still missing days after the disaster struck.

Victims of Formosa spill in Vietnam seek compensation

Victims of Formosa spill in Vietnam seek compensation

Lawyers in Taiwan launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the industrial conglomerate Formosa on Tuesday, on behalf of thousands of Vietnamese whose livelihoods were ruined by a toxic spill ...

After EU poll disaster, Britain's main parties gird for no-deal Brexit battle

After EU poll disaster, Britain's main parties gird for no-deal Brexit battle

Britain's two main parties set the stage on Monday for a battle over a no-deal Brexit, hoping to win back voters who abandoned them for a new movement led by eurosceptic Nigel Farage ...

Floods in Indonesia kill 29, dozen missing

Floods in Indonesia kill 29, dozen missing

Floods sparked by torrential rains have killed 29 people in Indonesia with a dozen more still missing, officials said Monday, marking the latest calamity for a disaster-prone nation.

Fed's big surprise could spell disaster for dollar bulls

Fed's big surprise could spell disaster for dollar bulls

The Bloomberg dollar index tumbled 0.5% on Wednesday, making it the worst day since January, after Fed policy makers unexpectedly signalled they’d hold their rates benchmark steady all year ...

Flash floods kill at least 50 in Indonesia's Papua

Flash floods kill at least 50 in Indonesia's Papua

Flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province have killed at least 50 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers raced to help dozens of other victims of the disaster.

Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

Indonesian authorities warned Monday that up to 100 people could still be trapped and feared dead inside a collapsed illegal gold mine despite a painstaking rescue effort that has so far plucked 19 people alive from the rubble ...

Seven dead, dozens buried in Indonesia mine collapse

Seven dead, dozens buried in Indonesia mine collapse

At least seven people have died and dozens more are still trapped beneath the rubble of an illegal gold mine that collapsed in Indonesia, officials said Thursday, as rescuers frantically searched for survivors.

5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido, no tsunami risk

5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido, no tsunami risk

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Japan's northern island of Hokkaido Thursday but there was no tsunami warning and no immediate reports of injuries or damage, authorities said.

Zimbabwean rescuers pull out eight trapped miners alive

Zimbabwean rescuers pull out eight trapped miners alive

Zimbabwean rescuers pulled out eight illegal gold miners alive on Saturday out of about 70 people who were earlier this week trapped in flooded shafts, in accident that the government has declared a disaster ...