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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 ...

Floods, landslides kill at least eight in Indonesia

Floods, landslides kill at least eight in Indonesia

At least eight people have been killed and thousands forced to evacuate their homes after heavy rain triggered devastating flash floods and landslides in Indonesia, authorities said Wednesday.

Forest fire insurance costs soar

Forest fire insurance costs soar

Forest fires are becoming increasingly likely because of climate change and costing insurers more than ever, with the deadly fire that ravaged northern California the single most expensive natural disaster in 2018 ...

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed over 400.

Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

Desperately-needed aid flowed into a stretch of Indonesia's tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, but humanitarian workers warned that clean water and medicine supplies ...