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China train crash: Signal design flaw blamed

China train crash: Signal design flaw blamed

Serious flaws in a signalling system caused a fatal collision on China's high-speed rail network, of...

Huge Arctic fire hints at new climate cue

Huge Arctic fire hints at new climate cue

An exceptional wildfire in northern Alaska in 2007 put as much carbon into the air as the entire Arc...

Pakistan still not prepared for floods, says Oxfam

Pakistan still not prepared for floods, says Oxfam

Pakistan is still not sufficiently prepared to cope with flooding and other natural disasters, a yea...

Heat wave spreads across central and eastern US

Heat wave spreads across central and eastern US

A punishing heat wave has settled over central and eastern parts of the US, pushing temperatures as ...

Nepal landslides kill Dutch trekker and 11 others

Nepal landslides kill Dutch trekker and 11 others

A Dutch trekker has been killed by a landslide in Nepal. Another trekker and their guide were injur...

Earthquake strikes Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Earthquake strikes Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

At least 13 people in Uzbekistan have been killed in a 6.1-magnitude earthquake centred in Kyrgyzsta...

Indonesians flee volcano eruption on Sulawesi

Indonesians flee volcano eruption on Sulawesi

Thousands of people on an Indonesian island have been forced to flee a fierce volcanic eruption. Mo...

Earthquake hits English Channel

Earthquake hits English Channel

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has struck in the English Channel, the British Geological Surv...

Earthquake off Japan triggers tsunami alert

Earthquake off Japan triggers tsunami alert

A strong earthquake has jolted north-east Japan, the same area that was devastated four months ago. ...

Floods at China mines trap '40'

Floods at China mines trap '40'

Rescuers in southern China are trying to reach more than 40 workers in two coal mines after one pi...

ExxonMobil pipe leaks oil into Yellowstone River in US

ExxonMobil pipe leaks oil into Yellowstone River in US

An ExxonMobil pipeline in the US state of Montana has ruptured, leaking hundreds of barrels of crude...

Los Alamos nuclear lab: New Mexico fire reaches border

Los Alamos nuclear lab: New Mexico fire reaches border

A New Mexico wildfire has breached the boundary of Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the top nu...

Emergency response to Russian plane crash

Emergency response to Russian plane crash

Russia: Forty-five people were killed when a Tupolev-134 aircraft operated by RusAir crashed near Pe...

Hurricane Beatriz lashes Pacific resorts in Mexico

Hurricane Beatriz lashes Pacific resorts in Mexico

Hurricane Beatriz is threatening some of Mexico's most popular resorts, leaving tourists sheltering ...

Wildfire kills two forest rangers in Florida

Wildfire kills two forest rangers in Florida

A wildfire in Florida has claimed the lives of two forest rangers, as emergency services continue to...

Volcanic ash affects Chile after round-the-world trip

Volcanic ash affects Chile after round-the-world trip

Ash from a volcanic eruption in southern Chile has disrupted domestic flights at home for the first ...

China floods: Millions affected by deadly downpours

China floods: Millions affected by deadly downpours

More than two million people are now reported to have been affected by deadly floods in eastern Chin...

New Zealand quake dents Christchurch rebuilding hopes

New Zealand quake dents Christchurch rebuilding hopes

A series of earthquakes that hit the New Zealand city of Christchurch has confirmed fears that many ...

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