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World Risk Report 2016: Inadequate infrastructure pushes up the risk of disaster

World Risk Report 2016: Inadequate infrastructure pushes up the risk of disaster

Inadequate infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that an extreme n...

Hong Kong University chemists synthesise 'game changing' antibiotic

Hong Kong University chemists synthesise 'game changing' antibiotic

Dr Xuechen Li of HKU Department of Chemistry and his research team, together with collaborators in U...

Earthquake in central Italy leaves dozens dead

Earthquake in central Italy leaves dozens dead

At least 73 people have been killed in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, a...

India floods: Several dead and thousands rescued

India floods: Several dead and thousands rescued

Floods across India have killed more than 30 people and displaced thousands. Central Madhya Pradesh...

Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence

Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence

For the first time since the Cold War the German government is advising citizens to stockpile food a...

Louisiana floods: One of the worst recent US disasters

Louisiana floods: One of the worst recent US disasters

Days of heavy rain have caused historic flooding in the US state of Louisiana, bringing as much...

California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands

California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge blaze in southern California, with several of them desc...

Nigeria to start emergency polio campaign

Nigeria to start emergency polio campaign

Nigeria has announced an emergency mass polio vaccination campaign in the north-east after two new c...

Thailand blasts target Phuket and Hua Hin tourist spots

Thailand blasts target Phuket and Hua Hin tourist spots

A series of blasts across Thailand has targeted tourist towns, killing four people and injuring doze...

Hurricane Earl strengthens on landfall in Belize

Hurricane Earl strengthens on landfall in Belize

Hurricane Earl is gathering strength as it makes landfall in Belize, in Central America, officials s...

Russia anthrax outbreak affects dozens in north Siberia

Russia anthrax outbreak affects dozens in north Siberia

Ninety people are undergoing hospital checks in remote northern Russia because of an anthrax outbrea...

Multiple victims in Texas shootings

Multiple victims in Texas shootings

One person is dead and four others have been hospitalised after two separate shooting incidents in t...

'Food crisis' hits 10,000 laid-off Indians in Saudi Arabia

'Food crisis' hits 10,000 laid-off Indians in Saudi Arabia

More than 10,000 Indian nationals laid off in Saudi Arabia are facing a "food crisis", India's forei...

Syria conflict: Deadly strike on Save the Children maternity hospital

Syria conflict: Deadly strike on Save the Children maternity hospital

An air strike has hit a maternity hospital supported by Save the Children in north-western Syria, ki...

Over 100 dead in South Asia monsoon flooding

Over 100 dead in South Asia monsoon flooding

More than 100 people have been killed in monsoon floods in South Asia, as torrential rain caused cha...

Florida investigates four mysterious Zika infections

Florida investigates four mysterious Zika infections

Health officials in Florida are investigating four cases of Zika that do not appear to be related to...

France church attack: Second suspect in priest killing named

France church attack: Second suspect in priest killing named

French prosecutors have identified the second man involved in the killing of a priest in a Normandy ...

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with ...

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