World | Reuters | Friday January 9, 2015
More than one million people have been driven from their homes by the conflict in Ukraine, hampering aid efforts and leaving the country on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, aid agencies said on Thursday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 31, 2014
Italy's coastguard said today it had narrowly averted a catastrophe by intercepting a runaway freighter that was on a collision course with the country's rocky shoreline with 768 people on board.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 13, 2014
Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons worked on Friday to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological "catastrophe".
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday December 11, 2014
Bangladesh officials warned today that an oil spill from a crashed tanker is threatening endangered dolphins and other wildlife in the massive Sundarbans mangrove region, branding the leak an ecological "catastrophe".
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 9, 2014
North Korea warned on Thursday of a "catastrophic" end in cross-border relations unless South Korea stops the planned launch of anti-Pyongyang leaflets marking a key political event this week in the communist country.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday August 2, 2014
The insurgent stronghold of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine is on the verge a humanitarian catastrophe, the mayor warned on Saturday, as a siege by government troops has seen water, electricity and food supplies cut off.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday July 25, 2014
In a sensational revelation, NASA has said that the Earth had a near miss July 23,2012 with a giant solar flare or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Saturday July 5, 2014
Neymar suffered a fractured vertebrae in Brazil's quarterfinal victory over Colombia.
Sunday June 22, 2014
India's Rs 70,000-crore general insurance industry has demanded tax exemption in the forthcoming budget to give boost to corporate health plans of SME employees and retail catastrophe cover.
Saturday June 14, 2014
Spain suffered a shocking humiliation at the hands of Netherlands, losing 5-1 in their FIFA World Cup opener.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 16, 2014
Three people have drowned in Serbia and more than 3,000 evacuated following flooding caused by torrential rain that prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency, officials said Thursday.
World | Reuters | Saturday May 10, 2014
Acting Ukrainian President Oleksander Turchinov told eastern regions gripped by a pro-Russian uprising that they would be courting catastrophe if they voted "yes" in a separatist referendum on Sunday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 9, 2014
Cash-strapped United Nations agencies could soon be forced to halt vital aid in Somalia despite warning signs the war-torn country could be sliding back into a food crisis, a top UN official said Friday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 9, 2014
Six hours into the back-to-back "24" marathon, Jack Bauer was foiling Russian assassins, trying to save the world from nuclear catastrophe -and holding a Chinese audience spellbound.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 6, 2014
Angry Brussels residents today said a Turkish cargo plane following a controversial new flight path over the city almost caused an "aviation catastrophe," but the airport's traffic control denied the charge.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 4, 2014
Technological wizardry, historic handshakes and catastrophe on the stock exchange: all have marked the history of the Channel Tunnel, the busy rail link between Britain and mainland Europe, which was inaugurated two decades ago.
World | Reuters | Tuesday April 1, 2014
A microbe that spewed humongous amounts of methane into Earth's atmosphere triggered a global catastrophe 252 million years ago that wiped out upwards of 90 per cent of marine species and 70 per cent of land vertebrates.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday March 31, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned that failing to act immediately and decisively on climate change will have "catastrophic" and wide-ranging consequences.
World | Reuters | Friday March 14, 2014
Russia launched new military exercises near its border with Ukraine on Thursday, showing no sign of backing down on plans to annex its neighbour's Crimea region despite a stronger than expected drive for sanctions from the EU and United States.
Agence France-Presse | Monday March 10, 2014
Escape Room, a new global craze, lets players save the world from a nuclear catastrophe or rob a bank.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday January 20, 2014
At least eight people were killed and over 60,000 others fled to escape the catastrophe caused by floods in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, an official said on Monday.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 3, 2013
Meetings and protest marches in support of the demands of the victims marked the 29th anniversary of the Bhopal gas catastrophe in Bhopal today.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 12, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today conveyed his condolences to Philippines President Benigno Aquino over the catastrophe caused by typhoon Haiyan and offered India's help in relief and rehabilitation efforts.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 20, 2013
An oil-bearing train derailed and ignited in western Canada Saturday, just months after the massive Lac-Megantic catastrophe highlighted the danger of transporting fuel by rail.