World News | Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post | Tuesday October 6, 2015
New research suggests that the asteroid or comet that slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago rocked the planet so violently that it accelerated a massive volcanic eruption in India, a double catastrophe that wiped out the dinosaurs and 70 percent of the Earth's species.
World News | Benedict Carey, The New York Times | Saturday September 26, 2015
Contrary to common portrayals of the madding crowd, people caught in an unfolding catastrophe usually summon their best selves, keep cool heads and look out for those around them, according to decades of research into crowd reactions during earthquakes, fires, floods, bombings and other threats.
World News | Reuters | Sunday July 12, 2015
Luxembourg's foreign minister has made an impassioned plea for Germany to avoid a Greek exit from the euro, warning Berlin of a catastrophic schism with France if it pushes for Athens to leave the currency union.
World News | Simon Jenkins | Thursday July 9, 2015
A Grexit, with a managed default and devaluation to kickstart recovery, is the only deal that should be on the table.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 24, 2015
The international community should prepare for a possible military intervention in Burundi, one of the country's top journalists said.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 19, 2015
The United Nations said today that $1.6 billion was now needed to face a "looming catastrophe" in Yemen where a Saudi-led coalition has been launching air strikes against Houthi fighters in a campaign to restore the government in exile.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Thursday June 11, 2015
Franck Ribery has not played since limping out of Bayern's 7-0 drubbing of Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League's last 16, first leg tie, on March 11 and is desperate to be fit again for pre-season training at the start of July.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday May 17, 2015
Malaysia's prime minister said on Saturday he would seek help from Myanmar to address the unfolding "humanitarian catastrophe" involving a wave of people fleeing on boats to Southeast Asia, thousands of whom are ethnic Rohingya escaping oppression in the mainly Buddhist country.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 16, 2015
Malaysia's prime minister said today that he would seek help from Myanmar to address the unfolding "humanitarian catastrophe" involving a wave of boatpeople flooding to Southeast Asia, thousands of whom are ethnic Rohingya fleeing oppression in the mainly Buddhist country.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday April 22, 2015
A cyclonic storm lashing Australia's east coast for a third day was declared a catastrophe on Wednesday after destroying homes, cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and causing millions of dollars of damage in Sydney and other cities.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday April 22, 2015
A cyclonic storm lashing Australia's east coast for a third day was declared a catastrophe on Wednesday after destroying houses, cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and causing millions of dollars of damage in Sydney and other cities.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 30, 2015
A UN envoy warned on Monday of a "horrifying" humanitarian situation brewing in Syria as non-governmental organisations pledged more than $500 million for refugees on the eve of a major donor conference.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 6, 2015
The infrastructure in Uttarakhand that was devastated by the flash flood catastrophe of 2013 has been rebuilt and the state has also developed additional facilities to welcome pilgrims for a safe 'Chardham yatra' this year, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said today.
World News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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 News | 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.