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Iran makes arrests over plane disaster as protests rage on

01 January, 2020 5:41 pm 5:41 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation since the military belatedly admitted its error. Wednesday’s shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752, killing all 176 people … Read More


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Death toll reaches 28 as Philippines recovers from Christmas typhoon

12 December, 2019 8:16 am 8:16 am

MANILA (Reuters) – The death toll from a Christmas typhoon that tore through the central Philippines rose to 28 on Friday, with 12 people missing, the disaster agency said, as authorities moved to restore power and residents tried to repair damaged homes. Typhoon Phanfone hit late on Tuesday with winds of up to 120 kph … Read More


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Khan is a ‘disaster’, London needs a new mayor – Trump

06 June, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

LONDON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan , saying he is a “disaster” and will “only get worse” after three people were slain in the city in less than 20 hours. “LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster – will only get worse!” Trump said … Read More


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Cruise ship reaches Norway port after near disaster, dramatic rescues

03 March, 2019 11:19 pm 11:19 pm

OSLO (Reuters) – A luxury cruise ship that had set sail with almost 1,400 passengers and crew aboard arrived at a port in Norway on Sunday after narrowly escaping disaster when its engines failed during a storm. The Viking Sky sent out a mayday signal as it drifted in rough waters in the Norwegian Sea … Read More


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Flash floods kill at least 42 in Indonesia’s Papua province

03 March, 2019 8:43 am 8:43 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Flash floods in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 42 people and badly injured 21 others, a local disaster agency official told Reuters on Sunday. The Sentani area near the provincial capital Jayapura has been hit by torrential rain that triggered the floods, said the official, Cory Simbolon. At … Read More


Scale of Indonesian disaster emerges but rescuers hold hope for survivors

10 October, 2018 10:34 am 10:34 am

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – The extent of the devastation caused by an earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi should become clearer on Tuesday as rescuers push into remote areas that have been out of contact for more than three days. Officials fear the death toll will rise into the thousands but the … Read More


Italy bridge collapse: The financial facts behind the fury

08 August, 2018 8:41 am 8:41 am

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s anti-establishment government, outraged at the deadly collapse of a 50-year-old bridge, has presented the disaster as a warning to Brussels to give it more leeway to upgrade the country’s ageing infrastructure. But the political anger generated by tragedy in Genoa, in which at least 39 people died, could instead end up … Read More