Dec 26, 2015

Perils of a slow-shaking quake

A new study finds that a long-lasting mega-quake in the Nankai Trough off Japan could imperil high-rise buildings hundreds of kilometers away.

Recurring flood nightmare in typhoon-battered Philippines

Dec 18, 2015

Recurring flood nightmare in typhoon-battered Philippines

Tens of thousands of people struggled Friday through waist-deep floods in typhoon-battered farmlands near the Philippine capital, as yet another storm threatened to dump more rain. Large parts of four farming provinces on the main northern island of Luzon have been submerged in water ...

18 die in India hospital as floods cut off power

Dec 5, 2015

18 die in India hospital as floods cut off power

Severe floods that hit the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu this week have killed 18 patients after rain waters knocked out generators, officials said Saturday. State officials were investigating complaints of negligence by hospital authorities in the state capital Chennai, which is reeling ...