Smog-shrouded Santiago faces first pollution emergency in 16 years

Jun 22, 2015

Smog-shrouded Santiago faces first pollution emergency in 16 years

Dangerously high pollution levels have Chile’s capital on the brink of issuing an environmental emergency, the first such time the measure is to be implemented in 16 years. “Tomorrow Environmental Emergency” Santiago regional Gov. Claudio Orrego tweeted Sunday, after three days at pre-emergency levels. ...

Heatwave kills at least 122 in Karachi, other parts of Pakistan

Jun 22, 2015

Heatwave kills at least 122 in Karachi, other parts of Pakistan

A heatwave in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi and other districts of southern Sindh province has killed at least 122 people, health officials said Sunday. “Since Saturday 114 people have died in Karachi and eight others (have died) in three districts of Sindh,” provincial health ...

Baby born on Air Canada flight en route to Narita

May 11, 2015

Baby born on Air Canada flight en route to Narita

A Canadian woman gave birth aboard a Tokyo-bound plane after going into labor over the Pacific Ocean, a spokesman for Air Canada said Monday, an event the baby’s father described as “completely unexpected.” The 23-year-old woman delivered a baby girl with the help of ...

SkyWest cabin pressure emergency spurs FAA probe

Apr 23, 2015

SkyWest cabin pressure emergency spurs FAA probe

U.S. investigators are looking into why a SkyWest Inc. airplane with 75 passengers was forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, on Wednesday. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the flight crew reported a pressurization problem and declared ...

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

Mar 26, 2015

Chile declares state of emergency in flood-hit desert region

Chile’s government declared a state of emergency for the Atacama desert region Wednesday following flooding from heavy rain. Unusually heavy thunderstorms and torrential rains that began Tuesday have blocked roads, caused power outages and affected some 600 people in this normally dry region. The ...

Blizzard barrels into Boston but brunt bypasses Big Apple

Jan 28, 2015

Blizzard barrels into Boston but brunt bypasses Big Apple

A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston but farther south it mostly spared New York City, which slowly blinked back to life Tuesday, canceling its travel ban and restarting its subway trains amid better-than-expected weather conditions. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed ...

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze, president declares emergency

Oct 31, 2014

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze, president declares emergency

Burkina Faso’s leader of nearly three decades declared a state of emergency Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the parliament and set part of it on fire, marking the greatest threat to his rule since he himself seized ...