Decade after killer quake, Haiti says global aid system needs overhaul

World Jan 12, 2020

Decade after killer quake, Haiti says global aid system needs overhaul

The international aid system is deeply flawed and needs an overhaul, Haitian President Jovenel Moise said on Saturday, almost 10 years since the impoverished Caribbean island nation was struck by one of the deadliest earthquakes in history. Haitians were on Sunday to commemorate the thousands ...

Aftershocks in Puerto Rico collapse more homes

World Jan 11, 2020

Aftershocks in Puerto Rico collapse more homes

Two strong aftershocks collapsed homes and cracked walls in Puerto Rico on Friday as the Caribbean island tried to recover from its worst earthquake in more than a century. The first quake of magnitude 5.2 struck at 6:26 p.m., followed by another of magnitude 4.8 ...

Death toll from Jakarta landslides and flash floods reaches 60

Asia Pacific Jan 5, 2020

Death toll from Jakarta landslides and flash floods reaches 60

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential downpours have left at least 60 people dead in and around Indonesia's capital, and rescuers struggled to search for people apparently buried under tons of mud, officials said Saturday. Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in ...

Novak Djokovic says wildfires could cause problems for Australian Open

Tennis Jan 5, 2020

Novak Djokovic says wildfires could cause problems for Australian Open

Novak Djokovic has voiced concerns about the impact of the devastating wildfires in Australia on tennis' season-opening major, saying organizers may have to consider delaying the tournament if conditions around Melbourne deteriorate. Djokovic has won a record seven Australian Open men's championships at Melbourne Park ...