Little more than two weeks after Italian scientists warned that climate change had put much of the country at risk of flooding, parts of the northwest have been inundated by heavy…
Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.
The challenge of dealing with thousands of refugees could have a silver lining for Greece with emergency aid money boosting the country's economy.
A tornado struck an Oregon beach town in the US on Friday, toppling powerlines and trees as strong winds and heavy rain hammered the Pacific Northwest.
Florida's governor issued a stark warning - "Do not surf, do not go to the beach, this storm will kill you," as the Sunshine State prepares for the Category 4 hurricane.
Since 2013 volunteer rescue workers in the White Helmets organisation have been trying to save lives in the Syrian civil war. But Moscow and Damascus accuse them of being close to terrorist groups, an
Officials say it is in connection with suspected links with the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who denies claims he masterminded a failed coup in Turkey in July.
In Louisiana, at least five people are now confirmed dead and thousands displaced after massive flooding swept the southern US state.
The first global overview of planet Earth’s plant life has revealed a shocking 21% types of plant worldwide are at risk of extinction. In total
The wave of attacks in France is not only ramping up pressure on Francois Hollande’s government over security – it’s also putting inter-faith unity in the…
The Turkish parliament has voted by three-to-one to approve the state of emergency announced by President Erdogan after last week’s failed coup attempt.
The atmosphere on Thursday morning in Ankara, on the day Turkey’s three-month state of emergency came into effect, was more sombre than it was the previous night when thousands of President Erdogan’s
France's lower house of parliament has voted early to extend a state of emergency nationwide for another six months. Critics say that it is too little too late.
Continuance of the state of national emergency comes after a lorry barreled through Bastille day crowds in Nice, leaving at least 80 dead
A toxic tyre fire forces 9,000 to evacuate as thick, black smoke engulfs a city near Madrid.
Canada’s monster wildfire could double in size, officials are warning – meaning there is no time to lose for those still caught in its path. Fleeing
A huge wildfire raging near Fort McMurray in Canada has spread south, although a forecast of cooler temperatures and possible rain has raised hopes
Hours before the announcement, security forces simulated an attack in a major Paris train station.
In the Khyber and Kashmiri regions of northern Pakistan flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 55 people. An emergency
A new study by a French scientists suggests the Zika virus might cause a debilitating neurological disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome. It comes
A crash involving two tube trains leads to the evacuation of dozens of passengers from London’s underground network: this is the scenario of a drill
Thousands of people have turned out in Paris to vent their anger over plans to extend France’s state of emergency for three more months
An Air Canada Shanghai to Toronto flight had to make a stop in Calgary after several passengers were injured in extreme turbulence. Twenty-one
After a Boxing Day battering, Northern Britain is bracing for more bad weather. Storm Frank is due to strike on Tuesday evening (December 29), with
Repeated heavy rains have left parts of England, Scotland and Wales under water, with fields flooded and roads resembling rivers. In Lancashire, in
Foreign ministers of the Arab League held an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday at the request of the Iraqi government. On the agenda: finding a
Tough restrictions come into force today in Beijing which has issued its first ever red alert for pollution. That’s the most serious warning
As climate change is debated in Paris, the Chinese capital is facing unprecedented heavy smog