11 people have now reportedly been pulled alive from the rubble of an Italian hotel which was destroyed by an avalanche.
The first rescue workers reached the Hotel Rigopiano at around 4am, some 11 hours after the avalanche struck central Italy.
Heavy snowfall is hampering rescue operations in regions of central Italy affected by Wednesday's earthquakes. Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo were shaken by a wave of strong tremors on Wednesday.
At twice the size of the European country, experts estimate global sea levels could rise by as much as 10 cm if the Larsen C ice shelf were to break away into the South Atlantic.
An evacuation is underway as a large fire threatens a poor outlying district in the coastal Chilean city of Valparaiso.
Storm warnings remained in place in the Philippines on Monday – although Typhoon Nock-ten, which caused at least four deaths over Christmas, had lost most of its…
Severe flooding across a large part of southern Thailand has killed more than a dozen people after several days of heavy rain.
Otto was the first hurricane ever known to have hit Costa Rica and it caused a national emergency to be declared.
When Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti a month ago, it didn’t discriminate – destroying everything in its path.
Italy is stronger than any earthquake, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has declared, on a visit to Camerino, one of the town’s hit by two earthquakes on Wednesday in the centre of the…
The country lies across several fault lines, and aftershocks from the summer quake had been expected.
Central Italy is counting the cost after it was again rocked by strong earthquakes, just two months after a quake claimed nearly 300 lives.
Footage taken yesterday, October 26, shows the moment a 15th-century church came crashing to the ground during a series of earthquakes that rocked
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.
Trees were uprooted and roofs ripped off in Bermuda, homes were flooded, and thousands of households suffered power cuts.
More than 200 cases of cholera have been reported in Haiti since Hurricane Matthew. However, health facilities in the hard-hit south have been destroyed or seriously damaged.