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Death toll from European flooding passes 180 as rescuers search debris

The death toll from flooding in Germany and Belgium climbed above 180 on Sunday after rescue workers dug deeper into debris left by receding...

Florida breaks annual manatee death record in first six months

More manatees have died already this year than in any other year in Florida’s recorded history, primarily from starvation due to the loss of...

China’s wandering elephants become global stars

A herd of wandering elephants in China have become international stars. Major global media are chronicling the herd’s more than year-long, 500-kilometre (300-mile) trek from...

Tourists fined for taking sand and shells from Sardinia’s beaches

Dozens of tourists will have to pay dearly for their souvenirs from Sardinia’s pristine beaches. Customs police on the Mediterranean island have issued fines of...

Deadly flash floods and mudslides leave thousands displaced in Sri Lanka

At least six people have died and five others are missing after flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka. More than...

3,000 eggs abandoned after drone scares birds in California

Some 3,000 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a Southern California nesting island after a drone crashed and scared off the birds, a newspaper...

Remains of more than 200 children found at indigenous school in Canada

The remains of 215 children, some as young as three years old, have been found buried on the site of what was once Canada’s...

Thousands evacuated as deadly storm hits eastern China

An extreme thunderstorm has struck an eastern Chinese city, leaving 11 people dead and 102 injured, with strong winds causing buildings and trees to...

Hikers evacuated as new fissure opens up at Icelandic volcano

Steam and lava have spurted from a new fissure at an Icelandic volcano that began erupting last month, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of...

Rescue efforts hampered as flash floods and landslides in Indonesia kill dozens

Multiple disasters caused by torrential rains in eastern Indonesia have killed at least 133 people and displaced thousands, the country’s disaster relief agency has...

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