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Building collapses and landslide traps tourists on mountain after Taiwan quake

A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-storey building, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of...

Heavy rain brings floods risk to China’s drought-hit areas

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated to safer areas as heavy rain brought the risk of flooding to a region of south-west...

France faces worst drought on record as fourth heatwave of the year spreads

France is in the midst of its fourth heatwave of the year as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought...

Firefighters unable to contain destructive Oak Fire in California

A destructive wildfire near Yosemite National Park, that has grown into one of California’s biggest blazes of the year, could not be contained on...

Wildfires scorch parts of Europe amid extreme heatwave

A spate of wildfires is scorching parts of Europe, with firefighters battling blazes in Portugal, Spain and southern France. In Portugal, Civil Protection commander Andre...

EU countries approve climate measures after long talks

European Union countries have reached a deal backing stricter climate rules that would eliminate carbon emissions from new cars by 2035 following hard-fought talks...

Wildfire close to Turkish resort ‘largely under control’

A wind-stoked wildfire that has been raging near a popular resort in south-western Turkey has been largely brought under control, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Flooding causes deaths and damage in north-eastern India and Bangladesh

At least 18 people have died after floods across north-eastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater. In India’s Assam state, at least nine...

Deutsche Bank and subsidiary raided over ‘greenwashing’ claims

Authorities in Germany raided the offices of Deutsche Bank and its subsidiary DWS on Tuesday following claims that it was exaggerating the sustainable credentials...

Police probe collection of stuffed wild animals including endangered species

Spain’s Civil Guard says it is investigating a businessman in the eastern Valencia region who owned a private taxidermy collection with more than 1,000...

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