KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - Record flooding along the Missouri River has impaired treatment of drinking supplies in Kansas City, raising health risks for infants, the elderly and others with compromised
Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers try to restore electricity and water and prevent an outbreak of cholera. Mozambique
Red alert issued as the storm crawls into the Pilbara coast with damaging winds, large storm surge and flooding rains. A red alert has been issued along Australia's Pilbara coast as Severe Tropical Cyclone
Anger and despair on the banks of the Tigris River as families wait to hear about their loved ones still missing after a ferry disaster. As the death toll in Thursday's ferry disaster in northern Iraq
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A petrochemical fire was quickly put out after it had re-ignited Friday at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, which had compounded the danger from a containment wall breach earlier
A fire at a petrochemical plant outside of Houston briefly reignited Friday, sending up another plume of black smoke at a site where a blaze had erupted earlier this week. The fire was preceded by a chemical
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (Reuters) - Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America's longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph,
Aid agencies raise alert over sanitation and lack of safe drinking water as risk of disease outbreaks grows. Humanitarian agencies have raised alerts over hygiene and safe drinking water needs eight days
Updated at 9:00 a.m. ET Sunday As the floodwaters from Cyclone Idai have started to recede, the death toll has risen to more than 600 across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi and is expected to continue
(HOUSTON) — Officials say there’s no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep
The US disaster relief agency unnecessarily released sensitive identifiable data, including banking information, of 2.3m disaster survivors to an outside contractor, according to a report by theOffice
A fisherman uses his boat to rescue as many people as he could as they have been stranded due to floods. A week on, a staggering number of people are still stranded in Mozambique, ravaged by cyclone Idai.
After one week since cyclone Idai hit, the first help survivors got was some biscuits. Aid workers are desperately trying to get emergency supplies to tens of thousands of people hit by cyclone Idai that
Families demand justice and blame government for its failure to keep check on the safety and management of ferries. The full extent of the ferry disaster in the Iraqi city of Mosul is becoming clearer.
People have lost everything - their houses, food, clothes - and they're given barely enough food for one day. The number of people killed in Mozambique alone has risen to more than 400. And the United
HOUSTON (AP) — Kristin Crump and her two kids put damp cloths over their mouths on Thursday for the short walk from their suburban Houston front door to their car, defying an order to remain inside because
NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Much like tapping the brake pedal in a car to disengage cruise control, a sharp tug on the controls of older models of Boeing Co’s 737 used to shut off an automatic trim system
An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed at least 47 people and injured more than 600, state media said, the latest in a series of industrial accidents that has sparked widespread
At least 60 people have been killed in a head-on collision between two buses in Ghana, police have said. The incident – the latest deadly crash on Ghana’s roads – happened on Friday at about 2am local
Explosion inflicts the latest mass casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered China's public. A massive explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China killed 44 people and injured
Many people here are subsistence farmers, whose food for the year ahead was destroyed by the cyclone and the ensuing floods. The United Nations has described the floods in Southern Africa as "hugely complex"
Victims were celebrating Persian New Year Nowruz at an amusement park in Mosul when tragedy struck. At least 100 people are reported drowned in Iraq's city of Mosul after their ferry capsized in the Tigris
Thousands of people evacuated as cyclones may cause widespread flooding in Northern Australia. Two tropical cyclones, named Trevor and Veronica, are heading towards Northern Australia, one to the northeast
15,000 people, many of them ill, are still stranded more than a week after Cyclone Idai struck. Residents of the Mozambican port city of Beira continue to desperately wait for aid in the aftermath of Idai,
The buses were each carrying about 50 passengers at the time of the crash in the Bono East region. At least 60 people were killed on Friday in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Ghana, said.
Cyclone Idai is the worst storm to hit Zimbabwe since cyclone Eline in nearly 20 years. In Zimbabwe, the floods have cut off communities, making it hard for help to reach them. People say they cannot any