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 More than 130,000 Turks from quake zone to vote outside home towns -election board

More than 130,000 Turks from quake zone to vote outside home towns -...

April 17, 2023 10:36 PM AEST | By Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 133,000 people affected by February's devastating earthquakes in southern Turkey will vote outside their home towns, the h...

 After earthquake, Istanbul gripped by fear that bigger disaster awaits

After earthquake, Istanbul gripped by fear that bigger disaster awai...

April 14, 2023 10:18 PM AEST | By Reuters

By Birsen Altayli and Can Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The deadliest earthquake in Turkey's modern history has reawakened fears on the other side of the...

 Over 18,000 cows die in Texas dairy farm blaze

Over 18,000 cows die in Texas dairy farm blaze

April 14, 2023 07:16 AM AEST | By Reuters

By Andrew Hay (Reuters) - More than 18,000 cows died after an explosion and fire at a family dairy farm in west Texas, marking the deadliest such barn...

 Indiana industrial fire nearly extinguished but smoke still poses danger

Indiana industrial fire nearly extinguished but smoke still poses da...

April 14, 2023 06:30 AM AEST | By Reuters

(Reuters) - A raging industrial fire in eastern Indiana is expected to be almost entirely extinguished by Thursday evening or Friday morning, official...

 Southeast Florida swamped by more than two feet of rain

Southeast Florida swamped by more than two feet of rain

April 14, 2023 12:08 AM AEST | By Reuters

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Torrential downpours inundated Southeast Florida on Thursday, bringing total rainfall in the Fort Lauderdale region to...

 South Korea city wildfire fanned by strong winds, evacuations begin

South Korea city wildfire fanned by strong winds, evacuations begin

April 11, 2023 02:31 PM AEST | By Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - More than 150 people evacuated from their homes in South Korea's eastern coastal city of Gangneung as strong winds and dry weather f...

 Some people living near Colombian volcano are loath to evacuate

Some people living near Colombian volcano are loath to evacuate

April 07, 2023 01:24 PM AEST | By Reuters

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's government is trying to speed up the evacuation of some 2,500 families living closest to the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, wh...

 Some people living near Colombian volcano loathe to evacuate

Some people living near Colombian volcano loathe to evacuate

April 07, 2023 08:53 AM AEST | By Reuters

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's government is trying to speed up the evacuation of some 2,500 families living closest to the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, wh...

 World bank approves $150 million grant to help Chad reduce flood risk

World bank approves $150 million grant to help Chad reduce flood ris...

April 07, 2023 03:36 AM AEST | By Reuters

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - The World Bank approved a grant of $150 million to help Chad reduce the risks of flooding and strengthen urban planning, it said...

 Colombia to evacuate those closest to Nevado del Ruiz volcano

Colombia to evacuate those closest to Nevado del Ruiz volcano

April 05, 2023 12:38 AM AEST | By Reuters

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian authorities plan to evacuate people living within 15 kilometers of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, which is being monitored...

 Indonesia's Pertamina to spend nearly $2 billion to improve safety

Indonesia's Pertamina to spend nearly $2 billion to improve safety

April 04, 2023 06:55 PM AEST | By Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian state oil firm PT Pertamina plans to spend nearly $2 billion in the period up to 2026 to improve safety at its faciliti...

 Mild quake strikes Mexico, no major damage or injuries reported

Mild quake strikes Mexico, no major damage or injuries reported

April 04, 2023 12:37 PM AEST | By Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, after a seismic alarm cause...

 Explosion at Indonesia Pertamina's refinery arm unit injures 9 - statement

Explosion at Indonesia Pertamina's refinery arm unit injures 9 - sta...

April 02, 2023 01:16 PM AEST | By Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An explosion at a refinery owned by a Pertamina PT unit in western Indonesia injured nine people, the state energy firm said on Su...

 Number of dead from Ecuador landslide rises to 23

Number of dead from Ecuador landslide rises to 23

April 01, 2023 08:56 AM AEDT | By Reuters

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's government on Friday raised the number of dead from a landslide in the Andean city of Alausi to 23, while rescue teams con...

 Tunisia to cut off public water supplies overnight due to drought

Tunisia to cut off public water supplies overnight due to drought

April 01, 2023 02:59 AM AEDT | By Reuters

By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia will cut off water supplies to citizens for seven hours a night in response to the country's worst drought on...

 U.S. investigating Minnesota train carrying ethanol that derailed, prompting evacuation

U.S. investigating Minnesota train carrying ethanol that derailed, p...

March 31, 2023 02:09 AM AEDT | By Reuters

By David Shepardson and Rich McKay (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Railroad Administration are investigating...

 Fire on Philippine ferry kills 29, including children; 225 rescued

Fire on Philippine ferry kills 29, including children; 225 rescued

March 30, 2023 08:38 PM AEDT | By Reuters

By Neil Jerome Morales MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine rescuers searched the smouldering ruins of a burnt-out ferry on Thursday for any survivors or mor...

 Fire on Philippine passenger ferry kills 28 people

Fire on Philippine passenger ferry kills 28 people

March 30, 2023 06:20 PM AEDT | By Reuters

By Neil Jerome Morales MANILA (Reuters) - At least 28 people have died including a 6-month old baby after a fire broke out on an inter-island passenge...

 Digging with scant hope, families search for dozens missing in Ecuador landslide

Digging with scant hope, families search for dozens missing in Ecuad...

March 29, 2023 06:13 AM AEDT | By Reuters

ALAUSI, Ecuador (Reuters) - Families and rescue groups in Ecuador worked to find dozens of people still missing after a landslide smothered buildings...

 Tunisia cuts off water supply at night amid severe drought

Tunisia cuts off water supply at night amid severe drought

March 28, 2023 08:28 PM AEDT | By Reuters

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities have started cutting off drinking water at night in areas of the capital and other cities, residents said, in w...

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