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Weather Natural Disasters

  • Vehicles pass cracks on a road that appeared along the National Highway at Rizal town after an earthquake hit Surigao city, southern Philippines February 11, 2017.

    Officials combed through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties, The AP reports.

  • A worker inspects a sinkhole that appeared after heavy rain outside a property located near Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's residence in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2017.

    A sinkhole opened up less than a mile from Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's home in the wealthy Sydney suburb of Point Piper.

  • A man walks through the debris of once was a motel on Chef Menture Ave after a tornado touched down on February 7, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Louisiana declared a state of emergency after at least seven tornadoes tore through New Orleans and vicinity — leaving a swath of destruction in their wake.

  • HARARE, Feb 7- Like some of its neighbours, Zimbabwe is fighting an outbreak of fall armyworms that threatens to cause extensive damage to the maize crop that was decimated by drought last year, an agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday. Zimbabwe will next week host an emergency meeting called by the Food and Agricultural Organization to shape a...

  • Feb 6- An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

  • Feb 6- An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

  • LONDON, Jan 31- A major $200 billion loss from a combination of a cyber attack, U.S. hurricane and the failure of a reinsurer could strip insurers of up to 120 percent of their net capital base, tests of insurers in London showed. Nine insurers and reinsurers staged two weeks of catastrophe simulations in London last November, dealing with a cyber attack on power...

  • LONDON, Jan 31- A major $200 billion loss from a combination of a cyber attack, U.S. hurricane and the failure of a reinsurer could strip insurers of up to 120 percent of their net capital base, tests of insurers in London showed. Nine insurers and reinsurers staged two weeks of catastrophe simulations in London last November, dealing with a cyber attack on power...

  • LONDON, Jan 31- A major $200 billion loss from a combination of a cyber attack, U.S. hurricane and the failure of a reinsurer could strip insurers of up to 120 percent of their net capital base, tests of insurers in London showed. Nine insurers and reinsurers staged two weeks of catastrophe simulations in London last November, dealing with a cyber attack on power...

  • LONDON, Jan 31- A major $200 billion loss from a combination of a cyber attack, U.S. hurricane and the failure of a reinsurer could strip insurers of up to 120 percent of their net capital base, tests of insurers in London showed. Nine insurers and reinsurers staged two weeks of catastrophe simulations in London last November, dealing with a cyber attack on power...

  • LONDON, Jan 31- A major $200 billion loss from a combination of a cyber attack, U.S. hurricane and the failure of a reinsurer could strip insurers of up to 120 percent of their net capital base, tests of insurers in London showed. Nine insurers and reinsurers staged two weeks of catastrophe simulations in London last November, dealing with a cyber attack on power...

  • LONDON, Jan 31- A major $200 billion loss from a combination of a cyber attack, U.S. hurricane and the failure of a reinsurer could strip insurers of up to 120 percent of their net capital base, tests of insurers in London showed. Nine insurers and reinsurers staged two weeks of catastrophe simulations in London last November, dealing with a cyber attack on power...

  • SYDNEY, Jan 27- U.S. soybeans slipped on Friday, putting the oilseed on track to record a weekly loss of nearly 2 percent as concerns eased about potential crop damage in Argentina. *Soybeans were under pressure as fears eased of widespread crop damage in Argentina from flooding. *The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported weekly U.S. export sales of old-crop wheat...

  • Jan 24- A powerful storm that killed at least 21 people in the southern United States over the weekend brought snow, heavy rain and gusty winds to the Northeast on Tuesday as searchers combed Georgia tornado wreckage for a missing toddler. The storm, known as a nor'easter, dumped from 6 to 8 inches of snow on New York's Catskills as well as mountains in Pennsylvania...

  • Avalanche hits Italian hotel, leaving 30 feared dead

    An avalanche buried a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy after a series of strong earthquakes shook the area.

  • *Aiming to sell about 100 billion yen of bonds in offering. TOKYO, Jan 18- Tokyo Electric Power Co plans to complete a sale of bonds by the end of March in its first debt offering since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, three sources close to the matter told Reuters and DealWatch on Wednesday. Tepco is aiming to sell about 100 billion yen of bonds in the offering, two...

  • Sinkhole swallows truck

    A huge sinkhole in Hall County, Georgia swallows a semi-truck.

  • Jan 13- North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, who took office last month in the height of tensions surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, said he believed the line would eventually be built and asked opponents to clean their protest camp before spring floodwaters create a potential ecological disaster. Burgum told Reuters that approval of the pipeline...

  • California floods force residents to evacuate

    A relentless storm drenches parts of northern California, forcing thousands of people to flee.

  • A truck drives on a flooded street on January 10, 2017 in Guerneville, California.

    Authorities urged thousands of people in Northern California to evacuate homes as rivers swollen by four days of heavy rain threatened to crest above flood level.