Italian rescuers continued their search Tuesday (Aug 21) for possible survivors of deadly flash flooding in the Calabria region's Pollino national park, described by hikers as an "avalanche of water".
A large blaze broke out right next to the Asian Games site in the Indonesian city of Palembang on Tuesday (Aug 21) as firefighters scrambled to prevent clouds of smoke affecting competition events.
Kofi Anna was the first black African to head the United Nations, doing so for two successive five-year terms beginning in 1997.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would "most likely" meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while defending his efforts to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.
U.S. President Donald Trump does not expect much progress from trade talks with China this week in Washington, he told Reuters on Monday.
Contact lenses that are flushed down the toilet or dropped in sink drains contribute vastly to microplastic pollution in the oceans, researchers warned on Monday (Aug 21).
The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43.
Australia's federal government announced on Sunday (Aug 19) a AUD 1.8-billion (USD 1.32-billion) increase in funding for drought-afflicted farmers, with parts of the country's east coast suffering the driest conditions in living memory.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesia's Lombok on Sunday (Aug 19), just two weeks after a powerful quake shook the island.
The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India's Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said Sunday (Aug 19), with losses to infrastructure pegged at some USD3 billion.
India deployed thousands of soldiers and dozens of helicopters to rescue people marooned by the worst floods in a century in the southern state of Kerala, where the death toll of 186 people as of Saturday could rise fast as rains continue.
Rescue workers toiled through a second night Thursday (Aug 16) in a desperate bid to find survivors in the rubble of a Genoa bridge which caved in during a heavy rainstorm, killing at least 39 people and injuring 16 more.
The death toll from an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok had surged to 460, said a national disaster management agency official on Thursday (Aug 16).
A two-year-old boy who went missing in woods in western Japan has been found unharmed after three days alone, apparently surviving on river water as volunteers hunted desperately for him.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "at an early date", the North's state media reported on Wednesday (Aug 15), amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday his planned third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month would be another step towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and an end to the 1950-53 Korean War.
Emperor Akihito, in his last appearance as reigning monarch at an annual ceremony marking Japan's World War Two surrender, expressed "deep remorse" over the conflict, while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed never to repeat the horrors of war.