A giant yellow duck on display in Taiwan became a high-profile victim of Thursday's earthquake after it deflated before exploding during an attempt to reinflate it.
An Australian woman injured when a motel room light fitting fell and hit her while having sex on a business trip failed in a bid for workers' compensation.
Britain faced travel chaos on Monday and more than 10,000 homes were without electricity in northwestern France as a massive storm swept in from the Atlantic Ocean.
A year after Hurricane Sandy, the United States still faces an enormous task to repair $60 billion worth of damage and improve resiliency before the next cyclone.
The damage caused by the fire at the flea market in Almaty exceeds 25 million tenge ($163 thousand).
Frogmen were Friday scouring waters off the coast of a Japanese island where landslides buried houses when a huge typhoon rolled through, as the death toll reached 24.
Typhoon Nari pummelled the northern Philippines early Saturday, ripping roofs off buildings, killing five people and leaving more than two million people without electricity.
Flea market traders were trying to extinguish the fire by themselves first. There were fire extinguishers at the market.
Traders who goods were damaged by the fire at Almaty market have attempted to block a street and are promising to go on a huger strike.
Almaty Mayor Akhmetzhan Yessimov instructs to set up new market outlets and negotiate deferred terms of payment on loans for market traders.
Almaty flea market traders complain that some of the goods were plundered during the fire.
Chinese suppliers have offered to help out the Almaty flea market traders whose goods were damaged in the 5400 sq meter fire days ago.
Traders of Almaty’s largest flea market whose good were damaged in the fire of September 13 and 14 are asking the market’s administration and the city authorities to restore their workplaces
Torrential rain grounded rescue helicopters in Colorado for much of Sunday, slowing the search for hundreds of people unaccounted for after massive flooding in the western US state killed six.
Several dozen people were injured when a tornado ripped through parts of eastern Japan on Monday, tearing off roofs and uprooting buildings.
An Italian local politician has alleged the Doge's Palace in Venice was damaged to install an air-conditioning system demanded by a French museum for a rare Manet exhibition.
Crop-damaging insects, bacteria, fungus and viruses are moving poleward by nearly three kilometres (two miles) each year, helped by global warming.
The world's leading furniture chain Ikea on Thursday issued a recall of two models of children's beds after several reported cases of a broken metal rod that exposed sharp edges.
The trial of six Romanians charged with a dramatic theft from a Dutch museum is set to open in Bucharest Tuesday, amid fears the stolen masterpieces by Monet, Picasso and Gauguin may have been destroyed.
Hundreds of homes in rural central Greece have been deemed unfit for habitation after a wave of quakes this week.
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