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At least 27 dead as Japan landslide buries homes
At least 27 dead as Japan landslide buries homes

A huge landslide that engulfed homes in western Japan killed at least 27 people and left another 10 missing.

At least 27 dead as Japan landslide buries homes
Three climbers die after 800-metre fall from Mont Blanc
Three climbers die after 800-metre fall from Mont Blanc

Three climbers have fallen 800 metres to their death in the Mont Blanc range, the latest in a series of tragedies on Europe's highest mountain.

Three climbers die after 800-metre fall from Mont Blanc
Heavy storms kill 16 in northwest Pakistan
Heavy storms kill 16 in northwest Pakistan

Heavy storms and rains killed at least 16 people, including nine children, and injured over 80 others in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Heavy storms kill 16 in northwest Pakistan
US demands justice for 'unconscionable crime' of MH17: Kerry
US demands justice for 'unconscionable crime' of MH17: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded that the people who shot down Flight MH17 be brought to justice for their "unconscionable crime".

US demands justice for 'unconscionable crime' of MH17: Kerry
Dust storm in Aktau. © <a href="http://www.lada.kz/" target="_blank">Lada</a>
Dust storm cuts Kazakhstan's Aktau off water and electricity

A severe dust storm has left Aktau city in western Kazakhstan without water and electricity.

Dust storm cuts Kazakhstan's Aktau off water and electricity
Typhoon Halong leaves up to 10 dead in Japan: reports
Typhoon Halong leaves up to 10 dead in Japan: reports

As many as 10 people died and dozens were injured when Typhoon Halong slammed into the Japanese archipelago over the weekend.

Typhoon Halong leaves up to 10 dead in Japan: reports
Chinese media keep to Beijing's script for quake reports
Chinese media keep to Beijing's script for quake reports

The 150-odd corpses left at the entrance to Longtoushan encapsulated the scale of the disaster it had wreaked on the community in Yunnan.

Chinese media keep to Beijing's script for quake reports
Nearly 400 die in China quake
Nearly 400 die in China quake

A total of 381 people had been killed by the tremor, with 1,801 injured. More than 12,000 houses collapsed and 30,000 were damaged in the quake zone in the southwestern province of Yunnan, China.

Nearly 400 die in China quake
Rescuers battle rains after India landslide, 150 feared dead
Rescuers battle rains after India landslide, 150 feared dead

Rescue workers dug through deep mud and debris on Thursday in search of victims of a major landslide in western India that buried homes, with the death toll expected to reach 150.

Rescuers battle rains after India landslide, 150 feared dead
More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report
More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said.

More than 2.2 billion people 'poor or near-poor': UN report
Lightning, floods leave 20 dead in rain-hit China
Lightning, floods leave 20 dead in rain-hit China

At least 20 people have died in the past week as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300,000 evacuated, state media said.

Lightning, floods leave 20 dead in rain-hit China
Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe
Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe

A Japanese cabinet minister apologised after appearing to suggest people in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima could be persuaded to put up with contaminated waste if the government threw cash at them.

Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe
S.Korean president revamps cabinet after ferry tragedy
S.Korean president revamps cabinet after ferry tragedy

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye revamped her cabinet Friday, replacing seven ministers in response to intense criticism over her administration's handling of April's ferry disaster.

S.Korean president revamps cabinet after ferry tragedy
Ex-South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won. ©Reuters/Antti Aimo-Koivisto
Former Supreme court judge named new S. Korean premier

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Thursday named a former Supreme Court judge as her new prime minister, as the fallout from last month's ferry disaster casts a long shadow over upcoming local elections.

Former Supreme court judge named new S. Korean premier
Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe
Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe

The operator of a Turkish mine where an explosion has claimed more than 280 lives said on Friday the disaster was not due to negligence on its part.

Turkish mining operator denies any 'negligence' in catastrophe
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Questions remain as China remembers 6 years since quake

Six years after a huge earthquake killed tens of thousands of people in China, questions over poor building work and corruption were still being asked on Monday's anniversary, as online posters remembered the dead.

Questions remain as China remembers 6 years since quake
Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster
Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster

Rescue workers recovered more bodies Saturday of people killed in a landslide at an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, raising the death toll to 10, with an additional six feared dead.

Death toll rises to 10 in Colombia mine disaster
Strong winds tore the roof off an apartment house in Pavlodar ©Tengrinews
Storm rips off half of 800 sq m roof in one piece in Pavlodar

The roof of a five-story building in Pavlodar has been ripped off in one piece by a storm. Other areas sustained damage as well.

Storm rips off half of 800 sq m roof in one piece in Pavlodar
Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 100
Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 100

The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster crossed 100 on Tuesday, as dive teams, under growing pressure from bereaved relatives, accelerated the grim task of recovering hundreds more bodies from the submerged vessel.

Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 100
Powerful quake rattles Mexico
Powerful quake rattles Mexico

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico's capital and Pacific coast on Friday, shaking buildings, bringing down walls and prompting people to rush into the street.

Powerful quake rattles Mexico