RedskyNews Category: Asia

Merapi Deaths Double Overnight

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupted with renewed ferocity on Friday, killing another 54 people and blanketing the surrounding area with ash. Ten days of eruptions have now killed nearly 100 people and forced the evacuation of more than 75,000. Please

Japan Ignores Whaling Laws

Conservation groups have accused the Japanese whaling fleet of ignoring international law as the fleet prepares to head off on its annual whale hunt. Every November the Japanese whaling fleet heads to the Southern Ocean for its so-called scientific research

Eyewitness Films Engine Blow Out

Video Report: UK passenger Matthew Hewitt filmed white vapour streaming from the wing a Qantas A-380 before it was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore. Please follow and like us:

Qantas Flight QF32 Video Update

Video Report: One of the world’s largest passenger planes, a Qantas Airbus 380, lost an engine in flight. Parts of the engine fell on Indonesia. Now the entire fleet is grounded. Please follow and like us:

Did Volcanic Ash Force Plane Down?

A superjumbo passenger jet flying from London to Sydney with 459 on board was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its engines shut down in mid-air. The Qantas A380 aircraft, carrying 433 passengers and 26 crew, experienced

75,000 Flee New Merapi Eruption

Mount Merapi. In its biggest eruption since Tuesday evening, ejected volcanic ash and other material over a 2 kilometers radius early on Thursday morning. Surono, head of the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG), said the ash was being

Pakistan Floods: 1 Million Stranded

The International Red Cross says that three months after devastating floods swept through Pakistan, more than a million people are still not able to return home. The Red Cross says high waters in the southern province of Sindh have kept

Second Quake Strikes off Indonesia

A MODERATE 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck in Indonesian waters overnight but there were no immediate reports of damage, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 10.10pm local time (1.10am AEDT) in the Molucca Sea around 200km northeast of Manado

Indonesians Flee Huge Merapi Blast

Indonesia’s deadly volcano erupted Wednesday with its biggest blast yet, shooting searing ash miles into the sky and forcing the hasty evacuations of panicked villagers and emergency shelters near the base. Soldiers loaded men, women and crying children into trucks

Troops Try to Reach Flood Victims

Thai troops are trying to reach tens of thousands of people stranded by flooding in a major city in the south of the country. Authorities say they should be able to reach everyone who is stranded by the worst flooding