Asylum Seekers Killed as Boat Sinks

Video Report: Up to 50 asylum seekers are feared dead after a boat crashed into rocks on an island off Australia’s coast, the Flying Doctors Service has said.

Earthquake Jolts Nueva Vizcaya

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Dec.14 (PIA) — A 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted Novo Vizcayanos Monday morning, sending government employees, students, and other sectors scampering for safety. The earthquake which occurred at 8:55 a.m. shattered facilities of the National Grid Coporation of

Power Out, 1 Dead in Brisbane Storm

Wild weather continues to rock south-east Queensland, with suburbs north of Brisbane bracing for further thunderstorms, damaging winds and large hailstones. State Emergency Service (SES) crews are preparing for a hectic night with more than 179 callouts so far.

Ontario: Military Helps Stranded Drivers

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian military aircraft helped on Tuesday to rescue hundreds of motorists stranded by an unusually fierce winter storm that closed a key transport link in southwestern Ontario. By Tuesday afternoon, police had reached most of the more

Seals to be put on Endangered List

The Obama administration has proposed adding six different subspecies of Arctic seals to the endangered species list because of the threat they’re facing from shrinking sea ice. NOAA made the proposal for those seals to be listed as threatened on

Haiti Cholera Deaths Exceed 2,350

Port-au-Prince — A total of 2,350 people have died and 104,614 have been sickened so far in the cholera epidemic besieging Haiti since mid-October, authorities said yesterday. According to figures supplied by the Public Health and Population Ministry, in the

Protest Hits Taiwan Petro. Project

Hundreds of supporters and opponents of a controversial plan to build a petrochemical complex clashed in central Taiwan Tuesday as the government held a public hearing into the project. The two opposing forces used poles and protest banners to poke

Search Called Off for Trawler Crew

Rescuers have called off the search for 17 crew members missing from a South Korean trawler that sank off Antarctica, bringing the death toll from the tragedy to 22. There was no reasonable hope the missing men from the No

Cruise Ship Damaged in Storm

Dozens of cruise ship passengers were hurt after their luxury liner was battered by an intense storm which caused it to rock dangerously from side to side. American and British passengers were among the injured when giant waves forced the

Snow Storm Blankets Lebanon

Video Report: Severe storms shroud Lebanon’s mountains in snow, while coastal regions are slammed by high seas and heavy winds.

Panama Floods Damage 2,500 Homes

PANAMA CITY – Civil defense authorities in Panama say more than 2,500 homes have been damaged and 10 people killed in more than a week of flooding caused by heavy rains. The rains are continuing, and have washed out the

Historic Ceasarea Bashed by Storm

A massive storm that battered the eastern Mediterranean destroyed the breakers protecting the Roman-era port of Caesarea, threatening to wash away the historic site, Israeli officials said. “Now the port is exposed to the full force of the waves,” said

Workers Sacked at Pike River Mine

WELLINGTON (AFP) – Most of the remaining workforce at a New Zealand colliery where 29 miners died in an explosion last month were sacked Tuesday in a move unions said was a cruel blow before Christmas. Receiver PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) said

Bridge Collapses in Panama

Video Report: Heavy rainfall in Panama has saturated the earth causing a bridge to collapse.

Egypt Storms Kill at Least 31

Rain and sandstorms that battered Egypt over the weekend have killed at least 31 people, said officials, adding the toll could rise as rescue workers were still sifting through two collapsed buildings. The bodies of six workers were pulled out

Thousands of Fish Die in Floods

Australia: Flooding of the Fitzroy River is being blamed for the death of at least 6,000 fish near Rockhampton in central Queensland The fish, including up to 1,500 barramundi, were found in the Woolwash Lagoon on the city’s southern outskirts.