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7 dead, 9 missing in collapse of northern Mexico mall

A shopping mall under construction in the Mexican city of Monterrey collapsed Thursday, killing at least seven people and leaving another nine missing, officials said. Local council secretary Genaro Garcia told a press conference that 15 people were injured, in ...

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Florida’s Tropical Storm Michael death toll up to 7

The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida’s Panhandle left wide destruction and at least seven people dead and wasn’t nearly finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia, now as a tropical storm, toward the Carolinas, that are still reeling ...

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9 dead after severe cyclone hits eastern Indian coast

A severe cyclone damaged homes and blew down trees and power poles in eastern India, where nine people were killed and about 300,000 forced to move to higher ground. Cyclone Titli, or Butterfly, had winds blowing up to 150 kph ...

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Mudslide kills 12 people in central Colombia

Colombian disaster officials say at least 12 people have died in a mudslide that swept through their mountainside homes. Officials say the slide occurred at about 2 am Thursday in the central Colombian town of Marquetalia and caught the victims while ...

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Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs to 2065

The official death toll was 2,065 late Wednesday. Officially, 680 people are missing but officials have acknowledged the number could be several thousand because hundreds of homes were sucked into the earth. Firefighters searched the rubble Thursday in a last ...

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12 killed, over 69,000 affected in Sri Lanka heavy rains

Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Center (DMC) on Thursday said 12 people had been killed and over 69,000 affected from the heavy winds and rains which lashed out across the island since last weekend. DMC Spokesperson Pradeep Kodippili said that while ...

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Quake near Bali, Indonesia, kills at least 3

Indonesia authorities say at least three people have been killed and four injured Thursday after a powerful earthquake struck near the popular tourist island of Bali. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster agency BNPB, wrote on Twitter that ...

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Reports: Malaysia plans to end death penalty for all crimes

Malaysia’s government reportedly plans to abolish the death penalty for all crimes and halt all pending executions. Local media reported Law Minister Liew Vui Keong announced Wednesday that the Cabinet had agreed to abolish the death penalty and that the ...

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Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori arrested

Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of the former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, has been arrested as part of an investigation into money laundering. Mrs Fujimori, who is leader of the opposition in the Peruvian congress, was detained along with her husband. ...

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Majorca flash flood kills at least 10 on Spanish island

A flash flood on the Spanish island of Majorca has killed at least 10 people, including at least three foreigners. A wave of muddy water engulfed the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, in the east of the island, after ...

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