Several of the biggest Western retailers embraced a plan that would require them to pay for factory improvements in Bangladesh as the three-week search for victims of the worst garment-industry disaster in history ended Monday with the death toll at a staggering 1,127.
By Joanna Los Baños
What was meant to be a fun climb turned into a tragedy for 27 foreign mountaineers and their local guides when Mayon Volcano erupted on Tuesday and spewed hot rocks, killing five of them.
A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Batan Islands region of the northern Philippines Thursday, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
By Rod McGuirk
Temperatures cooled from record highs across much of southern Australia on Wednesday, reducing the danger from scores of wildfires that have blazed for days.
Desperate families begged for food on Sunday—nearly a week after Typhoon “Pablo” struck and despite earlier assurances by Aquino administration officials in press releases that they had prepositioned emergency supplies in the potential disaster zone.
President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Philippine National Police to stop the looting in areas devastated by Typhoon “Pablo,” even as Malacañang cheered the rescue of four survivors.
By Nick Perry
An unusually destructive tornado swept through neighborhoods around New Zealand’s largest city Thursday, killing three people and forcing 250 more to evacuate damaged and powerless homes.
Residents along the battered US East Coast slowly reclaimed their daily routines on Thursday, even as crews searched for victims and hundreds of thousands remained without power after superstorm Sandy claimed more than 70 lives.
By Fat Reyes
Pampanga Governor Lilia “Baby” Pineda on Wednesday stressed the need for her office to assess their policies for disaster preparedness, saying they were not applicable now due to intensification of the effects of climate change.
By Karen Boncocan
President Benigno Aquino III and several cabinet members went to check on relief operations in Muntinlupa City, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office said on Wednesday.
A strong earthquake struck a sparsely populated area in the mountains of western Mexico on Wednesday, and caused tall buildings to sway more than 200 miles away in Mexico City. People evacuated some buildings in the capital, but the city government said helicopter flights detected no signs of damage.
By Cristina Arzadon
An environment official said the devastating floods that struck Northern Mindanao last month could happen in this city and outlying towns because of their topography.
Thousands of terrified survivors of a Himalayan earthquake that killed 81 people and rattled parts of India, Nepal and China crowded Tuesday into shelters and relatives’ homes or stayed out in the open for fear of aftershocks.