Tsunami hits Fukushima after strong quake strikes Japan

Tsunami hits Fukushima after strong quake strikes Japan

A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Tuesday triggering a one-metre (3.3-foot) tsunami wave that crashed into the coast at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. Public broadcaster NHK urged residents in the region to “flee immediately” to high ground, reminding listeners to heed the lessons of the “Great East Japan Earthquake”. A massive […]

Gameiro hits double as France rout Bulgaria 4-1

Gameiro hits double as France rout Bulgaria 4-1

Kevin Gameiro marked his first international start in almost five years with a brace as France came from behind to beat Bulgaria 4-1 and kick-start their World Cup qualifying campaign on Friday. On their first outing at the Stade de France since losing the Euro 2016 final to Portugal in July, France fell behind to […]

Hundreds dead after hurricane hits Haiti

Hundreds dead after hurricane hits Haiti

  Haitian officials say the death toll from Hurricane Matthew has risen to least 283. The worst hit areas of the country were those cut off by the storm. Aid agency CARE said the southern city of Jeremie was left nearly completely rased. “It’s complete destruction in Jeremie,” CARE Haiti country director Jean-Michel Vigreux tweeted. […]

Several dead as powerful earthquake hits central Italy

Several dead as powerful earthquake hits central Italy

At least five people have died after a powerful earthquake struck mountainous central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, local media reported. The first confirmed victims of the 6.2-magnitude quake which devastated dozens of villages were an elderly couple whose home collapsed at Pescara del Tronto in the Marche region to the east of […]

French train hits fallen tree in country’s south, several injured

French train hits fallen tree in country’s south, several injured

Eight people were seriously hurt in southern France Wednesday when an express train crashed into a fallen tree uprooted by a massive hailstorm, rescue workers said. The impact sparked panic, as some passengers feared a jihadist attack was underway, according to one witness. The regional express was carrying 219 passengers on a service between Nimes […]

Deadly air strike hits MSF-supported hospital in Yemen

Deadly air strike hits MSF-supported hospital in Yemen

An Arab coalition air raid hit a Yemeni hospital on Monday, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 19, just 48 hours after strikes that killed children, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said. MSF said a blast “partially destroyed” a hospital at Abs, located in the rebel-held province of Hajja, in the fourth attack […]