New Zealand counts value of Auckland floods, extra rain forecast

WELLINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Flood-ravaged Auckland is forecast to obtain additional heavy rain within the coming days, authorities in New Zealand’s largest metropolis mentioned on Monday, as insurers counted the prices of what seems to be more likely to be the nation’s most costly climate occasion ever. 4 folks misplaced their lives in flash … Read more

Rio Tinto apologises after contractor loses radioactive capsule in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Rio Tinto Ltd’s (RIO.AX) iron ore division chief Simon Trott apologised on Monday after a contractor employed by the mining big misplaced a radioactive capsule in transit in Western Australia, sparking a radiation alert throughout components of the state. It’s unclear how lengthy the radioactive capsule, a part of a … Read more

New Zealand roiled by flash floods, landslides for third day

Jan 29 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s dying toll from heavy rain rose to 4 on Sunday as flash floods and landslides on the north island continued for a 3rd day. Battered since Friday, Auckland, New Zealand’s largest metropolis, remained beneath a state of emergency. The nation’s climate forecaster, MetService, warned of extra extreme climate on … Read more

Iran thwarts drone assault on army web site

DUBAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) – A loud explosion at a army plant in Iran’s central metropolis of Isfahan was attributable to an “unsuccessful” drone assault, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, citing the defence ministry. “Considered one of (the drones) was hit by the … air defence and the opposite two had been caught in … Read more

Lots of evacuated as blaze erupts in slum subsequent to Seoul’s posh Gangnam district

SEOUL, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Fireplace swept by a part of a shanty city within the South Korean capital, Seoul, on Friday, destroying 60 properties, many constructed from cardboard and wooden, and forcing the evacuation of round 500 folks. Emergency providers took 5 hours to place out the blaze, which erupted earlier than dawn in … Read more

Ukrainian inside minister killed in helicopter crash close to Kyiv

Helicopter got here down in fog close to nursery, induced hearth One little one amongst 14 confirmed useless Inside minister and two senior officers killed BROVARY, Ukraine, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Fourteen folks together with Ukraine’s inside minister and a toddler have been killed when a helicopter crashed in fog close to a nursery exterior … Read more

Ukraine’s inside minister amongst 16 lifeless in helicopter crash

No rapid clarification for helicopter crash Ukraine nearer to receiving Western tanks Zelenskiy to handle World Financial Discussion board in Davos BROVARY, Ukraine, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Sixteen folks together with Ukraine’s inside minister and different senior officers have been killed on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed in a suburb outdoors Kyiv, the nationwide police … Read more

Nepal airplane crash searchers rappel, fly drones to search out final two folks

KATHMANDU, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Searchers used drones and rappelled down a 200 metres (656 toes) deep gorge in Nepal’s second-biggest metropolis on Tuesday to seek for two folks unaccounted for after the nation’s deadliest airplane crash in 30 years killed at the very least 70 folks. Troublesome terrain and inclement climate was hampering rescue … Read more

Three lifeless, 16 harm in ammo blast in Russian area close to Ukraine

Jan 15 (Reuters) – An ammunition explosion attributable to “careless” dealing with of a grenade in Russia’s Belgorod area on the border with Ukraine killed three troopers and injured 16, Russian information businesses reported on Sunday. The blast occurred in a cultural centre repurposed for Russia’s armed forces to retailer ammunition, state information businesses reported, … Read more

One 12 months after volcanic blast, lots of Tonga’s reefs lay silent

Jan 15 (Reuters) – One 12 months on from the large eruption of an underwater volcano within the South Pacific, the island nation of Tonga remains to be coping with the injury to its coastal waters. When Hunga-Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai went off, it despatched a shockwave around the globe, produced a plume of water and ash … Read more