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5.4 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Iran

5.4 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Iran

24 July 2017 – Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country’s south. The quake...

6.1 magnitude earthquake near Iran’s holy city

6.1 magnitude earthquake near Iran's holy city

05 April 2017 – A powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northeastern Iran near the holy city of Mashhad earlier today, killing at least one person as residents fled onto the...

Bali suffers minor earthquake

Earthquake Shakes Bali But No Casualties

22 March 2017 – An earthquake has hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, causing some panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The United...

Australia sues Audi and Volkswagen over emissions cheating

Australia sues Audi and Volkswagen over emissions cheating

08 March 2017 – Australia’s consumer watchdog today launched court action against Volkswagen and its subsidiary Audi over an emissions cheating scandal, claiming they engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct. The...

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama City

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama City

21 February 2017 – An earthquake caused skyscrapers in Panama’s capital to sway today and led to the evacuation of some buildings. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The...

Kerry says Obama’s climate change targets won’t be reversed

Obama's climate change targets won't be reversed

17 November 2016 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a stirring appeal  to all countries, including his own, to press ahead with the fight against climate change, saying...

Pollution-hit China grabs global green bond lead

Pollution-hit China grabs global green bond lead

03 November 2016 – China is extending its dominance of the global market for green bonds, just as the Paris Agreement on climate change takes effect this week. The world’s...

Thailand confirms SE Asia’s first Zika-linked birth defects

Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects

30 September 2016 – The World Health Organisation has called on South East Asia governments to strengthen measures against the spread of Zika virus. It comes after Thailand confirmed two...

2 injured after Tuas Checkpoint canopies collapse in storm

2 injured after Tuas Checkpoint canopies collapse in storm

03 August 2016 – A Malaysian motorcyclist and his pillion rider were injured after strong winds and heavy rain early this morning caused two canopies at Tuas Checkpoint to collapse. Both...

Floods and landslides kill 33 after heavy rains in Nepal

Landslides kill 33 after in Nepal

27 July 2016 – At least 33 people have died in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal and dozens more are missing, a government official said this...