Malaysia’s ghost town built on sand
Forest city was an ambitious residential project in Malaysia, but it has failed to draw residents. Buyers are shying away from the development because Chinese developer Country Garden is behind it.
Trapped Indian workers freed after 17 days
Indian rescuers on Tuesday pulled out all 41 construction workers trapped inside a collapsed tunnel in the Himalayas for 17 days, hours after drilling through the debris of rock, concrete and earth to reach them, officials said.
Indian rescuers on verge of freeing 41 trapped in tunnel
Indian rescuers were on the verge Tuesday of bringing out 41 men trapped for 17 days behind tons of earth inside a Himalayan road tunnel after a marathon engineering operation to free them.
Indian rescuers battle to save trapped tunnel workers
More than a hundred rescuers in northern India struggled for a third day on Tuesday to save workers trapped underground after the road tunnel they were building collapsed. Excavators have been removing debris from the site in the Himalay...
Trump visits non-union auto workers in Michigan
Donald Trump is skipping the second Republican debate to speak to auto workers in Clinton Township. While the former president has framed his visit as showing support for autoworker union members, he'll be delivering remarks from a non-u...
Extreme heat is sinking multiple U.S. cities
Chicago is the latest city that studies suggest are slowly sinking because of climate change.
Rebuilding Ukraine's devastated towns
Rebuilding Ukraine is a gargantuan task and the final cost is anyone's guess, not least because Russian forces continue to strike its towns and cities. Sonia Phalnikar went to the village of Moshun and the town of Irpin outside Kyiv to g...
Scepticism over Russia plans to rebuild Mariupol
A year after taking control of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, Russia wants to change the face of the city. The Russian government estimates that rebuilding will cost in excess of $2bn across three years. With the degree of destruction a...
Mariupol one year on: The battle to rebuild
It’s been a year since the fall of Mariupol. After months of fighting - and the steelworks' siege - the last remaining Ukrainians surrendered to Russian forces. Life in the city is gradually returning, but the trauma of what happened con...
Ukraine minister 'disbelief' at closed Kyiv bomb shelters
The Ukrainian interior ministry said that of the “over 4,800” shelters it had inspected, 252 were locked and a further 893 “unfit for use.”
Jakarta sinking 'six inches a year'
As Jakarta sinks by around six inches per year, ecotourism around the Indonesian capital is picking up as residents flock to nearby mangrove reserves to replant the trees, which shield the city from rising tides.
Russian nuclear plants escape sanctions
Construction work on a Russian nuclear power plant in Turkey marks a major milestone despite sanctions imposed by western allies after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
International community urged to rebuild Ukraine
With each passing day, the bill for Russia's invasion of Ukraine rises. The estimated value has already exceeded the €400 billion mark – and it will not stop there.
Ukraine reconstruction struggles amid corruption fears
Ukraine has tried to reassure financiers that the reconstruction of the country will go ahead and urged them to invest even before the war ends. But the country is still struggling to overcome its corrupt past.
Failed SpaceX launch hailed a 'success'
SpaceX launched its next-generation Starship cruise vessel, but minutes into the flight, it veered off course and exploded. The company says the explosion isn’t a complete failure because it provided valuable data for future missions.
Bodies recovered from collapsed apartment
French rescue workers have found four bodies in the rubble of buildings in the southern city of Marseille that collapsed in an explosion, the mayor says. Judicial authorities will identify the victims, firefighters said in a statement on...
People trapped in Marseille building
There are growing fears for eight people trapped under the rubble after an explosion that caused two residential buildings to collapse in the southern French city of Marseille. Rescue teams have spent the night at the scene attempting to...
In Depth: Confronting the ghosts of Bucha
Residents of Bucha, Ukraine, are trying to move forward while being haunted by memories of the atrocities they saw during the Russian occupation last year and the reality of an ongoing war.
Six-story building damaged by quakes collapses in Sanliurfa
People have been pulled injured from under the rubble after a seriously weakened six-story building collapsed on Sunday in Turkey’s south-eastern city of Sanliurfa. The structure was damaged during last month's earthquakes and had been e...
Turkey quake zone's construction 'amnesty'
As the focus in Turkey intensifies on how poor construction may have contributed to the devastation caused by February's deadly earthquake, a zoning amnesty once promoted by the country's president is coming under closer scrutiny.
Hidden corridor discovered in Great Pyramid
Egyptian antiquities officials have announced the discovery of a hidden nine meter-long corridor behind the main entrance of the Great Pyramid of Giza that they said could lead to further findings. The find was made under the Scan Pyrami...
Fire engulfs Hong Kong high-rise
A massive fire has engulfed a construction site in Hong Kong's popular shopping district. The blaze erupted at around 11pm on Thursday night local time at The Mariners’ Club redevelopment project. The redevelopment by the Empire Group wa...
Russia vows to rebuild Mariupol after long battle
The Kremlin says it will rehabilitate 1 million square metres of Mariupol after besieging the city for more than 80 days and destroying many of the vibrant cultural landmarks of the once vibrant city.
Turkey begins rebuilding for millions left homeless
Turkey has begun work to rebuild homes for 1.5 million people whose buildings were destroyed in a series of earthquakes. More than 50,000 people were killed in Turkey and Syria. With elections just months away, President Erdogan pledged ...
Turkey works to clear earthquake rubble
Turkey has stepped up efforts to clear away the mountains of rubble three weeks after the earthquakes. Equipment has been sent to the affected areas, as there are concerns about people's health.
Turkish authorities inspect buildings left standing
Authorities in Turkey are checking buildings so that residents can move back in after the devastating earthquakes. Even buildings still standing may have been structurally damaged, with their inhabitants sleeping in cars and tents out on...
Turkey: Collapsed homes not built to standards
Experts say the mass destruction caused by an earthquake in Turkey and northern Syria is the result of buildings constructed after earthquake regulations were brought in more than twenty years ago. Architects and local people are blaming...
Turkey's Erdogan says stricter construction rules needed
Turkey's President meanwhile has promised to rebuild the areas destroyed by the quake. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the construction of 30 thousand homes starting next month. The president says the buildings would be "safe" and of ...
Earthquake failures leave Erdogan vulnerable
In Ankara, the Turkish government is facing accusations of failing to take precautions to minimise the damage from February 6 earthquakes. Opposition politicians say the government did not act on advice from experts, who had warned of im...