Rescuers 'very close' to kids missing in Amazon
The discovery of a rudimentary shelter, some half-eaten fruit and a fresh footprint led the Colombian military to announce Tuesday it was getting "very close" to the four Indigenous children roaming the Amazon since a plane they were on ...
Rwanda relocates thousands from landslide zones
Rwandan authorities are working out where to resettle thousands of people affected by torrential rains and landslides. More than 100 people died in early May and many more remain displaced after the highest rainfall in 17 years.
Living in ruin after Turkey’s earthquakes
Nearly four months after a pair of devastating earthquakes, CBC’s Briar Stewart returns to Antakya, Turkey, and finds residents struggling to live in the ruin are angry about why the city wasn’t better prepared
Mayotte: Drought and water cuts on French island
Systemic problems in infrastructure and the worst drought seen since 1997 have combined to create a dire shortage of running water on the island of Mayotte, a French overseas territory in the Indian Ocean. Residents currently face having...
Hanoi cuts public lighting to save power in heatwaves
Drivers in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi’s busy streets have to rely on only their headlights to navigate the city - before the lights are finally flipped on – at a delay – to help preserve the power grid under sweltering temperatures. Weather...
'Leave, now': Canadians flee through the flames
Residents have been forced to drive through thick smoke and fire to escape a fast-moving blaze in the Halifax-area that has destroyed hundreds of homes. Thousands of locals were ordered to evacuate immediately as the fire closed in. It c...
EU to double its firefighting capacity
The EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic says it is vital that the EU has more firefighting aircraft capacity in order to respond to another hot summer.
Filmmaker drives through Canada wildfires
A filmmaker says he ‘nearly died’ after driving through wildfires in Nova Scotia, Canada. His video shows the intensity of the blaze as it spreads across the highway.
Flames force evacuations near Halifax
Nova Scotia RCMP have ordered evacuations in at least two subdivisions near Halifax as an out-of-control wildfire engulfs homes. High temperatures and strong winds are posing a tough challenge for firefighters as multiple fires burn acro...
Somalia on the brink of famine
Severe flooding has swamped parts of Somalia, with at least 250,000 people forced to flee a central region that locals say now looks more like an ocean. This disaster comes after more than 40,000 people died in 2022 from a drought that e...
Historic museum damaged in Beirut blast re-opens
Lebanon's historic Sursock Museum has reopened to the public, more than two years after a catastrophic explosion at Beirut port devastated the architectural gem and its modern and contemporary art collection.
Canadian firefighters get upper hand on blaze
Officials in Northwest Territories say the wildfire burning near Hay River and Kátł'odeeche First Nation reserve is being held. Almost two weeks after being forced out, some Hay River residents are now returning home, while those living ...
Sierra Leone’s ‘national symbol’ destroyed
A centuries-old tree that served as an historic symbol of Sierra Leone has fallen during a storm in the capital, Freetown. The government says the loss of the 70-metre Cotton Tree is comparable to the fire that damaged Paris's Notre Dame...
9 potential hurricanes predicted this year
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday (May 25) that they expect an average Atlantic hurricane season with an expected five to nine storms that will develop into hurricanes. However, that projection is ...
Fewer, more powerful hurricanes this season
After a few years of heightened risk, Environment and Climate Change Canada predicts an average number of hurricanes this year. But there is a risk of potentially stronger storms.
EU steps in as Italy recovers from deadly floods
The President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen met locals in Cesena on Thursday after last week's devastating floods. 'Europe is by your side,' said von der Leyen after visiting flood-devastated Emilia Romagna.
Typhoon Mawar batters Guam
A powerful tropical cyclone has slammed into the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Many of the US territory’s 170,000 residents were forced to flee to shelters, as the storm knocked out power and flooded buildings.
New clues in search for missing Colombian plane
Colombia's army says it has found new clues in the search for four Indigenous children who appear to have survived a plane crash last month. The group includes an 11-month-old baby. They were on board a small plane that crashed in the so...
Floods threaten Italian farmers' livelihoods
Some Italian farmers say they are at serious risk of losing their livelihoods after heavy flooding on the heels of a drought.
Canada wildfires continue to spread
Wildfires in Canada have burned through a million hectares of land. Thousands of crews from the United States have joined the effort to contain the flames. Australia and New Zealand are also sending help.
Alberta wildfires destroy 2 Mn acres of land
Raging wildfires in Canada have burned through over two million acres of land in Alberta, with Australia and New Zealand set to send assistance to tame the blazes.
Spanish towns trial remote wildfire protection
Facing what Spanish experts call an era of "mega fires," Spanish towns are searching for better ways to protect their residents. Some are banking on innovative technology, as DW found on a visit to Ribarroja in eastern Spain.
Italy: €2 billion aid package for flood victims
Emilia Romagna is one of Italy’s richest regions and the impact of the floods has raised questions about why funding allocated to counter hydrological instability has not been used.
Mexico preparing to evacuate citizens amid volcano threat
A volcano around 45 miles (about 70 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City as been showing increasing signs of activity in recent days, leading the Mexican government to close schools in dozens of municipalities across three states and hol...
Rohingya camps face Cyclone Mocha aftermath
The World Food Programme says some aid is getting through to some people in Rakhine state in western Myanmar. But nearly two weeks after Cyclone Mocha hit, many remain without food or shelter — particularly in Rohingya refugee camps.
19 children killed in Guyana school fire
Guyana's police chief says initial investigations show a fire at a secondary school dormitory that killed at least 19 people was "maliciously set". Most of those killed in the town of Mahdia were Indigenous students.
School fire in Guyana leaves 19 dead
At least 19 children died after a fire gutted a secondary school dormitory in Guyana overnight, emergency services and the government said on Monday.
Thousands missing after deadly DR Congo floods
Local authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo report that 5,000 people are still missing two weeks after torrential rains triggered floods and landslides in South Kivu province, destroying villages and farms, and killing more tha...
Fire engulfs Manila post office
A massive fire broke out at Manila’s historical Central Post Office late on Sunday night and lasted over seven hours.