Business & Economy

Typhoons and Tycoons: Disaster capitalism in the Philippines

Big corporations are spearheading reconstruction efforts, but some stand accused of exploiting residents.

101 East

Philippines: Disaster Capitalism, Inc

101 East investigates the corporations that profit from the chaos and misery of disaster-prone Philippines.

Natural disasters

Raging California fires now worst in state history

Blazes have burned 114,800 hectares of land so far with weeks to go in the hot-and-dry summer season.

Indonesia

Tourists flee Lombok as Indonesian quake death toll rises

At least 98 people killed as Indonesia's Lombok island rocked by the second earthquake in a week.

Natural disasters

California wildfires: Death toll to seven as spread continues

Blaze grew more than 25 percent overnight, leading more residents in danger zones to be evacuated.

California wildfires: Death toll to seven as spread continues

Natural disasters

'Grandma did everything she could to save them'

Two children and their great-grandmother among the six killed as a wildfire rages in northern California.

California wildfires: Six killed as hundreds of homes destroyed

United States

Two children killed as California wildfire rages on

Death toll in Redding climbs to five, as firefighters struggle to contain raging fire now into its fourth day.

United States

Two killed as raging California wildfire destroys 500 structures

US state of California has had its worst start to the fire season in a decade, with nearly 118,000 hectares burned.

Europe

Greece's Tsipras takes 'political responsibility' for wildfires

As anger grows over disaster that killed at least 87, prime minister says he is conflicted over authorities' response.

Greece's Tsipras takes 'political responsibility' for wildfires

Europe

'A sea of fire': Greece wildfire survivors recount horror

At least 83 people killed, almost 200 injured after forest fires devastated coastal areas outside of Athens.

Greece

Greece wildfires: 'These are images I'll never forget'

At least 79 people killed as forest fires crisscross through areas outside of the Greek capital, Athens.

Greece wildfires: Survivors of deadly blazes dig through wreckage

Greece

Greece wildfires: Families 'embraced' until final moment

At least 79 people were killed after forest fires erupted in villages outside of Athens.

Greece wildfires: Families 'embraced' until final moment

Middle East

Yemen island Socotra struggles to recover months after cyclone

The storm-stricken island is facing a major shortage of basic needs as the military standoff between country's government and UAE sets back efforts to rebuild.

Asia Pacific

Survivors of devastating Japan floods express shock

Flooding and landslides caused by record rains are believed to have killed more than 100 people, with scores missing.

Volcano

Fuego volcano's child survivors: 'Mummy, I don't want to die'

Psychologists warn children are the most at risk of PTSD, as survivors of the deadly eruption cope with the trauma.

Fuego volcano's child survivors: 'Mummy, I don't want to die'