Weather

Wildfires tear through Chile

More than 100 people have been displaced by the blazes to the west of the capital, Santiago.

Wildfires tear through Chile

Indonesia

Several dead and dozens missing in Indonesia landslide

The landslide comes just over a week after a devastating tsunami killed more than 400 people.

Several dead and dozens missing in Indonesia landslide

Weather

2018 - The year's weather extremes in photos

As we end the year, we highlight month by month some of the impressive weather stories and images that we covered.

2018 - The year's weather extremes in photos

Asia Pacific

Indonesia rescuers hampered by rain after tsunami

Torrential rain on Java is threatening to cut off traffic on the main coastal road, upon which recovery efforts depend.

Indonesia

Remote islanders evacuated after deadly Indonesia tsunami

Soldiers arrive in island close to volcano to pluck stranded residents who spent days in mountainous areas without food.

Remote islanders evacuated after deadly Indonesia tsunami

Indonesia

Indonesia tsunami death toll soars, thousands homeless

At least 429 people have died in Saturday's tsunami, while at least 128 are still missing.

Indonesia tsunami death toll soars, thousands homeless

Tsunami

Indonesia: The destruction caused by tsunami

Saturday's tsunami was Indonesia's third major natural disaster in just a few months.

Indonesia: The destruction caused by tsunami

Asia Pacific

Indonesia tsunami kills more than 280, injures hundreds

Officials believe undersea landslides from volcanic activity sent wall of water crashing inland around Sunda Strait.

Indonesia

In Pictures: Tsunami hits coastal towns on Sunda Strait

The worst affected area was Java's Pandeglang region, which includes the Ujung Kulon National Park and popular beaches.

In Pictures: Tsunami hits coastal towns on Sunda Strait

Iran

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran

The quake struck the same area where another tremor killed over 600 people last year.

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran

Guatemala

'We were horrified because of what happened last time'

Sunday night conjured up memories of a June eruption, in which nearly 200 were killed and villages were swept away.

Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption forces 4,000 to evacuate

Natural disasters

Wildfires deadliest on record in California with 31 killed

Hot dry winds expected to blow until Tuesday whipped up the flames and heightened the urgency of evacuation orders.

United States

California wildfires: The most destructive in state's history

More than 3,000 emergency personnel are fighting the blazes using helicopters and firefighting air tankers.

California wildfires: The most destructive in state's history

United States

Raging California wildfires kill 9, force thousands to flee

Entire communities destroyed as firefighters struggle to contain fires plaguing state.

Indonesia

Indonesia disaster: Slow path to recovery on Sulawesi

Urgent need for shelter as rainy season looms and survivors battle with loss of loved ones and trauma of earthquake.

Sulawesi on slow path to recovery a month after disaster