Indonesia

In hills of Sulawesi Indonesia quake survivors chafe at aid rules

A month after the disaster, people outside Palu have received little help and fear coming rainy season's colder weather.

In hills of Sulawesi Indonesia quake survivors chafe at aid rules

Hurricane

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Willa barrels towards Mexico

Hurricane Willa is slated to hit heavily-populated areas on western Mexican shores, producing life-threatening floods.

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Willa barrels towards Mexico

Africa

Uganda buries its dead after landslide disaster

The search for survivors of the landslide near Mount Elgon continues, but villagers have begun to bury some of the 41 known dead in a type of tragedy that has become increasingly common in the area.

Indonesia

Twelve school children killed in Indonesia landslide

At least 27 people killed, including 12 pupils, as mud and debris hit North Sumatra province after heavy downpours.

Indonesia: Landslide kills school children in North Sumatra

Uganda

Uganda landslide toll jumps to 41

At least 41 people killed in eastern Bududa district after heavy rains caused landslide, officials say.

Asia Pacific

UN chief visits Indonesia as World Bank vows aid

Antonio Guterres offers condolences to victims of Palu, as thousands gather to pray two weeks after the disaster.

UN chief tours disaster-hit Indonesia as World Bank pledges aid

United States

Michael devastates parts of Florida before moving north

The storm’s eye is moving towards the Carolinas, which are still reeling from Hurricane Florence floods.

Hurricane

'Monstrous' Hurricane Michael bashes parts of Florida

Record-breaking Category-4 storm brings life-threatening winds and storm surges to the Florida Panhandle.

Hurricane Michael makes landfall as 'monstrous' Category-4 storm

Indonesia

Indonesia fears post-tsunami disease epidemics

Sanitation systems were destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi Island and leading to rising concern about disease epidemics in the aftermath.

Weather

Wildfires cause evacuations in Croatia and Italy

Huge fires take hold in southern Europe forcing more than 700 people from their homes.

Wildfires cause evacuations in Croatia and Italy

Philippines

Philippines landslide: Anger over quarry operations in area

Three days since a massive landslide slammed into a village in the central Philippines, families of victims are desperate for assistance.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: One year after Maria, recovery remains slow

Thousands still without adequate shelter or reliable electrical power a year after deadly hurricane ravaged the island.

Puerto Rico: One year after Maria, recovery remains slow

Natural disasters

2 women in sheriff's van drown in Florence floodwaters

Police say mental heath patients were being transported to another centre when floodwaters swept their van away.

Florence: Death toll climbs to 36 as women in sheriff's van drown

Earthquake

Mexico quake one year on: Families still wait for help to rebuild

Survivors of last year's deadly Mexico City tremor say they're still awaiting clarity on how to access funds to rebuild.

Mexico quake one year on: Families still wait for help to rebuild

Japan

Japan braces for 'very strong' Typhoon Jebi

Hot on the heels of Typhoon Cimaron, Jebi is set to be the seventh tropical system to affect Japan this year.

Japan: Honshu braces for yet more floods with Typhoon Jebi