Disaster

Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

[…]The UN’s International Organisation for Migration estimated last week that more than a million people had been displaced from east and west Mosul and that there were more than 800,000 people living in camps. […]

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A Itália ameaça fechar os seus portos a navios estrangeiros com mais migrantes

A Itália ameaça fechar os seus portos a navios estrangeiros com mais migrantes

As migrações não são uma questão de emergência, mas um problema estrutural.[…]

Hungary to hold referendum on EU’s refugee quotas

Hungary to hold referendum on EU’s refugee quotas

Hungary has called an anti-immigration referendum aimed at stopping Brussels and Berlin forcing it to take in refugees under any EU quota schemes. The hardline prime minister, Viktor Orbán, called the plebiscite – and is certain to win it – in a preemptive strike against the European commission and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, who […]

Another two Brazil dams “at risk of collapsing”

Another two Brazil dams “at risk of collapsing”

Brazilian mining company Samarco says two dams it uses to hold waste water from iron production are damaged and at risk of collapsing. One of the company’s reservoirs burst earlier this month, flooding dozens of homes in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais. Eleven people were killed and 12 are missing presumed dead. Emergency work […]

G20 centra-se na cooperação contra o terrorismo

G20 centra-se na cooperação contra o terrorismo

Foi na luxuosa estância turística de Antalya, na Turquia, que os líderes dos vinte países mais ricos do mundo se juntaram para uma cimeira que durou dois dias. No G20falou-se de comércio internacional, políticas de emprego, combate à fraude fiscal… Mas foram os ataques de Paris, na véspera do encontro, que redefiniram toda a agenda. […]

Cyclone Chapala roars into Yemen

Cyclone Chapala roars into Yemen

Cyclone Chapala, the second-strongest cyclone on record in the Arabian Sea, made landfall at Category 1 strength to the west of Al Mukalla, Yemen, on Tuesday, AccuWeather reported. Chapala brought heavy rains, winds and flash flooding to the country. Photos and videos on social media showed massive flooding in Al Mukalla. The storm dumped enormous amounts of rainfall on […]

Brazil indigenous reserve blazes contained

Brazil indigenous reserve blazes contained

Brazilian officials have managed to contain several forest fires that have destroyed half of an indigenous reserve in the Amazon region. Some 12,000 indigenous people live in the Arariboia reserve, in the state of Maranhao. Their leaders say the fires were started more than a month ago by hostile loggers and farmers who want exploit […]