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HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ gets mixed reviews from disaster’s survivors

The show depicts the initial disbelief at the scale of the disaster well.

Two dead after apartment buildings collapse in rain-soaked Brazil

As anxious relatives and friends waited on the road that had been torn up by Monday’s downpour, dozens of rescue workers searched for survivors with the help of sniffer dogs.

Second Malaysian reported killed in Lombok quake

Identity of victim not known, body could not be removed from landslide debris, says Indonesian disaster board.

Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

Search efforts have been made difficult by steep terrain, unstable soil and narrow mining shafts.

Brazil dam disaster leaves 34 dead, hundreds missing

Rescue officials announced the death toll had more than tripled as more and more bodies were pulled from the mud.

Vale dam burst prompts US$1.7 billion in blocked funds, fines

Vale could face fines and the possible loss of its license to operate in the affected region.

Fears rise for 300 missing in Brazil dam disaster, 9 bodies...

The number of people presumed missing has doubled from the previous toll of 150.

Indonesia floods, landslides death toll climbs to 59

Heavy rain causes rivers to overflow as well as heavy landslides, engulfing communities in southern Sulawesi.

Tsunami kills at least 222 in Indonesia after Krakatau eruption

With the exact cause of the disaster still unknown, authorities are wary of the risk of a recurrence.

Cyclone death toll in southeast India hits 33

Most deaths were caused by flooding, house collapses and electrocution.

Typhoon Yutu weakens as it heads to biggest Philippine island

Luzon is the largest island in the Philippines and home to some 53 million people.

Hurricane largely wipes out tiny Hawaiian island

Officials say a tiny, remote Hawaiian island was largely wiped off the map when a raging hurricane passed through.

Hurricane Willa batters Mexico, sparking floods, outages

The flood risk is compounded by rains caused by Vicente, a storm that dissipated early on Tuesday, having drenched parts of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero states.

Hurricane Willa makes landfall in Mexico

The powerful storm, which was a maximum Category 5 hurricane on Monday, had weakened to Category 3 as it moved toward land.

Thousands evacuated as Hurricane Willa descends on Mexico

Forecast to be one of the most powerful hurricanes to enter Mexico from the Pacific in recent years, Willa is expected to strike a few miles south of Mazatlan.

Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

The accident took place in Yilan County near the coast, with several carriages overturned on a railway popular among tourists.

Indonesians seek talismans of former lives in quake rubble

Searchers arrived with dozens of excavators to help dig out bodies, while some residents made frequent trips to retrieve treasured belongings from the rubble of destroyed homes.

30 killed by Hurricane Michael, according to estimates

Hurricane Michael left scenes of destruction in its wake in Florida, and authorities fear the death toll could still increase as the search operation continues in the most heavily damaged areas.

World Bank offers disaster-hit Indonesia US$1 billion in loans

CEO Kristalina Georgieva unveiled the funds at Indonesian holiday island Bali, where the Bank and the International Monetary Fund have been holding their annual meetings.

Hurricane Michael shreds through Florida towns, 7 dead

Much of downtown Port St. Joe, 12 miles (19km) east of Mexico Beach, was flooded after Michael hit with 155 mph winds, snapping boats in two and hurling a large ship onto the shore, residents said.

Powerful Cyclone Titli slams India

Officials in Odisha evacuated more than 300,000 people, suspended operations at the port of Paradip and cancelled many trains and flights on Wednesday.

3 killed as strong quake rocks Indonesia’s Java, Bali

A string of earthquakes in Lombok in eastern Indonesia killed more than 550 people over the summer.

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, one of the world's poorest countries, sits on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and is still recovering from a 7.5 quake that hit some 900 km to the west in February, killing at least 100 people.

Hurricane Michael heads toward Florida Panhandle, 13 deaths in its wake

Hurricane Michael is expected to strengthen to a major Category 3 storm with winds over 100mph (160kmh), making it one of the most powerful storms to hit the Panhandle of Florida in decades.