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Japanese shelter says no to homeless, sparking outrage

Staff turned duo away on Saturday for not having Tokyo addresses.

Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70

More than 3,000 people have been rescued in wake of disaster.

58 dead, rescuers in ‘day and night’ hunt for missing in...

Rescue work was almost thwarted by additional rainfall.

1 dead, millions told to evacuate as typhoon batters Japan

Stores, factories and subway systems have been shut down as a precaution.

Putrajaya launches disaster relief fund

The fund will be parked under the National Disaster Management Agency in the Prime Minister's Department.

Taiwan orders markets, schools closed as strong typhoon approaches

Taiwan expects typhoon Mitag to approach the coast of Yilan with maximum winds of 162kph.

57,000 Indonesians still homeless a year after Palu earthquake

The Red Cross hopes the Indonesian government will redouble their efforts to help build permanent homes.

Indonesia’s Pertamina stops oil spill off Java

The spill has affected at least 13 villages, threatening the livelihoods and health of thousands of people.

Flights cancelled as Typhoon Tapah approaches Japan

The storm prompted cancellations of more than 400 domestic flights.

Strong earthquake hits Albania, damage reported

Electricity and telephone lines were cut off in Tirana and a number of other towns and villages.

Powerful typhoon triggers blackout in southern Japan

Japan’s weather bureau issued warnings of heavy rains, floods and high tides.

Ethiopian crash victims want 737 MAX documents from Boeing, FAA

Nearly 100 lawsuits have been filed against Boeing by at least a dozen law firms representing families of the Ethiopian Airlines crash victims.

Old couple perish in Sungai Lembing fire a week before son’s...

Firemen look for body of restaurant owner, aged 74, after fire razes 32 wooden shophouses believed to be a century-old.

Selangor flood alert for spring tide tomorrow

Five coastal districts told to make preparations in case high tides cause flooding.

Typhoon’s tail fells more than 300 trees in Penang

Most areas affected have been cleared, while 20 storm victims were evacuated to temporary relief centre, says exco man.

No word on extradition of MH17 suspects, says Russian envoy

Netherlands government unlikely to make an extradition request through the embassy, says ambassador.

Indonesia’s famed disaster spokesman dies of cancer

Pak Topo sees himself as a public servant all the way until the end.

Dam bursts in India, killing 6

Seasonal rain has crippled India's financial centre of Mumbai this week, disrupting rail and air traffic.

At least 15 dead as wall collapses in monsoon-hit Mumbai

At least 15 people are killed in India's financial capital of Mumbai when a wall collapses during torrential monsoon downpours.

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.