Tornado batters area near Canadian capital Ottawa

OTTAWA: A tornado sparked chaos near the Canadian capital Ottawa on Friday, injuring dozens as homes were damaged, cars flipped over, and over 130,000 people left without power, local media said. Met...

Militants attack Iran army parade killing eight troops

TEHRAN: Militants attacked a military parade in southwestern Iran yesterday, killing at least eight troops and wounding some 20 others, state media reported. “Eight to nine of the military forces wer...

Tanzania ferry disaster toll rises to 151

NAIROBI: The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to 151, state-run TV station TBC said yesterday as rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feare...

More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

NAIROBI: The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 yesterday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned. The ...

Toll jumps to 22 in Philippine monsoon landslide

MANILA: The death toll from a monsoon landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 22, officials said yesterday, as rescuers dug through the night in a frantic search for survivors of the latest...

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US

GRIFTON (Uni ted States ) : Catastrophic floods raised the threat of landslides and dam failures across the southeastern United States yesterday, prolonging the agony caused by a killer hurricane tha...

Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

ITOGON (Philippines): Philippine rescuers used shovels and their bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil yesterday as they desperately looked for dozens of people feared buried beneath a land...

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

HONG KONG: Hong Kong began a massive clean-up yesterday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Phi...

South Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

SEOUL: South Korea launched its first ever missile-capable attack submarine yesterday, despite a recent diplomatic thaw with the nuclear-armed North. The $700 million, 3,000-tonne Dosan Ahn Chang-ho ...