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Chile forest fires: At least 112 dead in Valparaíso region

At least 112 people have been killed by forest fires in Chile's Valparaíso region, local authorities have said.

Powerful earthquake hits China-Kyrgyzstan border

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck along the China-Kyrgyzstan border, as authorities warned of potentially widespread damage.

Several Volcanoes Flare Up in Indonesia, Forcing Thousands to Evacuate

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupted Sunday, spreading searing gas clouds and avalanches of lava down its slopes as other active volcanoes flared up across the country, forcing the evacuation of thousands.

Heatwave scorches states from east to west as temperatures soar across Australia

A withering heatwave has spread across three states with temperatures in parts of northern Western Australia reaching towards 50C, and the goldmining town of Kalgoorlie still without power after a rare super-cell storm.

At least 33 dead from barrage of winter storms and cold in the US

An unrelenting series of winter storms and an outbreak of cold air have killed several people across a half-dozen states since Friday. Now, another round of extreme cold and snow will march across the central and eastern US, setting up more...