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LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least 30 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and neighbouring Spain on Sunday and Monday, officials said.
About 800 people have fled their homes after a raging forest fire spread in Gran Canaria, Spain.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization will next month launch a strategy to stop cholera transmission by 2030, it said on Monday, as an unprecedented outbreak in Yemen raced towards 700,000 suspected cases with little sign of slowing down.
LONDON (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton has credited a home victory at Silverstone in July with lighting the inner 'forest fire' that helped him blaze a trail back to the top of the Formula One world championship on Sunday.
LISBON: Twelve people were crushed to death and around 50 injured Tuesday when a 200-year-old oak tree fell on them at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Firefighters battled wildfires raging northeast of Athens for a third day on Tuesday as Greece asked for help from its European partners to prevent them from spreading.
FOR the umpteenth time, fires have burned our forests and peatland, posing threats not only to people in the vicinity but also to our relationships with our neighbours because of the cross-border haze caused by the man-made disasters.
JAKARTA: A military official in the Indonesian province of Jambi said he has ordered that anyone who deliberately sets fire to forest areas be shot, as authorities struggle to contain fires that cause choking smoke in the region.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A military official in the Indonesian province of Jambi said on Saturday he has ordered that anyone who deliberately sets fire to forest areas be shot, as authorities struggle to contain fires that cause choking smoke in the region.
Malaysia has contingencies in place to battle the haze should it occur and is prepared to provide assistance to Indonesia to put out forest fires in the republic.