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MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish firefighters and military emergency personnel battled amid blistering heat on Monday to control a wildfire in the Madrid region that had burned through the night and forced the evacuation of several houses.
(Reuters) - A decision on whether this year's London Marathon can be held has been pushed back until August 7, the organisers said on Monday.
PARIS (Reuters) - Bathers are being warned to avoid a stretch of coast near the Mediterranean port city of Marseille in southern France after an iron chloride leak from a PVC plant as emergency services assess the damage.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Doctors in Bogota are calling for a return to a strict city-wide quarantine to slow coronavirus infections in Colombia's capital, warning that medical services are close to collapsing, a leading medic said on Thursday.
A series of high-profile Twitter accounts were hijacked on July 15, with some of the platform's top voices – including US presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality television show star Kim Kardashian, former US president Barack Obama, billionaire Elon Musk, and rapper Kanye West, among many others – used to solicit digital currency.
PRAGUE (Reuters) - One person was killed and dozens injured when two trains collided in the Czech Republic's second fatal rail crash this month, officials said.
OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian police arrested a man for stabbing three women, one of whom died from her injuries, late on Tuesday in Sarpsborg in southern Norway, police said.
When an elderly person living alone falls in the bathroom, climbing back up and getting help is often out of the question. Emergency call systems can help.
Kuma: Japanese emergency services and troops scrambled to reach thousands of homes cut off by catastrophic flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage.
TAKAYAMA, Japan (AFP): Japanese emergency services and troops were scrambling on Thursday (July 9) to reach thousands of homes cut off by devastating flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage.