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The number of people displaced by a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia on Wednesday has soared to at least 43,000, emergency officials say. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said the scale of the problem was becoming clearer as rescue teams fanned out into the affected areas. At least 100 people...

An undersea earthquake off Indonesia’s northern Aceh province has killed at least 25 people. The 6.5 magnitude quake struck 19km (12 miles) south-east...

The number of people dying in the Australian city of Melbourne from a rare phenomenon called thunderstorm asthma has risen to eight. One person remains...

North Korea has conducted an unsuccessful test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile, the US military says. The Musudan missile has an estimated...

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels. The Nobel...

At least 77 people have been injured in a gas cylinder explosion in a cafe in Velez-Malaga in southern Spain, say officials. A spokesman for Andalucia...

South Australia is enduring a second day of severe weather, after the entire state was left without power overnight. About 80,000 lightning strikes were...

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least six people dead and others trapped under rubble, Italian officials said. The quake...

Failing to go ahead with the Hinkley Point nuclear project could threaten China’s relationship with Britain, its ambassador to the UK has warned. Writing...

The death toll in Mexico’s landslides and flooding has jumped to 38 after Tropical Storm Earls swept through the country’s eastern regions. The...