Over 20 dead in southern India floods

Leaders in the southern Indian state of Kerala opened near-overflowing dams on Monday after at least 22 people died when heavy rains lashed the region over the weekend.

11h ago| Natural disaster

5.2 earthquake shakes parts of Taiwan

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck close to Taiwan's east coast city of Hualien today, the island's weather bureau said, with no immediate reports of damage.

18 killed in Kerala flood, landslides

At least 18 people were killed in flooding caused by heavy rains and landslides in hilly areas of southern Indian state of Kerala as rescue workers recovered more bodies from the debris today.

Typhoon forces Hong Kong to close schools, stock market

Hong Kong suspended classes, stock market trading and government services as a typhoon passed south of the city Wednesday.

5d ago| Climate crisis

ADB boosts 2019-2030 climate financing target to $100b

The Asian Development Bank's will boost its climate financing goals by $20 billion to a new target of $100 billion for the 2019-2030 period and aims to launch its concept for retiring coal...

Tropical cyclone hits Philippines, 9 dead so far

Nine people have been killed in the Philippines and 11 were missing on Tuesday due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain from tropical cyclone Kompasu, the national disaster agency said.

4d ago| Wildlife

25 venomous snakes seized

The forest department in a drive seized at least 25 venomous snakes from the house of a snake charmer in Rangabali upazila on Wednesday.

5d ago| Wildlife

Poisoned, in their habitat

Dozens of monkeys died in Moheshkhali forest on Tuesday after eating poisoned bananas placed as a trap by a local farmer who encroached upon the forest to cultivate his crop.

5d ago| Wildlife

Authorities yet to act as dolphins getting caught in nets in Jamuna

Dolphins are getting caught in fishing nets in the Jamuna river, in Daulatpur upazila of Manikganj. Authorities at fisheries department, however, say they are not aware of this.

3w ago| Air pollution

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from key pollutants that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

As it stands, the world around it burns

For four years now, a ship has remained anchored at Chattogram’s Parki beach.

3 areas in Barishal declared ‘silent zone’

Three areas in Barishal city have been declared as “silent zone”.