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Virus forces Japan to cancel ceremony to mark tsunami

Apo - Japan is cancelling an annual ceremony marking the anniversary of a deadly tsunami and nuclear disaster as the country steps up efforts to curb the new coronavirus, officials said Friday.

Powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday. Witnesses reported strong shaking but there was no immediate word of casualties or heavy damage.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

Sydney - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.The powerful quake struck just after 4 pm (0500 GMT) at a depth of 17.

Indonesia mourns 15 years after Boxing Day tsunami

Banda Aceh - Thousands of mourners flocked to mass graves Thursday in Indonesia's Aceh province to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters in history.

FBI issues warning over public Wi-Fi use Special

As the US enters peak travel season, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to travelers: beware public Wi-Fi. Both enterprises and consumers need to heed the warning, according to expert Sudhakar Ramakrishna.

'A friendly hand': pope urges more help for Fukushima victims

Apo - Pope Francis on Monday urged renewed help for victims of Japan's 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima disaster, warning "nobody can start over alone" as he noted "concern" over nuclear power.

Clandestine 'tsunami' behind new wave of Catalan protests

Barcelona - With an appeal to block Barcelona's airport, a new, mysterious organisation called "Democratic Tsunami" has raised the temperature of Catalan separatist protests in Spain which until now have been peaceful.

Mass prayer marks one year since Indonesia quake-tsunami disaster

Palu - Thousands attended a mass prayer in the devastated Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, one year after a quake-tsunami swallowed up whole neighbourhoods and killed more than 4,000 people.Many in the crowd sobbed as they remembered victims of the 7.

Strong 6.5 magnitude quake strikes eastern Indonesia: USGS

Jakarta - A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Thursday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after powerful quake off Java

Menteng Dua - Indonesian authorities lifted a tsunami warning late Friday after a powerful earthquake earlier struck off the southern coast of heavily populated Java island.The 6.9 magnitude quake registered at a depth 52.

Major 7.3 quake hits remote Malukus in eastern Indonesia

Dong - A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Indonesia cancels tsunami alert after strong quake

Jakarta - A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground.

Japan tsunami advisory lifted following strong quake

Apo - A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on Tuesday, sparking an tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports of major damage or injuries.

DHS sends out cyber warning about medical devices Special

Following new independent research, the Department of Homeland Security has re-issued a warning about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices. Dr. May Wang explains more about the issues behind the warning.

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Jakarta - Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said Tuesday, as authorities wrestle with a "painfully slow" recovery.The magnitude 7.

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

Apo - With flowers, silent prayers and tearful tributes, Japan Monday marked the eighth anniversary of a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left some 18,500 people dead or missing.

Indonesian tsunami volcano lost two-thirds of its height

Pandeglang - The Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves.

Indonesia trims tsunami death toll, hikes injury tally

Jakarta - The number of people evacuated after Indonesia's deadly tsunami has nearly doubled to some 40,000 while more than 7,000 were injured in the disaster, officials said Friday, as they trimmed the official death toll.

Songs and toys for Indonesia's disaster-zone kids

Dompu - Via Sundari Octavia keeps a watchful eye on her small children as they sing and dance -- part of a trauma healing programme for kids displaced by Indonesia's deadly tsunami.

Indonesia hikes danger level for deadly tsunami volcano

Binangun - Indonesia on Thursday raised the danger alert level for an erupting volcano that sparked a killer tsunami at the weekend, after earlier warning that fresh activity at the crater threatened to trigger another deadly wave.
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