Fukushima disaster: Japan to release contaminated water into ocean

Japan plans to release water that was contaminated in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster into the Pacific Ocean. A team of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency has been assessing the... Read more »

Explosion in Ghana town kills 17, destroys hundreds of buildings

Rescue teams in western Ghana are searching the site of a huge explosion on Thursday that killed at least 17 people. Dozens were injured in the accidental blast in the western town... Read more »

Tsunami waves crash ashore in Tonga after volcanic eruption

A tsunami has hit the Pacific nation of Tonga after an undersea volcano erupted. The extent of the damage is still unclear as many phone lines are down. Warnings remain in place... Read more »

The worst natural disasters of 2020

The charity Christian Aid says the 10 worst climate disasters this year have cost $140bn in insurance claims. Bushfires in Australia caused $5bn in losses, killed nearly three billion wild animals and... Read more »