Update: Indonesia tsunami death toll climbs to 373

Asia & Pacific 12/24/18, 08:16

The Latest on a tsunami that hit along Indonesia's Sunda Strait (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the weekend tsunami has climbed to 373. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Monday that 128 others were missing in the disaster, with 1,459 injured. The waves washed ashore ...

Harnessed horse unearthed in ancient stable near Pompeii

Science 12/23/18, 13:51

Archaeologists have unearthed the petrified remains of a harnessed horse and saddle in the stable of an ancient villa in a Pompeii suburb. Pompeii archaeological park head Massimo Osanna told Italian news agency ANSA that the villa belonged to a high-ranking military officer, perhaps a general, during ancient Roman times. Osanna was ...

Tsunami set off by volcanic eruption kills 222 in Indonesia

Asia & Pacific 12/23/18, 05:32

A tsunami believed to be triggered by a volcanic eruption killed at least 222 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend, sweeping away hotels, hundreds of houses and a group of people attending a beach concert. More than 800 were reported injured and 28 missing after the tsunami hit around ...

UN: Losses from natural disasters surge over last 20 years

Europe 10/10/18, 02:56

The U.N. office for disaster risk reduction said Wednesday that worldwide reported economic losses from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes and other climate-related disasters surged to total nearly $2.9 trillion over the past 20 years.UNISDR, as the office is known, said the reported loss of resources and assets like homes, ...

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