Monday, October 15, 2018
Hong Kong residents huddled indoors Sunday as strong wind sent debris flying ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Mangkhut, once the world's strongest storm this year before it weakened after slamming into the Philippines. The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) raised...

Storm Florence

Weather forecasters warn of the risk of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of North and South Carolina, and Virginia, from storm Florence. It has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm but continues to soak the East Coast...

Toyota has profits

Japanese car giant Toyota has posted a 7.2% jump in quarterly net profits, beating expectations and surprising analysts. Net income came to 657.3bn yen ($5.88bn; £4.52bn), up from the 613.0bn yen recorded in the same period a year earlier. Many analysts...
Angela Merkel was under fire at home and abroad on Wednesday night as European Union leaders prepared to meet in Brussels on Thursday for a crunch summit to resolve their differences over the bloc's three-year migrant crisis. The German chancellor will...
Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99. Fears of a new blowup of the 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) volcano...
Britain will be unable to leave the customs union before 2023, ministers have been told, leading to fears that the delay will be exploited by Remainers to thwart Brexit. In a briefing to the Cabinet’s Brexit sub-committee earlier this week,...
Is the world economy on the brink of another oil-induced slowdown? Anxiety has recently been gathering in a number of countries as economic growth has slowed in the first quarter. This applies to the US, the Eurozone and the...

Ruined by tourism

Their very geographical nature makes islands particularly prone to overcrowding – simply put, there’s not enough room for endless streams of tourists. Here are some of the most worrying examples of islands, many of which were once untouched, falling...

Tesla in space

The pioneering rocket firm just pulled off the unexpected, and carried out what appears to be a seamless first-ever launch of its massive new rocket, called Falcon Heavy. That makes SpaceX, the game-changing company helmed by billionaire Tesla CEO Elon...

Sweden floating hotel

ArcticBath is a new hotel adrift on the Lule River in the Scandinavian north -- a glacial haven of snow-tipped forests, world-class fishing, amazing wildlife and the Northern Lights. ArcticBath can  offer  a pleasant  escape from the everyday and this...

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