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Toll in Greek wildfires rises to 79 amid search for survivors

Scores of locals and holidaymakers fled to the sea to try to escape the flames as they tore through towns and villages near the capital stoked by 100-km-per-hour wind gusts, devouring woodland and hundreds of buildings. Greek media have described the disaster as a “national tragedy”, while Prime Minister Alexis …

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Japan’s flood death toll rises to 155, dashing hopes of more survivors

Torrential rain unleashed floods and landslides in western Japan last week, bringing death and destruction, especially to neighborhoods built decades ago near steep slopes. While rescuers have arrived to clear the roads, accumulated mud and debris of landslides have caused new surge of floodwaters in residential areas of Hiroshima, which …

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Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said in a statement that the majority of the fatalities happened on the Yemeni island of Socotra, where 20 were killed. The federation said in a statement Thursday another four were killed in Yemen’s al-Mahrah governorate, which borders Oman. …

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