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Torrential rains in Uganda, 26 killed, says Red Cross

Torrential rains in Uganda, 26 killed, says Red Cross

The Uganda Red Cross says at least 26 people have been killed in floods unleashed by torrential rains in different parts of the east African country.

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

PG&E says it has reached $13.5 billion wildfire settlement

Pacific Gas and Electric says it has reached a $13.5 billion settlement that will resolve all major claims related to devastating wildfires blamed on its outdated equipment and negligence.

California to protect insurance policies in wildfire areas

California to protect insurance policies in wildfire areas

California has ordered insurance companies to stop dropping customers who live in areas affected by recent wildfires.

Europe pledges additional support for quake-hit Albania

Europe pledges additional support for quake-hit Albania

The European Union’s new leader for crisis management is visiting Albania to assess damages and reconstruction needs after last week’s powerful earthquake.

Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi

Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi

Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi, with many others missing.

PG&E urges judge to approve key settlement, faces resistance

PG&E urges judge to approve key settlement, faces resistance

Pacific Gas & Electric is urging a federal bankruptcy judge to approve a key insurance settlement as it struggles to cover at least $20 billion in losses stemming from catastrophic wildfires in California.

Albania PM optimistic of world support on quake recovery

Albania PM optimistic of world support on quake recovery

Albania’s prime minister is pleased with the international assistance he has secured at a NATO summit on coping with the aftermath of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 51 people and injured more than 3,000 others.

Tech aims to predict problems on power lines before disaster

Tech aims to predict problems on power lines before disaster

A new technology being tested by California utilities is aimed at diagnosing problems before they could cause power outages or spark wildfires.

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

Powerful typhoon leaves at least 4 dead in Philippines

A powerful typhoon is blowing across the Philippines after slamming ashore overnight, damaging houses and an airport and knocking out power after tens of thousands of people fled for safer ground.

Albania demolishes quake-damaged building with explosives

Albania demolishes quake-damaged building with explosives

A remote-controlled explosion has demolished a six-story building considered a threat after it was damaged in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Albania.

USGS reports magnitude 6.0 quake off Chile’s northern coast

USGS reports magnitude 6.0 quake off Chile’s northern coast

USGS reports 6.0-magnitude quake off Chile’s northern coast near border with Peru.

Rescuers among 6 dead in storms on French Riviera

Rescuers among 6 dead in storms on French Riviera

The crew of a rescue helicopter were among five people killed in heavy weekend rains that pounded France’s Mediterranean coast in a second week of deadly flooding in the region.

EU leads international help to Albania quake recovery

EU leads international help to Albania quake recovery

The European Union and the United Nations are coordinating the international efforts to assist Albania after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 51 people and left thousands homeless.

Powerful typhoon nears Philippines, forcing evacuations

Powerful typhoon nears Philippines, forcing evacuations

The Philippines’ main island, including the capital, Manila, is under a tropical cyclone warning for a typhoon forecast to hit Monday night into Tuesday.

Deadly storm moves cross country taking aim at Northeast

Deadly storm moves cross country taking aim at Northeast

A powerful winter storm bedeviling Thanksgiving weekend travelers across the United States is now taking aim at the Northeast.

Paradise’s dream football season ends 1 year after fire

Paradise’s dream football season ends 1 year after fire

A Northern California community is rallying around its local high school football team after it lost a championship game one year after a deadly wildfire destroyed most of the town.

Albania calls for international help to recover from quake

Albania calls for international help to recover from quake

Albania’s prime minister has called on the international community for financial and human resources aid to recover from the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed 51 persons and left thousands of damaged homes.

PG&E says blackouts limited fires despite 1 likely failure

PG&E says blackouts limited fires despite 1 likely failure

The nation’s largest utility said its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power to Northern California customers during periods of high fire risk.

Albania’s search for quake victims ends; death toll up to 51

Albania’s search for quake victims ends; death toll up to 51

Albania’s search for quake victims ends with death toll up to 50.

High school football team loses title game 1 year after fire

High school football team loses title game 1 year after fire

A Northern California high school football team is preparing to play for a championship one year after most of the players and coaches lost their homes to a wildfire that nearly destroyed their town.

Correction: California Wildfires story

Correction: California Wildfires story

Officials say thousands of Southern California residents have fled their homes because of a wildfire burning in mountains near Santa Barbara.

Powerful storm interrupts nation’s busiest travel weekend

Powerful storm interrupts nation’s busiest travel weekend

A powerful storm stretching from California to New England is threatening major disruptions during the year’s busiest travel weekend.

Global climate protests ahead of Madrid meeting

Global climate protests ahead of Madrid meeting

People affected by dramatic wildfires in Australia have joined young environmental activists to protest the government’s stance on climate change.

Balkan countries rush to help in Albanian earthquake

Balkan countries rush to help in Albanian earthquake

In the initial hours after a deadly pre-dawn earthquake struck Albania, pancaking buildings and trapping dozens of people beneath the rubble as they slept, the country’s neighbors sprang into action.

Search in Albania quake reduced, death toll at 49

Search in Albania quake reduced, death toll at 49

The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake is winding down, with rescue crews limiting their efforts to a collapsed beachfront hotel in the port town of Durres.