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Aircraft crash in Iran

Sunday, 18 February 2018


A plane has crashed in a mountainous region of southern Iran, with all 66 passengers and crew presumed dead. Aseman Airline flight EP3704 left the Iranian capital of Tehran on the morning of 18 February heading to the city of Yasuj and crashed approximately 1 hour later.

Cyclone Gita in Tonga

Monday, 12 February 2018


Cyclone Gita, a Category 4 storm, is heading towards Tonga after causing widespread damage in the neighbouring island of Samoa. The Tongan government has declared a state of emergency as the archipelago waits for the storm to hit.

Flood in Bolivia

Thursday, 08 February 2018


Record rainfall in southern Bolivia has caused severe flooding with local authorities declaring a state of emergency.

Flood in Argentina

Saturday, 03 February 2018


Heavy rains across Argentina and Bolivia have caused widespread damage with authorities activating emergency operations to evacuate residents and provide aid.

Volcano in Papua New Guinea

Monday, 22 January 2018


A volcano on Papua New Guinea's Kadovar island has erupted, sending plumes of steam and ash 800m into the air with experts warning seismic activity beneath the volcano means an eruption could be imminent.