UPDATE 5 – Powerful earthquake strikes south of Mexico City, killing at least 226

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck central Mexico, causing numerous buildings to collapse and killing at least 226 people, officials and witnesses say. Dozens of people remain trapped under the rubble. The [...]

Major 8.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off southern Mexico

A major earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.4 has struck off the Pacific coast of southern Mexico, with shaking felt across parts of Central America, seismologists and residents say. A tsunami alert has been issued for several countries. The [...]

2 explosions hit Arkema chemical plant near Houston

Two explosions have rocked the Arkema chemical plant in the community of Crosby just northeast of Houston, officials say. Local residents had been evacuated after the company said the flooding had made explosions inevitable. Arkema said it [...]

UPDATE 1 – Strong earthquake hits western China, killing at least 5 people

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 has struck a mountainous region in western China, killing at least 5 people and injuring more than 100 others, seismologists and local officials say. The extent of the damage was not immediately [...]

At least 79 people presumed dead in London high-rise fire

The number of people who are presumed to have died in last week's high-rise fire in London has risen to at least 79, British police confirmed on Monday, warning that some of the victims may never be identified. Commander Stuart Cundy, of the [...]