Flooding in southern Brazil strands hundreds, some rescued by helicopter

Reuters 12/02/2022

SAO PAULO – Heavy rains caused serious flooding in southern Brazil on Thursday, where rescuers in the southern state of Santa Catarina were dispatched to help evacuate hundreds of families trapped in their homes. Video footage provided…

Visitors flock to Hawaiian volcano to see glowing lava flow

Reuters 12/02/2022

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Onlookers are flocking to glimpse the lava flowing from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano that this week began erupting for the first time since 1984. As Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency said there…

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano erupts for first time in nearly 40 years

Reuters 11/29/2022

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began erupting on Sunday for the first time since 1984, ending its longest quiet period in recorded history. The night sky above Hawaii’s largest island…

Landslide kills at least seven on Italy’s Ischia island

Reuters 11/28/2022

CASAMICCIOLA TERME, Italy – At least seven people, including a newborn baby and two children, were killed on the southern Italian holiday island of Ischia after a landslide caused by torrential rain devastated a small town, an…

Clashes in Shanghai as COVID protests flare across China

Reuters 11/28/2022

SHANGHAI/BEIJING – Hundreds of demonstrators and police clashed in Shanghai on Sunday night as protests over China’s stringent COVID restrictions flared for a third day and spread to several cities in the wake of a deadly fire…

Belgium-Morocco World Cup match triggers riots in Brussels, dozen people detained

Reuters 11/28/2022

BRUSSELS – Belgian police detained a dozen people and made one arrest on Sunday after Morocco’s victory over Belgium in the World Cup match in Qatar triggered riots in Brussels with a car and some electric scooters…

Walmart manager opens fire on Virginia co-workers, killing 6 and himself

Reuters 11/24/2022

CHESAPEAKE, Va., – A manager at a Walmart Inc. store in Virginia opened fire on fellow employees in a break room, killing six before turning the gun on himself, eyewitnesses said on Wednesday after the country’s latest…

Indonesia quake kills over 160, search for survivors continues

Reuters 11/22/2022

CIANJUR, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake killed more than 160 people in Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, with rescuers searching for survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks. The epicentre of the 5.6…

Starbucks U.S. workers at 100 stores hold one-day walkout

Reuters 11/17/2022

NEW YORK – Workers at more than 100 U.S. company-owned Starbucks locations are striking for one day on Thursday to protest what they say is illegal retaliation against their union organizing. The walkout comes on the one…

NASA’s Artemis rocketship on course for moon after epic launch

Reuters 11/17/2022

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – With a dash of launch-pad heroics and 8.8 million pounds (4 million kg) of thrust, NASA’s colossal new rocket soared into space for the first time early on Wednesday, sending a next-generation capsule…

Escalation fears ease after NATO, Warsaw say missile that hit Poland was Ukrainian stray

Reuters 11/17/2022

WARSAW/BRUSSELS/NUSA DUA, Indonesia – A missile that hit Poland was probably a stray fired by Ukraine’s air defences and not a Russian strike, Poland and NATO said on Wednesday, easing global concern that the war in Ukraine…

Banksy showcases new mural in war-scarred Ukrainian town

Reuters 11/13/2022

BORODYANKA, Ukraine  – Renowned graffiti artist Banksy unveiled a work in the Ukrainian town of Borodyanka, which had been occupied by Russia until April and heavily damaged by fighting in the early days of Moscow’s invasion of…

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