Record-breaking fires have reached ‘catastrophic’ levels across northern Australia, sending thousands fleeing from their homes

ROB GRIFFITH/AFP/Getty Images Australia’s northeastern region of Queensland is experiencing unprecedented heat waves and record-breaking wildfires.  For the first time in history, fire danger in Queensland has been rated “catastrophic,” the highest possible level on the Queensland government’s warning scale. “We have never, ever, in this state, been in this situation before,” Queensland Fire and Emergency […]

At least 17 dead, 120+ injured in catastrophic train derailment in Taiwan (VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Oct, 2018 11:37 Taiwanese authorities have confirmed that at least 17 people have been killed and more than 120 others injured after a high-speed train derailed in the north east of the country. The Puyuma Express derailed as it traveled between Shulin and Taitung shortly before 5pm local time on Sunday, according […]

Hurricane Florence could bring 40 inches of rain and 13 feet of floodwater in a ‘catastrophic’ landfall

Tropical Tidbits Category-4 Hurricane Florence is surging toward the US East Coast with sustained wind speeds of 130 mph. It is forecast to hit the coast of North Carolina or South Carolina on Thursday or Friday. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday it was 530 miles from the shore. The winds will likely weaken, but the […]

Hurricane Lane Causing Catastrophic Flooding in Parts of Hawaii

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A no-deal Brexit could have ‘catastrophic consequences’ for nearly a million UK patients

Carl Court – WPA Pool/Getty Images The UK’s biggest doctors union says Brexit could be “catastrophic” for the country’s health. Doctors warned that leaving the European Union without a deal would cause disruption for almost one million patients with rare diseases, as well as significant delays for cancer patients The BMA has called for a […]

Sale of S-400 to Turkey ‘catastrophic for US’ – Pompeo’s assistant

If Ankara buys the Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft system, it would be catastrophic for the US and could imply a break-up with Turkey, a newly-picked assistant secretary of state told US lawmakers during confirmation hearings. The pessimistic outlook on Washington’s quarrel with Ankara over the Russian weapon system came from René Clarke Cooper, nominated to be […]

Republicans say that Trump pardoning himself would be catastrophic

Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump said he has “the absolute right” to pardon himself. Many constitutional scholars and experts disagree. Senate Republicans, even those who voted to remove Bill Clinton in the 1990s, said they were unsure if Trump could do so, but cautioned that it would be a political and legal disaster. WASHINGTON […]

Most dramatic images of Maryland’s catastrophic flash flood (VIDEOS)

As flash flooding rips through Maryland, knocking down cars and soaking the ground floors of buildings, locals trapped by the deluge have been posting videos and photos of the calamity. Videos showing muddy water running through the Ellicott City, which has been the hardest hit by the raging waters, have inundated Twitter. A video filmed […]

Catastrophic breach: Razor-clawed cheetah breaks into tourist jeep (VIDEOS, PHOTO)

An African safari tour took an extremely wild turn when three cheetahs attempted to invade a vehicle carrying tourists around the Serengeti. Britton Hayes was in Tanzania taking in the thrilling views of the Gol Kopjes National Park when his tour turned into something of a white-knuckle ride. Footage from the Seattle resident, released by […]