‘There’s not a day that we go into work feeling safe’: Video shows violent attack on Winnipeg hospital staff

A shocking video shows an attack on staff at a Winnipeg hospital, but workers tell CBC it’s all too common — and they need more support for security, on-site police and even metal detectors to protect against rising violence blamed on the meth crisis.

Haiti earthquake: Is it safe to travel after huge quake kills 11? Latest FCO safety advice

Haiti has seen its capital, Port au Prince, rocked by a huge earthquake which has claimed 11 lives. The quake was centred around 12 miles (20 km) west-northwest of Ti Port-de-Paix off Haiti’s north coast. The president, Jovenel Moïse, confirmed the news in a statement this morning, and said: “An earthquake with a magnitude of […]

Is it safe to travel to Japan? Latest update as powerful typhoon batters country

Japan has been struck by a “very strong” storm known as Typhoon Trami resulting in thousands of people being evacuated as 100mph winds batter the island nation. This is the latest travel advice to Japan. Western areas of Japan’s main island of Honshu lie in the direct path of the storm which is now lashing […]

Is it safe to visit Indonesia? Tsunami and earthquake devastates region killing nearly 400

Indonesia was ravaged by both a tsunami and an earthquake last night in a horrible disaster that has seen at least 384 people killed. So what’s the latest travel advice to the region? Sulawesi island, Indonesia was struck by a 7.5 magnitude quake 6.02pm local time on Friday. The earthquake triggered a tsunami in the following hour, severely […]

Paris knife attack: What happened and is it safe? Latest update as two Britons stabbed

The knife attack in Paris took place late last night in the Quai de la Loire district of the city. A man was arrested following the incident in the French capital after attacking seven people, two thought to be British tourists who have chest and head injuries according to French media. According to French police, […]

Type 2 diabetes: Is it safe to drink alcohol? Tips for sufferers of the condition

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition which causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. It’s dangerous because if not controlled properly it can lead to serious problems with the eyes, heart and nerves. If you have diabetes, you may have to make changes to your diet to keep the […]

Hurricane Lane: As the tropical storm weakens, is it safe to travel to Hawaii?

Hurricane Lane has battered the US state of Hawaii over the last few days with strong winds, heavy rainfall and flooding – but the end is now in sight. It has now been downgraded to a tropical storm rather than a hurricane and all tropical storm watches and warnings have now been cancelled. Hawaii remains […]

Hurricane Lane Hawaii: Is it safe to travel to Hawaii? What islands are safe?

Hurricane Lane is set to wreak havoc on the US state of Hawaii today, bringing hazardous sea and weather conditions to the islands. The Governor of Hawaii has now declared a state of emergency for the entire state. “Formal Hurricane Warnings have been issued for Hawaii (Big Island), Maui, Kalawao and Honolulu Counties,” said the […]

Is it safe to visit Hawaii? Latest travel update as Hurricane Lane sweeps towards islands

Hurricane Lane is heading towards Hawaii at speeds of over 150mph making the Hawaiian islands very vulnerable, the latest bulletin from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed. This is the latest travel advice. The category five storm is the second on record to pass within 350 miles of Hawaii, USA, as it approaches […]