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WATCH: River of rocks flows in New Zealand

This incredible video shows a river of rocks flowing down a gorge in New Zealand after they were dislodged by Cyclone Gita. The phenomenon, known as ‘granular flow’ was filmed at Terrible Gully near Canterbury in the aftermath of the tropical storm. It happens when rocks of a similar size, in this case greywacke, are […]

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake has toppled buildings in the Taiwanese city of Hualien, media reports say. The tremor struck at 23:50 (15:50 GMT) about 20km (12 miles) off the island’s east coast. Photographs posted on social media showed extensive damage to roads and high-rise buildings. Emergency services are working to free people who are […]

90 Migrants feared dead after boat capsizes near Libya

90 Migrants feared dead after boat capsizes near Libya

90 migrants are feared drowned after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, says the UN’s migration agency. Many of the victims appeared to have been from Pakistan, according to information provided by three survivors that had not been verified, said Olivia Headon, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, who added that eight […]

Wildfires kill at least 30 in Portugal and Spain

Wildfires kill at least 30 in Portugal and Spain

At least 32 people including a one-month-old baby have been killed in northern Portugal and Spain, where hundreds of wildfires have forced residents to flee from towns and villages. Portugal’s national civil protection authority said the infant had been missing after a wildfire near Tabua, 120 miles (200km) north of Lisbon. Seven people were missing […]

SHOCKING: Woman publicly raped and killed for serving fish in Congo

SHOCKING: Woman publicly raped and killed for serving fish in Congo

A woman in the Democratic Republic of Congo was publicly raped, whipped and decapitated in front of a cheering crowd after serving ‘forbidden fish’ to a group of anti-government rebels, who later drank her blood. Video footage of the execution in Luebo, in the province of Kasaï-Occidental, shows the naked woman being shamed in the […]

California wildfires: 10 killed, 1,500 buildings destroyed

California wildfires: 10 killed, 1,500 buildings destroyed

Massive wildfires raged across Northern California, killing at least 10 people, forcing up to 20,000 to evacuate and destroying over 1,500 buildings in one of the most destructive fire emergencies in the US states history. Firefighters were battling blazes in eight counties on Monday since they started on late Sunday night fanned by wind gusts […]

Las Vegas Massacre: What we know so far

Las Vegas Massacre: What we know so far

The massacre in Las Vegas was the worst mass shooting in US history. Here is what we know so far about the incident, the victims and the gunman: • At least 58 people were killed and at least 515 were injured when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at the Route 91 Harvest […]