Natural Disasters

Firefighters Ryan Foley, center, and Andrew Arthen with San Bernardino Cal Fire make a stand in front of an advancing wildfire as they protect a home Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Firefighters on Friday are protecting foothill neighborhoods in the city of Lake Elsinore near where the blaze flared up amid unpredictable winds a day earlier. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Californian firefighters make significant progress in battle against blaze south of LA

Aircraft have been dumping water and bright pink retardant to protect nearby communities.

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Almost 390,000 people are homeless or displaced after an earthquake destroyed around 68,000 homes.

Watch: Indonesian air force deliver 90 tonnes of aid to quake-hit Lombok Island

Almost 390,000 people are homeless or displaced after the earthquake.

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New Zealanders and Australians are tackling a monster blaze in Mendocino, north of San Francisco.

Firefighters battle growing wildfire as it edges near Southern California homes

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for Orange and Riverside counties.

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Greece is beginning three days of official mourning following the deaths of at least 74 people.

Firefighter's wife, baby among 93 victims of Greece blaze

The prime minister of Greece pledged today to overhaul the national disaster response.

Emergency workers recover a body from the Jamiul Jamaah Mosque after it collapsed during an earthquake in Bangsal, North Lombok, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Death toll in devastating Indonesian earthquake rises to 345 overnight

Nearly 1,500 people have been hospitalised with serious injuries and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes.

Evacuees from Lucerne, from left, Ken Bennett with Ember Reynolds, 8, and Lisa Reynolds watch the sunset as smoke from the Ranch Fire rises into the sky at Austin Park Beach in California's Clearlake with Mount Konocti in the background. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)

Largest wildfire ever in California, with 18 blazes, forbodes worst fire season in state history

The wildfire needed 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of LA.

Residents survey the destruction to their village caused by an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Indonesia quake deaths top 130, aid effort intensifies

The death toll from the 7.0 magnitude quake is expected to rise further.

Damaged houses in the north of the Indonesian island of Lombok after the magnitude 6.9 earthquake.

Rescue effort in Lombok turning to recovery operation as Indonesia earthquake death toll reaches 105

The quake shattered homes and lives across this vast archipelago, displacing more than 84,000 people.

People loiter outside a mall in Denpasar, Bali after a 6.9 earthquake in nearby Lombok forced its evacuation.

Kiwi group caught on fourth floor of Bali nightclub as 'major' quake hit

Peter Graney said he and five other Kiwis were celebrating a birthday when the shaking started.

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The quake hit the island of Lombok just before midnight on August 5.

Earthquake hits Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, death toll rises to 82 people

Buildings on both Lombok and in Denpasar have been damaged, including the airport after the quake struck just before midnight.

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Channel Nine’s Renae Henry was in the tourism hub and says people ran on to the streets as the 6.9 quake hit.

Aussie reporter in Bali says 'earth shook for a good minute' leaving 'shaken up tourists' during deadly 6.9 magnitude quake

Pool water could be seen "sloshing from side to side", according to Nine News' Renae Henry.

Strong winds whipping up new threat as California wildfires continue to rage

"Exhausted in every way possible — physically, emotionally."

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1 NEWS meteorologist Dan Corbett talks us through them.

Watch: 'Firenado' phenomenon blamed for rapid spread of US wildfires explained by Dan Corbett using 3D modelling

The fire tornadoes are highly dangerous and form during fierce winds and dry conditions, as 1 NEWS' weatherman explains.

Kiwi firefighters to help battle deadly California wildfires

A contingent of up to 40 New Zealand firefighters will be deployed to the US state.

Capt. Scott Fisher, with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, surveys a wildfire-damaged neighborhood, Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Keswick, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

'My babies are dead' - California wildfires claim lives of woman and her two great-grandchildren

Up to 90 wildfires have razed a million acres of land in 14 states.

Greece fire death toll rises to 91, 25 others still missing

It is the worst wildfire in Europe since 1900.

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Weather officials predicted more rain in the next 48 hours in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.

At least 58 people dead after monsoon rains cause flooding in northern India

More rain is expected in the next 48 hours in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

A photo taken in Dunedin, New Zealand, with an old church.

Is Dunedin at risk of an earthquake?

New faults have been uncovered in Dunedin and one fault extends closer to the city than previously thought.

At least 10 people dead, 40 injured after magnitude 6.4 quake hits Indonesia island

The earthquake hit Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, early today.

'It's just chaotic. It's wild' - California fire burns homes, injures firefighters, civilians

A fire tore through two small communities today before reaching the city of Redding.

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The volcano on Ambae has been erupting since last September, however ash falls reached an extreme level this week, forcing residents to be evacuated.

Video: Eerie scenes as ash from erupting volcano turns day into night in Vanuatu, entire island evacuated

Erupting since September, ash from Ambae island's volcano reached extremes this week.

Relatives search for missing in Athens' morgue after 81 people confirmed dead in wildfire

Searches continued for more potential victims from the Greece fire.

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The monster infernos have killed at least 74 people.

Search for missing continues after more than 70 die in Greece wildfires

More than 400 firefighters continue dousing flames in the deadly fires near Athens.

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