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Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.
Swiss reinsurance giant Swiss Re said Thursday that hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the Mexican earthquakes pushed it deeply into the red in the first nine months of this year.
Total insured market losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and two earthquakes in Mexico this year came to around $95 billion, reinsurance group Swiss Re announced Friday.
Britain and Ireland braced Sunday for a lashing from Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, after it dumped heavy rains on Portugal’s Azores islands.
A nursing mother, Danielle Palmer, in Missouri has donated 65 pints of frozen breast milk (equivalent to eight gallons) to Texas mothers affected by the Harvey flood.
One week after monster storm Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast, rescue workers on Friday were scouring storm-ravaged southeast Texas for victims trapped in their flooded homes, even as some towns finally found slight relief as waters receded.
United States President Donald Trump on Monday declared an emergency in Louisiana as part of the southern state was being pelted with rain from tropical storm Harvey.
The Nigerian Army says its men killed seven Boko Haram terrorists and recovered weapons in Azaya Kalmari village in Mafa local government area of Borno state on Friday.
Former Liverpool and Newcastle defender Jose Enrique is recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumour.
Senegal face Japan on Sunday at the World Cup fired up by an “ignorant” tweet by a British tycoon and reality television star that has become the talk of the team.
The National Judicial Council has dismissed a petition written by the Chairman of Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, against Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos.
After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt's star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya.
France snatched a 2-1 victory over Australia in a game that saw them awarded the first VAR penalty decision in World Cup history.
An aggrieved senator of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Shehu Sani, has thrown his support behind a former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole, to succeed as the party chairman.
The National Association of Women Journalists has pledged to partner with the Independent National Electoral Commission to mobilise women to participate actively in electoral processes.
England open their World Cup campaign on Monday seeking to banish memories of dismal performances in recent tournaments as Belgium’s “Golden Generation” kick off as dark-horse challengers.
Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, has called on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ignore the antics of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), saying the group’s claim of marginalisation and its insistence on meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari is to blackmail, intimidate and ambush him.