Seoul says it will dispatch a delegation to Tehran for talks following the seizure of a South Korean-flagged tanker which Iranian naval forces say took place for repetitive violations of maritime environmental law and polluting Persian Gulf waters with chemicals.
A powerful cyclone pounded Fiji, killing two people, including a three-month old baby, and leaving a trail of destruction across the Pacific Island nation, authorities said on Friday.
Yemen has given the green light for a UN mission to inspect and repair a long-abandoned fuel tanker stranded near the port city of Hudaydah.
A fast-moving wildfire driven by strong winds destroyed several homes in a Reno neighborhood Tuesday and forced the evacuation of hundreds more on the edge of the Sierra Nevada foothills, one of several blazes burning near the Nevada-California border.
Tropical Storm Eta, which left more than 200 dead and missing in Central America, has "devastated the lives" of more than 1.2 million children in the region, according to UNICEF.
Pollution levels in and around New Delhi have been hovering at alarmingly high levels for the past week and a UN body is helping the authorities identify pollution hotspots with artificial intelligence and geotesting, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) India head says.
A landslide early on Sunday killed at least 14 military personnel and left eight missing in central Vietnam, the government said, in what could be the country's largest military loss in peace time as it battles major flooding.
Nine people have been killed and 10 hospitalized as a series of forest fires swept through part of the eastern Ukrainian region of Lugansk, the emergency service says.
India's monsoon rainfall in 2020 was above average for the second year in a row, the first time that has happened in more than six decades, weather department officials said on Wednesday.
The remnants of Hurricane Sally dumped more than a foot of rain over the US Southeast on Thursday, killed at least one person, washed out bridges and roads and left hundreds of thousands without power and others with ruined homes.