At least six aftershocks hit after magnitude 6.5 South Island tremor
Many are sceptical that government-led effort will make area habitable again
Rescue workers have been called to the scene in a bid to find survivors
Local mayors furious at application to restart reactors two years after Fukushima disaster
Over 2,000 people evacuated across 15.5 mile radius amid fears of eruption
More than a dozen injured in first major activity in three years
At least 30 people were killed and 800 injured today when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck near Iran’s only nuclear power plant.
European Commission says resent rules could threaten 'financial survival' of airlines
A New Zealand volcano erupted with a brief blast of dark ash today, forcing the cancellation of flights but causing no significant damage. Schoolchildren and dozens of other hikers who were walking on trails along the mountain's base were safe.
Leading geophysicists say trial over deadly L’Aquila quake should never have been held
The original Panorama investigation was brave, honest, and crucial. How disappointing then to see such serious material replayed in a cheap advert
Iran has appealed for foreign help to deal with the aftermath of the deadly twin earthquakes that hit it last weekend after initially claiming it was not needed.
It seems that one of the defining tenets of Godolphin is quietly being abandoned. Last year, its overseers seemed pleasantly surprised to win the 1,000 Guineas with Blue Bunting, who had not joined the usual winter exodus to Dubai following a minor injury. This time round, two rather more obvious candidates for the same race – Lyric Of Light and Discourse – are likewise being prepared in Newmarket. It turns out that the Al Quoz media morning, an institution of Dubai World Cup week, was not staged this year for the very good reason that Godolphin's best prospects are 3,500 miles away.
England are the only one of 53 European countries still to sign a final agreement with UEFA over broadcast rights, it emerged today.
Japan fell silent yesterday to remember last year's 11 March earthquake and tsunami, which killed 19,000 people, triggered a still unresolved nuclear crisis and drove hundreds of thousands of refugees from their homes.
As families of the 185 people killed in the Christchurch earthquake marked the one-year anniversary of the disaster today, signs of a city still broken were all around them.