Doctors, food and tents sent in as collapsed walls of mud brick houses leave residents homeless
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
Chile and Argentina have evacuated a region near the Copahue volcano in the Andes on the border between the two countries, after fears intensified that it would erupt.
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.
Local councils could lose their right to block large scale gas fracking projects around Britain, it emerged tonight, as the Government gave the green light for the resumption of onshore drilling.
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
Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast.
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.