Distress signal prompts U.N. concern after Tonga volcanic eruption

Distress signal prompts U.N. concern after Tonga volcanic eruption

Australia and New Zealand send reconnaissance flights to Tonga The Red Cross says 80,000 people could have been affected Two people, including a British, missing Two drowned in Peru Ash clouds from the eruption moving towards New Zealand, Australia SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – A distress signal has been detected in a group of isolated, … Read more

Australia records highest temperature in 62 years

Australia records highest temperature in 62 years

SINGAPORE, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Another day, another record-breaking heat. Australian authorities warned people to stay indoors on Friday as a severe heatwave along the northwest coast pushed temperatures to 50.7 degrees Celsius (123 degrees Fahrenheit), hitting an all-time high 62 years ago. Climate scientists and activists have sounded the alarm that global warming due … Read more