Some money services reopen in Tonga, drinking water the priority

Some money services reopen in Tonga, drinking water the priority

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Tongans queued for limited money services that were restored in the Pacific island’s capital on Saturday, as the clean-up continued a week after a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. Tonga’s government said drinking water was the priority, and a national emergency team had already distributed 60,000 liters of water to residents. … Read more

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

First aid flights begin arriving in Tonga Australian and New Zealand ships expected in coming days UN says Tonga has requested emergency aid The UN seriously concerned about access to drinking water WELLINGTON/SYDNEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – More ships and planes carrying aid are expected to arrive in Tonga in the coming days as the … Read more

Aid finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship awaited

Aid finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship awaited

Tonga airport reopens after runway ash cleared Australian and New Zealand flights bring in first supplies Telephone contact with Tonga established after five days UN says 80% of Tonga’s population is severely affected A New Zealand ship is expected to arrive with water on Friday Jan 20 (Reuters) – The first emergency supply plane reached … Read more

Water crisis looms as residents tackle debris in tsunami-hit Tonga

Water crisis looms as residents tackle debris in tsunami-hit Tonga

New Zealand Navy ships will arrive in Tonga on Friday The airport could reopen on Thursday Australian Prime Minister speaks with his Tongan counterpart Japan, United States, China and Australia offer help Jan 19 (Reuters) – Two New Zealand navy ships will arrive in Tonga on Friday carrying critical water supplies for the Pacific island … Read more

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hampering relief efforts

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hampering relief efforts

An eruption occurs at the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano off Tonga, January 14, 2022 in this screenshot obtained from social media video. Video recorded January 14, 2022. Tonga Geological Services/via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Extensive damage to the west coast of the main island Airports closed, hampering international … Read more

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

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hampering relief efforts

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

Winter storm hits US east coast and Canada, thousands of flights canceled

Winter storm hits US east coast and Canada, thousands of flights canceled

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – A major winter storm battered much of the eastern United States with snow, ice and high winds on Sunday, causing widespread travel disruptions and power outages during a holiday weekend. Winter weather alerts stretched more than 1,000 miles (1,609 km) from Alabama to Maine, with governors in Georgia, Virginia, North … Read more

UAE regulator investigating aborted Emirates take-off at Dubai airport

UAE regulator investigating aborted Emirates take-off at Dubai airport

Emirates planes are seen on the tarmac in a general view of Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on January 13, 2021. Picture taken through a window. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates’ civil aviation regulator has opened … 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

Car bomb in Somali capital kills eight – ambulance services director

Car bomb in Somali capital kills eight – ambulance services director

MOGADISHU, Jan. 12 (Reuters) – A car bomb exploded on a road leading to the airport in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, the city’s ambulance chief said. Mohamed Osman, a resident of Mogadishu, said the shock of the explosion hit the walls and roof of a mosque he was … Read more