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Rumour patterns on social media during emergencies

Rumour patterns on social media during emergencies

A researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel has developed a new methodology t...

No Zika cases from Olympics, says WHO

No Zika cases from Olympics, says WHO

The World Health Organization has said there have been no confirmed cases of Zika among travellers o...

Spain forest fires force evacuation of residents and tourists

Spain forest fires force evacuation of residents and tourists

Spanish firefighters are battling a huge forest blaze on the Costa Blanca that has forced the evacua...

Afghan blasts: Twin Kabul explosions 'kill 24 people'

Afghan blasts: Twin Kabul explosions 'kill 24 people'

Twin bomb blasts in the Afghan capital Kabul have killed at least 24 people and injured 91 others ne...

Syria conflict: IS claims wave of bombings that kills dozens

Syria conflict: IS claims wave of bombings that kills dozens

At least 40 people have been killed in bombings in mainly government-held areas of Syria, state medi...

Counter-terrorism specialists team up to take down online terrorist propaganda

Counter-terrorism specialists team up to take down online terrorist propaganda

For the first time since its launch, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) has organised a...

Study examines how AI might affect urban life in 2030, including healthcare, safety and security

Study examines how AI might affect urban life in 2030, including healthcare, safety and security

A panel of academic and industrial thinkers has looked ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in art...

UN’s new environment chief warns pollution kills as many people as cancer a year

UN’s new environment chief warns pollution kills as many people as cancer a year

The new head of the United Nations environment agency has laid out key issues facing the intern...

Peers and public perception influence firefighters against safety equipment, research finds

Peers and public perception influence firefighters against safety equipment, research finds

Analysis by a team from Drexel University in the US, have found that firefighters may shun safety ge...

New non-commercial initiative to fight ransomware

New non-commercial initiative to fight ransomware

EU: Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces to launch an...

Samarco dam failure in Brazil 'caused by design flaws'

Samarco dam failure in Brazil 'caused by design flaws'

The deadly collapse of a dam at the Samarco mine in Brazil was due to design flaws, according to a r...

India Ganges floods 'break previous records'

India Ganges floods 'break previous records'

The monsoon floods in India's Ganges river this year have broken previous records, officials have to...

World Risk Report 2016: Inadequate infrastructure pushes up the risk of disaster

World Risk Report 2016: Inadequate infrastructure pushes up the risk of disaster

Inadequate infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that an extreme n...

Hong Kong University chemists synthesise 'game changing' antibiotic

Hong Kong University chemists synthesise 'game changing' antibiotic

Dr Xuechen Li of HKU Department of Chemistry and his research team, together with collaborators in U...

Earthquake in central Italy leaves dozens dead

Earthquake in central Italy leaves dozens dead

At least 73 people have been killed in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, a...

India floods: Several dead and thousands rescued

India floods: Several dead and thousands rescued

Floods across India have killed more than 30 people and displaced thousands. Central Madhya Pradesh...

Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence

Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence

For the first time since the Cold War the German government is advising citizens to stockpile food a...

Louisiana floods: One of the worst recent US disasters

Louisiana floods: One of the worst recent US disasters

Days of heavy rain have caused historic flooding in the US state of Louisiana, bringing as much...

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