Lisala Folau, a Tongan man who says he swam for around 27 hours after getting swept to sea by Saturday’s tsunami, sits with other people of Atata island in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, January 19, 2022 in this picture obtained from social media. Marian Kupu/ Broadcom Broadcasting FM87.5/via REUTERS

Tongan ‘real life Aquaman’ survives 27-hour swim after tsunami

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A 57-year-old Tongan man who said he swam around 27 hours after getting swept out to sea during Saturday’s devastating tsunami has been hailed a ‘real life…

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In this handout photo provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, a rescuer assists a girl as they wade through flooding caused by Typhoon Rai in Cagayan de Oro City, southern Philippines on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)

Tens of thousands flee as super typhoon hits the Philippines

Dapa, Philippines (AFP) – Thousands of people in the Philippines fled their homes and beachfront resorts as super typhoon Rai slammed into the country Thursday, with a charity warning the storm could…

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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, an aerial photo shows an overflowing Yellow River near the Lianbo Village in Hejin City, northern China’s Shanxi Province, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. (Zhan Yan/Xinhua via AP)

Thousands evacuated and coal mines shuttered as floods hit north China

Beijing (AFP) – More than 120,000 people have been evacuated, coal mines shut and crops destroyed after unseasonably heavy rainfall flooded north China’s Shanxi province over the weekend, state media reported…

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Injured women receive treatment at a local hospital following an earthquake in Harnai, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Quetta, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. The powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Strong earthquake in southwest Pakistan kills at least 23

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 23 people as the…

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