Deadly eruption hits New Zealand volcano tourist town hard

Helicopter pilot Mark Law did not hesitate to fly out to New Zealand’s White Island volcano immediately after it erupted to carry survivors to hospital, but after a harrowing week he knows his town’s adventure tourism industry faces an uncertain future. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at a memorial at the harbour in Whakatane, following …

New Zealand recovery teams return to volcanic island, two remain missing; death toll rises to 16

New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the death toll from Monday’s eruption rose to 16, police said. New Zealand Police Search and Rescue and Disaster Victim Identification staff return to Whakatane Airport after conducting a search for …

Passengers evacuate Qantas plane via emergency slides at Sydney airport

Passengers on a Qantas Airways Ltd flight evacuated their plane via emergency slides at Australia’s Sydney airport on Sunday after the flight was forced to turn around. In a statement, Qantas said flight QF575 to Perth returned to Sydney shortly after takeoff due to a hydraulic issue. “Once back at the gate, the captain made …

New Zealand recovery teams return to volcanic island, two remain missing; death toll rises to 16

New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, as the death toll from Monday’s eruption rose to 16, police said. New Zealand Police Search and Rescue and Disaster Victim Identification staff return to Whakatane Airport after conducting a search for …

Bolivia’s interim leader says arrest warrant to be issued against Morales

Bolivia will issue an arrest warrant in the coming days against former leftist President Evo Morales, accusing him of sedition, interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez said on Saturday. Morales is in Argentina, granted refugee status this week just days after the inauguration of new President Alberto Fernandez. Peronist Fernandez succeeded outgoing conservative Argentine leader Mauricio …

Negotiators work through the night to salvage U.N. climate summit

Negotiators worked into the early hours of Sunday to try to salvage a strong global commitment to fight climate change after some of the most vulnerable nations said they were being sidelined at a marathon U.N. summit in Madrid. Carolina Schmidt, COP25 President and Chile’s Minister of Environment, speaks at the U.N. Climate Change Conference …

Negotiators work through the night to salvage U.N. climate summit

Negotiators worked into the early hours of Sunday to try to salvage a strong global commitment to fight climate change after some of the most vulnerable nations said they were being sidelined at a marathon U.N. summit in Madrid. Carolina Schmidt, COP25 President and Chile’s Minister of Environment, speaks at the U.N. Climate Change Conference …

New Zealand recovery teams return to volcanic island, two remain missing

New Zealand recovery teams returned to the volcanic White Island on Sunday but were unable to locate two remaining bodies in their search, the police said. FILE PHOTO: Rescue crew are seen at the White Island volcano, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, in New Zealand, December 13, 2019, in this image obtained via …