Security measures in Buenos Aires during G20 summit

By | 2018-11-30T17:38:35+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Categories: Latest Events|

The 2018 G20 Summit will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 30 November to 1 December. The international forum, created to promote the discussion of international financial stability will be attended by members’ and guest’s heads of states, finance portfolio and central banks’ representatives. Security and organizational concerns led to a strategy of limiting [...]

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East Coast braces for passage of Hurricane Florence

By | 2018-09-14T13:32:36+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Categories: Latest Events|

Passage of Hurricane Florence on 13-14 September Dubbed as the “storm of a lifetime”, Hurricane Florence is likely to bring heavy rains and strong winds to both North and South Carolina in the East Coast in which it has been projected to hit between 13-14 September. Additionally, more rains are also in the forecast for [...]

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Kerala inundated as intense monsoon season brings heavy downpour

By | 2018-09-14T13:33:42+00:00 August 25th, 2018|Categories: Latest Events|

Intense monsoon season brings heavy downpour The Indian state of Kerala was drenched in floodwater throughout much of July and August amid an unusually intense monsoon season. Although flooding has always been anticipated, the intensity this time around was so high that the state recorded more than 37% of excess rainfall in just two-and-a-half months, [...]

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Travel chaos as Mount Agung volcano erupts

By | 2018-07-05T03:55:10+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Categories: Latest Events|

Travel disruptions following eruption Air travelling in Bali was thrown into chaos in late June amid the eruption of Mount Agung volcano. The latest eruption will likely be a least pleasant experience for many travelers especially those from the northern hemisphere where the summer vacation season has just kicked off. Mount Agung is an active [...]

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Saudi-led forces begin siege on Hodeidah as civil war enters fourth year

By | 2018-06-25T15:49:50+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Latest Events|

Saudi-led forces begin siege on Hodeidah  On Wednesday, 13 June, the Saudi-led coalition launched a full-scale military operation to retake Hodeidah from rival Houthi rebels despite repeated UN warnings against it. The latest siege potentially puts millions of people at risk and is likely to escalate the four-year civil war that already killed thousands of [...]

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Timeline of volcanic activity at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

By | 2018-06-12T15:11:28+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Latest Events|

Kilauea volcano erupts on 2 May On Wednesday, 2 May a significant volcanic activity was reported on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, forcing authorities to issue evacuation warnings for residents in neighbouring areas. Only three days later, drastic activity occurred as quakes, lava flows and gases were reported on 5 May, triggering further evacuations and disruptions to [...]

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Armed attack and hostage situation in Trèbes, France on 23 March

By | 2018-03-23T16:13:24+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Latest Events|

On Friday morning 23 March, reports emerged of a hostage situation in the Trèbes commune near Toulouse and Montpellier, in the south of France. Initially, a heavily armed attacker initiated gunfire near a supermarket in the town. A standoff with the police resulted in two people being killed and several others wounded, following which the [...]

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International Women’s Day rallies across the world

By | 2018-03-23T14:32:00+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: Latest Events|

International Women’s Day is celebrated all over the globe throughout Thursday 8 March. Thousands of protesters and activist groups are expected to take to the streets in major cities today to call for change and progress for women’s rights. Major rallies to commemorate this event are taking part in capital cities and other urban centres [...]

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