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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Disaster

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14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake
At least 16 people were killed in the quake early yesterday morning.
26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine
People lay flowers and lit candles to mark the occasion. Ukraine’s president vowed today that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.
In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl
Incredible images of the “ground zero” of the 1986 accident.
In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy
Shivering survivors, grief-stricken relatives waiting on the docks and shock in the White Star Line offices: a pictorial record of the world receiving news that the ‘unsinkable’ ship had done the unthinkable.
Cold mountain: This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic
The significance of this picture was only discovered long after it was taken by a seaman on another liner cruising off Newfoundland at the time Titanic sank.
17 bits of tacky Titanic memorabilia
From shower curtains to inflatable slides, here are some of the items you may not want to mark the disaster’s 100th anniversary with…
The ocean floor pics that show how the Titanic sank
New images show how the exact break-up of the Titanic might now be understood – and whether the ship had a fatal design flaw.
Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis
The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the Fukushima crisis last year.
Charred bodies and broken beds: Horror of Honduras prison fire emerges
Survivors have described the scenes inside the packed cells as the blaze tore through the jail.
Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti
Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.
RTÉ accused of "undermining" Stardust Tribunal in 1981
The State papers, released under the 30-year rule, also show that the owners of the Stardust asked the Government to pay their legal fees for appearing at a tribunal of inquiry into the tragedy.
So what DID cause Monday night’s floods?
Theories abound as local authorities, businesses and ordinary citizens count the cost of one evening’s deluge.
Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display
Jeremiah Burke wrote a goodbye note and threw it overboard in a bottle – a year after his death in the disaster, it washed up near his former home.
Typhoon Nesat kills at least 20 in the Philippines
As the clean-up begins in the Philippines, the death toll from the storm has risen to 20 people, while another 35 are still unaccounted for.
More than 200 bodies recovered off Zanzibar coast after crowded ferry sinks
At least 200 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry sank off the coast of Zanzibar, an island off Tanzania in Africa. The country is to observe three days of national mourning for the victims of the tragedy.
Heartbreak as injury rules Wallace out of World Cup
Irish flanker out after injuring knee against England this afternoon.
Over €30 million found after Japanese disaster handed in
Police say they have returned the majority of the money to its rightful owners.
Dejected Messi booed by fans and frozen out by teammates
The player was confronted by defender Nicolás Burdisso after another disappointing Copa América performance.
Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture
Hundreds of barrels worth of oil flood 25 miles downstream in Montana river as ExxonMobile pipeline springs leak beneath riverbed.
The Titanic: Nine things you may not have known about the legendary liner
The world’s most famous – or infamous – ocean liner was launched in Belfast 100 years ago today. Here we look at some of the facts which don’t always make it into the history books.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster
People pause to remember earthquake which hit at 6.46am GMT this day a month ago – but work must go on to recover bodies and rebuild towns.
Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty
On the day that Haiti announces preliminary results from last month’s presidential election, the Director of Trocaire reflects on how the country can be helped to equip themselves against future tragedy.
Indonesia braced for tsunami to hit at 6pm local time
Indonesia is in a state of high alert, as the tsunami makes its way towards the shore. It’s expected to hit at 11am Irish time.
Second earthquake this week hits Wellington, New Zealand
Area north-west of city was struck with a 4.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday night.
'No chance' of finding more survivors in Christchurch
New Zealand officials have declared the search for survivors of the earthquake over, saying efforts have now shifted to the recovery of loved ones and their return to their families.
New Zealand earthquake was just 'waiting to happen'
Why the Christchurch happened, why it caused so much damage – and why there are still dangers to come.
Thank you: Turkey's aid to Israeli wildfire crisis breaks diplomatic stalemate
Israeli and Turkish prime ministers have their first phone conversation since 2009 in wake of fires which have killed 42 people.
Owner of collapsed building facing 'culpable homicide'
Some 64 people dead under concrete remains of block called an ‘accident waiting to happen’.
Trains come to end of the line in Vietnam floods
1,400 rail passengers stranded as railway swept away by rain and flooding claims at least 26 lives
Why the world is ignoring Pakistan
Three weeks in, and aid still only trickles in.
Pakistan: in pictures
UN holds emergency session to boost aid to flood-stricken country.
UN chief visits flood-stricken Pakistan
First cholera case confirmed as fears for disease epidemic grow.
Pakistan flood levels to rise
Disaster threatens Pakistan’s fight against Taliban.
Pakistan floods worse than the tsunami - UN
“A major disaster of enormous magnitude.”
Fires continue to rage in Russia
34 dead as 240,000 fight Russia’s fires.