After port disaster, Lebanese brace for coronavirus lockdown
Still reeling from a deadly port blast that ravaged their Beirut homes and businesses, Lebanese wearily brace themselves on the eve of a new coronavirus lockdown. Lebanon is to partially close down for two weeks to stem a string of record daily infection rates that have brought the number of COVID-19 cases to 10,952, including 113 deaths.
Professor bans students angry at his lockdown criticism
The finance professor has been outspoken against the German government, calling its coronavirus policy a "disaster," and appeared in anti-lockdown rallies. He accused the students of vandalism and expected an apology.
Bavaria Votes: Watershed in Germany?
The people of Bavaria go to the polls in a crucial regional election. The conservatives, who have ruled the state for over six decades, face an electoral disaster. The potential winners are the Greens and the far-right Alternative for Germany party.
Scores killed in Uganda boat disaster
It's thought that the boat on Lake Victoria was overloaded to over twice its capacity when it ran into trouble.
Hurricane Harvey will be 'very major disaster': Gov. Abbott
During a news conference hours ahead of Hurricane Harvey's predicted arrival, Texas Governor Greg Abbott told reporters "This is going to be a very major disaster."
The robots built to clean up our nuclear mess
Sellafield is the birthplace of Britain's nuclear industry and it's also the site of its worst disaster. With many facilities sealed off and out of bounds to humans, the region has become a test bed for specialist robot makers.