5.5 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.



Crops wilt and die in a harsh drought in the Balkans.

Drought cuts the Russian grain crop forecasts after bad harvests from eastern regions.



Legionnaires disease outbreak in Quebec City, Canada. 3 people have died with 40 more infected. It is believed the disease is spread by one or more of the many cooling towers around the city.



Firefighters continue to battle wildfires across Spain in sweltering conditions.


Storms and Floods

Typhoon Igme brings heavy rains, landslides and flash floods to the northern Philippines. The storm is presently stationary and is expected to batter northern Luzon for at least 24 hours.