6.4 Earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

A new spate of aftershocks hit the Philippine Islands: 5.5, 5.5, 5.4, 5.3, 5.3, 5.3, 5.1.

5.2 and 5.1 Aftershocks hit south of Java, Indonesia.


Wildfires fuelled by high temperatures rage in Portugal. Authorities have called for aid from European neighbours.


14 people have now been reported to have died in the ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with 29 confirmed cases.

In Uganda, a man who sneaked into an Ebola isolation ward to steal a mobile phone from an infected patient has fallen seriously ill from the hemorrhagic fever after making calls on the stolen phone.

In Kolkata, India and outbreak of Dengue fever has flooded government and private hospitals with dengue patients. 2 people have died and the government seems unable to handle the influx of patients.


Tropical Storm John forms in the Pacific near the Mexican island of Socorro far from Baja California.

Some areas in Louisiana, USA still without power from Hurricane Isaac.