Nineteen dead, several injured as fire razes hot springs hotel in China

A fire tore through a hot springs hotel in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin before dawn on Saturday, killing 19 people and causing 23 others to be taken to hospital, city officials said. Authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze at the four-story Bailong Hot Springs Leisure Hotel, an inexpensive spa resort visited… Read More Nineteen dead, several injured as fire razes hot springs hotel in China

Thousands flee as island volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea

​An island volcano on the north coast of Papua New Guinea erupted early on Saturday, forcing 2,000 villagers to flee from lava flows, the National Disaster Centre said. Manam Island, just 10 km (6 miles) wide, is one of the Pacific nation’s most active volcanoes and is home to roughly 9,000 people. Three villages were… Read More Thousands flee as island volcano erupts in Papua New Guinea