‘Life-threatening’ Hurricane Hermine roars toward Florida.

“This is a life-threatening situation,” Mr. Scott said. “It’s going to be a lot of risk. Right now, I want everybody to be safe.” Hurricane Hermine gained strength on Thursday evening as it roared toward Florida’s Gul ...

Italy quake death toll hits 247 as rescuers hunt for survivors.

Amid scenes of carnage, dozens of emergency services staff and volunteers were determined to attempt to pluck more survivors from the ruins. The death toll from a powerful earthquake that shook central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday, officials said, as res ...

Armenia to have the world’s largest Yazidi temple.

A huge Yazidi temple is under construction in a small Armenian village, intended as a symbol of resilience for a persecuted religious tradition. The temple is being built in Aknalich, about 35km from Yerevan, the Armenian capital. Seven domes will surroun ...