A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan.Read the full story ›
Formula One driver Sergio Perez has donated £125,000 to the victims of Tuesday's Mexico earthquake in which nearly 250 people have been killed.
Buildings have been reduced to rubble in Mexico City, while many have been killed in the surrounding areas, following the country's deadliest quake in more than three decades.
Perez, 27, is currently the only Mexican driver on the F1 grid and the poster boy for his home race which is due to be staged in the capital Mexico City next month.
Perez, who finished fifth at Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix, also revealed that Carlos Slim - the Mexican telecommunications billionaire who has been heavily involved in his motor racing career - will contribute to the disaster fund.
I'm deeply concerned for what my country is living. It's time to be united.
An earthquake in the southern Philippines has killed at least four people, and injured around 90 others, officials have said.
The quake has damaged buildings and an airport, and the power has been knocked out, they added.
The 6.5 magnitude quake happened overnight, rousing residents in the Surigao del Norte province from their sleep and forcing them to flee their homes.
The quake centred around 14 km (8 miles) northwest of the provincial capital of Surigao, and there have been nearly 100 aftershocks.
The white sheepdog puppies were pulled out by rescuer workers after surviving five days under tons of snow and rubble.Read the full story ›
Up to 30 people are still missing after an Italian hotel was hit by an avalanche following a trio of earthquakes on Wednesday.Read the full story ›
A series of three earthquakes shook central Italy, including Rome, on Wednesday.
A 5.3-magnitude quake first struck shortly after 10am local time, 65 miles northeast of the capital and just five miles from Amatrice - a town flattened by a powerful tremor last August.
Within an hour, a 5.7-earthquake hit a similar distance from Rome, forcing the city's Metro to be evacuated.
Not long after a third quake measuring 5.3 some 68 miles northeast of Rome was also felt.
Nearly 300 people were killed when the mountainous Amatrice region was shaken by three quakes last summer, causing significant damage to older buildings.
Antonio Tajani, an Italian politician, said tremors were "felt as far as Rome (but it) appears there are no victims."
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said widespread tsunami waves were possible following the 8.0 magnitude quake.Read the full story ›
At least 20 people have died after buildings collapsed in Indonesia's Aceh province following a 6.4-magnitude undersea earthquake.Read the full story ›
New Zealand has begun the rescue operation of about 1,000 tourists and residents of Kaikoura after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the region on Sunday.
The county's defence force said it started to evacuate people by military helicopter from 9am local time.
They said a navy ship from Auckland is due to arrive in the area on Wednesday morning.
Kaikoura is a popular destination for travellers on whale-watching expeditions and is home to 2,000 residents.
However Sunday's earthquake cut water supplies and sewerage systems leaving the entire population stranded.
At least two people have died after a powerful earthquake struck just over 50 miles north of New Zealand's capital in the early hours.Read the full story ›