The land under the Chesapeake Bay - the largest estuary in the US - is sinking rapidly and Washington DC could drop by six or more inches in the next century, adding to the problems of sea-level rise, researchers from University of Vermont have warned.
Heavy rains have killed 15 people while seven people have gone missing in Vietnam, media reports said on Wednesday.
At least 11 people died and 41 were injured when the truck in which they were travelling plunged into a lake in Peru, a media report said.
Argentine soccer player Diego Barisone, who played for the first division club Lanus, died in a traffic accident, sources with the team said.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday met the family of police officer Baljit Singh who died fighting terrorists -- and also praised the Punjab Police.
It was a cloudy morning here on Wednesday with the minimum temperature settling at 27 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said.
Four people died after a two-storey building collapsed in Thakruli town in Thane district, officials said on Wednesday.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the rise in the number of foreign terrorist fighters is a manifestation of the growing spread of violent extremism, which demands urgent international attention.
At least 20 families are feared trapped in the debris of a two-storey building that collapsed in Thakurli town in Thane district late Tuesday, officials said.