Alexander Pama, head of the national disaster agency, shows the digital path of Typhoon Hagupit following a press briefing inside the military headquarters east of Manila, Philippines. Philippine authorities have begun to evacuate coastal areas that could be hit by the storm. Photograph: Denis Sabangan/EPA

Schools and government offices have been shut in parts of the central Philippines and residents are stocking up on supplies as provinces yet to recove(...)

Children sit on fishing boats by the shore before being evacuated at Visakhapatnam district in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Photograph: R Narendra/Reuters

Heavy rain and gusts have ripped through a large swathe of India’s eastern seaboard, uprooting trees and snapping power cables as a powerful cyclone s(...)

A hiker is lifted by a rescue helicopter of Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) during a rescue operation at Mt Ontake. Photograph: Reuters

The bodies of 31 people have been found near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted unexpectedly yesterday while it was packed with hikers out t(...)

The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant (above) said this evening there was no damage or spike in radiation levels at the station after a large earthquake struck in the ocean east of Japan. Photograph: Reuters

The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said this evening there was no damage or spike in radiation levels at the station after a larg(...)

Rescue workers recover the body of a victim from a site that was damaged by a landslide caused by Typhoon Wipha in Izu Oshima island, south of Tokyo. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

Typhoon Wipha passed through Japan’s east coast today, killing at least eight and leaving 37 missing in heavy rainfall and landslides. Hundreds of fli(...)