11 July 2018 - Typhoon Maria has made landfall in Japan as a Category 5 storm causing extensive flooding and landslides across the country. In some areas people have been evacuated and many are without power or homes.
4 July 2018 - There has been a marked increase in seismic activity from Mt Agung Volcano in Bali, Indonesia. Eruptions occurred in late June and early July 2018, and the potential for further activity remains.
11 April 2018 - French railway workers have begun three months of rolling strikes during union negotiations. Strikes have been called for two days out of every five until the end of June. This is expected to cause considerable disruptions to travel in France and some international lines.