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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith is a London-based editor and reporter for NBC News Digital.

Patrick Smith is a London-based editor and reporter for NBC News Digital.

Latest from Patrick Smith

2d ago

The world's oldest shoes? Sandals found in bat cave are thousands of years old, study finds

Sandals buried in a bat cave in southern Spain may be the oldest footwear ever discovered in Europe, scientists said.
3d ago

Have you got our treasure? British Museum wants help finding missing ancient loot

The British Museum is seeking the public's help to recover around 2,000 lost, stolen or damaged items from its vast collection.
3d ago

U.S. soldier Travis King is back in American custody after North Korea expels him

North Korea said Wednesday that it will expel Travis King, the American Army private who ran across the border into the isolated country this summer.

Russian Black Sea Fleet commander seen at meeting after Ukraine said it killed him

The commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, Viktor Sokolov, appeared at a meeting in video released Tuesday, after Ukraine said it killed him in a missile strike.
10d ago

Why was the Libya flooding so deadly?

Thousands of people were killed, with thousands more missing in devastating floods that hit Libya's Derna after Storm Daniel, fueled by civil war, corruption, climate change and neglect.

Ravaged by floods and fires, Greece struggles on the front lines of our climate reality

With Europe at war with extreme weather caused by climate change, Greece is on the front lines, with unprecedented flooding and wildfires hitting the country.

Americans freed from Iran make emotional return to the U.S. after prisoner swap

Five Americans who were released after being wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for years have arrived back on U.S. soil after a prisoner swap.
16d ago

Derna survivors search for loved ones after Libyan flooding 

Thousands of people have been killed in the Libyan city of Derna in flooding. NBC News spoke to people on the ground who described the apocalyptical scenes.
16d ago

Death toll hits 11,300 in Libyan city destroyed by floods

At least 11,300 are now believed to have died after torrents of water ripped through eastern Libya — a devastating toll that could largely have been avoided, global officials said Thursday.
17d ago

Bodies wash ashore in Libya as devastated city races to count its dead after floods

The eastern Libya city of Derna was racing to count and bury the dead after devatstaing floods left more than 5,000 people dead and many more missing.
18d ago

Satellite images show the scale of the devastation in Libya's floods

Libya suffered massive destruction this week, as entire neighborhoods were swept away or submerged in floods that are feared to have killed thousands in the country's east.