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Rain brings joy for Australian firefighters, farmers

Sydney - Drought-breaking storms dumped desperately needed rain on some bushfire-ravaged parts of eastern Australia on Friday, while giving joy to many farmers who have faced losing precious livestock and crops.

Rain hits Australian fires, but blazes still rage

Sydney - Heavy rain fell on bushfires in eastern Australia Friday for a second straight day, offering further relief from a months-long crisis, but dozens of blazes remained out of control.

Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Nowra - Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.

Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Nowra - Rain fell across parts of bushfire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.

Flood-hit Jakarta residents sue over deadly disaster

Jakarta - Jakarta's governor has been hit with a lawsuit filed by residents of the sprawling city after torrential rain sparked floods and landslides that killed dozens and left thousands homeless, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Thousands in shelters as Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Jakarta - Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 60 and fears grew about the possibility of more torrential rain.

Storm Elsa batters parts of Europe, five dead

Lisbon - Violent winds and torrential rain battered Spain, Portugal and France overnight leaving at least five people dead, rescuers said Friday, as the region braced for another storm.

Rain puts out some of Bolivia's wildfires

La Paz - Heavy rain that has drenched eastern Bolivia's Chiquitania tropical savanna has put out fires that have ravaged millions of hectares in recent months, authorities said Sunday."It has rained all across Chiquitania.

Imelda brings catastrophic rainfall and flooding to Texas

The remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda unleashed torrential rain Thursday in parts of Texas, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation, and road closures.

Lorena makes landfall in southwest Mexico as Category 1 force hurricane

Mexico - Hurricane Lorena made landfall on the southwest coast of Mexico Thursday morning as a Category 1 force storm, buffeting the region with strong winds, torrential rain and high waves, Mexico's National Weather Service reported.

Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Miami - Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian.

Death toll from Spain floods rises to four

Madrid - Two more people died as torrential rain and flash floods battered southeastern Spain, raising the death toll to four as the storm caused havoc for travellers and forced 3,500 people from their homes, officials said Friday.

Indonesians choked by forest fire haze pray for rain

Pekanbaru - Hundreds held a mass prayer for rain in a smoke-filled Indonesian city on Friday, desperately hoping that downpours will extinguish forest fires and wash away toxic haze covering wide swathes of the country that has forced mass school closures.

Indonesians choked by forest fire haze pray for rain

Pekanbaru - Hundreds of people held a mass prayer for rain in a smoke-filled Indonesian city on Friday, desperately hoping that downpours will extinguish forest fires and wash away the toxic haze covering wide swathes of the country.

Two dead as torrential rains batter southeast Spain

Madrid - Two people died when their car overturned as torrential rains and flooding hit southeastern Spain Thursday, sparking travel chaos and closing schools in a move affecting hundreds of thousands of children, officials said.

Review: Matt Williams delivers on upbeat single 'Rain Down Sunshine' Special

Country sensation Matt Williams delivers on his newest country single "Rain Down Sunshine." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Powerful Japan storm turns deadly, snarls holiday travel

Apo - A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that claimed at least one life, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories and travel chaos at a peak holiday period.

Deaths from torrential monsoon rains in South Asia reach 85

The death toll from floods and landslides caused by two weeks of torrential monsoons in South Asia has reached 85, officials and news sources reported on Sunday.

Another death as heavy rains prompt evacuations in Japan

Apo - Torrential rains killed one woman and caused flooding and landslides in southern Japan on Thursday, authorities said, as they began lifting evacuation orders that had been in place for over one million people.

Waterlogged central U.S. to get more rain as rivers rise higher

Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. braced Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma and caused at least four deaths.
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