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Cyclone Mekunu subsides after lashing Oman, killing 2

Salalah - Cyclone Mekunu was downgraded further to a deep depression Saturday, a day after lashing the southern coast of Oman and killing at least two people, authorities said.

Aid reaches cyclone-hit Tonga as storm passes Fiji

Nukalofa - International aid began trickling in on Wednesday to areas of Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita, as Fiji escaped the worst of the storm's fury.

Blackouts, flooding as cyclone batters Tongan capital

Nukalofa - A battered Nuku'alofa began cleaning up Tuesday after the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Tongan capital tore roofs off buildings, downed powerlines and caused extensive flooding, prompting a state of emergency in the tiny Pacific nation.

Tonga declares state of emergency as cyclone looms

Nukalofa - Tonga declared a state of emergency Monday as the Pacific island kingdom braces for a direct hit by a powerful cyclone that is threatening to become a Category Five superstorm.

Hurricanes and typhoons: cyclones by another name

Paris - No matter what they are called -- cyclones, hurricanes or typhoons -- the giant tropical storms that form in oceans near the Americas and Asia can be deadly, destructive and terrifyingly capricious.

Refugees face 'acute crisis' in cyclone-hit Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - Aid workers warned Wednesday of an "acute crisis" in Bangladesh after a cyclone destroyed thousands of homes and devastated camps housing Rohingya refugees, leaving many without food or shelter.

Refugees face 'acute crisis' in cyclone-hit Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - Aid workers warned Wednesday of an "acute crisis" in Bangladesh after a cyclone destroyed thousands of homes and devastated camps housing Rohingya refugees, leaving many without food or shelter.

Refugees face 'acute crisis' in cyclone-hit Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - Aid workers warned Wednesday of an "acute crisis" in Bangladesh after a cyclone destroyed thousands of homes and devastated camps housing Rohingya refugees, leaving many without food or shelter.

Five dead as cyclone batters Bangladesh

Dhaka - Cyclone Mora battered Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing five people, damaging thousands of homes and ripping through a camp housing thousands of Rohingya refugees who had fled violence in Myanmar.

Nearly 300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh

Dhaka - Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 300,000 people as Cyclone Mora barrelled towards its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 85 kilometres (53 miles) per hour, officials said Monday.

Family tragedy sees Australia flood death toll rise

Sydney - The bodies of a "hero" mother and her two young children were pulled from a river in Australia Tuesday as the death toll rose from cyclone-fuelled floods that devastated parts of the country.

Family tragedy sees Australia flood death toll rise

Sydney - The bodies of a "hero" mother and her two young children were pulled from a river in Australia Tuesday as the death toll rose from cyclone-fuelled floods that devastated parts of the country.

Family tragedy sees Australia flood death toll rise

Sydney - The bodies of a "hero" mother and her two young children were pulled from a river in Australia Tuesday as the death toll rose from cyclone-fuelled floods that devastated parts of the country.

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Sydney - A "gut-wrenching" clean-up was in full swing Monday as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia, with fears the death toll could rise after a car was swept into a swollen river.

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Sydney - A "gut-wrenching" clean-up was in full swing Monday as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia, with fears the death toll could rise after a car was swept into a swollen river.

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Sydney - A "gut-wrenching" clean-up was in full swing Monday as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia, with fears the death toll could rise after a car was swept into a swollen river.

Australia floodwaters still rising, police search for missing

Brisbane - Rising floods plagued large parts of eastern Australia Sunday as emergency workers battled to restore water and electricity in cyclone-hit areas, with the recovery efforts expected to last several months.

Australia floods still rising with two dead, four missing

Beenleigh - Flooded rivers were still rising Saturday in two Australian states with two women dead and four people missing after torrential rains in the wake of a powerful tropical cyclone.

Australia floods still rising with two dead, four missing

Beenleigh - Flooded rivers were still rising Saturday in two Australian states with two women dead and four people missing after torrential rains in the wake of a powerful tropical cyclone.

Australia evacuates flooded towns after deadly Cyclone Debbie

Brisbane - A second woman's body was found Friday and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from towns in two Australian states after torrential rain caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Australia evacuates flooded towns after deadly Cyclone Debbie

Brisbane - A second woman's body was found Friday and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from towns in two Australian states after torrential rain caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Australia evacuates flooded towns after deadly Cyclone Debbie

Brisbane - A second woman's body was found Friday and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from towns in two Australian states after torrential rain caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after cyclone

Brisbane - Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after cyclone

Brisbane - Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after cyclone

Brisbane - Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Torrential rain, floods hamper Australia cyclone relief

Ayr - Torrential rain hampered relief efforts Thursday after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists began evacuating from resort islands.

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

Sydney - A "monster" cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal residents battling lashing rain and howling winds.

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

Sydney - A "monster" cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal residents battling lashing rain and howling winds.

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

Sydney - A "monster" cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal residents battling lashing rain and howling winds.

Thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia

Cairns - Thousands of people including tourists were evacuated Monday as northeast Australia braced for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds, with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides.
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Cyclone Thane affecting the India region  as seen here
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At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra d...
At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra dropped 450mm of rain in an hour causing rivers to burst their banks on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italian authorities said on Tuesday.
With permission by Reuters
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At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra dropped 450mm of rain in an hour causing rivers to burst their banks on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italian authorities said on Tuesday.
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