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Virus-hit Mumbai largely unscathed by Cyclone Nisarga

Mumbai - Two people were reported dead Wednesday as coronavirus-hit Mumbai appeared to escape the worst of Cyclone Nisarga, the first severe storm to threaten India's financial capital in more than 70 years.

India evacuates 100,000 from homes, virus hospital ahead of cyclone

Mumbai - At least 100,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, were being moved to safer locations according to officials Tuesday, as India's west coast braced for a cyclone, the first such storm to threaten Mumbai in more than 70 years.

Floods and tears in Bangladesh a week after cyclone

Khulna - Rezaul Islam wades through waist-high water, a sack of rice on his head salvaged from what remains of his home, a week after a cyclone savaged Bangladesh and eastern India.

Protests in Indian city over cyclone recovery delay

Kolkata - Thousands took to the streets of the Indian city of Kolkata on Saturday to protest against what they said was the slow government response to power cuts and flooding after a devastating "super cyclone".

South Asia cyclone death toll passes 100

Kolkata - At least 106 people died in the fiercest cyclone to hit Bangladesh and eastern India since 1999, officials said Friday as aerial footage revealed immense flooding in coastal areas.

Social distancing ditched as Cyclone Amphal batters India, Bangladesh

- Social distancing was futile for one frightened group of people fleeing Cyclone Amphan, who herded cows and chickens to a packed Indian evacuation bunker on Wednesday despite fears of coronavirus infection.

22 killed as 'super cyclone' ravages Bangladesh, India

Khulna - At least 22 people died as the fiercest cyclone to hit parts of Bangladesh and eastern India this century sent trees flying and flattened houses, with millions crammed into shelters despite the risk of coronavirus.

'Super cyclone' to slam India, Bangladesh

Khulna - The Bay of Bengal's fiercest cyclone this century was bearing down on millions of people in eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, with forecasts of a potentially devastating and deadly storm surge.

Mass evacuations as major cyclone heads for South Asia

Kolkata - Millions of people were being moved to safety Tuesday as one of the fiercest cyclones in decades barrelled towards India and Bangladesh, with evacuation plans complicated by coronavirus precautions.

Mass evacuations for major cyclone in South Asia

Kolkata - Millions of people were being moved to safety as one of the fiercest cyclones in years barrelled towards India and Bangladesh on Tuesday, but with evacuation plans complicated by coronavirus precautions.

Pacific clean-up after homes 'blown to smithereens' by superstorm

Suva - Tens of thousands of people remain homeless in Vanuatu a week after Tropical Cyclone Harold pummelled the impoverished Pacific nation, smashing houses and destroying crops, aid workers said Tuesday.

South Pacific disease threat follows destructive cyclone

Nukalofa - Tropical Cyclone Harold's trail of destruction through four Pacific nations could threaten a rise in disease, authorities warned Friday, as stretched health services struggled under the added burden of the coronavirus.

Pacific's monster storm destroys tourist resorts in Tonga

Nukalofa - A resurgent Tropical Cyclone Harold flattened tourist resorts in Tonga Thursday, extending a week-long trail of destruction across four South Pacific island nations that has claimed more than two dozen lives.

Monster cyclone Harold tears through Fiji

Suva - A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Monster Pacific cyclone Harold batters Fiji

Suva - A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Monster cyclone tears through Vanuatu town

Vila - A deadly cyclone destroyed much of Vanuatu's second-largest town but early warnings appeared to have prevented mass casualties in the Pacific nation, with some residents sheltered in caves to stay safe, aid workers said Tuesday.

Cyclone death toll rises to 24 in Bangladesh, India

Khulna - The death toll from a cyclone that barrelled into the coasts of Bangladesh and India has risen to 24, authorities said Monday, as the two nations assess the scale of devastation wreaked by the powerful storm.

20 dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

Khulna - Twenty people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday.

Eight dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

Khulna - Eight people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday.

Indian cyclone death toll rises, anger grows

New Delhi - The death toll from a major cyclone that hit eastern India and Bangladesh in early May rose to 77 on Monday as anger grew over millions of people still without power and water.

Q&A: How Mozambique is preparing for the malaria threat Special

As the floodwaters recede after Cyclone Idai, Doctors Without Borders' response to the natural disaster is preparing for the next health threat in Mozambique: malaria. To gain an insight of what is happening on the ground, we spoke with a malaria expert.

Protests reported as millions without power, one week after India cyclone

New Delhi - Millions of people are living without power or shelter in eastern India, a week after a devastating cyclone hit the region, officials said Saturday, as reports emerged of angry survivors protesting over the slow pace of relief.

Praise for India's response to devastating cyclone

New Delhi - UN and other experts Saturday praised India for its early warning systems and rapid evacuation of more than 1 million people, which they said helped minimise loss of life from a deadly cyclone that battered its eastern coast.

What is a storm surge and why is it so dangerous?

Delhi - Severe cyclone Fani, which blasted ashore Friday in India, is expected to pack a frequently underestimated yet lethal threat: storm surge.

Major cyclone kills three in India, Bangladesh

Puri - At least three people died Friday as Cyclone Fani, the biggest in years, slammed into eastern India, sending coconut trees flying and cutting off power, water and telecommunications.

780,000 evacuated in India ahead of major cyclone

Bhubaneswar - Nearly 800,000 people in India's eastern coastal districts have been evacuated ahead of the expected arrival of a major cyclone packing winds of up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour, officials said Thursday.

Mozambique holiday isle left in ruins by cyclone

Pemba - From the air, Ibo island on the Quirimbas Archipelago off Mozambique's northeast coast, was speckled with flattened homes and water-logged farmland, testament to the destructive force of Cyclone Kenneth.

India braces for cyclone, puts navy on alert

Bhubaneswar - India deployed emergency personnel Wednesday and ordered the navy on standby as it braced for an extremely severe cyclonic storm barrelling towards the eastern coast.

Mozambique community shattered by trash deluge

Pemba - The people of Chibuabuar, an informal settlement of modest wooden homes perched on a hillside between a highway and the coast of Pemba in north Mozambique, thought they had escaped the worst of Cyclone Kenneth.

Aid agencies rush to bring aid to Mozambique cyclone survivors

Pemba - Aid agencies rushed Tuesday to deliver emergency relief to thousands of survivors marooned on two Mozambican islands after one of the most powerful cyclones ever to hit Africa smashed into the country's north.
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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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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.
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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
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.
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