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Op-Ed: Can AI deal with climate change AND human stupidity?

Sydney - It’s official; predicting the weather is now very difficult, thanks to climate change. The weird jet streams, heat, floods and droughts are hitting hard, and knowing what happens next is crucial.

Seine peaks as waterlogged Paris eyes clean-up

Paris - The River Seine peaked Monday at more than four metres above its normal level, heralding a lengthy mop-up job for Parisians after days of rising waters that have put the soggy city on alert.

Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higher

Paris - Paris was on alert Saturday as the swollen Seine crept higher, with forecasters expecting the flooding to peak before the weekend is out.The river reached 5.

Albania sends in military rescue as heavy rains trigger huge floods

Tirana - Thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed in Albania to rescue stranded residents after heavy rainfall triggered major flooding, and caused the death of a utility worker, officials and the power company said Sunday.

Atmospheric rivers may increase flood risks by 80 percent

In a first-of-its-kind study, the global effects and impact of atmospheric rivers on rainfall, flooding, and droughts have been estimated for the first time. The study reveals that in some regions, the risks can be increased by as much as 80 percent.

Floods, landslides kill 26 in Vietnam

Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed 26 people and left 15 missing in Vietnam's mountainous north, authorities said Monday.

18 dead, 18 missing in China flooding: media

Bejing - Flooding in China's northeast has left 18 dead and 18 missing, state media said Monday, after the latest deadly deluge to hit the country this summer.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

Ottawa - With heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation's military on Sunday tripled the number of troops urgently working to evacuate thousands of residents.

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides

- The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed last weekend, officials said Tuesday.

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.

Rain brings fresh misery to flood-hit Thai south

Bangkok - Swathes of southern Thailand remained submerged Monday as fresh rain deepened misery in the flood-stricken zone, prompting a scramble to pump water from the worst-hit areas.

12 dead as torrential rains submerge Thai south

Bangkok - Heavy rains continued to hammer Thailand's flood-ravaged south on Saturday, bringing the death toll up to 12 and leaving thousands of villages partially submerged, authorities said.

Eight dead dead as floods spark chaos in Thai south

Bangkok - Thai authorities on Friday warned of flash floods across the south as torrential rains lashed the region leaving at least eight people dead, delaying flights and disrupting holidays during peak tourist season.
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Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2  2013
Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2, 2013
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Victims of super typhoon Bopha
Victims of super typhoon Bopha
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This shows the extent of the damage to the bridge.
This shows the extent of the damage to the bridge.
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A school in Tongren city was left completed destroyed  with its buildings and playgrounds swallowed ...
A school in Tongren city was left completed destroyed, with its buildings and playgrounds swallowed by floodwaters.
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Flood street in Manila caused by Typhoon Mario
Flood street in Manila caused by Typhoon Mario
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One farmer stands closeto tears as he surveys his 7 100 pigs  wondering what he can do to save them.
One farmer stands closeto tears as he surveys his 7,100 pigs, wondering what he can do to save them.
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A women is rescued during flooding in Athens  Greece  February 22  2013
A women is rescued during flooding in Athens, Greece, February 22, 2013
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Heavy rains and flooding are affecting central-south areas of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.(Sc...
Heavy rains and flooding are affecting central-south areas of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.(Screen capture from El Tribuno, Salta)
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The Krasnodar region of Russia has been flooded again by torrential rains on August 22  2012.
The Krasnodar region of Russia has been flooded again by torrential rains on August 22, 2012.
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Clean up attempts in Japan after the floods.
Clean up attempts in Japan after the floods.
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Rescues are continuing as more rain continues to fall.
Rescues are continuing as more rain continues to fall.
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Dealing with flash flooding in Genoa  Italy
Dealing with flash flooding in Genoa, Italy
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Little Pine Creek Flooding.
Little Pine Creek Flooding.
West Somerset and Mendip were the worst affected areas in the region  where 23mm of rain fell in six...
West Somerset and Mendip were the worst affected areas in the region, where 23mm of rain fell in six hours.
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Elephants stranded on the wall at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya
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