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Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Itogon - Philippine rescuers used shovels and bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil on Monday in a desperate search for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut.

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's bad news

Several hurricanes appear to be moving more slowly, according to new research. This means they are spending increased time over land. This means more local rainfall and dangerous flooding.

Storms kill at least 47 as India temperatures mount

New Delhi - Fierce storms which swept across northern India have killed at least 47, taking the death toll from freak weather over the past month to several hundred, officials said Tuesday.

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms ahead of hurricane season

Miami - Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in the Caribbean on Friday, giving an early kickoff to the Atlantic hurricane season one week ahead of schedule.

Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

Dhaka - Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday.

India storm toll of death and devastation rises

Agra - The death toll from freak storms that hit India climbed above 140 on Friday as people told how they had no time to escape fierce winds which tore down homes, walls and trees.

At least 125 killed as storms batter India

Agra - A huge dust storm and lightning strikes killed at least 125 people across India which braced Thursday for more wild weather.

100 killed as powerful storms ravage north India

Agra - Powerful dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 100 people and injuring more than 140 as they flattened houses in their path and warnings were made Thursday of more chaos to come.

77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage northern India

New Delhi - Dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 77 people and injuring 143 as trees and walls were flattened by powerful winds, officials said Thursday.

'Bomb cyclone' pounds eastern US, four reported dead

New York - A giant winter "bomb cyclone" walloped the US East Coast on Thursday with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery.

Philippines storm death toll climbs to 240, scores missing

Manila - The death toll from a storm that unleashed landslides and floods across the southern Philippines has climbed to 240 with scores of others still missing, officials said Monday.

Philippines storm death toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced

Manila - More than 200 people have been killed and scores were missing in the southern Philippines Sunday after a tropical storm triggered severe flooding and landslides that also wrecked Christmas for tens of thousands of survivors.

Philippines storm toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced

Manila - Some 200 people have been killed in the southern Philippines after a tropical storm battered the archipelago nation's second-largest island, triggering heavy flooding and landslides that have ravaged towns and displaced tens of thousands.

Philippines storm leaves 182 dead and tens of thousands displaced

Manila - Tens of thousands have been forced from their homes by a tropical storm that battered the southern Philippines leaving at least 182 dead, police and aid agencies said Sunday.

Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 44: officials

Manila - The death toll from a tropical storm that struck the southern Philippines has risen to 44 as mudslides wiped out a mountain village and ravaged another town, officials said Saturday.

26 dead in landslides after Philippine storm

Sorsogon - Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak have killed 26 people and 23 more are missing in the eastern Philippines, authorities said Sunday.

Three dead, 77,000 flee as storm pounds Philippines

Tacloban - At least three people were killed and tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak pounded the eastern Philippines on Saturday, cutting off power and triggering landslides, officials said.

Storm kills at least seven in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Sri Lanka's government on Thursday deployed troops to help regions stricken by a major storm which killed seven people with five others missing, authorities said.

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Danang - At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC s...

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Danang - At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC s...

Central Europe storms leave seven dead

Berlin - Seven people have died as heavy storms lashed central Europe, leaving authorities in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic scrambling to restore rail and road links.

At least five dead as storm hits central Europe

Prague - At least five people died in a windstorm that hit central Europe on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and traffic disruptions.

At least three dead as storm hits central Europe

Prague - At least three people died in a windstorm that hit central Europe on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and traffic disruptions, rescuers said.

Thousands still without power in Ireland after freak storm

Dublin - Some 216,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity and 20,000 without running water in Ireland on Tuesday, the day after Storm Ophelia hit the country, claiming three lives.The outages mainly affected the south and west of Ireland.

Three killed, 360,000 without power as freak storm hits Ireland

Dublin - Ireland was hit by an "unprecedented storm" on Monday that left three people dead, more than 300,000 customers without power and shut down schools and government offices.

Ireland closes schools as rare hurricane approaches

Dublin - Ireland has ordered all schools to close Monday as the country braces for an "unprecedented storm" with the arrival of Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean.

Azores, Ireland on hurricane alert as Ophelia strengthens

Lisbon - Hurricane Ophelia strengthened to a Category 3 storm as it passed near the Portuguese Azores archipelago on Saturday en route for Ireland.

Seven killed as storm lashes Germany

Berlin - Seven motorists were killed in north and eastern Germany on Thursday as fierce winds toppled trees onto cars during an intense storm that also forced many train services to be cancelled.

'Devastation' in Florida Keys, Irma weakens

Miami - Millions of Florida residents were without power and extensive damage was reported in the Florida Keys but most of the Sunshine State appeared Monday to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage from Hurricane Irma.

Up to $30 bn in insured damages from Hurricane Harvey: Munich Re

Monaco - Hurricane Harvey, which lashed Texas and Louisiana with unprecedented rain last month, could end up costing insurers between $25 and $30 billion (21 and 25 billion euros), German reinsurance firm Munich Re estimated on Sunday."It is a big estimate.
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Debris caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois, November 18, 2013
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