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Rooftop refugees plead for water in flooded Peru city

Huarmey - Stranded on their rooftops by flooding and mudslides, residents of Huarmey, Peru ironically need the one thing they see everywhere they look: water.

More rain looms as Peru struggles with disastrous floods

- Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country's woes.

Flash floods take dramatic toll in Lima and northern Peru

- Flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima, leaving some communities cut off from roads Saturday, as others in Peru fled rising rivers, and millions fretted that they won't have drinking water.

Storm Stella wrecks havoc as blizzards hit north-east US

New York - Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations.

Cyclone kills 38, displaces 53,000 in Madagascar

Antananarivo - Cyclone Enawo killed 38 people, injured 180 others and displaced 53,000 after it slammed into Madagascar earlier this week, the national disaster management agency said Friday.

10,000 displaced as cyclone pounds Madagascar

Antananarivo - More than 10,000 Madagascans have been forced out of their homes over the past 48 hours as tropical cyclone Enawo battered the island, with the death toll rising to five, officials said Thursday.

Storm destroys Malta's famous rock window

Valletta - Gale force winds and huge waves on Wednesday destroyed the iconic Azure Window, a coastal rock formation on the Maltese island of Gozo.

Cyclone Enawo batters Madagascar, threatens capital

Antananarivo - Tropical cyclone Enawo struck Madagascar on Tuesday, buffeting the island with powerful winds, heavy rain and high seas and threatening to cause chaos in the capital, the country's weather agency said."Enawo made landfall and struck...

Europe's new weather forecasting supercomputer heads for Italy

Bologna - In a case of environment meets technology, Europe's new super-computer for medium range weather forecasting is to be built and operated from Italy. The system will be on-line in 2020.

UN reports Antarctica's highest temperatures on record

Paris - The UN's World Meteorological Organization published the highest temperatures on record in three Antarctic zones Wednesday, setting a benchmark for studying how climate change is affecting this crucial region.

Haitians' ire over carnival spending amid hurricane's ruins

Les Cayes - Starjuin Regent is still waiting for Haitian government aid to help him rebuild his fishing business, which was destroyed last year by Hurricane Matthew.

Doris does damage as storm hits British Isles

London - Storm Doris slammed into the British Isles on Thursday, causing flight disruptions at Europe's busiest air hub and train cancellations.

Cyclone Dineo batters southern Mozambique, killing 7

Maputo - Cyclone Dineo killed seven people, injured 55 and affected hundreds of thousands across southern Mozambique, the country's natural disasters agency said Friday.

Cyclone downgraded after wreaking havoc in Mozambique

Maputo - Mozambique was battered by high winds, flooding and sea surges when cyclone Dineo made landfall late Wednesday but the storm has begun to die down, according to meteorologists Thursday.

Intense cyclone barrels towards Mozambique

Maputo - A powerful cyclone is set to slam into the southern coast of Mozambique in the early hours of Thursday, bringing flooding, storm surges and high winds, meteorologists have warned.

Mass evacuation as rain strains tallest US dam

California - Almost 200,000 people were under evacuation orders in northern California Monday after a threat of catastrophic failure at the United States' tallest dam.

Australia fires ease as damage mounts after record heat

Sydney - Australia was counting the cost to property and livestock Monday after firefighters battled weekend blazes in some of the hottest conditions on record.

Afghan death toll from heavy snowfall, avalanches hits 191

Kabul - The death toll from avalanches and freezing weather conditions across Afghanistan has risen to 191, officials said Friday, as rescue operations were underway in the worst-affected areas.

Afghans dig with 'any tools possible' for avalanche survivors

Kabul - Afghan villagers were digging with shovels and whatever else they could find in a desperate race Tuesday to save survivors days after avalanches buried whole villages in the mountainous north and east.

Afghans dig with 'any tools possible' for avalanche survivors

Kabul - Afghan villagers were digging with shovels and whatever else they could find in a desperate race Tuesday to save survivors days after avalanches buried whole villages in the mountainous north and east.

Afghans dig with 'any tools possible' for avalanche survivors

Kabul - Afghan villagers were digging with shovels and whatever else they could find in a desperate race Tuesday to save survivors days after avalanches buried whole villages in the mountainous north and east.

Rescuers battle to reach Afghanistan avalanche victims

Kabul - Rescuers are battling to reach survivors of avalanches in Afghanistan's remote and mountainous north, as the official nationwide death toll neared 120 and fears grew for dozens still believed trapped under the snow.

Rescuers battle to reach Afghanistan avalanche victims

Kabul - Rescuers are battling to reach survivors of avalanches in Afghanistan's remote and mountainous north, as the official nationwide death toll neared 120 and fears grew for dozens still believed trapped under the snow.

Rescuers battle to reach Afghanistan avalanche victims

Kabul - Rescuers are battling to reach survivors of avalanches in Afghanistan's remote and mountainous north, as the official nationwide death toll neared 120 and fears grew for dozens still believed trapped under the snow.

Death toll from Afghan avalanches tops 100

Kabul - More than 100 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, including 50 in one village, officials said Sunday, warning the death toll could rise still further.

Snow alert during rare storm in Gulf desert UAE

Dibai - A snow alert has been issued in the United Arab Emirates where a rare storm and high winds Friday toppled one of thousands of cranes in the Gulf desert state.

Portugal woman swept out to sea in religious ceremony

Lisbon - Portuguese authorities searched Friday for a woman swept out to the Atlantic, reportedly during a religious ceremony honouring a goddess of the sea in the middle of a storm.

Freezing weather kills 27 Afghan children

Mazar-e Sharif - Heavy snowfall and freezing weather has killed 27 children, all under the age of five, in a remote district in northern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday, with fears the toll could rise.

Europe chokes under freezing smog

Paris - Heavy pollution enveloping much of Europe prompted emergency measures across the continent on Tuesday.A toxic cocktail of extreme cold, no wind and heavy burning of coal and wood for heating has left many regions shrouded in smog.

Bangladesh plants million trees to cut lightning toll

Dhaka - Bangladesh has begun planting one million palm trees nationwide to help prevent hundreds of people being killed by lightning strikes every year, a top official said Tuesday.
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