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Seven crew rescued, four dead in Philippine ship grounding

Manila - Seven members of a crew forced to abandon their cargo ship after it ran aground during a typhoon in the Philippines have been rescued and the bodies of four others found, authorities said Wednesday.

World running out of time to tackle climate crisis: UN

Geneva - 2021 must be the year of action for protecting people against the "disastrous" effects of climate change, the United Nations said on Monday ahead of a crucial US-convened summit.

Taiwan imposes water rationing as drought worsens

Taipei - More than one million households and businesses in Taiwan's heavily industrialised central regions were put on water rationing Tuesday, as the island battles its worst drought in 56 years.

At least five dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks after collision

Dhaka - Five people died and rescue workers searched for survivors after a small ferry packed with up to 50 passengers sank having collided with another boat in Bangladesh on Sunday, officials said.

Australia begins 'long haul' to recovery as floodwaters recede

Londonderry - Thousands of flood-stricken residents along Australia's east coast began a massive clean up effort Thursday, as waters receded revealing damaged homes, piles of debris and mud-caked roads.

Australia's 'Big Wet' eases, but thousands still isolated

Sydney - Rescue teams raced emergency supplies to flood-hit Australians Wednesday, as trapped residents waited for still-swollen rivers to ebb, so the long, hard clean-up can begin.

Australians warned of deadly spider 'plague' after floods

Sydney - A "plague" of the world's most venomous spiders could swarm Sydney after torrential rain and flooding, the Australian Reptile Park said Wednesday, warning that the deadly arachnids could seek refuge in homes as they escape the deluge.

Food ferried to isolated Australians as flood threat lingers

Sydney - Rescue teams delivered food and emergency supplies to Australians isolated by floodwaters on Wednesday as authorities warned that swollen rivers posed an ongoing threat despite blue skies over the east coast following days of torrential rain.

Fire, wind and water: The new normal in a land Down Under

New South Wales - Seventeen-year-old Rory Kirkland has lived in Australia for three years, but he has already experienced the full range of the country's extreme weather, from searing heat to unprecedented bushfires and now floodwaters lapping the door of his family hom...

'Catastrophic' Australia floods prompt helicopter rescues

Windsor - Military helicopters, jet skis and rubber boats were deployed to rescue people stranded by "catastrophic" floods along Australia's populous east coast Tuesday, with thousands of homes damaged.

'Catastrophic' Australia floods prompt helicopter rescues

Windsor - Helicopters and boats were deployed to rescue residents stranded by "catastrophic" floods in eastern Australia Tuesday, as authorities warned more areas were now under threat.

Thousands evacuate as Sydney sees worst floods in decades

Sydney - Torrential downpours lashed Australia's east Monday, forcing thousands to flee the worst flooding in decades and pushing communities already battling drought, bushfires, and the coronavirus pandemic to "breaking point".

Evacuations ordered as Sydney's biggest dam overflows after record rainfall

Sydney - Sydney braced for its worst flooding in decades Sunday after record rainfall caused its largest dam to overflow and as deluges prompted mandatory mass evacuation orders along Australia's east coast.

Record rains, flooding prompt evacuations in Australia

Sydney - Record rains and widespread flooding prompted evacuations along Australia's east coast Saturday and threatened the most serious overflow of Sydney's main reservoir in 30 years, officials said.

For Madrid's trees, record snowfall leaves deep wounds

Madrid - High among the treetops the sound of a chainsaw rings out and a huge branch comes crashing down as Madrid's forestry engineers move from tree to tree, repairing the damage from the record snowfall seen in January.

Hurricane names retired after deadly storms

Geneva - The Atlantic hurricane names Dorian, Laura, Eta and Iota are being retired due to the trail of death and destruction left in their wake, the UN's World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday.

Anger over huge power bills in 'preventable' Texas weather crisis

Houston - Millions of Texans were still without safe water on Sunday as officials fielded angry complaints over shockingly large power bills spawned by a cold weather crisis that Houston's mayor said was ultimately preventable.

Impacts of TX snowstorm on electronics supply chain Special

The unexepdcted storms impact on semiconductor fabrication plants in the lone star state have not received as much attention as the impact on people, yet going forwards the economic impact upon this sector will be considerable.

Texas restores power but still struggling with water

Houston - Texas authorities have restored power statewide bringing relief after days of unprecedentedly frigid temperatures, but millions were still struggling Saturday without safe, drinkable water.

Texans queue for water as US counts cost of deadly winter storm

Houston - Frustrated Texans queued for hours for safe drinking water Friday, after an unprecedented and deadly "polar plunge" burst pipes and left millions in the US state shivering without power or clean water for days.

Power outages, water shortages as Texas shivers

Houston - Nearly two million people were still without power early Thursday in Texas, the oil and gas capital of the United States, with some facing water shortages as a deadly winter cold spell that pummeled the southeastern part of the country headed east.

Millions struggle without power as deadly cold snap grips US

Washington - Millions were left without power as a winter storm gripped the southern and central United States Tuesday with record-low temperatures in ill-prepared areas, and a tornado claiming three lives.

At least three dead in North Carolina tornado

Washington - A tornado killed at least three people when it ripped through the state of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday, while elsewhere much of the US remained gripped by a record cold snap.

Frigid Arctic air, winter storms grip much of US

Houston - Much of the United States was in the icy grip of an "unprecedented" winter storm Monday as frigid Arctic air sent temperatures plunging, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, making driving hazardous and leaving millions without power in Texas.

Sweden's rooftop snow clearers brave vertigo in white winter

Stockholm - With regular snowfalls in recent weeks, rooftop birds in Sweden's capital have ceded their perches to an army of "sweepers" clearing the roofs of snow in the name of safety.

Moscow braces for record-breaking 'snowpocalypse'

Moscow - Moscow was bracing Wednesday for record snowfalls over the weekend, as weather experts predicted a record-breaking "snow apocalypse" in the Russian capital.

Snow and bitter cold bring chaos to Germany and Britain

Berlin - Freezing drivers were stranded for hours in traffic jams in Germany and Covid-19 vaccination centres were shut in Britain on Tuesday as Europe was pummelled by the heaviest snow in years.

Dutch hit by first snowstorm in a decade as Europe shivers

Den Haag - The Netherlands and parts of Germany were blanketed on Sunday by a snowstorm that disrupted planes and trains and put some coronavirus testing on hold.

Huge snowstorm hits US east coast, disrupting virus vaccinations

New York - A huge snowstorm has brought chaos to the United States' east coast, shuttering airports, closing schools and forcing the postponement of coronavirus vaccinations into Tuesday morning as New York City steeled itself for possibly one of its heaviest eve...

Major snow storm to blanket US east coast after hitting capital

New York - A powerful winter storm is set to dump feet of snow along a stretch of the US east coast including New York City on Monday, after blanketing the nation's capital.
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