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India forest fires creep close to famous Shimla railway

Shimla - Forest fires raging in India's Himalayan region crept perilously close to a famous British-era railway track Tuesday, as panicked residents fought off blazes threatening to engulf their homes.

Thousands battle deadly forest fires in northern India

New Delhi - Thousands of labourers backed by water-carrying helicopters were battling to control fires that have killed two people in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said Sunday.

El Nino dries up Asia as its stormy sister La Nina looms

Withering drought and sizzling temperatures from El Nino have caused food and water shortages and ravaged farming across Asia, and experts warn of a double-whammy of possible flooding from its sibling, La Nina.

Watch Windows 10 upgrade prompt ruin a live weather broadcast

Microsoft's "Upgrade to Windows 10" nagware has been annoying users for months with its insistence that you should install the new OS immediately. Recently, it interrupted a live weather broadcast by deciding an upgrade was required while on air.

Search team finds 'black box' from sunken El Faro ship

Washington - The black box from the doomed cargo ship El Faro, which sank last October during Hurricane Joaquin, was located early Tuesday after a months-long search, according to US authorities.

Drought parches El Salvador

San Salvador - Citing lack of rain, the Salvadoran government has declared a drought emergency as rivers and lakes have dropped to record levels and many are going days without running water.

Riviera beaches spared as Italy oil slick dissolves

Rome - Oil slicks off the Italian Riviera have largely dissolved and no longer pose a threat to the region's beaches, the official overseeing the clean-up operation said Sunday.

Italy monitoring oil slick off Riviera coast

Rome - Italian authorities said Saturday they were monitoring an oil slick off the country's picturesque Riviera coast, but said the risk of a new spill into the Mediterranean was limited.The slick, which was two kilometres (1.

Last month was hottest March in modern times: U.S.

Miami - Last month marked the hottest March in modern history and the 11th consecutive month in which a monthly global temperature record was broken, US officials said Tuesday.

Chile heavy rain leaves millions without water, closes copper mine

Santiago - Four million people in Santiago were without tap water Sunday after unusually heavy rain pounding central Chile triggered landslides that fouled the city's water supply and forced the closure of the world's biggest copper mine, officials said.

Pakistan ends search for 23 people trapped by landslide

Peshawar - Pakistan on Saturday ended the search for 23 people buried by a landslide in the north, after last week's heavy rains that authorities said killed 117 people.The 23 were buried in their homes by a landslide in Kohistan district on Monday.

Fiji residents ordered to stay inside as cyclone looms

Suva - Authorities in Fiji ordered people to stay inside as a tropical cyclone bore down on the Pacific tourist destination Wednesday, taking no chances after a recent monster storm killed 44 people.

Your maple syrup is being threatened by global warming

Maple syrup producers rely heavily on weather conditions. However, with our warmer winters and spring-like weather coming earlier every year, researchers want to know just how climate change is affecting the sap quality of maple trees.

Pakistan rescuers race to reach thousands stranded by rains

Peshawar - Rescuers were battling Monday to reach thousands of people stranded by floods and landslides in Pakistan's northwest and parts of Kashmir, officials said, as the death toll rose to 55.

Powerful winds bring outages, traffic chaos to western Europe

Paris - Winds gusting to hurricane force caused havoc in parts of western Europe Monday leaving tens of thousands of homes without power, forcing flight cancellations and the closure of roads and bridges.

Two schoolchildren killed, nine missing in Pakistan avalanche

Chitral - Pakistani rescuers on Sunday found the bodies of two schoolchildren hit by an avalanche in the mountainous northwest, while nine more remain buried beneath the snow.

Global temps soar in Feb, setting new heat record

Miami - Temperatures across the planet soared again last month, setting a new heat record for the warmest February since modern records began, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

Australia gripped in endless summer as heat breaks records

Sydney - A heatwave has Australia gripped in a seemingly endless summer, with a run of record-breaking temperatures even as autumn officially begins.

Torrential rains kill 19 in Brazil: officials

S - Torrential rains overnight killed at least 19 people on the outskirts of the Brazilian economic capital Sao Paulo, rescue workers said Friday.

Weekend rainstorms expected to keep Bay Area soaking on Monday

San Francisco - Frances Picazo of San Francisco couldn't sleep Saturday night, not with a new storm bearing down on the family home in the city's Mission District.

13 Dutch hikers rescued from mountains in central Norway

Oslo - Thirteen Dutch hikers have been found in good health by rescuers on snowmobiles after being stranded in the mountains of central Norway, where helicopters were unable to reach them because of blizzards and worries about avalanches, police said Friday.

Fiji eyes more cyclone aid as toll hits 44

Suva - Cyclone-devastated Fiji said it was likely to need more foreign aid Thursday as the body count from the most powerful storm in its history climbed to 44.

Scramble to reach Fiji cyclone victims as toll hits 42

Suva - The death toll from super-cyclone Winston jumped to 42 Wednesday as concerns grew for remote Fijian villages still waiting for help after the most powerful storm in the Pacific nation's history.

Fiji cyclone death toll rises to 36: Red Cross

Suva - The death toll from the Fiji super-cyclone hit 36 on Wednesday, with fears it will continue to climb as relief teams reach isolated communities, the Red Cross said.

Cyclone death toll hits 29 as Fiji eyes long clean-up

Suva - Humanitarian aid began pouring into Fiji Tuesday, as the death toll from super-cyclone Winston rose to 29 and officials warned the devastated Pacific nation's recovery could take months.

Fiji cyclone toll hits 20 as tourists flee

Suva - Tourists began fleeing cyclone-ravaged Fiji Monday and aid efforts intensified as the death toll climbed to 20, with officials warning it could rise further as reports trickle in from devastated remote communities.

Death toll rises as Fiji cleans up after 'strongest ever' cyclone

Suva - Fiji began a massive clean-up on Sunday after the most powerful cyclone in the Pacific island nation's history left a trail of destruction, killing five people and crippling vital infrastructure.

Fiji hit by 'strongest ever' cyclone, nation on lockdown

Suva - Fiji was struck by its most powerful ever cyclone on Saturday, according to reports, as the island nation battened down the hatches with a curfew and evacuations.

El Nino begins decline after 'powerful' impact: UN

Ginebra - The 2015-2016 El Nino weather phenomenon, one of the most powerful on record, has begun its decline but continues to have a strong influence on global climate patterns, the UN's weather agency said Thursday.

El Faro captain sought route change before sinking

Miami - The captain of the doomed El Faro asked his bosses if he could change his route the day before the US cargo ship sank near the Bahamas, it has emerged.
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