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Rescuers search for 20 feared dead in northeast India landslide

Guwahati - Rescuers were searching Sunday for 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide in remote northeast India, as the death toll from days of torrential rains elsewhere in the country rose, officials said.

Vietnam hit by flooding, toxic sludge from coal plants

Hoan Kiem - Vietnam is struggling to help communities hit by toxic mudslides after torrential rain in a major coal-mining area in northern Quang Ninh province, home to the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay tourist site.

UN warns Myanmar flood toll to rise as rains lash region

Yangon - The toll from flash floods and landslides in Myanmar caused by days of torrential rain is likely to rise, the UN warned Sunday, as monsoon downpours heaped misery on thousands across the region.

Severe flooding hampers Myanmar rescue efforts, at least 27 dead

Yangon - Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

Thousands evacuated as cyclone heads for Bangladesh

Dhaka - A cyclone set to hit the Bangladesh coast later Thursday has already killed three people and forced the evacuation of thousands from mainly poor fishing communities, police and other officials said.

Storm surges amped by rain increase U.S. flood risk: study

Paris - Sea storm surges amplified by heavy rain are a greater flood threat to US coastal cities than previously understood, and are occurring more frequently according to a study published Monday.

Wildfire in Spain ravages 1,200 hectares

Barcelona - A wildfire raging in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia on Monday has destroyed over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of land and forced the evacuation of some 800 people, local officials said.

Rains, flood kill 36 in Pakistan: official

Islamabad - Torrential rains and floods in Pakistan have left 36 dead and affected more than 250,000 people, disaster management officials said Saturday, with swollen rivers and water channels damaging hundreds of villages.

Lightning kills seven from same Mexico family

- Four children were among seven people from the same family killed in a devastating lightning strike in rural Mexico on Friday, authorities said.

Dolores downgraded to tropical storm

- Dolores was downgraded Friday to a tropical storm as it moved away from Mexico's coast, after reaching category four hurricane status.

Typhoon Nangka lashes Japan, killing two, triggering floods

Toukyo - Powerful Typhoon Nangka lashed Japan on Friday, killing at least two people and triggering floods as authorities urged more than 230,000 residents to evacuate.

Hurricane Dolores forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

- Hurricane Dolores formed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, threatening to dump heavy rains in several states, authorities said.

Typhoon Chan-hom makes 'landfall' in eastern China

Shanghai - Typhoon Chan-hom made landfall in eastern China on an island near the city of Ningbo late Saturday afternoon, the government said.

Typhoon lashes Japan islands and Taiwan, heading to China

Toukyo - Typhoon Chan-hom lashed Japan's Okinawa island chain on Friday as it pushed towards Taiwan and onto China, leaving at least 23 people injured.

Spain wildfires burn more than 15,000 hectares

Madrid - Forest blazes in Spain have ravaged more than 15,000 hectares this week as the country chokes in a record heatwave at the start of its wildfire season, officials said Thursday.

Hong Kong braces as tropical storm approaches

Hong Kong - Two typhoons and a tropical storm were swirling around the coasts of China and Japan Thursday with Hong Kong preparing to batten down for strong winds and rain.

UNICEF warns of child deaths in North Korea drought

Seoul - A serious drought in North Korea requires urgent action to prevent the deaths of children already weakened by widespread malnutrition, the UN children's fund, UNICEF, warned Thursday."The situation is urgent.

Cities, regions, demand bigger climate say

Lyon - Leaders of city and regional governments gathered Wednesday in the French city of Lyon, in the grips of a western European heatwave, to demand a bigger stake in the global push to curb global warming.

Ice cream for primates as Europe feels the heat

Paris - A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe on Wednesday brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans, but meant a range of interesting ice creams for the continent's zoo animals.

Tennis players and pilgrims swelter as heatwave hits Europe

Paris - Tennis players at Wimbledon, fasting Muslims and ailing religious pilgrims in Lourdes were among those at risk from the blast of a major heatwave spreading up through Europe on Tuesday.

Western Europe bakes in heatwave

Seville - Temperatures soared above 40 degrees (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Spain and Portugal on Monday prompting health concerns and the scorching heat was expected to move north to France and Britain later in the week.

Man drowns as floods hit Russian Olympic city of Sochi

Moscow - A man drowned on Thursday when severe flooding hit the Russian resort of Sochi which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, destroying homes and cutting off transport links.

Floods leaves 41 dead in western India

Ahmedabad - Flash flooding triggered by torrential rains has killed 41 people in India's western Gujarat state, as the annual monsoon season hits the country, a disaster management official said Thursday.

Pakistan heatwave death toll passes 1,000

Karachi - The death toll from Pakistan's killer heatwave rose past 1,000 on Thursday, with more fatalities expected, as cloud cover and lower temperatures brought some relief to the worst-hit city Karachi.

Deadly Pakistan heatwave shows signs of easing

Karachi - The death toll from a heatwave in southern Pakistan rose to 750 on Wednesday, but the scorching weather showed signs of easing, bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi.

Death toll from Pakistan heatwave tops 500

Karachi - More than 500 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.

Rainfall gives respite to drought-hit North Korea

Seoul - Parched North Korea has seen significant rainfall over the past 12 days, state media reported, but not enough to end a severe drought described as the worst in 100 years.

Over 200 dead in Pakistan heatwave: officials

Karachi - More than 200 people have died in a heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Monday, as the government called in the army to help tackle widespread heatstroke in the worst-hit city Karachi.

Last month was hottest May in modern history: U.S.

Miami - Last month marked the hottest May in modern history, continuing a troubling trend of rising global temperatures, US government scientists said Thursday.

Drought sparks fears of worsening food shortages in N. Korea

Seoul - North Korea's food supply faces a gloomy forecast this year due to a damaging drought which has sparked fears of worsening shortages in the impoverished communist country, experts said Wednesday.
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