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Storm leaves three dead in Havana

Havana - Three people died as a result of torrential rains and high winds that damaged more than two dozen structures and flooded parts of Havana, local media reported Thursday.

Brazil landslides kill 13 as heavy downpour continues

Bras - At least 13 people have been killed in deadly landslides triggered by heavy rain in northeastern Brazil, and officials warned Tuesday havoc could continue as downpours persist.

Pakistan 'mini-cyclone' death toll rises to 44: Officials

Peshawar - A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a "mini-cyclone", has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said Monday, raising their previous death toll.

Chile begins volcano clean-up under eruption threat

Ensenada - Residents whose homes were buried under mounds of stinking volcanic ash in southern Chile began the painstaking clean-up Sunday, under the threat of more eruptions from the volatile Calbuco volcano.

Russian TV channel admits reporter dropped cigarette at wildfire

Moscow - A Russian state television reporter dropped a lit cigarette butt at the scene of raging wildfires in Siberia, sparking a fire in grass a few metres from a village, his channel said Thursday.

Wild weather smashes Australian state for third day

Sydney - A storm-tossed ship stuck outside Sydney Harbour with 2,500 passengers on a "cruise from hell" was on Wednesday finally able to dock as the city and surrounding areas endured a third day of chaos wreaked by heavy rain and high winds.

Siberia wildfire toll rises to 34

Moscow - Raging wildfires in recent weeks killed 34 people, the emergencies minister said Tuesday in a new toll as President Vladimir Putin visited the stricken region.

'Isis' dropped from UN hurricane name list

Ginebra - The UN weather agency announced Friday it was dropping "Isis" -- the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group -- from its stocklist of Pacific hurricane names.

Huge Siberia wildfires kill 26

Moscow - Twenty six people died and nearly a thousand sought medical treatment after wildfires blamed on reckless human behaviour swept through Siberia, Russian authorities said on Monday.

Typhoon Maysak melts away as it hits Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon dissolved into a tropical depression and made landfall in the Philippines Sunday, forecasters said, easing fears after thousands of residents fled remote coastal villages to avoid potential giant waves.

Good news for British butterflies

Warmer weather in 2014 has led to an increase the numbers of certain butterflies in the U.K. This includes the critically endangered High Brown Fritillary.

Micronesians appeal for help after devastating typhoon

Hagatna - Residents in storm wrecked areas of Micronesia appealed for help Thursday as a clean up began on the worst affected islands after Super Typhoon Maysak swept through the region on its way towards the Philippines.

State of emergency as super typhoon batters Micronesia

Hagatna - Residents of the Micronesian State of Chuuk were struggling to clear the roads of huge pieces of debris and return to damaged homes Wednesday as Super Typhoon Maysak cut a destructive path across the central Pacific leaving at least five dead.

UN ask for $30mn to help cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu

Ginebra - The United Nations on Tuesday launched an urgent appeal for nearly $30 million to provide life-saving assistance in Vanuatu after the island nation was ravaged by cyclone Pam.

Religion helps Vanuatuans through cyclone shock

- Celine Jimmy prayed three times before running out of a clubhouse into the darkness to a family home as Cyclone Pam roared through her village in Vanuatu, her four children close by her side.

Half of Vanuatu's population affected by Cyclone Pam: UN

Vila - More than half of the South Pacific island nation Vanuatu's population has been affected by Cyclone Pam, the UN said Saturday as the death toll rose to 16.

Fresh water fears as Vanuatu toll creeps up

Vila - The death toll from Cyclone Pam which devastated Vanuatu rose to 13 Friday, the UN said, as concerns mount about supplies of fresh water across the ravaged Pacific nation.

Vanuatu slams lack of aid coordination, says food running out

Vila - Vanuatu has hit out at aid groups swarming the cyclone-ravaged Pacific nation over a lack of coordination, which it said cost precious time getting help to those in need, while warning food will run out in a week.

Aid starts flowing to Vanuatu as remote islands plead for help

Vila - Aid began arriving in some of cyclone-hit Vanuatu's worst affected islands Wednesday but others remain isolated, with flights over the Pacific nation showing desperate villagers spelling out the letter "H" for help.

Fears of food shortages in Vanuatu as huge damage revealed

Vila - Vanuatu warned Tuesday it faces imminent food shortages as accounts emerged of huge damage to a large outer island, days after one of the fiercest cyclones on record pummelled the Pacific archipelago.

Vanuatu picks up pieces after cyclone batters island nation

Vila - Days after a massive tropical cyclone lashed the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, residents of the capital Port Vila slowly began picking up the pieces amidst apocalyptic scenes.

Women are key in tackling disaster: UN officials

Sendai - Women are far more exposed to disasters than men given their frontline roles in the home and in healthcare, the UN says, arguing that improving gender equality is key to saving lives.

Death toll reaches 24 in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam

Vila - Twenty-four people have been killed by Cyclone Pam which tore through Vanuatu, the UN said Tuesday, as the Pacific nation's president pleaded for help to rebuild the archipelago's "completely destroyed" infrastructure.

Aid effort kicks in after 'monster' cyclone ravages Vanuatu

Vila - Aid began arriving in Vanuatu Sunday as the tiny Pacific nation struggled to uncover the devastation wrought by what relief workers warned could be one of the worst storms to ever hit the region.

Angola storm death toll rises to 69, half children

Luanda - The death toll from torrential rains that pounded the Angolan town of Lobito has risen to 69, including 36 children, officials said Saturday as search efforts for bodies continued.

Dozens feared dead as cyclone pounds Pacific island of Vanuatu

Vila - A terrifying tropical cyclone which smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific wreaked "complete devastation", an aid agency said, raising fears Saturday that dozens may have died in what may be one of the region's worst weather disasters.

Flooding in Vanuatu as cyclone hits maximum strength

Suva - Tropical Cyclone Pam triggered flooding along with evacuation orders affecting thousands of people in Vanuatu on Friday as it intensified to a maximum-strength storm offshore, officials said.

Man hit by 100-kg chunk of ice while walking along street

A 56-year-old man was sent to hospital with a concussion late Tuesday afternoon after a 100kg chunk of ice landed on his head in downtown Ottawa as he walked along the pavement, leaving him in serious condition.

Skiers in cable car drama as storms wreak havoc in Italy

Rome - Around 200 holiday skiers in the Italian Dolomites were winched to safety on Thursday after getting stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 80 mile (130 km) an hour winds.

Plane skids off New York runway as winter storm hits US

New York - An airliner skidded off a runway at New York's La Guardia airport and slid to a halt just yards from frigid waters, as a snow storm battered the US coast from Texas to Boston.
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