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In nations rich and poor, climate-related disasters on the uptick

Madrid - Japan, the Philippines and Germany top a list of countries worst hit by climate-enhanced extreme weather last year, with Madagascar and India close behind, researchers said Wednesday.

Three French flood rescuers killed in helicopter crash

Paris - Three emergency workers were killed in a helicopter crash near Marseille while on a rescue mission in flood-hit southern France, the interior ministry said Monday.

Three French flood rescuers killed in helicopter crash

Marseille - Three emergency workers were killed in a helicopter crash near Marseille while on a rescue mission in southern France where floods left at least another three dead, officials said Monday.

Storms snarl Thanksgiving travel in US

Denver - A pair of storms packing heavy snow and hurricane-force winds left tens of thousands without power in the United States on Wednesday and wreaked havoc for Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Three die as storm front batters Greece

Athens - Three people died in Greece on Monday as a storm front battered parts of the country, causing flooding and landslides, officials said.

Venice comes up for air after week of record flooding

Rome - Venice sought to return to normal life on Monday after a week of unprecedented flooding that devastated the city, submerging homes, business and cultural treasures.

Devastated Venice braced for third major flood

Venice - Venice was braced Saturday for an unprecednted third major flooding in less than a week, with sea water due to swamp the already devastated historic city where authorities have declared a state of emergency.

As tides rise, flooded Venice awash with colourful plastic boots

Venice - After a high tide swept through Venice causing widespread devastation, plastic boots are everywhere.

St Mark's closed as Venice faces more floods

Venice - Another exceptional high tide swamped flood-hit Venice on Friday, prompting the mayor to order St Mark's square closed after Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city.

Venice braces for more high water as alarms sound

Venice - Venice braced itself for more rising waters on Thursday as Italy's government prepared to take emergency measures for the canal city struck by an exceptional tide this week.

Flooding drowns St Mark's priceless mosaics in sewage

Venice - Dirty water swirls around marble tombs inside the 12th century crypt of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, which suffered untold damage when an unprecedented high tide swept through the city.

Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation

Venice - Much of Venice was left under water after the highest tide in 50 years ripped through the historic Italian city, beaching gondolas, trashing hotels and sending tourists fleeing through rapidly rising waters.

Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city

Venice - Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years late Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark's Square.

Italy hit by heavy rains, flooding in Venice

Rome - Powerful rainstorms hit Italy on Tuesday, with the worst affected areas in the south and Venice, where there was widespread flooding.

Cyclone death toll rises to 24 in Bangladesh, India

Khulna - The death toll from a cyclone that barrelled into the coasts of Bangladesh and India has risen to 24, authorities said Monday, as the two nations assess the scale of devastation wreaked by the powerful storm.

20 dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

Khulna - Twenty people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday.

Eight dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

Khulna - Eight people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday.

Cyclone kills two as Bangladesh, India evacuate two million

Cyclone Bulbul hit India and southern Bangladesh on Saturday, leaving two dead as authorities in the countries ordered more than two million people to get out of the path of the storm.

Woman found dead in landslide after storm batters France

Bordeaux - A 71-year-old woman was found dead Monday after being engulfed by a landslide in the French city of Nice, as the south of the country counted the cost from a brutal storm.

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

Nairobi - A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa -- and scientists say worse could be coming.

One week on, death toll rises to 4 from Spain flash flooding

Barcelona - Rescuers on Tuesday found the body of a man swept away last week by flash floods in Catalonia, purportedly while inside a mobile home, raising to four the number of people who died when storms lashed northeastern Spain.

Rescuers hunt for missing as landslides, floods kill 10 in Japan

Apo - Rescuers worked by hand to clear debris from a landslide triggered by heavy rains in central Japan on Saturday, as the toll from the storms rose to 10 dead with a further three people reportedly missing.

Niger floods force 23,000 from their homes

Niamey - Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23,000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said Saturday, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence.

Tropical Storm warnings issued as system heads to Gulf states

A disorganized area of storms in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to develop into a tropical or subtropical storm Thursday as it heads toward the US Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

Japan plans to postpone imperial parade over typhoon

Apo - Japan plans to postpone a major imperial parade celebrating the new emperor's ascension to the throne because of a devastating typhoon, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday.

Japan allocates millions in aid for typhoon-hit regions

Apo - Japan's government said Wednesday it would set aside millions of dollars to help areas devastated by Typhoon Hagibis, which killed more than 70 people across the country.

Japan PM promises action after homeless denied typhoon refuge

Apo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised Tuesday to take action after reports emerged of two homeless men being denied access to a Tokyo typhoon shelter as a powerful storm, which killed nearly 70 people, battered Japan.

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll nears 70

Apo - Rescuers in Japan were working around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful weekend typhoon that killed nearly 70 people and caused widespread destruction.

Essential Science: Changes to weather events 'could be lethal'

The world faces extreme weather events leading to environmental change. This is impacting on animals and plants. Predictive analytics has helped to map out the changes and shows if a certain species could be driven to extinction.

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56

Apo - Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper their efforts.
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