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Flood-hit Sri Lanka pulls more bodies from landslides

Colombo - Sri Lankan soldiers pulled more bodies from landslides and distributed food and water to hundreds of thousands of residents camped in shelters on Sunday after major floods hit the island.

23 dead, 500,000 flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

Chittagong - Cyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 23 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides.

Foreign aid reaches flooded Sri Lankan capital, 71 dead

Colombo - Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka Saturday, bringing help to half a million people forced out of their homes by rains and landslides that have killed at least 71 in a week of extreme weather wreaking havoc in South Asia.

UN names special envoys for El Nino and climate

New York - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed former Irish president Mary Robinson and Kenyan diplomat Macharia Kamau as special envoys for El Nino and climate.

500,000 flee homes as Sri Lanka flood misery worsens

Colombo - Desperate Sri Lankans clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts Friday to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo as officials said half a million people had fled their homes across the island.

India sets new heat record as temperatures soar

New Delhi - Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.Northern Phalodi wilted as the mercury reached a new high, equivalent to 123.

India sets new heat record as temperatures soar

New Delhi - Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.Northern Phalodi wilted as the mercury reached a new high, equivalent to 123.

India sets new heat record as temperatures soar

New Delhi - Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record.Northern Phalodi wilted as the mercury reached a new high, equivalent to 123.

2016 likely to be hottest year ever, scientists say

Miami - On the heels of two record-setting years for global heat, 2016 is likely to set a new high for the planet in modern times, US scientists said Thursday.

Sri Lankan troops search for 100 missing after landslides

Aranayaka - Sri Lankan troops were digging through tonnes of mud Thursday to search for more than 100 people reported missing after landslides buried two villages, claiming at least 24 lives.

Sri Lankan troops search for 100 missing after landslides

Aranayaka - Sri Lankan troops were digging through tonnes of mud Thursday to search for more than 100 people reported missing after landslides buried two villages, claiming at least 24 lives.

Sri Lankan troops search for 100 missing after landslides

Aranayaka - Sri Lankan troops were digging through tonnes of mud Thursday to search for more than 100 people reported missing after landslides buried two villages, claiming at least 24 lives.

April breaks heat records, 12th month in a row for global heat

Miami - Last month was the hottest April in modern history, marking the 12th consecutive month that global heat records have been shattered, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday.

India's Supreme Court orders disaster fund for drought-hit zones

New Delhi - India's top court criticised the government Wednesday for failing to set up a disaster fund to help drought-hit farmers and villagers suffering crop losses and severe water shortages.

Massive tornadoes rip across Oklahoma, at least two killed

Washington - Several massive tornadoes churned above Oklahoma on Monday, killing at least two people, with hail as big as grapefruit hitting the US state, the authorities and US media said.

Chile fishing crisis traps tourists, empties markets

Chile - A fishing ban sparked by mass deaths of sea creatures in Chile has left tourists stranded and markets empty on an island cut off by protest blockades.

Landslides kill nearly 50 in Rwanda

Kigali - At least 49 people were killed this weekend in landslides caused by torrential rains in rural Rwanda, the government said on Monday.

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.
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