2013 Rewind: The biggest news stories of 2013
Dec 30, 2013
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 14, 2014
Cyclone Ita rolled out into the Coral Sea on Monday leaving thousands of homes without power and floods down Australia's Barrier Reef coast, officials said, as danger warnings were lifted.
Tuesday April 8, 2014
The chance of an El Nino weather event developing in 2014 now exceeds 70 per cent, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday, raising the prospect of damaging floods and droughts across the globe.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday April 8, 2014
Severe thunderstorms crawled across the US southeast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and causing flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue more than two dozen people from their homes and cars.
World | Agence France-Press | Sunday March 23, 2014
UN scientists are set to deliver their darkest report yet on the impacts of climate change, pointing to a future stalked by floods, drought, conflict and economic damage if carbon emissions go untamed.
Offbeat | Agence France-Press | Friday March 7, 2014
Stranded by floods and lost, a German backpacker survived for nearly two weeks in Australia's harsh Outback on a diet of insects, police said Thursday.
World | Reuters | Thursday February 27, 2014
This winter has already been the wettest for almost 250 years in England and Wales, Britain's national weather service the Met Office said on Thursday.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Asking officials to immediately start work on projects cleared by Project Implementation Units in the calamity-hit areas, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said an additional sum of Rs 125 crore will be given to districts to speed up reconstruc...
World | Reuters | Monday February 24, 2014
Natural disasters including droughts, floods and earthquakes cost China 421 billion yuan in 2013, official data showed on Monday, nearly double the total in the previous year.
World | Associated Press | Monday February 24, 2014
Torrential rains triggered floods and landslides that killed at least 11 people in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, an official said on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 17, 2014
Britain's flooding crisis eased with the arrival of drier weather following a series of fierce storms, while the government on Monday pledged a 10 million pounds package of support for flood-hit businesses.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 16, 2014
Sodden communities along the River Thames braced for more floods on Sunday, as Britain counted the cost of a storm that claimed several lives and left tens of thousands of homes without power.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 15, 2014
Princes William and Harry pitched in to help flood victims as a new winter storm hammered Britain overnight on Friday, bringing violent winds and claiming at least two lives.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday February 14, 2014
Britain faced a fresh battering Friday as a new Atlantic storm barrelled in, threatening to dump a month's worth of rain on flood-hit communities already struggling to cope after the wettest January for 250 years.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 13, 2014
Flood-hit Britain suffered a fresh battering on Wednesday from storms and high winds that caused power outages to nearly 150,000 homes, the cancellation of football matches and the death of one man.
World | Reuters | Tuesday February 11, 2014
Australian climate models indicate an increased chance of an El Nino weather pattern emerging later this year, the country's weather bureau said on Tuesday, raising the risk of drought and floods in some parts of the world.
World | Agence France-Press | Tuesday February 11, 2014
Residents of a village west of London evoked the wartime spirit that got the British capital through the Blitz as they faced freak floods after the Thames burst its banks, but there was frustration at the lack of official help.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 10, 2014
Thousands of homes in southeast England were braced for flooding on Monday after the River Thames burst its banks, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 2, 2014
Heavy rains and windstorms battered Italy on Saturday, swelling rivers and flooding fields and roads, while alpine areas saw abundant snow.
India | Devesh Kumar | Thursday January 30, 2014
Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna, in the firing line for his inept handling of the relief and rehabilitation work carried out by his government after last year's flash floods, is set to be removed as part of the organizational shakeup being ...
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday January 20, 2014
At least eight people were killed and over 60,000 others fled to escape the catastrophe caused by floods in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, an official said on Monday.