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  • Cyclone warning lifted on Australia's Barrier Reef coast

    Cyclone warning lifted on Australia's Barrier Reef coast

    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.

  • El Nino risk increases, how it could affect commodity markets

    El Nino risk increases, how it could affect commodity markets

    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.

  • Flash floods as storms drench US southeast

    Flash floods as storms drench US southeast

    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.

  • UN scientists see grim future if no action taken on climate change

    UN scientists see grim future if no action taken on climate change

    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.

  • Lost German survived on flies in the Australian Outback

    Lost German survived on flies in the Australian Outback

    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.

  • Wettest winter in England, Wales, for almost 250 years

    Wettest winter in England, Wales, for almost 250 years

    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.

  • Rs 125 crore additional fund for flood-hit districts in Uttarakhand

    Rs 125 crore additional fund for flood-hit districts in Uttarakhand

    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...

  • Costs of natural disasters in China surge to $69 billion

    Costs of natural disasters in China surge to $69 billion

    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.

  • Landslides kill eleven in Indonesia's Papua province

    Landslides kill eleven in Indonesia's Papua province

    Torrential rains triggered floods and landslides that killed at least 11 people in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, an official said on Monday.

  • Britain gets respite from flooding crisis

    Britain gets respite from flooding crisis

    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.

  • Heavy rain claims several lives in Britain, severe flood warnings announced

    Heavy rain claims several lives in Britain, severe flood warnings announced

    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.

  • British princes help out as storm claims two lives

    British princes help out as storm claims two lives

    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.

  • Battered Britain faces new winter storm

    Battered Britain faces new winter storm

    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.

  • Flood-hit Britain now battered by storms, high winds

    Flood-hit Britain now battered by storms, high winds

    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.

  • Australia sees greater risk of El Nino weather pattern

    Australia sees greater risk of El Nino weather pattern

    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.

  • Swamped UK villagers summon wartime spirit as Thames floods

    Swamped UK villagers summon wartime spirit as Thames floods

    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.

  • Britain's River Thames on flood alert as blame game rages

    Britain's River Thames on flood alert as blame game rages

    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.

  • Italy hit by flooding, snow, windstorms

    Italy hit by flooding, snow, windstorms

    Heavy rains and windstorms battered Italy on Saturday, swelling rivers and flooding fields and roads, while alpine areas saw abundant snow.

  • Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna to resign, may be replaced by Harish Rawat

    Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna to resign, may be replaced by Harish Rawat

    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 ...

  • Eight killed in Indonesian floods

    Eight killed in Indonesian floods

    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.

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