Clear-up in Australia after destructive storms

2015-04-23 07:42

Crews have began the 'immense task' of clearing up after three days of wild weather left four people dead and millions of dollars in damage across Sydney and surrounding areas.

Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia

2015-04-21 17:16

A fierce storm is lashing southeast Australia has stranded dozens of people in swirling floodwaters and may have led to three deaths.

SpaceX to send cargo ship on 6th supply mission

2015-04-13 10:20

SpaceX is sending its unmanned Dragon cargo ship on its sixth official supply mission to the International Space Station on Monday, should the weather behave itself.

After Nepal tragedy, trekkers safety in hands of living-room weatherman

2015-04-07 11:06

Armed with a four-year-old laptop and an unreliable Internet connection, a retired weather forecaster working from his living room is the best local source of climate data for trekkers in Nepal.

24 000 to be evacuated as typhoon closes in on Philippines

2015-04-04 07:56

Around 24 000 people from the Philippines are being evacuated with Typhoon Maysak a day away from potentially striking the country's northeast coast, officials say.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 24, 69 missing

2015-04-02 14:13

The death toll from floods devastating northern Chile has risen by one to at least 24, officials say, as President Michelle Bachelet cancelled a trip to a regional summit to cope with the crisis.

Chile desert floods death toll hits 23, 57 missing

2015-04-01 08:24

The death toll from devastating flash floods in Chile’s normally arid north has risen to 23 after five bodies were found, and the number of missing has surged to 57, authorities say.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 18

2015-03-31 05:38

At least 18 people have been killed in flash floods that hit a normally arid region of northern Chile last week, and about the same number remain missing.

Flood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers swell

2015-03-30 14:27

Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan have moved to higher ground as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert.

Flooding in Chilean desert region kills 6

2015-03-27 08:48

Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile has killed six people and left 19 missing, officials say, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army.


Australian super storm declared a catastrophe

2015-04-22 05:57

A cyclonic storm lashing Australia's east coast for a third day has been declared a catastrophe after destroying houses, cutting power to more than 200 000 homes and causing millions of dollars of damage.

3 dead as wild weather lashes Sydney region

2015-04-21 10:08

Three people have died and surrounding areas have been lashed by wild weather, with power cuts hitting thousands of homes and sand drifts sweeping inland off the iconic Bondi beach.

Two friends killed in US tornado

2015-04-11 08:45

Fairdale, the tornado-hit US town is grappling to come to terms with the death of two friends found dead after winds of up to 320km/h left the town in tatters.

Typhoon Maysak melts away

2015-04-05 08:16

A super typhoon has dissolved into a tropical depression and made landfall in the Philippines, easing fears after thousands fled villages.

10 killed in Tajikistan mudslide

2015-04-03 19:10

Ten people have been killed by a mudslide in Tajikistan while working on an irrigation project in the mountains outside the capital Dushanbe.

Philippines braces for typhoon Maysak over Easter

2015-04-02 10:14

The Philippines has issued warnings of possible landslides and storm surges, with typhoon Maysak set to strike eastern coastal areas, where many resorts are located, over the Easter weekend.

Lightning kills 24 cattle, carcasses left in veld

2015-03-31 13:38

The carcasses of 24 cattle killed by lightning in the Drakensberg will be left in the veld for wild animals to eat so that nature can take its course, the owner of the cattle says.

Storm cuts rail lines, causes crashes in Germany

2015-03-30 19:08

A spring storm has cut major German rail lines for several hours and caused road crashes after trees were toppled.

Lightning hits Ecuador traffic police

2015-03-28 06:45

A lightning strike has injured 52 people at a training school for traffic police near Quito.

Passengers rescued from trapped bus near Oudtshoorn

2015-03-24 09:32

The occupants of a Greyhound bus who were trapped by floodwaters on a muddy mountain pass near Oudtshoorn overnight have been rescued, according to paramedics.

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