Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

2015-05-24 10:00

Thousands of panic-stricken villagers have fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous north-west.

Southeast India heat wave kills 230

2015-05-23 17:04

Officials in southeastern India say a heat wave, with temperatures reaching almost 50°C, has caused about 230 deaths since mid-April.

Monsoon rains threaten Nepal quake-hit villages

2015-05-22 18:03

Nepal has sent geologists to quake-damaged villages to assess landslide risk before the arrival of the monsoon rains.

Many dead, dozens injured in Colombia landslide

2015-05-18 22:04

A landslide has sent mud and water crashing onto homes in a town in Colombia's northwest mountains killing at least 48 people and injuring dozens.

Guam residents clean up after typhoon

2015-05-16 15:37

Guam residents are still cleaning up after a powerful Pacific typhoon hammered the area with strong wind and rain.

US Weather Service forecasts El Nino summer

2015-05-14 21:09

A US government weather forecaster has forecast the chance of El Nino conditions developing during the Northern Hemisphere summer at 9 out of 10.

Search for missing after twisters hit Texas, Arkansas

2015-05-11 21:22

Emergency crews are searching for the missing after deadly tornadoes strike parts of Texas, Arkansas.

Typhoon intensifies, closes in on Philippines

2015-05-10 08:16

The powerful Typhoon Noul has gained strength as it zeroes in on the northern tip of Philippines and so far 1 400 people have been evacuated.

Storm warning for US Atlantic coast

2015-05-08 21:19

A tropical storm warning has been issued for parts of the Carolinas as Ana moves toward the Atlantic coast.

Death toll rises in Australian floods

2015-05-03 11:29

The death toll from heavy rains that inundated Australia's east coast has climbed to six, as flood warnings continued following a severe deluge.


52 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus

2015-05-24 10:00

The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 52, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorised passenger load that plunged into a pond.

California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts

2015-05-23 08:43

California has given the green light to farmers for voluntary water cuts trying to avoid deeper drought losses.

Mist puts search for missing Cape hiker on hold

2015-05-19 12:39

The search for a missing Cape Town hiker has been temporarily suspended because of low visibility due to misty weather.

Spain fighting 3 wildfires as heat wave hits

2015-05-16 19:50

Authorities in Spain say fire-fighters are combating at least three wildfires as temperatures hit a record high.

Guam residents take shelter from typhoon

2015-05-15 18:43

Residents of Guam have take to shelters as a Pacific typhoon's high winds batters the island.

Deadly Typhoon Noul heads for Japan

2015-05-12 06:09

Powerful Typhoon Noul has crashed into the southern Japanese island chain of Okinawa, bringing surging waves and howling winds after killing two people in the Philippines.

2 dead after typhoon passes Philippines

2015-05-11 05:30

Two people have been killed after a powerful storm grazed the country's north-eastern tip over the weekend, civil defence officials say.

1 000s evacuated in Philippines as powerful typhoon nears

2015-05-09 12:09

The Philippines has evacuated thousands of people in the north-eastern part of its main island of Luzon, less than 24 hours before a powerful typhoon is expected to make landfall.

Multiple tornadoes tear through central US

2015-05-07 06:30

Multiple tornadoes have torn through the central United States, destroying homes and felling trees amid heavy rains that triggered local flooding, US media reports.

Small tsunami hits Japanese islands

2015-05-03 08:11

A minor tsunami has struck a group of Japanese islands in the Pacific following an earthquake, but there has been no reports of damage or injuries.

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