Ten words for rain

2016-02-04 22:33

In south India, a couple know the various types of rain that fall on their land as intimately as they know each other.

Hottest spots in PMB

2016-02-04 10:45

An experiment conducted at the request of The Witness has revealed that the hottest place to live in Pietermaritzburg is between Church Street and Merchiston Preparatory.

20+ die in fog-related Egypt crashes

2016-01-31 19:37

Bad weather, including heavy fog, has caused two major traffic accidents in Egypt that left more than 20 people dead, officials say.

Fishermen rescued from broken ice slab

2016-01-27 07:35

Russian fishermen have been rescued after they were briefly stranded on ice when a giant slab broke off from shore.

Washington digs out after monster blizzard

2016-01-26 06:48

The US capital has struggled to plow and shovel its way back to life after a blizzard smothered the East Coast, with mountains of snow lining streets, and schools and the federal government shut down.

Heavy rains in Indonesia bring landslides, floods

2016-01-24 20:39

At least five people have died, one is missing and thousands have been affected by landslides and floods after heavy rain hit 14 regions in Indonesia for the past four days.

Snowed-in US East Coast prepares to dig out

2016-01-24 16:37

Millions of Americans are preparing to dig themselves out after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the US East Coast to an icy standstill

Snow shuts down New York

2016-01-23 22:55

A travel ban has been slapped on New York and its suburbs, with authorities shutting roads and cancelling rail service as a massive snow storm pummelling the US East Coast took aim at the Big Apple.

Monster blizzard paralyses US

2016-01-23 18:35

A massive blizzard with gale-force winds is paralysing the southern and eastern United States.

How the heat can kill your dog

2016-01-22 14:11

Sizzling summer? We may be well-versed in preventing sunburn and dehydration, but how much do we know about keeping Fido and Vlossie safe in rising temperatures?


Woman killed in Eastern Cape hail storm

2016-02-04 11:56

An elderly woman has been killed while several people have been injured and homes have been damaged in a heavy storm in the Eastern Cape, an official says.

US pledges almost $100m food aid to Ethiopia

2016-02-01 05:24

The head of the US Agency for International Development has announced almost $100m in emergency assistance to Ethiopia to combat the devastating effects of a drought.

BHP, Rio evade worst as cyclone misses major ore port

2016-01-31 17:27

BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and other iron-ore producers in Australia have evaded the worst of Cyclone Stan after it missed major export hubs and weakened as it moved inland.

Heavy rains cause flooding in Gaza

2016-01-26 21:00

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding in the Gaza Strip, placing further strain on run-down infrastructure and power supplies in the blockaded Palestinian territory

US blizzard kills 25, Washington struggles to rebound

2016-01-25 06:07

The eastern US has emerged wearily from a massive blizzard that killed at least 25 people, but Washington is still reeling, as government offices and schools remain closed.

DA lambastes government 'lack of understanding' on drought crisis

2016-01-24 18:29

A DA MP says its a " crying shame" that civil society has taken the lead in relief efforts while government has shown a "lack of understanding" and "dwarf leadership" in dealing with the drought crisis.

Death toll from US 'Snowzilla' storm rises to 15

2016-01-24 09:00

At least 15 people have died in six states as a result of the monster snow storm battering the eastern United States, officials have said.

The Latest on the US storm

2016-01-23 22:34

After a week of forecasting how bad this blizzard would be and a night stuck in the Atlanta airport because of the weather, meteorologist Ryan Maue says he was out of words to properly describe how big and bad this storm is.

Monster blizzard dumping snow on US

2016-01-22 17:22

A massive blizzard has begun dumping snow on the southern and eastern United States.

People in eastern US get ready for big storm

2016-01-22 07:46

With heavy snowfall predicted from the Appalachian Mountains to Philadelphia and maybe farther north, people throughout the eastern US readied themselves for blocked roads, power outages and canceled flights

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