Pennsylvania flash flood takes man's life; rail cars derail

2017-06-23 16:03

Flash flooding in western Pennsylvania has claimed the life of a man and apparently derailed some rail cars.

Huge repair bill for schools following Cape storms and fires

2017-06-19 15:32

The Cape storm and the inferno which hit the Southern Cape have resulted in damages worth millions of rand to schools across the province, Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer has said.

California still digging out snowy roads

2017-06-16 12:30

Crews are still working to remove snow from roads through two national parks in California despite the summer and a heat wave approaching.

Spain sizzles as temperatures rise

2017-06-13 20:07

Spain is sizzling as June temperatures rise far above normal, while holidaymakers have packed beaches and some try to seek shelter where possible.

Floods in Uruguay send almost 6 000 fleeing homes

2017-06-13 06:17

Flooding in South America has forced almost 6 000 people to flee their homes along the Uruguay River, authorities have said.

#KnysnaFires claim seventh life

2017-06-11 19:31

The death count of the Knysna fires now stands at seven following the death of a woman who succumbed to burn wounds on Saturday night, James-Brent Styan confirmed.

Knysna still at severe fire risk - authorities

2017-06-09 21:00

Authorities have warned that gale force winds expected in the Eden district this weekend could cause flare-ups in the fires which have ravaged Knysna.

Paramedic suspended for 'discriminatory remarks' over #KnysnaFires

2017-06-09 16:34

A paramedic has been suspended after allegedly posting "discriminatory remarks linked to the tragic weather conditions", Netcare911 says.

Most schools re-opened after Cape Town storm

2017-06-09 15:21

Almost all Cape Town pupils are back at their desks as repairs start on the 135 schools damaged during the severe storm this week.

Volunteer firefighters to lend helping hand in Knysna

2017-06-08 22:23

A concerned citizen from Gauteng is rallying trained firefighters to be deployed in Knysna to help out with the raging fire that has crippled the town since Wednesday.


One dead as rain storms lash Germany

2017-06-22 21:59

Heavy summer storms in northern Germany have killed a man when a tree crashed onto his car, while railway services were crippled and a tornado was seen near Hamburg.

Heavy rains kill 14 in Niger, 11 in Ivory Coast

2017-06-17 07:16

At least 14 people, mostly children, have died in Niger and 11 in Ivory Coast after heavy rains this week triggered landslides and caused homes to collapse, the UN and local officials say.

Bangladesh landslides toll continues to rise

2017-06-14 13:35

The death toll from massive landslides triggered by heavy rains has risen to 132 with firefighters, police and soldiers struggling to reach the remote southeastern districts.

Heavy rains bury scores under landslides in Bangladesh

2017-06-13 14:33

Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 70 people in southeast Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities say.

'You’re trapped with water rising' - mom describes flash flood in tunnel with child

2017-06-12 21:26

A mom realised that if she let go of her son’s hand, he would drown in Cape Town’s underground tunnels.

Impact of fires, storms on tourism not known yet - minister

2017-06-09 22:57

The impact of fires and storms on tourism in Knysna, Cape Town and other areas of the Western Cape will only be assessed once the situation has stabilised, Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa says.

Police, Western Cape government rubbish rumours of 'arsonists' being arrested for Plett fires

2017-06-09 19:05

The Western Cape government and police have rubbished social media rumours about "arsonists" being identified and arrested for the fires in Plettenberg Bay.

Cape storms the fault of 'white monopoly capital' - Mngxitama

2017-06-09 15:24

White-owned monopoly capital is to blame for the storm that raged across the Western Cape this week, Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama has declared.

AS IT HAPPENED: Banks, business contribute millions towards #KnysnaFire

2017-06-09 08:15

With about 80% of the fireline of the wildfires that have spread throughout the Garden Route contained and some areas declared safe, officials and residents have focused on mop-up operations and helping affected people.

#CapeStorm: President Zuma sends message of support to those affected

2017-06-08 20:53

President Jacob Zuma delivers a message of support and offers condolences to those affected by the storm and fires in the Western Cape.

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