Sydney – Australian troops and emergency workers were on Monday battling huge flooding in the country’s northeast that has left at least two people dead, with the worst devastation yet to come for some areas.
Up to 200 000 people are estimated to have been hit by the fast-flowing waters that have left 22 rural towns [...]
Beijing – Unusually heavy seasonal flooding in China has killed at least 155 people and forced more than one million to flee as water levels in some areas reached at their highest in more than a decade, the government reported on Saturday.
Direct economic losses total 24 billion yuan ($6.5bn), with large swaths of the country’s [...]
Port Elizabeth – The green pitch at Port Elizabeth’s World Cup stadium has become an island in a sea of brown, exempt from water limits imposed due to a drought that has scorched the land outside.
Five people work day and night to maintain the grass inside the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, designed to resemble a [...]
Storms lash Europe, 16 killed
A camping site which was flooded as a result of heavy rains overnight in La Faute-sur-Mer, western France. (Frank Perry, AFP)
Paris – Hurricane-force winds, surging seas and driving rain lashed western Europe on Sunday, leaving at least 16 people dead and more than a million households without power.