Jul 29, 2016

Latest El Nino weather pattern is over: UN

The latest El Nino weather phenomenon, which was one of the most powerful on record, has ended but could be replaced by its stormy sister La Nina in the coming months, the U.N. meteorological agency said Thursday. “Atmospheric indicators that had shown strong El ...

Jul 7, 2016

Taiwan and Philippines brace for powerful Typhoon Nepartak

Taiwan canceled flights and ordered schools and offices to close Thursday as a powerful typhoon barreled toward the coast. In the Philippines, fishing boats were urged not to venture out to sea and commercial ships were warned of storm-force waves. Fast-moving Typhoon Nepartak was ...

Jun 6, 2016

Storm-water surge kills four hikers in Taiwan

Surging waters triggered by torrential rain left four people dead and one missing in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon, officials said Monday. Dramatic footage from local media showed a huge wave rushing down the Beishi River in ...

Jun 5, 2016

Paris museum reopens as French floods slowly ease

The riverside Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris is reopening as floodwaters slowly recede from the French capital, though risks remain for other regions. The Louvre Museum, some train stations and other sites remain closed Sunday after the worst floods in three decades caused ...

Jun 5, 2016

East Australian coast lashed by freak storm

The east coast of Australia, including Sydney, was battered by a freak storm on Sunday, with trees uprooted and thousands left without power. The wild storm struck New South Wales after wreaking havoc in Queensland state on Saturday, with an intense low-pressure system bringing ...