Jun 18, 2016

Floods in southern China kill 25, displace over 33,000

A week of torrential rain in southern China has killed 25 people and displaced 33,200 residents, including many in poor, remote regions, officials said. China’s Civil Affairs Ministry says 4 million people in 10 provinces have been affected by floods and landslides since heavy ...

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 ...