May 21, 2016

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

Sri Lanka's government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago. In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, thousands ...

Over 120 leaders will attend Paris climate summit

/ Nov 21, 2015

Over 120 leaders will attend Paris climate summit

The attacks in Paris are affecting crucial climate change talks in the French capital starting later this month, but more than 120 world leaders strongly support the conference and have confirmed they will attend, a senior U.N. official said Friday. Janos Pasztor, the U.N. assistant ...

How Japan's devastating rainstorm came about

Sep 10, 2015

How Japan's devastating rainstorm came about

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Torrential rain that caused flooding and the evacuations of tens of thousands of people across the Kanto region on Thursday was the result of a mass of humid air unable to escape the area, a pileup of thunderclouds — and possibly climate change, experts ...

Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Aug 26, 2015

Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Heavy rain in North Korea killed 40 people, stranded thousands in flash floods and caused "massive" damage on the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross said and North Korean media said. More than 11,000 people were forced from their homes or otherwise affected ...