Venice 'on its knees' after second-worst flood ever recorded

World Nov 14, 2019

Venice 'on its knees' after second-worst flood ever recorded

The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damage. The water reached 1.87 meters (6.14 feet) above sea level Tuesday, the ...

Italy lashed by heavy rain, with Venice seeing widespread flooding

World Nov 13, 2019

Italy lashed by heavy rain, with Venice seeing widespread flooding

Powerful rainstorms hit Italy on Tuesday, with the worst affected areas in the south and Venice, where there was widespread flooding. The heavy rainfall closed schools in several southern cities, including Taranto, Brindisi, and Matera, as well as the Sicilian cities of Pozzallo and Noto, ...

Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa

World Nov 7, 2019

Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa

Heavy rains and floods have killed more than 50 people and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes across East Africa as researchers warn warming oceans are causing unpredictable weather patterns in the region. South Sudan declared a national emergency last week after ...

Japan Display halts Chiba plant due to damage from heavy rain

Business Oct 27, 2019

Japan Display halts Chiba plant due to damage from heavy rain

Japan Display Inc. has suspended production at its mainstay plant in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, due to damage from torrential rains that hit the prefecture late last week, it was learned Sunday. Since 6 a.m. Saturday, the plant has halted the production of liquid crystal display ...