World Dec 29, 2019

Bangladesh cold wave leaves at least 50 dead

At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, officials said. The country's lowest temperature this year — 4.5 degrees Celsius (40.1° Fahrenheit) — was recorded early Sunday in Tetulia, a border town in the north of ...

Australia logs hottest day ever — 40.9 C —  for now

Asia Pacific Dec 18, 2019

Australia logs hottest day ever — 40.9 C — for now

Australia this week experienced its hottest day on record and the heat wave is expected to worsen, exacerbating an already unprecedented bush-fire season, authorities said Wednesday. The average nationwide temperatures of 40.9 degrees Celsius (105.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday beat the previous record of 40.3 ...

Bad weather in southwest France claims third victim

World Dec 16, 2019

Bad weather in southwest France claims third victim

Fierce storms in southwest France have claimed a third victim, authorities said Sunday, after a man in his 40s was found dead in his submerged car two days after going missing. Deputy district attorney Laurent Bidault blamed the death on the weather, adding that the ...

Indian Ocean island of Mayotte placed on cyclone alert

Asia Pacific Dec 9, 2019

Indian Ocean island of Mayotte placed on cyclone alert

The small French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte announced a red alert as Cyclone Belna closed in on Sunday, threatening the French department of quarter of a million people. The storm was expected to make landfall in Mayotte around 9:00 p.m. local time (1800 GMT), ...