Australia boosts emergency funding for bushfire-affected businesses

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Monday boosted emergency grants and loans for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country during the peak tourist season, as firefighters... Read more »

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Parts of Australia’s east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing... Read more »

Australia’s bushfire-stricken east welcomes drenching rain

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia east coast on Friday and brought relief to farmers in three states battling a drought which has... Read more »

At least 67 killed by avalanches in Pakistan, India: government officials

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday.... Read more »

Melbourne smothered in smoke as Australian bushfires burn despite cool change

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s devastating bushfire season is far from over despite cooler weather this week, Victorian state officials warned on Tuesday as Melbourne was blanketed by hazardous smoke.... Read more »

Australian PM proposes high-powered inquiry into bushfires response

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – After weeks of criticism over the handling of the bushfires scorching Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday he will propose a national review into... Read more »

Flood death toll rises in Jakarta, tens of thousands evacuated

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday after flash floods and landslides in the area killed up to 21 people,... Read more »

Body of Arizona girl swept away in floods found

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona searchers on Friday recovered the body of a missing six-year-old girl at a lake northeast of Phoenix, the third child to have died when her... Read more »

Two children dead, one missing in Arizona floods as winter storm blankets U.S.

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Two children were found dead and another was missing in Arizona on Saturday after the vehicle they were in became stuck while crossing a storm-swollen forest... Read more »

Winter storm strands 1,000 near Grand Canyon, delays Thanksgiving travelers

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Some 1,000 people were stranded without heat or power in a small Arizona town near the Grand Canyon on Friday during a major winter storm that... Read more »