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 »

Five fishermen believed dead in Alaska shipwreck: Coast Guard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Five commercial fishermen were believed to have died after their crabbing vessel sank on New Year’s Eve in the Gulf of Alaska, the U.S. Coast... 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 »

Mauritius closes main airport as cyclone Calvinia approaches

PORT LOUIS (Reuters) – Mauritius closed its main airport on Monday and shops and other businesses in the capital also closed as the tropical cyclone Calvinia approached. The Indian Ocean... Read more »

Australian leader curtails holiday as firefighters killed in huge blazes

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a rare public apology as he cut short a Hawaiian vacation on Friday after two volunteer firefighters were killed battling... Read more »

More Tokyo 2020 events rescheduled to beat the heat

FILE PHOTO: Summer sunshine is seen through Olympic rings displayed at Nihonbashi district in Tokyo, Japan August 5, 2019. Picture taken August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO (Reuters) –... 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 »