Four days of heavy rain have caused severe flooding in central China, killing at least 15 people and leaving 19 others missing, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs said. Millions of people have been affected by the heavy rains since Friday and tens of thousands were relocated.
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Powerful storms that thundered through eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut downed trees and power lines, leaving nearly 400,000 customers without electricity and disrupting mass transit service in all three states. The strong storm system was the same that had spawned tornadoes in the Midwest, including at least nine in northern Illinois.
The devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan last weekend is slowly subsiding but the toll was still climbing, to a total of 860 confirmed deaths, a senior health official said. On Thursday, the temperature dropped to 34 degrees Celsius (93.2 degrees Fahrenheit) in Karachi from a high of 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) on Sunday.
As California grapples with a relentless drought, state regulators on Friday ordered farmers and others who hold some of the strongest water rights in the state to stop all pumping from three major waterways in one of country's prime farm regions.
South Korea believes its MERS virus outbreak may have peaked, and experts say the next several days will be critical to determining whether the government's belated efforts have successfully stymied a disease that has killed nine people and infected more than 100 in the country.
After three years of research, development and an obstacle course of competition, a South Korean team won the three-year and $3.5-million U.S. contest to create a robot capable of responding to disaster conditions that are unsafe for humans.
Gripped by a prolonged drought, Arizona faces possible cuts to its main water supply in the next 18 months. Residents, however, face none of the restrictions that neighboring California has imposed this year. The desert state has been able to withstand a 15-year arid spell through long-term planning, conservation and a massive underground reserve that holds enough water to supply the state for a year.
The death toll from an earthquake that trapped scores of climbers on Malaysia's highest peak rose to 16 as rescuers searched for two Singaporean climbers still missing. A magnitude-5.9 earthquake sent rocks and boulders raining down the trekking routes on 4,095-meter (13,435-foot) Mount Kinabalu in eastern Sabah state on Borneo island.
Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot more to reach the mandatory drought cuts taking effect this month, according to the latest numbers. California residents reduced overall water use by 13.5 percent in April compared to the same month in the benchmark year of 2013, water officials said.
A helicopter chartered by Doctors Without Borders crashed in quake-damaged northeast Nepal and four people on board were killed, police and the aid group said. The helicopter was returning to Kathmandu when it crashed on Yamuna Danda hill near Balefi village, Nepal Police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam said.
Parts of the state were finally beginning to recover Sunday from weeks of rain and flooding that have made Texas a place of extremes: severe drought conditions earlier in the year that have given way to unprecedented rainfall in some areas. At least 31 people have been killed in storms that began in Texas and Oklahoma over Memorial Day weekend.
Crews resumed searching for the 11 people who went missing in the small tourist town of Wimberley, where the usually calm Blanco River surged rapidly and crested at three times its flood stage. At least 17 people were killed in the Memorial Day weekend storms in Texas and Oklahoma.
The U.N. food agency is hiring thousands of mountain and trekking guides, porters and other workers to carry food, medicine, tents and supplies to Nepal's mostly inaccessible northern villages where two powerful earthquakes destroyed houses, officials said.
More than 852 people have died from the stifling heat in Andhra Pradesh since May 13, a government statement said. In neighboring Telengana 266 have died from heat-related causes, Bhambal Ram Meena, a top official in the disaster management department, said. Over the last two days temperatures in both states have reduced marginally but continue to hover near 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).
Severe storms and flash flooding in Texas and Oklahoma have left eight dead and others missing. Tornadoes that struck just across the border in Mexico have added to the chaos as the impact of record rainfall is still being felt. These latest storms are a reminder of just how damaging weather events can be and how difficult to plan for they are.
Recovery teams were resuming the search for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that dumped record rainfall on the Plains and Midwest.
As the small mountain town of Salgar, Colombia began digging out, tales of human tragedy multiplied. Survivors recalled being stirred from their beds by a loud rumble and neighbors' shouts, barely having enough time to gather their loved ones.
Farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta who have California's oldest water rights are proposing to voluntarily cut their use by 25 percent to avoid the possibility of even harsher restrictions by the state later this summer as the record drought continues.
Federal water managers released a report projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada. The effects could be serious. Arizona's allocation of Colorado River water could be cut 11.4 percent, or by an amount normally used by more than 600,000 homes. Nevada's share could be reduced 4.3 percent.
An avalanche of mud and debris roared down an alpine town in western Colombia before dawn Monday, killing at least 49 people in a flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains. Authorities called on volunteers to send water, food supplies and blankets to cope with what they described as a humanitarian emergency.
Details are still being revealed after an Amtrak train derailed near Philadelphia Tuesday night, leaving seven dead and more than 200 injured. For business continuity professionals, train derailments present a unique set of problems, particularly when they involve passenger trains. One incident can result in a host of different potential disruptions.
Thousands of fear-stricken people spent the night outdoors after a new earthquake killed dozens of people and spread more misery in Nepal, which is still reeling from a devastating quake that killed more than 8,000 nearly three weeks ago.
Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos.
After more than 4,700 deaths, the Ebola outbreak has come to an end in Liberia. According to reports, there have been no cases of the virus that has ravaged West Africa since last year for 42 days, twice the incubation period for the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the last confirmed case in Liberia was buried on March 28. This means the outbreak is over in one of the nations hardest hit by it.
Less than one month after a massive earthquake killed more than 8.150 and flattened buildings in Nepal, the small South Asian nation has been struck again. Another earthquake, this time a magnitude 7.3 quake, hit north of the country’s capital of Kathmandu. Early reports put the death toll at 37 with at least 1,117 injured.
A major earthquake hit a remote mountain region of Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 37 people while triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the Himalayan nation was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.
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