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Spanish PM visits flood-hit areas as death toll rises to six

Spanish PM visits flood-hit areas as death toll rises to six

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday visited the country's flood-stricken southeastern regions as the death toll rose to six and train and air services were disrupted for a third day.

Amid fears of higher Dorian death toll, islanders vie to leave

Amid fears of higher Dorian death toll, islanders vie to leave

Bahamians scrambled to escape the islands hardest-hit by Dorian, which has killed at least 43 people, while the storm wreaked ‘havoc’ farther north in Canada after making landfall near Halifax Saturday.

Tokyo braces for direct hit from typhoon Faxai

Tokyo braces for direct hit from typhoon Faxai

A strong typhoon that could bring record winds and rain was poised to make a direct hit on Tokyo later Sunday, as authorities warned of high waves, landslides and flooding.

'Staggering' death toll feared in Bahamas after Dorian's destruction

'Staggering' death toll feared in Bahamas after Dorian's destruction

Charities, government agencies and even cruise ships loaded with supplies and volunteers rushed emergency aid to the storm-ravaged Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian changes course, strengthens to Category 4

Hurricane Dorian changes course, strengthens to Category 4

Hurricane Dorian changed course slightly on Saturday, possibly putting it on track to hit the Carolinas rather than Florida as previously forecast, after a dangerous blast through the Bahamas.

Two dead as Japan orders 670,000 to flee heavy rains

Two dead as Japan orders 670,000 to flee heavy rains

Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday as heavy rains pounded southwest Japan, prompting flood and landslide warnings and orders for 670,000 people to seek safety.

Forecast for high humidity, poor visibility due to fog

Forecast for high humidity, poor visibility due to fog

The relative humidity is expected to increase in the country until the weekend and there is a chance of mist/fog formation in some areas, the Qatar Met department has said.

Helicopters rescue passengers on stranded Indian train

Helicopters rescue passengers on stranded Indian train

Indian navy helicopters and emergency service boats came to the rescue of about 700 people stuck on a train caught in floods near Mumbai on Saturday.

US sizzles as weekend heat wave tightens grip

US sizzles as weekend heat wave tightens grip

The United States sweltered in dangerously hot weather on Sunday, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington broiling in temperatures rising into triple digits.

Four passengers die in 'unbearable' heat on Indian train

Four passengers die in 'unbearable' heat on Indian train

Four people died in 'unbearable' heat while travelling by train in northern India, which has been in the grip of a heatwave for two weeks, officials and passengers said Tuesday.

Floods threaten Jam minaret, 12th century Afghan gem

Floods threaten Jam minaret, 12th century Afghan gem

Deadly floods sweeping Afghanistan have put the celebrated minaret of Jam -- one of the country's most revered cultural, architectural and historical treasures -- at risk of collapse, an official warned Saturday.

Protests reported as millions without power, one week after India cyclone

Protests reported as millions without power, one week after India cyclone

Millions of people are living without power or shelter in eastern India, a week after a devastating cyclone hit the region, officials said Saturday, as reports emerged of angry survivors protesting over the slow pace of relief.