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Brazil hit by deadly floods and landslides

Brazil hit by deadly floods and landslides

Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 10 people in southern Brazil...

Dozens missing after Philippine landslide

Dozens missing after Philippine landslide

At least three people have been killed and 21 more are missing after a landslide struck homes and de...

Bangladesh: Scores die as ferry sinks

Bangladesh: Scores die as ferry sinks

At least 23 people have died and dozens are missing after a ferry carrying more than 100 passengers ...

Colombia: Mudslides cause major damage in Utica

Colombia: Mudslides cause major damage in Utica

Floodwaters and thick mud have made life miserable for many in Colombia More than 200 families have...

Royal wedding: The security challenge

Royal wedding: The security challenge

As final preparations for the royal wedding get under way, the police are working around the clock t...

US storms and tornado death toll rises

US storms and tornado death toll rises

The death toll from three days of severe weather across several southern US states has risen to at l...

US storms: Alabama deaths raise death toll

US storms: Alabama deaths raise death toll

Severe spring storms including tornados have left 16 people dead and destroyed school buildings and ...

Germany: Freak sandstorm causes deadly motorway pile-up

Germany: Freak sandstorm causes deadly motorway pile-up

A freak sandstorm that swept across a motorway in northern Germany caused a multiple pile-up, leavin...

New York set to be big loser as sea levels rise

New York set to be big loser as sea levels rise

New York is a major loser and Reykjavik a winner from new forecasts of sea level rise in different r...

Japan: Powerful aftershock leaves three dead

Japan: Powerful aftershock leaves three dead

Three people have been killed and scores injured after a powerful aftershock struck north-east Japan...

Australia raises cost of twin natural disasters to $9bn

Australia raises cost of twin natural disasters to $9bn

The twin natural disasters that hit Australia early this year will cost its economy A$9bn ($9.4bn; &...

Indonesia lifts tsunami alert after earthquake off Java

Indonesia lifts tsunami alert after earthquake off Java

Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency (BMKG) has lifted the tsunami alert issued after a 7.1...

Namibia's President Pohamba declares floods emergency

Namibia's President Pohamba declares floods emergency

Namibia's President Hifikepunye Pohamba has declared a state of emergency following serious flooding...

British Red Cross: working across borders - Event

British Red Cross: working across borders - Event

This year’s lecture at the Royal Geographic Society will be hosted by Sir Nicholas Young, chi...

Thailand tourist islands flood in deadly rains

Thailand tourist islands flood in deadly rains

Severe flooding across the south of Thailand has killed at least 15 people and stranded thousands of...

Could electricity change the face of firefighting?

Could electricity change the face of firefighting?

March 27, 2011:  Scientists have described a discovery that could underpin a new genre of firef...

Japan earthquake: The work of the UK rescuers

Japan earthquake: The work of the UK rescuers

The British search and rescue team working on the north-east coast of Japan is spending a second day...

Radiation fears after Japan blast

Radiation fears after Japan blast

Explosions at a Japanese quake-stricken nuclear plant have led to radiation levels that can affect h...

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