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More snow falls across Mediterranean countries

Much of southern Europe is experiencing its second round of snow in just under two weeks.

Asia Pacific

Floods leave seven dead in the Philippines

More than twice the average January rainfall in a day forces nearly 7,000 people from their homes.

Asia Pacific

Hot weather eases for eastern Australia

Storms break the heat across eastern Australia as floods hit Queensland and New South Wales.


Famous Swiss ski race cancelled because of snow

Wengen’s Lauberhorn course swamped by heavy snow falls leading to World Cup events being called off.


Cold weather kills 180,000 alpacas in Peru

Unseasonably low temperatures and drought responsible for the animals’ deaths.


Storm damage hits northern Europe

Flood, tidal surge, snow and wind damage sweep across UK, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Poland


Severe flooding leaves 30 dead in southern Thailand

Torrential rain causes floods and mudslides across Thailand’s southern provinces affecting more than a million people.


Winter storm pummels northern California and Nevada

Northern California and Nevada see worst flooding in 11 years owing to Pineapple Express weather pattern.


Ice and snow blanket Europe

Severe cold and snow have brought misery, and some joy, across the continent.

Latin America

Bolivia weather takes centre stage in Dakar Rally

Rain storms turn sections of sixth stage route from Oruro to La Paz into a quagmire, forcing the race to be cancelled.


18 dead as torrential rains submerge Thailand's south

Heavy downpours and flooding ravages southern provinces with more than 700,000 affected over the past week.


Winter digs in across Central and Eastern Europe

Snow storms and blizzards cause travel chaos across Italy, the Balkans and much of Turkey.


Massive iceberg expected to crack off Antarctica

Breaking away of icebergs with an area of 5,000sq km will fundamentally change the landscape of frozen continent.


Food security crisis in southern Africa after drought

Millions still at risk of starvation into 2017 as consequences of severe El Nino are still felt.


Thunderstorms cause damage across Montevideo

Violent thunderstorms damage buildings and cars and leave thousands without power in the Uruguayan capital.