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Snowfall in Beijing triggers icy-roads alert

Winter arrives late in Beijing, causing widespread travel disruption at the end of the Spring Festival holidays.

Snowfall in Beijing triggers icy-roads alert

Asia Pacific

Major New Zealand wildfire expected to burn for weeks

Authorities hope most of 3,000 people evacuated from town threatened by wildfire will be able to soon return home.

Major New Zealand wildfire expected to burn for weeks

Weather

Blizzards in Tibet kill thousands of livestock

Local authorities sent vets, medicine and animal feed to the hard-hit areas in Qinghai Province on the Tibetan Plateau.

Blizzards in Tibet kill thousands of livestock

Asia

Kashmir's heavy snow causes deadly avalanche

Rescue workers are digging through the snow with spades and even their hands to find survivors.

Weather

Flooding, landslides kill at least eight in Peru and Chile

Downpours typical of El Nino continue to cause destruction in South America.

Flooding, landslides kill at least eight in Peru and Chile

Weather

Several killed in Rio de Janeiro storms

Heavy rain and mudslides leave six people dead in southern Brazilian city.

Several killed in Rio de Janeiro storms

Climate SOS

Melting ice sheets may soon unleash 'climate chaos': Study

Antarctic-Greenland meltwater could destabilise the climate system and accelerate weather fluctuations in just decades.

Melting ice sheets may soon unleash 'climate chaos': Study

Weather

Back to back storms bring a wintry mix to most parts of US

At least three people have died and tens of millions more affected by severe storms across the United States.

Back to back storms bring a wintry mix to most parts of US

Bolivia

At least 14 people killed in Bolivia landslides

Torrential rain causes mountains to collapse, blocking roads north of La Paz.

At least 14 people killed in Bolivia landslides

Weather

State of emergency declared in Bosnia after heavy flooding

Bridge collapses in Sarajevo after melting snow and rain caused flooding and damage to roads.

State of emergency declared in Bosnia after heavy flooding

Asia Pacific

Thousands hit by record floods in Australia

What is being described as once-in-a-century rainfall is causing catastrophic flooding in northeast Australia.

Weather

Chaos in Czech Republic amid heavy snowfall and blackouts

Wintry weather causes major disruption in Czech Republic, leaving about 30,000 homes without power.

Chaos in Czech Republic amid heavy snowfall and blackouts

Weather

Australia deploys army as floods bring crocs to streets

Major flooding threatens thousands of homes in Queensland as authorities open up dam gates after days of heavy rains.

Australia deploys army to tackle 'once-in-a-century' floods

Weather

US warms up to flood threat after polar vortex

The US prepares for flooding as bitterly cold weather is replaced by a spell of mild weather leading to a rapid thaw.

US warms up to flood threat after polar vortex

Weather

80 people rescued as flooding worsens in Queensland, Australia

Tens of thousands more at risk as rain continues to pour on Townsville, Queensland.