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Mediterranean island of Corsica witnesses snow in May

Cold weather and heavy snow blanketed the island on Wednesday, taking many locals by surprise.

Mediterranean island of Corsica witnesses snow in May

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Drought-hit Australia to import wheat for first time in 12 years

The worst drought in more than a century is causing a severe grain shortage in a country known for surplus produce.

Drought-hit Australia to import wheat for first time in 12 years

Weather

Late season storm batters the Balkans

Heavy rain, power outages and flooding are being reported with more on the way.

Late season storm batters the Balkans

India

Cyclone Fani death toll rises as anger grows against government

Many residents in India's Odisha state rally against slow pace of relief after cyclone that killed 77 people.

Cyclone Fani death toll rises as anger grows against government

United States

Golf ball-sized hailstones and torrential rains hit southern US

About 20 million people remain under flood watch as severe storms cause lingering downpours across the Deep South.

Golf ball-sized hailstones and torrential rains hit southern US

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Decomposing algae is ruining some beaches in Mexico

Some Mexico beaches are becoming overwhelmed by foul-smelling sargassum, a seaweed-like algae.

Decomposing algae is ruining some beaches in Mexico

Latin America

Emergency in Paraguay after flooding from torrential rains

Paraguay has declared a state of emergency along the border with Argentina as rains swell rivers and cause floods.

Emergency in Paraguay after flooding from torrential rains

Weather

Landslide fears as torrential rain pounds eastern Indonesia

Conditions in the Banda Sea in eastern Indonesia are currently favourable for cyclone development.

Landslide fears as torrential rain pounds eastern Indonesia

Inside Story

Can we save nature?

A report warns that one million species face the threat of extinction, and humans are to blame.

Weather

Roads closed as flooding hits Dar-es-Salaam

Warnings issued as more thunderstorms threaten coastal Tanzania.

Roads closed as flooding hits Dar-es-Salaam

Weather

In Europe, late spring feels more like winter in May

Hail storms, snowfall and gale-force winds brought wintry conditions across Europe.

In Europe, late spring feels more like winter in May

India

'Saved lives': UN praises India's Cyclone Fani response

Cyclone leaves trail of devastation across Indian coastal state of 46 million people causing at least 33 deaths.

Cyclone Fani: UN praises India's response to devastating storm

Afghanistan

War, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis

Worst drought in a decade highlights poor infrastructure, with drinking water, agriculture and livelihoods under threat.

War, drought, diplomatic rifts deepen Afghanistan’s water crisis

Weather

Severe weather sweeps across the southern US

Severe storms bring dozens of tornadoes and widespread flooding across the south.

Severe weather sweeps across the southern US

Asia

Cyclone Fani kills dozens in India and Bangladesh

Nearly 30 people killed in the two South Asian countries as the strongest storm in years hits the Indian subcontinent.

Cyclone Fani kills dozens in India and Bangladesh