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New Zealand

Climate change erosion feeding deep ocean trash dump

Coastal erosion carries millions of tonnes of long-buried trash into deep ocean canyons, where it remains for decades.

Climate change erosion feeding deep ocean trash dump

Iran

Iran suffers '$2bn in damages' as flood toll continues to rise

Officials say 725 bridges destroyed, 14,000km of roads damaged, as six more people confirmed dead in the southwest.

Iran suffers '$2bn in damages' as flood toll continues to rise

Weather

Powerful storm brings winter back to parts of the US

Late season blizzard rolls through the US regions already reeling from historic flooding.

Powerful storm brings winter back to parts of the US

Weather

Rio de Janeiro floods: death toll climbs to 10

Torrential rains turned streets into rivers, downed trees and caused massive mudslides in the Brazilian city.

Rio de Janeiro floods: death toll climbs to 10

Brazil

Flash flooding hits Brazil's Rio de Janeiro

Unusually heavy rain washes cars down the streets of Brazil's former capital.

Flash flooding hits Brazil's Rio de Janeiro

Iran

Mass evacuations in Iran amid fresh flood warnings

Fresh flooding may affect 400,000 people in southern Iran, officials say, after 70 people were killed by rising waters.

Mozambique

Beira buckles in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai

Port city at epicentre of cyclone's landfall struggles to deal with humanitarian emergency created by storm, floods.

Mozambique's Beira buckles as it bears the brunt of Cyclone Idai

Middle East

Iran floods: US sanctions impede rescue efforts

For almost three weeks, heavy rain and flash floods have battered most of Iran's 31 provinces.

Nigeria

Nigeria gripped by severe heatwave

Temperatures soar across the region with no relief in sight until the seasonal rains set in next month.

Nigeria suffers severe heatwave with no relief in sight

Weather

Parts of India swelter under heatwave

Northern states set to be hit after temperatures rise well above average for much of central, western India this week.

Parts of India swelter under heatwave

Reporter's Notebook

Village mourns storm but for others, 'it's a festival'

Residents in storm-hit region decry what they call publicity stunts by politicians and NGOs amid haphazard and chaotic aid delivery.

Nepal storm: Entire village mourning 'but for others, it is a festival'

Iran

'Our dams are 95 percent full': Iran braces for more flooding

Scores of villages in Khuzestan ordered evacuated due to a growing risk of floods

'Our dams are 95 percent full': Iran braces for more flooding

Iran

Iran orders evacuation of 70 villages due to high flood risk

As Iran continues to battle floods across the country, FM Zarif says US sanctions impeding rescue operations.

Iran orders evacuation of 70 villages due to high flood risk

Mozambique

Mozambique flood survivors mourn, with thousands still missing

As flood waters recede, survivors are desperately searching for loved-ones while being stuck in Beira rescue camps.

Mozambique flood survivors mourn, with thousands still missing

Nepal

Dozens killed as storm hits southern Nepal

At least 31 dead and more than 400 injured as storm hits villages in a farming region south of capital Kathmandu.