Tropical Storm

US Gulf Coast braces for arrival of Tropical Storm Cristobal

After regaining strength, the storm is expected to arrive on US soil late on Sunday but not to grow into a hurricane.

US Gulf Coast braces for arrival of Tropical Storm Cristobal

Weather

Tropical storm Amanda kills 20 in Central American countries

Most of the victims are in El Salvador, where heavy rains led to deaths of 15 people and disappearance of seven others.

Tropical storm Amanda kills 20 in Central American countries

Bangladesh

Bangladesh struggles to aid cyclone-stricken communities

Authorities are working to help communities already stricken by the coronavirus, but are hampered by damaged power and communication lines.

United States

'Wiped everything out': Tornadoes in US South kill dozens

The death toll continues to rise as officials across the US South survey damage from a night of severe weather.

'Wiped everything out': Tornadoes in US South kill dozens

Africa

Cyclone Idai: One year on, Zimbabwe survivors losing hope

Communities displaced by devastating storm still living in dire conditions amid funding gaps for key reconstruction.

Cyclone Idai: One year on, Zimbabwe survivors losing hope

Climate Change

Marriage of survival: Will climate change mean more child brides?

Evidence suggests that environmental disasters could lead to earlier marriages in the communities gravely affected.

Marriage of survival: Will climate change mean more child brides?

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico earthquake: At least 1 dead, island without power

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake was the most severe in a series of tremors off the US territory over the past 10 days.

Puerto Rico earthquake: At least 1 dead, island without power

AJ Impact

Australia's IAG expects $280m claims for natural disasters

Australian insurance group says it has received thousands of claims related to deadly bushfires that are still burning.

Australia's IAG expects $280m claims for natural disasters

New Zealand

New Zealand recovery team returns to volcanic island for bodies

Death toll from last week's eruption rose to 16 on Sunday as one more person died in an Australian hospital.

New Zealand recovery team returns to volcanic island for bodies

Philippines

200,000 evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri lashes Philippines

The typhoon is expected to pass near the capital, Manila, on Tuesday.

200,000 evacuated as Typhoon Kammuri lashes Philippines

Kenya

Death toll from Kenya landslides surges to 60

Kenya's president deployed rescue personnel, including from the army, to try and prevent the 'further loss of lives'.

Asia Pacific

Sydney braces as Australia prepares for 'catastrophic' bushfires

City covered by haze with authorities warning hot, windy weather could lead to fires in bushland parched by drought.

Sydney braces as Australia prepares for 'catastrophic' bushfires

Environment

Australia urges evacuations ahead of 'catastrophic' fire threat

Authorities in Queensland and NSW declare state of emergency amid fears extreme heat and strong winds will fan fires.

Australia urges evacuations ahead of 'catastrophic' fire threat

Australia

Australia braces for 'catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage

At least three people have been killed and 150 homes razed as one of the country's worst bushfire seasons continues.

Australia braces for 'catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage

Australia

'Uncharted territory' as bushfires rage across Australia's east

Firefighters struggle to contain about 17 blazes which remain dangerous in New South Wales and Queensland countryside.

'Uncharted territory' as bushfires rage across Australia's east