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Natural disasters

'Grandma did everything she could to save them'

Two children and their great-grandmother among the six killed as a wildfire rages in northern California.

California wildfires: Six killed as hundreds of homes destroyed

United States

Two children killed as California wildfire rages on

Death toll in Redding climbs to five, as firefighters struggle to contain raging fire now into its fourth day.

United States

Two killed as raging California wildfire destroys 500 structures

US state of California has had its worst start to the fire season in a decade, with nearly 118,000 hectares burned.

Europe

Greece's Tsipras takes 'political responsibility' for wildfires

As anger grows over disaster that killed at least 87, prime minister says he is conflicted over authorities' response.

Greece's Tsipras takes 'political responsibility' for wildfires

Europe

'A sea of fire': Greece wildfire survivors recount horror

At least 83 people killed, almost 200 injured after forest fires devastated coastal areas outside of Athens.

Greece

Greece wildfires: 'These are images I'll never forget'

At least 79 people killed as forest fires crisscross through areas outside of the Greek capital, Athens.

Greece wildfires: Survivors of deadly blazes dig through wreckage

Greece

Greece wildfires: Families 'embraced' until final moment

At least 79 people were killed after forest fires erupted in villages outside of Athens.

Greece wildfires: Families 'embraced' until final moment

Middle East

Yemen island Socotra struggles to recover months after cyclone

The storm-stricken island is facing a major shortage of basic needs as the military standoff between country's government and UAE sets back efforts to rebuild.

Asia Pacific

Survivors of devastating Japan floods express shock

Flooding and landslides caused by record rains are believed to have killed more than 100 people, with scores missing.

Volcano

Fuego volcano's child survivors: 'Mummy, I don't want to die'

Psychologists warn children are the most at risk of PTSD, as survivors of the deadly eruption cope with the trauma.

Fuego volcano's child survivors: 'Mummy, I don't want to die'

Guatemala

'My daughter must have been swept away'

Survivors of Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption hold onto the slim hope of finding their loved ones alive.

Fuego volcano disaster: 'My daughter must have been swept away'

Cyclone

Cyclone Mekunu: Oman braced for massive storm

Thousands moved away from coastal and low-lying areas as the most powerful storm to hit Oman approaches.

Cyclone

Cyclone hits Yemeni island Socotra, 19 missing

Cars and boats have been swept away as heavy rains and strong winds prompted a state of emergency on the UNESCO world heritage site.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Deadly floods displaced hundreds of thousands

Floods and landslides in 2017 caused more than 200 deaths, but officials hope that better planning this year will make a major difference.

Sri Lanka

Deadly monsoon rains lash Sri Lanka

At least 12 people have died and more than 40,000 displaced after heavy rains affect much of country.

Deadly monsoon rains lash Sri Lanka