AJ Impact

'Locusts! Locusts!': Pakistan's crucial cotton crop under threat

The war in Yemen has prevented its authorities from controlling the insects, which now threaten Pakistani agriculture.

'Locusts! Locusts!': Pakistan's crucial cotton crop under threat

United States

Alaska record-breaking heatwave exacerbating wildfires

Firefighting staff are already stretched thin and exhausted from battling the massive blaze, but the heatwave may continue for weeks.

Asia Pacific

Japan orders over a million to evacuate amid torrential rains

A total of 1.1 million people in Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures have been ordered to shelters, authorities say.

Japan orders over a million to evacuate amid torrential rains

India

Cyclone Fani, the most powerful storm to hit India in 20 years

The strong cyclone is expected to weaken as it moves to West Bengal and Meghalaya state and then on to Bangladesh.

Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth survivors struggle for food and supplies

Some of those who survived Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique are short on food and aid workers say those in remote areas are still waiting on supplies.

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

Iran

Iran floods: Sanctions hamper relief efforts

A race against time, more heavy rain forecast for Iran as it battles to recover from flooding.

Iran

Iran: Deadly floods highlight need for 'natural disasters' fund

Despite flooding that has killed 70, Iran's efforts to establish an insurance fund are hampered by a lack of resources.

Iran: Deadly floods highlight need for 'natural disasters' fund

United States

Unprecedented flooding hits parts of US

A large spring storm has brought one of the country's worst flooding events in decades.

Unprecedented flooding hits parts of US

Africa

'Women, babies trapped in trees' after deadly Mozambique storm

Six days after Cyclone Idai, rescuers scramble to save hundreds stranded by floodwaters amid fears death toll will rise.

'Women, babies trapped in trees' after deadly Mozambique storm

Zimbabwe

Anxious Cyclone Idai survivors assess losses in Zimbabwe

The country's estimated death toll is 98 and is expected to rise with many people still missing.

United States

Six US states reeling as rivers rise to record levels

At least two people have died and flooding is expected to continue with more rain forecast and snowmelt expected.

Six US states reeling as rivers rise to record levels

Tornado

Alabama tornado claims lives of seven from same family

Deadliest tornado in US in six years killed at least 23, aged 6 to 89, including seven members of one extended family.

'We're hurting': Alabama town mourns victims of deadly tornado

Asia Pacific

Indonesia: Palu struggles to rebuild three months after tsunami

People say a lack of coordination is hampering distribution of aid and relocation has been slow.

Weather

Wildfires tear through Chile

More than 100 people have been displaced by the blazes to the west of the capital, Santiago.

Wildfires tear through Chile