Torrential rain pummelled parts of eastern Australia on Sunday for the fourth day, while severe tropical cyclone Damien has weakened in the country's north-west.
Countries in the northern hemisphere can expect longer summer heatwaves, as well as more consecutive days of heavy rain with harmful consequences ...
Fijians went to the polls on Wednesday for only the second time since a 2006 coup, with former military strongman Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama confident of winning a second term ...
The typhoon smashed homes and flooded key agricultural regions in the northern Philippines before battering Hong Kong and southern China with fierce winds and heavy rain.
The National Weather Service dropped all warnings for Lane, but a local flash-flood warning remained in effect.
After two days of cleaning operations, the CIAL management held a meeting with stakeholders including airlines and ground handling agencies, to review the damage.
State television said 241 rivers in 24 provinces had flooded in the last few days, causing direct economic losses of 25.9bn yuan ($3.87bn).
A major winter storm struck the US East Coast on Friday, bringing heavy rain, snow and strong winds and leading to the cancellation of hundreds of flights and closure of federal government offices in Washington.
Cyclone Gita has caused flooding, damaged roads and isolated thousands of people in New Zealand's popular tourist destination Golden Bay.