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Flash floods in southern Afghanistan leave at least 20 dead

Flash floods in southern Afghanistan leave at least 20 dead

At least 20 people including a number of children have been killed in flash floods in six districts and the capital of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, the UN said late Saturday.

Thousands without power as storm lashes Sydney

Thousands without power as storm lashes Sydney

Thousands of Sydney homes were without power Saturday after severe storms hit Australia's largest city, causing transport hold-ups, inundating vehicles with floodwater and delaying a national football match.

Australian city threatened by tornadoes after devastating floods

Australian city threatened by tornadoes after devastating floods

The north-east Australian city of Townsville could face tornadoes, just as it is being hit by devastating floods, authorities said Sunday.

Part of eastern Australia hit by once-in-a-century floods, braces for more rain

Part of eastern Australia hit by once-in-a-century floods, braces for more rain

Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation's weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area.

Record breaking floods hit north Australia

Record breaking floods hit north Australia

Communities were cut off, farmers stranded and cows washed offshore as heavy rain pelted northeast Australia Sunday, with one major river breaking 118-year-old floodwater records.

Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days

Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days

At least 21 people have died and tens of thousands displaced by heavy rains that have battered Iraq over two days, the health ministry and United Nations said on Sunday.

Death toll from Italy storms surges past 30

Death toll from Italy storms surges past 30

Floods have killed 12 people on the southern island of Sicily, nine of them from the same family, rescue services said Sunday, taking the week's toll across Italy past 30.

10 dead in Sicily floods

10 dead in Sicily floods

Ten people, including a family of nine, have died in floods around Palermo on the southern Italian island of Sicily, rescue services said Sunday as fierce storms continue to exact a deadly toll.

Trump to visit North Carolina as rivers rise after deadly storm

Trump to visit North Carolina as rivers rise after deadly storm

Trump's trip to the state follows criticism for his handling of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico last year.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

The death toll in the Philippines, where the main island of Luzon was mauled with fierce winds and rain, rose to 65 overnight.

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US

Florence slowly crawled over South and North Carolina, dumping heavy rains on already flood-swollen river basins that authorities warned could bring more death and destruction.

Flood toll in India's Kerala state rises to 445

Flood toll in India's Kerala state rises to 445

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a tweet said that more than 130,000 flood-hit houses had been cleaned, or nearly a third of those affected.