Heavy rain over the last 24 hours has blocked roads and disrupted traffic in South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town, city officials said on Thursday.
A Sicilian volunteer firefighter who started fires and made fake emergency calls to earn a stipend for responding to them has been arrested, Italian police said on Monday.
India's crucial monsoon rains are forecast to be normal this year, the weather office said on Tuesday, bringing hope to the agricultural sector which employs 60% of the population and has been hit by drought in recent years.
India's top court Friday ordered state governments to provide free meals to schoolchildren even during the summer break as the country reels from the impact of one of the worst droughts on record.
Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday declared a state of national disaster due to food shortages caused by drought, in the latest sign of alarm over a hunger crisis across southern Africa.
Nicaragua may boast a southern lake that is Central America's biggest body of freshwater, but in the center of the country years of drought have taken a severe toll.
Two people were killed in the southern Philippines after clashes between police and thousands of drought-hit farmers protesting over a lack of food, a demonstration leader said Saturday.