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800 tourists stranded on Indian island amid heavy rains

The Indian Navy Wednesday launched operations to evacuate 800 tourists stranded on an island in India's Andaman and Nicobar Island archipelago amid heavy rains.

Number of southern Africans needing aid rises by one million

The number of people in southern Africa needing food aid and related assistance has risen by more than a million to 13.8 million since July, the UN said Tuesday.

Reports: Vietnamese floods kill 13

At least 13 people have been reported dead in central Vietnam's most recent spate of floodings.

Palestinian official criticizes arrests in response to wildfire

A senior Palestinian official on Monday criticized the Israeli government for several arrests in connection with wildfires that have left large swathes of the country ravaged.

Nearly three dozen arrested in connection to wildfires across Israel

Nearly three dozen people, most from the Palestinian territories, have been arrested on suspicion of arson since the outbreak of wildfires across the country, Israeli radio said Sunday.

Italy's flooding crisis eases, leaving trail of death and destruction

A flooding crisis which plagued several Italian regions in the past 48 hours eased on Saturday, leaving authorities the task of assessing the damage and looking for survivors from the natural...

Israel fires spread, worsen in West Bank as three seriously injured

Wildfires in Israel, some of which are believed to have been caused by arson, have spread further, including to areas of the West Bank, injuring at least three people seriously, authorities said...

Hurricane Otto leaves at least nine dead in Costa Rica

At least nine people have been killed in Costa Rica in the wake of late-season Hurricane Otto, the government said Friday.

Freezing weather kills 20 children in Afghanistan

Some 20 children have frozen to death in the northern Afghan province of Jowzjan and dozens of others are at risk, an official said on Friday.

Firefighters in Israel warn of exhaustion; arson suspects held

Firefighters in Israel warned Friday that their networks were on the verge of collapse after five days of fighting blazes in the north of the country, while 14 suspects were arrested on suspicion...

Italy's original Nutella factory to close due to flooding threat

Italy's biggest chocolate confectionery factory, which produces Nutella and Kinder eggs and other well-known products, will shut temporarily on Thursday due to severe weather, parent company...

Thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in Israel

Around 60,000 people have had to leave their homes in Haifa as severe bush fires burn in and around Israel's third-largest city, The Times of Israel reported Thursday.

Tokyo sees first November snow in 54 years

Tokyo residents experienced the first November snowfall in 54 years on Thursday as a cold air mass brought snow to eastern Japan, weather authorities said.

"Revolutionary" weather satellite launched in US

The United States launched a "revolutionary" new weather satellite from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Saturday, the Washington Post reported.

Four killed in South Africa floods

Four people have died in flash floods which swept over South Africa's economic metropole Johannesburg and nearby areas, the South African Government News Agency reported Thursday.