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Iran floods death toll reaches 70

Iran floods death toll reaches 70 Sat, 06 Apr, 2019

Floods in Iran since March have killed 70 people the head of the emergency services said according to the official IRNA News Agency.
Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417

Mozambique cyclone death toll climbs to 417 Sat, 23 Mar, 2019

The death toll in Mozambique has climbed to 417 after a cyclone devastated swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometres (miles), the government said.
Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa Tue, 19 Mar, 2019

 Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 350 people were confirmed dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk.
More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm Mon, 18 Mar, 2019

 More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores have been killed and more than 150 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
3 astronauts on Soyuz craft successfully reach ISS

3 astronauts on Soyuz craft successfully reach ISS Fri, 15 Mar, 2019

A Russian cosmonaut and two US astronauts arrived Friday at the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, five months after the failed launch of a rocket carrying two of the passengers.
Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia

Toxic air tears apart families in Mongolia Thu, 14 Mar, 2019

In the world's coldest capital, many burn coal and plastic just to survive temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees -- but warmth comes at a price: deadly pollution makes Ulaanbataar's air too toxic for children to breathe, leaving parents little choice but to evacuate them to the countryside.
Floods in southern Africa kill 115

Floods in southern Africa kill 115 Wed, 13 Mar, 2019

At least 115 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected 843,000 people across southeast Africa, officials and the UN said, prompting calls for emergency aid.
UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash Mon, 11 Mar, 2019

An assembly of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) opened in Nairobi under a dark cloud cast by the plane crash that killed 157 people, including 22 United Nations staff, many heading for the annual event.
North Korea 'poised to conduct new missile test', satellite images show

North Korea 'poised to conduct new missile test', satellite images show Sat, 09 Mar, 2019

North Korea may be preparing for a missile or space launch, US news outlet NPR has reported, based on satellite image analysis of a key facility near Pyongyang.
North Korea rebuilds part of missile site as Bolton warns of more sanctions

North Korea rebuilds part of missile site as Bolton warns of more sanctions Wed, 06 Mar, 2019

North Korea has restored part of a rocket test site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, while Trump's national security advisor warned that new sanctions could be introduced if Pyongyang did not scrap its nuclear weapons program.
Bushfires rage after Australia's hottest summer on record

Bushfires rage after Australia's hottest summer on record Mon, 04 Mar, 2019

Homes have gone up in flames and skies turned blood red as nearly 1,000 firefighters battle dozens of out-of-control blazes in southern Australia in the wake of the nation's warmest summer on record.
Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama

Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama Mon, 04 Mar, 2019

A tornado tore through the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday, killing 23 people, uprooting trees and causing "catastrophic" damage to buildings and roads, a local sheriff said.
Six killed in Madagascar lightning strike

Six killed in Madagascar lightning strike Mon, 28 Jan, 2019

Six people from the same family were "killed on the spot" by a lightning strike in Madagascar over the weekend while sheltering from a storm, officials said Monday.
Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers Mon, 21 Jan, 2019

An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow.
Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches Fri, 04 Jan, 2019

Rain, winds and surging seawater buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts Friday, as Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall on southern Thailand's east coast.
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