Storms, tornadoes kill 43 in US over the Christmas holiday weekend

Storms hit the U.S. South, Southwest and Midwest over the Christmas holiday weekend, unleashing floods and tornadoes that killed at least 43 people, flattened buildings and snarled transportation for millions during a busy travel time.

At least 25 dead as tornados, storms strike Texas in US
At least 25 dead as tornados, storms strike Texas in US

Tornados knocked cars off a highway and flattened homes in Texas, raising the death toll to 25 as a string of powerful storms wreaked havoc across much of the southern United States.

Know how storm activities cause persistent weather extremes
Know how storm activities cause persistent weather extremes

If you thought that less severe storms in the mid-latitudes bring good news along with them, then according to a recent study these storms have a moderating effect on land temperatures.

Chile storms leave five dead: Officials

At least five people were killed and more than a thousand forced to flee their homes as powerful rain storms lashed central and northern Chile, authorities said Sunday.

Storms lash US Mid-Atlantic, disrupt travel, cut off power
Storms lash US Mid-Atlantic, disrupt travel, cut off power

 Powerful thunderstorms packing heavy rain and high winds lashed the US Middle Atlantic region late on Tuesday, killing one person, snarling travel and cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of customers.

More flooding in Texas after storms, two dozen dead

Rain caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas on Saturday, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 24 people during the week and prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to declare a disaster in the state.

US storms, floods kill 28 people, 24 of them in Texas

US authorities reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms are submerging highways and flooding homes.

Evacuations near swollen Texas rivers, severe weather kills 21

Rivers in Texas flooded their banks on Friday after historic storms had pounded the state for more than a week, with the severe weather leaving at least 21 people dead, damaging more than 4,000 structures and prompting widespread evacuations.

Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21

Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing.

Scientists to decode the mystery of night-time thunderstorms

Armed with more than 100 scientific instruments, researchers from across North America are set to spend six weeks this summer probing night-time thunderstorms that mysteriously form without a prod from the sun's heat.

At least two dead after storms tear through southern US

Violent storms and a tornado battered parts of the southern United States over the weekend, leaving at least two dead, 10 missing and dozens more injured, officials said on Monday.

More storms headed for Great Plains after tornadoes kill one, injure 12 in Oklahoma

 Thunderstorm and flash flood warnings were issued for several Great Plains states on Thursday, a day after a series of tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, causing one death, injuring 12 and flattening buildings.

Bihar storm: At least 42 dead, over 80 seriously injured
Bihar storm: At least 42 dead, over 80 seriously injured

At least 42 persons perished in the severe Nor'wester which ravaged 12 districts of Bihar last night, state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said on his return after an aerial survey of the affected areas.

37 killed in Bangladesh storms

At least 37 people were killed when powerful storms swept Bangladesh at the weekend and left a trail of devastation in the northwest, officials said on Monday.

At least 35 killed in Bangladesh storms

Powerful storms swept Bangladesh at the weekend leaving a trail of devastation in the country`s northwest and killing at least 35 people, officials said Monday.

Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France
Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Sunday welcomed Lima accord on climate change which he said prepared the ground for Paris's next year gathering to forge concrete measures aimed at slowing increases in global temperature, droughts, floods, storms, and sea-level rise.

Heavy flooding brings chaos to Sao Paulo

Brazilian megalopolis Sao Paulo saw violent storms and heavy rains causing flooding and traffic chaos as authorities announced a state of alert in some parts of the city.

Philippines` 10 deadliest storms

Typhoon Hagupit was on Sunday churning across the Philippines, the latest in a never-ending series of often-deadly storms that plague the Southeast Asian archipelago.

Nations pledge USD 9.3 bn for Green Climate Fund

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin today pledged USD 9.3 billion for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a USD 10 bn target.

Cyclone Hudhud: 8 dead, Visakhapatnam worst affected

After Cyclone Hudhud pounded at the eastern seaboard of India, hitting Visakhapatnam the hardest, the storm - less intense now.