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Death toll rises to 16 in Solomons floods, 49,000 homeless

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 12:51

At least 16 people have died in flooding in the Solomon Islands, while 40 are missing and up to 49,000 homeless, an aid official said Saturday as the full extent of the devastation began to emerge.

Noah`s Ark may have floated even with 70,000 animals

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:25

Noah`s Ark, mentioned in the Bible, may indeed have floated without sinking - even with two of every animal in the world on board, a new study has claimed.

Floods leave 32 dead in South Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 09:31

Floods caused by heavy rains which affected most parts of South Africa left 32 dead and about 3,000 displaced, authorities said.

Marshall Islands says climate change behind floods

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 22:04

Officials in the Marshall Islands blamed climate change today for severe flooding in the Pacific nation`s capital Majuro which has left 1,000 people homeless.

Flood risk in Europe could double by 2050

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 18:17

Losses from extreme floods in Europe could more than double by 2050, because of climate change and socio-economic development, a new study has warned.

Costs of natural disasters in China surge to $69 billion

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 16:07

Natural disasters including droughts, floods and earthquakes cost China 421 billion yuan in 2013, official data showed on Monday, nearly double the total in the previous year.

El Nino may strike again, could reduce monsoon in India

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:28

The El Nino weather pattern - the Spanish word for boy - is likely to return this year causing drought in some areas and flooding in others.

Britain braces for more floods after violent storm

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 07:49

Sodden communities along the River Thames braced for more floods Sunday, as Britain counted the cost of a storm that claimed several lives and left tens of thousands of homes without power.

Storms, high winds batter flooded parts of Britain

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 23:46

Flooded communities in Britain faced a fresh battering from storms and high winds on Wednesday, with hundreds more homes threatened by the advancing waters.

British flood victims angry at lack of help

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 18:45

The floodwaters are rising in Datchet but there appears to be no one around to help except David Cannon the water-taxi man.

River Thames` banks burst, London under threat

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 09:22

Flooding has spread along the River Thames and now threatens London, amid a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms.

51 dead in flooding disaster in Burundi capital

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 17:52

At least 51 people perished in flooding and landslides in a night of torrential rain in the Burundi capital that swept away hundreds of homes and cut off roads and power, officials said on Monday.