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Asia Pacific

China floods raise concerns over Three Gorges Dam's efficacy

Record high water levels and devastating floods in the south have reignited the debate over the dam's efficacy.

Pakistan

Flooded streets, submerged cars as rain causes havoc in Karachi

At least 90 people died across Pakistan in the last three days; monsoon rain causes more misery to residents of Karachi.

Flooded streets, submerged cars as rain causes havoc in Karachi

AJ Impact

Oil prices rise as storms bear down on Gulf of Mexico

More than half of the Gulf of Mexico's US offshore production is shut as region braces for two storms.

Oil prices rise as storms bear down on Gulf of Mexico

Middle East

Hundreds of thousands displaced by Yemen floods

im体育官网At least 130 people have died after torrential rains and flash floods battered parts of western Yemen in recent weeks.

Haiti

Twin Caribbean storms kill seven as they head towards US coast

im体育官网Tropical Storm Laura causes destruction in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it trails Hurricane Marco.

Twin Caribbean storms kill seven as they head towards US coast

US & Canada

California seeks help as wildfires threaten communities

The state has requested additional support from other states and local jurisdictions in California.

California seeks help as wildfires threaten communities

Weather

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season ramps up

With two storms heading towards the Gulf of Mexico, Texas and Louisiana brace for very stormy weather next week.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season ramps up

Weather

Tropical storm Genevieve kills two people in western Mexico

The former hurricane clips the coast of Baja California Peninsula as it weakens in the eastern Pacific.

Tropical storm Genevieve kills two people in western Mexico

China

Water inside China's Three Gorges Dam nears maximum levels

im体育官网Torrential rain has water level at world's biggest dam to record forcing authorities to increase discharge volumes.

Water inside China's Three Gorges Dam nears maximum levels

United States

California wildfires double in size as tens of thousands flee

Nearly 11,000 lightning strikes, causing fires, were documented this week in the most populous US state.

California wildfires double in size as tens of thousands flee

Weather

US: One dead, tens of thousands flee as fires rage in California

Firefighter killed as hundreds of lightning-sparked blazes across northern California force people from their homes.

US: One dead, tens of thousands flee as fires rage in California

Environment

In Pictures: California wildfires prompt urgent evacuations

im体育官网The California governor declared a state of emergency as fire crews scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires.

In Pictures: California wildfires prompt urgent evacuations

Asia Pacific

China dam faces biggest flood test since opening

The Three Gorges Dam is under watch after country lashed by weeks of heavy downpours.

China

China floods: 100,000 on Yangtze evacuated, Leshan Buddha at risk

Water intake at Three Gorges Dam expected to reach highest level since it was built in 2003 amid torrential rain.

China floods: 100,000 on Yangtze evacuated, Leshan Buddha at risk

Weather

'Insanely hot': Death Valley records world temperature record

Temperature at Furnace Creek weather station - in Mojave Desert - soared as high as 54.4C (130F).

'Insanely hot': Death Valley records world temperature record