The state authorities are doing everything possible to eliminate the consequences of the storm in south Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan Deputy Prime-Minister arrived in Zhambyl oblast to personally control the works on elimination of the consequences of the storm.
Rescuers have taken the situation in south Kazakhstan under control. The region was badly damaged by bad weather.
Residents of several regions of South-Kazakhstan Oblast and Kyzylorda Oblast have lost power, heating and water.
A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46 -- many of them children.
The United States hit drilling rig operator Transocean with $1.4 billion in criminal and civil fines Thursday for its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
A massive Christmas storm that whipped up tornadoes, ice and snow from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes has killed at least seven people and grounded more than 2,000 flights.
Tropical Storm Wukong left five people dead and three missing as it cut through the central Philippines, following devastating Typhoon Bopha that killed hundreds earlier this month.
The Pacific nation of Samoa faces up to two weeks without electricity, officials said Friday, after a cyclone that killed two people and sent hundreds fleeing to safety destroyed its main power station.
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The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has climbed above 700 with hundreds more missing, many of them tuna fishermen feared lost at sea.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday visited communities devastated by a deadly typhoon, and vowed to work to find ways to prevent storm disasters.
Nearly 200,000 people were homeless and 475 confirmed dead after the Philippines' worst typhoon this year, officials said Thursday, as the government appealed for international help.
The United States offered disaster relief and sent condolences Wednesday to the Philippines and Palau in the wake of Typhoon Bopha.
The death toll from a powerful typhoon that struck the Philippines has risen to 115, as confirmation of more victims filtered in from isolated areas.
A powerful typhoon barrelled towards the Philippines Monday, prompting authorities to order the immediate evacuation of thousands of people from coastal and low-lying areas.
A New Zealand volcano used as a backdrop to "The Lord of the Rings" films erupted on Wednesday, sending a column of ash two kilometres (1.2 miles) above the North Island.
A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Sunday, just days after a tremor in the same area left 42 people dead.
At least 11 people were killed and seven missing after a flash flood triggered by heavy rains hit a village on Indonesia's Sulawesi island.
Two elderly Japanese tourists died and another was missing after being trapped in sudden, heavy snowstorms during a visit to the Great Wall of China.
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