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Isaac near hurricane force, New Orleans prepares
Isaac near hurricane force, New Orleans prepares

The people of New Orleans on Monday prepared themselves for yet another hurricane -- seven years after the fabled city of jazz was swamped by Hurricane Katrina, which left 1,800 dead.

Isaac near hurricane force, New Orleans prepares
Storm lashes Florida, delaying Republican convention
Storm lashes Florida, delaying Republican convention

Tropical Storm Isaac lashed southern Florida Sunday and was expected to become a hurricane, forcing a one-day delay of the US Republican convention, after killing seven people in Haiti.

Storm lashes Florida, delaying Republican convention
 Typhoon Bolaven heads for Korea after lashing Japan
Typhoon Bolaven heads for Korea after lashing Japan

One of the most powerful typhoons in decades churned towards the Korean peninsula Monday after lashing Japan's Okinawa with heavy rains and wind, leaving at least five injured.

Typhoon Bolaven heads for Korea after lashing Japan
Haiti faces new tragedy as Storm Isaac swells
Haiti faces new tragedy as Storm Isaac swells

Haiti braced for a cruel new battering Thursday as Tropical Storm Isaac swept across the Caribbean toward the shattered island, gathering strength and threatening to reach hurricane force.

Haiti faces new tragedy as Storm Isaac swells
Relief as storm leaves Philippines
Relief as storm leaves Philippines

Tropical Storm Kai-tak blew out of the Philippines on Thursday, offering some relief for millions of people struggling to recover from a brutal few weeks of monsoon rains that claimed 109 lives.

Relief as storm leaves Philippines
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Nazarbayev expressed condolences in relation to earthquake in Iran

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed condolences to President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in relation to the earthquake that claimed 306 lives.

Nazarbayev expressed condolences in relation to earthquake in Iran
 Iran quake kills 306, search for dead continues
Iran quake kills 306, search for dead continues

Twin earthquakes that devastated rural villages in northwest Iran killed a total of 306 people, most of them women and children.

Iran quake kills 306, search for dead continues
Iran steps up relief efforts after quakes kill 227
Iran steps up relief efforts after quakes kill 227

Iran on Sunday stepped up relief operations in shattered villages in its northeast after saying rescue operations were completed following a double earthquake which cost 227 lives and injured 1,380 people.

Iran steps up relief efforts after quakes kill 227
Philippines told to brace for more rains
Philippines told to brace for more rains

Philippine authorities warned Monday an approaching storm could bring more heavy rain to the capital and surrounding areas that are still reeling from devastating floods that have left 92 dead.

Philippines told to brace for more rains
Ernesto kills nine in Mexico
Ernesto kills nine in Mexico

Ernesto killed at least nine people in Mexico, officials said Friday, with the dissipating storm threatening more heavy rain and possible flooding.

Ernesto kills nine in Mexico
Philippine flood deaths climb to 60
Philippine flood deaths climb to 60

Weary farmers in the Philippines' farming heartland struggled amid their worst floods in decades on Friday, as the death toll from torrential rains that also pounded the capital rose to 60.

Philippine flood deaths climb to 60
Appeal to help two million Phillipine flood victims
Appeal to help two million Phillipine flood victims

Philippine authorities appealed Thursday for volunteers to help deliver food, water and other relief goods to two million people affected by deadly floods in and around the Philippine capital.

Appeal to help two million Phillipine flood victims
Philippine capital battles deadly floods
Philippine capital battles deadly floods

More than 800,000 people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods Wednesday as more rain fell, with some slum dwellers stuck on shanty roofs and others wading through waist-deep water.

Philippine capital battles deadly floods
Typhoon lands in China, but skirts Shanghai
Typhoon lands in China, but skirts Shanghai

China's third typhoon in a week ploughed into its eastern coast on Wednesday, halting transport in the financial capital of Shanghai and toppling houses in some rural areas.

Typhoon lands in China, but skirts Shanghai
200,000 evacuated as typhoon threatens Shanghai
200,000 evacuated as typhoon threatens Shanghai

China evacuated 200,000 people from Shanghai as the third typhoon in a week bore down on the east coast, that could be the most powerful storm to hit since 2005.

200,000 evacuated as typhoon threatens Shanghai
Long-dormant New Zealand volcano erupts
Long-dormant New Zealand volcano erupts

A New Zealand volcano has erupted unexpectedly after lying dormant for more than a century, spewing an ash plume that disrupted flights and closed highways.

Long-dormant New Zealand volcano erupts
Floods bring Philippine capital to standstill
Floods bring Philippine capital to standstill

Torrential rains brought the Philippines capital to a standstill Tuesday, forcing at least 20,000 people to flee their homes as floodwaters covered half the sprawling city.

Floods bring Philippine capital to standstill
UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans
UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans

The World Food Programme has said it is sending a first shipment of emergency food aid to flood-hit areas of North Korea, where torrential rain has killed scores of people and inundated cropland.

UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans
Red Cross helps N. Korea flood victims as toll rises
Red Cross helps N. Korea flood victims as toll rises

The Red Cross had allocated almost $308,000 for victims of N. Korea's floods and storms, after state media reported 119 deaths and major crop damage in the food-scarce nation.

Red Cross helps N. Korea flood victims as toll rises
Rescuers and excavators look for missing victims after a landslide. © REUTERS/CDIC
China mudslides kill at least 16: Xinhua

Mudslides that buried an iron ore mine in northwestern China have killed at least 16 people, with another 12 still missing a day after the disaster.

China mudslides kill at least 16: Xinhua