Authorities in Beijing said they would begin to "strike" out at online critics of the government response to recent record flooding, while declining again Thursday to release updated casualty tolls.
Weekend floods in Beijing caused "significant losses" and casualty numbers are still being tallied, the head of the worst-hit district has said, as residents of China's capital question the official toll.
More than 100 people were injured and trees were ripped from the ground as a typhoon lashed Hong Kong packing winds in excess of 140 kilometres (87 miles) an hour.
Chugging along on tractors, brigades of volunteers rode to the aid of regular firefighters battling a deadly blaze in northeastern Spain on Monday.
Beijing residents reacted angrily on Monday after the worst rains to hit the Chinese capital in more than 60 years left at least 37 people dead, with another seven still missing.
There was no end in sight Tuesday to the blistering heatwave baking much of the United States that has farmers mulling cutting down crucial crops and sent grain prices skyrocketing.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited the scene of a recent flood that killed 172 people, berating officials for possibly deceiving him about the timeliness of their response.
Heavy rain and a hurricane have slashed Zhanaozen town in Mangistau oblast of western Kazakhstan in the evening of July 15.
Southwestern Japan was bracing for the effects of more torrential rain Friday, on top of "unprecedented" downpours that swamped whole neighbourhoods, leaving at least 19 dead and eight missing.
At least three people have died and 50,000 have been ordered to evacuate their homes as unprecedented rains pound the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu.
Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram with condolences to Vladimir Putin in relation to the disaster in South Russia that claimed over 150 lives.
Investigators Sunday launched a probe into possible negligence after devastating flash floods in southern Russia killed at least 171 people and President Vladimir Putin demanded officials explain the disaster.
US President Barack Obama declared rampaging wildfires in Colorado a "major disaster" before flying out to the Rocky Mountains state on Friday to tour damage and meet firefighters.
Moroccan locust is attacking four villages in Saryagash region of South Kazakhstan oblast.
Kazakhstan Emergency Situations Minister said that the neighboring countries are partially guilty in the floods in the south of Kazakhstan.
A special commission presented preliminary estimates of the damage caused by the floods in several regions of South-Kazakhstan oblast.
Five avalanches came down close to Almatau resort in Almaty oblast.
The rescuers have found the body of the ski instructor Roman Larikov who was one of the 6 people hit by the avalanche at Shymbulak.
Semei rescue groups helped a group of Chinese scientists out of snowy steppes.
February 25 First Vice Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov gave several instructions on floods.
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