Saturday, July 24, 2021

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India rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon toll hits 76

More than half of the deaths occurred in hard-hit Raigad, south of Mumbai, where landslides buried dozens of houses, killing 47 and with another 53 feared trapped under layers of mud.

It’s so hot in UAE, sweltering sheikhs are shocking the clouds

Rulers decided it's either cloudseeding or building a life-size mountain to create rainfall.

Thousands evacuated as floods submerge subway trains in central China cities

More than a dozen cities have been affected with main roads forced to close and flights cancelled.

Western Canada declares fire emergency as evacuations climb

British Columbia has nearly 300 active wildfires, spurred by hot, dry weather that is expected to continue in the coming days.

Haj pilgrims face growing heatstroke risks

Climate scientists say that rising temperatures could 'compromise the very essence of Islam'.

Europe reels from worst floods in years as death toll nears 130

Some parts of western Europe received up to two months' worth of rainfall in two days on soil that was already near saturation.

More than 33 dead and dozens missing in record German floods

Police helicopters and hundreds of soldiers have been deployed to help stranded residents, many waiting on their rooftops to be rescued.

Monsoon thunderbolts kill 76 in India

Many of the victims were taking selfies in the storm when they were hit by lightning strikes.

Record heat roasts the Arctic and many usually moderate places

Crushing heatwaves and 'snowpocalypses' in unexpected places are breaking weather records around the world.

Rescuers seek up to 100 missing people after Japan mudslides bury buildings

An inquiry will examine whether the development of residential areas near the disaster-hit area may have caused the disaster.

Military on standby to evacuate fire-threatened towns in western Canada

Roughly 1,000 people have already fled the wildfires in British Columbia, and authorities are searching for many who have gone missing.

Canada hits highest ever temperature of 46.6 degrees as US north-west also sizzles

The 'heat dome' is huge, stretching thousands of kilometres from California right up to Canada's Arctic territories.

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