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Last Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2015

North Korea flooding kills 40, affects thousands


Flooding triggered by heavy downpour has claimed lives of at least 40 people in North Korea, the International Federation of the Red Cross and North Korean media said.

More than 11,000 people have been affected by the floods, which hit the northeastern city of Rajin, near the border with Russia and China, on Saturday and Sunday, Reuters reported quoting Hler Gudjonsson, a spokesman for the Red Cross in Beijing.

Last Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hanumante River flood inundates temporary shelters for earthquake survivors in Bhaktapur, Nepal


Heavy downpour in Bhaktapur on Thursday has inundated at least 60 houses. The flooding caused by the swollen Hanumante river has flooded temporary shelter for earthquake survivors in the district.

Flood water has affected Chymasingh, Jagati, Maheswori, Srijananagar, Sallaghari, Bhelukhel, Ram Mandir and Barahisthan area.

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Second earthquake in a month hits Humla, Nepal


Magnitude 4.1 light earthquake hit Humla Wednesday afternoon at 01:32 pm, Nepal Seismological Center (NSC) reported.

According to NSC, the quake's epicenter was located near Muchu. This is the second light earthquake in Humla, Nepal this month.

Tropical Storm Ignacio targets Hawaiian islands; Forecast to become hurricane on Thursday


A tropical depression in the East Pacific has strengthened into Tropical Storm Ignacio, which is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane later this week as it moves in a west to eventually west-northwest direction. 

According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Ignacio was located 2,460km ESE of Hilo, Hawaii  at 2:00 pm PDT (21:00 UTC).

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika moving towards Leeward Islands; Tropical Storm Watches Issued


Tropical Storm Erika which formed late Monday night in the central Atlantic is moving towards the west near 20 mph (31 km/h). 

At 11:00 am AST (15:00 UTC), Tropical Storm Erika was located 1,170 km E of the Leeward Islands. Erika is expected to remain a tropical storm and gather strength as it moves quickly to the west, National Hurricane Center (NHC) mentioned.

Tornado in Dubbo, Australia damages house, uproots trees


dubbo tornado photo
Tornado captured in Dubbo (Mel Sharkey/Stuff)
A tornado in New South Wales town of Dubbo has damaged at least seven houses, scattered debris and uprooted trees.

Roads were flooded across Sydney and the Illawarra, with the emergency services rescuing people stranded in cars after driving into floodwaters, Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Last Updated: Monday, August 24, 2015

Floods and landslides in Turkey's Black Sea province of Artvin kill 8


Aug. 24, 2015- At least eight people died and two have been missing due to floods and landslides in Turkey's Black Sea province of Artvin.

According to Hurriyet Daily News, heavy rainfall has paralysed life in Artvin and its districts of Arhavi, Hopa and Borça.