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Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

Jul. 1, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

RÍO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cyclone has hit the southern region of Brazil, killing nine people and causing floods. The nine died Tuesday in the state of Santa Catarina, while two people were missing, according to civil defense officials. Three of the deaths occurred in Tijucas, a coastal city on the...

FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2009 file photo, fisherman Mohammad Ali stands as a ferry crosses the River Jamuna in Sirajganj district, 104 kilometers (65 miles) northwest of capital Dhaka, Bangladesh. With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday, June 28, 2020. Abdur Rahim, a disaster management official in northern Sirajganj district, said about 50,000 families have already been affected after the Jamuna River swelled. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File)

Bangladesh's northern regions brace for monsoon floods

Jun. 28, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday. The country’s Flood...

In this June 24, 2020, photo, a man walks through a flooded village in Huishui County in southwestern China's Guizhou Province.  More than 20 people have died this year in seasonal rains in southern China that swell rivers and flood towns and agricultural fields (Chinatopix via AP)

Storms leave 3 dead, 12 missing in southwest China

Jun. 27, 2020 4:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Three people died and 12 are missing after overnight rainstorms in southwestern China, authorities said Saturday. Two vehicles fell into a river, killing two people and leaving three others unaccounted for, according to the Mianning county government in Sichuan province. Another person was...

Liverpool supporters celebrate as they gather outside of Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Thursday, June 25, 2020 after Liverpool clinched the English Premier League title. Liverpool took the title after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea on Wednesday evening. (AP photo/Jon Super)

Perfect storm: Mass gatherings in England stoke concerns

Jun. 26, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In many ways, it has been a perfect storm for illegal gatherings in England as days of hot weather and Liverpool Football Club's first league title in 30 years have prompted people to abandon their cooped-up coronavirus existence. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that authorities...

Lightning kills 83 people across India's Bihar state

Jun. 25, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — Lightning killed 83 people, mostly farm workers, during thunderstorms across Bihar state in eastern India on Thursday, a government official said. Many were struck as they were planting seeds in 23 of the state's 38 districts, a government statement said. Thirteen deaths were reported...

An aerial view shows the ancient town of Xiasi during flooding in Kaili city in southwest China's Guizhou province, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Flooding and mudslides in southern China have killed some and forced evacuations for thousands of people, official media reported Tuesday. (Chinatopix via AP)

Flood warning for much of south, central and eastern China

Jun. 24, 2020 6:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has issued a warning for mudslides and flooding across a wide swath of south, central and eastern China, with heavy rain set to strike the area into Thursday. The National Meteorological Center raised the threat level on Wednesday to yellow, its third highest, with thunderstorms and...

Tropical storm moves away from Gulf Stream, soon to weaken

Jun. 23, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly began moving away from warm Gulf Stream waters over the northern Atlantic on Tuesday and is expected to dissipate at midweek. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dolly has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) but was expected to weaken during the coming day as it...

National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Dolly has formed over the north Atlantic

Jun. 23, 2020 12:20 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Dolly has formed over the north Atlantic.

At least one person dies as heavy rains lash Istanbul

Jun. 23, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — At least one person died as heavy rains and hail storms lashed Istanbul on Tuesday, flooding streets, shops and basement homes. A waterspout was also spotted over a large lake on the edge of the city. The worst-hit neighborhood was Esenyurt, which is nestled on the European side of...

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances submitted a proposed $10 billion budget on Thursday, June 11, 2020, as federal legislators debate whether to curtail the board’s power over the U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

Puerto Rico power company gives T&D reins to private firms

Jun. 22, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials said Monday that a consortium of Canadian and U.S. firms will take over the transmission and distribution system of the island’s public power company in a long-awaited announcement involving one of the largest public utilities in a U.S....