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Floods threaten Jam minaret, 12th century Afghan gem

Floods threaten Jam minaret, 12th century Afghan gem

Deadly floods sweeping Afghanistan have put the celebrated minaret of Jam -- one of the country's most revered cultural, architectural and historical treasures -- at risk of collapse, an official warned Saturday.

Protests reported as millions without power, one week after India cyclone

Protests reported as millions without power, one week after India cyclone

Millions of people are living without power or shelter in eastern India, a week after a devastating cyclone hit the region, officials said Saturday, as reports emerged of angry survivors protesting over the slow pace of relief.

Mass evacuations as monster cyclone heads for India

Mass evacuations as monster cyclone heads for India

Nearly 800,000 people in eastern India have been evacuated ahead of a major cyclone packing winds gusting up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour and torrential rains, officials said Thursday.

Thundery rain expected Saturday

Thundery rain expected Saturday

Thundery rain is expected at some places inshore Saturday, the Met office has said. The offshore forecast is also thundery rain at some places, but associated with strong wind and high sea.

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather over Paris

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather over Paris

Climbers were brought in on Tuesday to unfurl protective tarpaulins over Notre-Dame to protect it from the rain after the Parisian cathedral was left badly damaged and open to the elements by fire last week.

Iran orders more than 60,000 to evacuate flood-hit oil city

Iran orders more than 60,000 to evacuate flood-hit oil city

Authorities ordered tens of thousands of residents of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz to evacuate immediately on Wednesday as floodwaters entered the capital of oil-rich Khuzestan province ...

More rain expected in country, says Met

More rain expected in country, says Met

Thundershowers are expected in some places in the early hours of Monday, the Qatar Met department has said.

Freak Nepal storm kills 27, injures hundreds

Freak Nepal storm kills 27, injures hundreds

A freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than 600 injured, officials said Monday.

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

Australia continued a string of ‘hottest ever’ months in March, the government said Monday, as global warming emerges as the hot button issue in national elections just weeks away.

Unsettled weather: Chances of scattered rain, thundershowers

Unsettled weather: Chances of scattered rain, thundershowers

Unsettled weather and rain are expected to return to the country this evening and continue until Wednesday (March 27), the weather report shows.

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while scores were killed and more than 200 are missing in neighbouring Zimbabwe.

At least 24 dead, dozens missing in Zimbabwe after cyclone

At least 24 dead, dozens missing in Zimbabwe after cyclone

At least 24 people have been killed and dozens are missing in parts of eastern Zimbabwe hit by the peripheral effects of tropical cyclone Idai which lashed neighbouring Mozambique, government said Saturday.