Over 200 people have now died while millions of residents across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan have been affected and hundreds of thousands displaced by heavy rains.
National Near-Earth Object Preparedness and Strategy Action Plan details the steps that NASA and Federal Emergency Management Agency will take to prevent asteroids from hitting Earth.
According to the UN, floods cause a $104 billion damage per year and affect more people worldwide than any other natural hazard.
The UN agency called for the tobacco industry to compensate for its products that contribute to greenhouse gases blamed for climate change. However, it did not specify the amount of compensation.
Tens of thousands of homes remain without power amid reports of substantial damage in some areas.
Storms in Australia damage property while causing coastal erosion.
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