Fears of smoke from the fires disrupting the Australian Open tennis receded in Melbourne, where the main tournament was due to start on Monday.
Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said climate change had increased the risk of extreme weather and warned that heavy rainfall could last until mid-February, with Jan. 11-15 an expected peak.
Capital Jakarta hit by its deadliest flooding in years, authorities say, as torrential rains on New Year's Eve leave vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged.
Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on December 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia, to India and Africa's east coast.
"We have recovered 12 bodies from the water and one person has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries," says Red Cross branch manager in the Bundibugyo district.
Flooding in picturesque Italian city is caused by climate change, sea level rises, stronger and more frequent storms, as well as sinking surfaces, researchers say.
Iconic St Mark’s Square closed as exceptionally high tidal waters have returned to Venice.
Amusing for tourists and a nuisance for residents, the high water, caused by a record high tide, invaded cafes, stores and other businesses
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Acting deputy health minister Suliman Abdel Gabar said around 100 people have also been injured since June 14.
A joint rescue operation was carried out by the Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, and National Disaster Response Force at the flood-ravaged parts of western and southern India.
Authorities say the Mahalaxmi Express train got stuck in monsoon floodwaters near Mumbai city in western Maharastra state.
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