Thousands have evacuated in New South Wales, Australia's most populous state, due to heavy rains over the weekend and severe flooding, the worst in half a century.
Rescuers recover 24 bodies from an illegal textile workshop in Tangier city, local media report.
From storms in the Atlantic, wildfires in California, killer floods in Asia and Africa, melting of the Arctic and bushfires in Australia, 2020 was more than a disastrous year with the pandemic.
The International Red Cross estimates that about 4.2 million people were affected by the back-to-back Category 4 hurricanes in November in Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila, trapping some people on rooftops and claiming at least one life in another part of the country.
Families waded through the flooded streets of the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, while cars sat almost submerged in parts of the central Guatemalan city of San Pedro Carcha, television footage and images posted on social media showed.
A number of missing gendarmerie personnel have been found dead after recent floods in Giresun.
The annual monsoon is vital to the densely populated region, revitalising land and waterways amid scorching summers. But it also causes widespread death and destruction.
The first Atlantic hurricane of the year has slammed into southern Texas, bringing heavy rain, storm surges, and potentially life-threatening flash flooding.
At least 12 people were killed and another ten missing, with more than 7,000 evacuated from their homes, Chinese media report.
The flooding posed a major logistical challenge to authorities already coping with the coronavirus pandemic.
Interior Minister Eugenio Laborinho says 12 provinces were hit by violent downpour in the early hours of Monday, that came on the heels of a severe regional drought.
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