In the worst torrential rains in more than a decade, Sri Lanka races to rescue flood victims while nearly 75,000 people have been forced out of their homes.
Matthew Bryce, 22, describes how he almost lost hope and watched the sunset thinking he would not survive the night.
Working in the devastation of war, Abd Alkader Habak is not just a man who stays behind the camera, he has taken part in rescue efforts.
The air force has been air lifting people from the northwestern city of Piura after the Viru river burst its banks. The floods have so far displaced some 630,000 residents.
The latest people to be rescued will add to a total of some 132,000 migrants who have landed at Italy's southern ports so far this year, fleeing conflict, poverty or persecution and hoping to start new lives in Europe.
At least 36 people were killed when the building crumbled on Friday night following days of heavy rain.
Rescue teams search rubble to find survivors as major Japanese manufacturers face production losses from supply chain disruptions
Five refugees drown after their boat capsizes off Greek island of Samos
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