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Bangkok on alert as 70,000 homes flooded in Thailand

Tropical storm Dianmu has caused flooding in 30 provinces, with the kingdom's central region the worst hit

Super typhoon threatens Philippines, Taiwan

The Philippine weather bureau warned of "destructive" winds in Santa Ana town, where about 35,000 people live

Indonesia warns early rainy season may trigger more natural disasters

Disasters linked to the weather conditions could include hail, lightning and tornadoes

Pope Francis urges solidarity with Haiti after devastating earthquake

The pope prayed for the people of Haiti from the window overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the end of his Sunday Angelus prayer

Chinese Christians barred from providing relief to flood victims, says report

Christian groups and individuals have been mobilizing to help in rescue and relief operations following the devastating floods

Catholic church groups join efforts to help flood victims in India

In Maharashtra, 149 people have died mainly in landslides and other monsoon related accidents, while another 64 are still missing

Philippine Coast guard evacuates thousands as days of torrential rain floods...

Thousands are fleeing flooded communities in the Philippine capital, Manila, after days of torrential rain.

Natural disaster risks lurk as Olympic Games draw near

The consequences of a disaster during the Games, which start on Friday, would be compounded by the coronavirus pandemic

Central China’s Henan province swamped after heaviest rain in 1,000 years

The amount of rainfall in Zhengzhou witnessed over the three days was one seen only "once in a thousand years"

Pope Francis expresses ‘closeness’ to victims of flooding in Europe

The pope said he "profoundly participates" in the loss of families of those who died, assuring his "spiritual closeness" to all

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