They call it the cradle of civilisation. Historians refer to it as Mesopotamia - the place where the Stone Age began. But the ruined buildings that have dotted the landscape of southern Turkey for thousands of years, will soon be lost forever as a new dam is being built on the River Tigris.
The heavy floods that occurred during the weekend on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, have killed at least 17 people.
Mozambique hit by flooding in aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth
The city of Montreal has been under a state of emergency since Thursday.
Cars were submerged after severe storms in Texas dumped thousands of gallons of water into a garage at Dallas Love Field Airport.
Torrential rains doused Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday (April 9), killing at least three people and sowing chaos in Brazil's second largest city, which declared a state of emergency.
About 1,900 cities and villages have been affected by floods
after exceptionally heavy rains since March 19.
At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province, the UN said Saturday, as heavy rains swept away homes and vehicles.
Two communities in California were cut-off when a river burst its banks during heavy rain
Bodycam footage by Australia's Queensland police shows the evacuation of an elderly man who was sitting waist-deep in rising floodwaters in his house last week.
A state of emergency has been declared in parts of Bosnia as severe flooding sweeps through the country
Flooding in and around Townsville, Australia continued on Sunday, as the area was lashed by record rainfall, officials said.
Violent gales, heavy rains and snowfall have hit Europe, leaving at least nine people dead in Italy and cutting off roads and electricity.
Watch: Stranded residents airlifted to safety after Malaga flash floods
The Aude department in southwestern France remained on red alert on Tuesday after devastating floods swept the region around Carcassonne.
At least 10 people have died and thousands have been evacuated in southern France after some of the worst flash flooding in more than a century.
Rescue and recovery efforts continue after deadly flood in Mallorca
Emergency services in southern Italy are continuing their search of a gorge in Calabria that flooded on Monday killing at least ten people
Death toll rises after India monsoon flooding
A mudslide struck the village of Grugnay (Valais canton) in Switzerland on Tuesday night (Aug 7th)
Instead of taking time out, rescuers move on to Laos disaster.
Municipal workers in western Japan struggled on Friday to restore water supplies a week after floods caused by a record downpour killed more than 200 people in the worst such disaster in 36 years.
Many are missing and others still stranded in their homes
As the 12 Thai boys trapped in a cave send emotional letters to their parents the Thai authorities say that rains threaten further flooding in the coming weeks
Locals decided to shed light on their town's problem in a humorous way.
We look back at some of the highlights from this week's No Comment section.