Shifting climate patterns are leading to more unpredictable weather extremes and changes in urban infrastructures are leaving cities around the world exposed to floods.
Floods have hit in Brazil's most populous city.
Bad weather brought chaos to parts of Australia, in the form of giant hailstones that pounded the capital Canberra. Wind gusts of 107 kilometers an hour were recorded in Dubbo as the dust storm descended over the town.
Bad weather brought chaos to parts of Australia, in the form of giant hailstones that pounded the capital Canberra. The storm brought down trees, caused flash flooding and inflicted minor injuries on residents.
Many houses have become unsafe to live in following the quake and its aftershocks. Volunteers say the most urgent need is for clothing and blankets.
Adriatik Bode was one of the survivors of a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that has so far left 40 people dead.
Hagibis is wreaking havoc on mainland Japan and is expected to bring with it the heaviest rain and winds in sixty years. More than a million people have been advised to evacuate.
A clean-up operation is underway in western Austria after a big mudslide.
With an increase in danger from natural disasters over the last decade - and indications that this will only get worse - a team of developers have created an app that gathers huge amounts of data in emergency situations.
Heavy rains in La Paz caused the collapse of a road in the mountainous city on Thursday (April 04), leaving residential homes literally on a cliff edge
The death toll from a building collapse in Xiangning County of Linfen City in north China's Shanxi Province that occurred due to a landslide climbed to 15 on Tuesday.
In this edition of Global Japan, we look at how Japanese scientists are working with their local colleagues in Bhutan so that traditional buildings in the Himalayan kingdom can better withstand earthquakes.
A powerful tornado that ripped through the Cuban capital of Havana on Sunday night has left three people dead and 172 injured.
The fourth-warmest August on record produced more than just heat, with drought and floods damaging crops and taking lives around the world.
Roads remain damaged in Hiroshima on Monday while the search and rescue effort continues for those still missing, following the heavy rainfall that hammered southern Japan for the third day straight.