Temperatures in Hobart hit a new March record of 39.1C on Saturday, the day after official figures released by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology showed that Australia had just suffered its hottest
A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck off Indonesia's central island of Sumbawa, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.
Fourteen people have been killed in a tin mine in eastern Rwanda after a hill collapsed on them following heavy rains, officials said.
Australia is having an unusually hot summer as the heatwave continues to break records. This is true for night-time lows as well as daytime highs.
Kabul is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Afghanistan's Health Ministry says more than 3,000 people die every year because of pollution.
The economic situation in Zimbabwe is getting worse, as trade unions and protesters call for a three-day strike. It came after the cost of petrol and diesel more than doubled on Sunday.
An earthquake with a revised magnitude of 6.6 struck 173km northwest of the city of Ternate, North Maluku, on Indonesia's Moluccas Islands, the US Geological Survey has said.
At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan in the latest tragedy to strike the war-torn country.
Suraiya first noticed something was wrong with her two-year-old son, Atfan Kuning, when he couldn't eat or keep any food down.
Nearly 25,000 people displaced by landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains brought by a tropical depression.
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