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Drought-hit deciduous fruit farmers in the Western Cape, which produces more than 50% of SA’s agricultural exports, are expecting a further decrease in production, exports and foreign earnings and

KIGALI Rwanda (Xinhua) -- Heavy downpour that hit Ngoma district in eastern Rwanda on Monday has left 221 families homeless, Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees Affairs said late

For three days in early September Hurricane Irma ground through the eastern Caribbean like a bulldozer made out of wind and rain.

Before tearing up parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma ravaged whole Caribbean islands.

The United Nations is urging for more investment in long-term projects to protect people in developing countries from droughts, following a visit by heads of UN agencies to Ethiopia, where 9.5 mill

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical storm Max formed on Wednesday off Mexico’s Pacific coast, but it was not expected to gain much strength before making landfall near the resort of Acapulco on Thursd

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 shook eastern Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan will lift a shipping warning later on Thursday after Typhoon Talim veered away from the island and moved towards Japan but the capital, Taipei, and other cities can expect

(Reuters) - Some 4.2 million homes and businesses, or about 9 million people, were without power Wednesday afternoon in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas after Hurricane Irma battered the region,

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.

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