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Fire, natural catastrophes and faulty workmanship top causes of insurance claims for business: Allianz

Global Claims Review 2022: Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty analyzed more than 530,000 insurance claims from 2017 to 2021 with a value of €88.7bn (US$90.4bn). Claims severity has i...

European heatwave: France, Spain, Portugal battle wildfires, UK on extreme heat alert

Temperatures are set to soar across Europe on Wednesday, with France, Britain, Portugal and Spain on particular alert over wildfires and public health. Spain's Health Ministry warned the "in...

Australia floods worsen as thousands more Sydney residents evacuate

SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) - Torrential rains kept battering Australia's east coast on Tuesday, intensifying the floods crisis in Sydney as thousands more residents were ordered to leave their homes...

North Korea works to prevent flood damages amid COVID crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Koreans were working intensively to protect crops, factory equipment and other assets from potential damage from days of heavy rainfall, state media said Tuesday, as ou...

2 men missing in floods in northwest Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two people were missing after heavy rains and floods hit northwestern Turkey. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said Tuesday that one of the missing men is a digger op...

Heavy rains and floods hit northwest Turkey, no casualties

ISTANBUL (AP) — Heavy rains in northwest Turkey caused rivers to overflow and bridges to collapse Monday as authorities worked to evacuate stranded locals. Interior Minister Suleyman...

Destruction everywhere, help scarce after Afghanistan quake

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — When the ground heaved from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone-and-mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in ...

20-meter-tall tree crushes 2 cars and traffic light during Taipei storm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greater Taipei was hammered with heavy rain on Friday (June 24) and a 20-meter tree collapsed on a Taipei City street, damaging two vehicles and a traffic light. The Ce...

Commonwealth heads call for climate action at Rwanda meeting

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Leaders of Commonwealth nations are calling for increased climate action at a meeting in Rwanda this week, ahead of the United Nations climate change summit in the seaside resort...

How global warming is exacerbating floods in Bangladesh

Several regions in Bangladesh have been battered by catastrophic flooding over the past few days, killing at least 36 people and displacing hundreds of thousands. At least 17 of the country's ...

In climate fight, EU lawmakers back stricter emission caps

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers stepped up the fight against global warming Wednesday by requiring deeper emission cuts from power plants, factories and planes in the EU and by endorsing an u...

Climate change a factor in 'unprecedented' South Asia floods

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Scientists say climate change is a factor behind the erratic and early rains that triggered unprecedented floods in Bangladesh and northeastern India, killing dozens and maki...

South China floods force tens of thousands to evacuate

BEIJING (AP) — Major flooding has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in southern China, with more rain expected. Parts of the manufacturing hub of Guangdong suspen...

Yellowstone park reopening after changes wrought by flood

WAPITI, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors will return to a changed landscape in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday as it partially reopens following record floods that reshaped the park’s rivers and canyons, w...

China: Floods in the south force evacuations, destroy property

Heavy rainfall in southern China has caused severe flooding, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. In Guangdong, the country's most populous province, the downpour destroyed crop...