- South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 15 on Tuesday and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near dams and swollen waterways across the state. | Video
- South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to 14 on Tuesday and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near swollen waterways and dams across the state. | Video
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas.
SHANGHAI - A typhoon with winds up to 112 miles an hour lashed China's south coast on Sunday, killing at least four people and leaving a trail of destruction and flooding as authorities issued the highest "red alert" emergency response.
KATHMANDU - Still piecing lives together from the worst earthquakes in 75 years, Nepalis are being tested by another trial - weeks of protests against a new constitution have led to a critical shortage of fuel.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - If you donated cash to survivors of the Nepal earthquakes this year, you may want to consider exactly how - or if - your money has been used.
KATHMANDU - Nepal adopted its first democratic constitution on Sunday in a largely peaceful event, a historic step for a nation that has seen war, a palace massacre and devastating earthquakes since a campaign to create a modern state began more than 65 years ago.
COQUIMBO, Chile - Residents began rebuilding homes and businesses in Coquimbo on Friday, two days after tsunami waves triggered by a major earthquake battered the Chilean port city's waterfront neighbourhoods.
SALT LAKE CITY - Flash floods have killed 12 people near Utah's border with Arizona when a "large wall of water and debris" triggered by heavy rain pounding nearby canyons swept them away in their cars, officials said on Tuesday.
TOKYO - Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted on Monday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, blasting a plume of black smoke 2 km (1.2 miles) high, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Sweeping economic reform initiated by China President Xi Jinping in November 2013 marked a turning point for the world's second biggest economy. If implemented fully, China's potential GDP growth can be sustained at 6 percent through 2020. One risk: Falling short of that growth rate could result in growth at half that projection, or worse, leading to a new economic crisis, according to a new study.