A powerful cyclone is expected to hit India's east coast by nightfall with winds of up to 220 km/h. Hundreds of thousands have been evacuated and are staying in makeshift shelters.
Last year has broken climate records: It has been the warmest year since records began and extreme weather events have increased around the world. Two recent reports confirm, once again, that climate change is happening.
Climate change is likely to have contributed to a 7 percent spike in the suicide rate in India over the last 30 years, a new scientific study says. India is experiencing a suicide epidemic, in particular in rural areas.
Cyclone Mora has left a trail of destruction in southern Bangladesh, killing at least three people and flattening homes. Hundreds of thousands of people had to be moved from low-lying coastal areas.
More than 30 people have been killed after a passenger train derailed in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The accident is the latest in a series of disasters on the country's rail network.
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