A powerful dust storm left more than 90 people dead in India. Extreme winds and rain brought down trees and destroyed houses throughout the north-west, causing many of the deaths.
Droughts, floods and storms are hitting Africa with increasing frequency. With so many people dependent on subsistence agriculture, the results can be devastating, and the future looks uncertain.
A powerful cyclone has battered India's southeast coast, killing more than 30 people and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes. Officials are scrambling to get food and water to people sheltering in relief camps.
Severe winds and heavy rainfall have caused chaos in several parts of the country. In Venice, flooding caused the city officials to evacuate the historic St. Mark's Square.
Indian authorities have prepared for the worst as a "very severe cyclone" threatened to bring life to a standstill in Orissa. At least two people have been killed as the powerful storm made landfall.
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