Heavy rain has caused widespread flooding in Germany, with rivers overflowing their banks in the south and east of the country. Emergency services are working round the clock to stem the rising waters.
Flooding in Japan and a heat wave in Canada have killed hundreds. With extreme weather causing unimaginable disasters, and extreme weather events on the rise, some experts believe many more could die if nothing is done.
Scorching sun, mud-coated roads, damaged transportation networks and a lack of drinking water are posing a challenge for relief work. The worst weather disaster in Japan in decades has claimed over 150 lives.
Rescue workers in Japan are racing to find survivors after torrential downpours triggered landslides and flooding in the country's west. Prime Minister Abe has reportedly canceled an overseas trip because of the crisis.
An operation to evacuate Thailand's trapped boys has started, according to officials. A lack of heavy rainfall has helped keep the water level at bay, but with heavy rain in the forecast time is running out.
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