People carrying their belongings as they pass through a flooded street in Rakhine State

Water rises dangerously in flood-hit Burma

05 Aug Residents of Burma's low-lying delta region are bracing themselves as flood waters from the north of the country began to flow into the area, pushing river levels dangerously high.

a runaway hippo on a flooded street in Tbilisi, Georgia

Zoo animals escape as floods kill 12 in Georgia

14 Jun Tigers, lions, bears and wolves were among more than 30 animals that escaped from a Georgian zoo and onto the streets of the capital Tbilisi during floods that killed at least 12 people.

Barack Obama said denying climate change 'undermines the readiness of our forces'

Obama says climate change threatens US security

21 May Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten US military bases and will change the way the US armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said last night.