Digger trucks drafted in to rescue people stranded in China floods

ZHENGZHOU, China (Reuters) -Workers driving construction vehicles helped to rescue stranded residents and deliver food to those still trapped on Friday after days of torrential rain swamped the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou. As floodwaters began to recede, rescuers in

Death toll rises to 170 in Germany and Belgium floods

(Refiles to fix garble in headline) ERFTSTADT, Germany/WASSENBERG, Germany (Reuters) -The death toll in devastating flooding in western Germany and Belgium rose to at least 170 on Saturday after burst rivers and flash floods this week collapsed houses and ripped

Weather warning: Polar blast on its way for New Zealand

The chill of winter is set to truly arrive in over the next few days, as a “polar blast” moves up the country. WeatherWatch says a weather pattern featuring gales, heavy wind and cooler conditions will hit New Zealand over