Local fisheries unions have agreed to allow the Fukushima plant to release uncontaminated groundwater from around the nuclear facility into the sea.
Hundreds of thousands were evacuated as a severe cyclone slammed into southeastern India, packing strong winds and torrential rains.
The UN, Australia and the US have mobilised emergency aid as the scale of the devastation unleashed by super typhoon Haiyan emerges.
Oklahoma has been hit by deadly tornadoes not far from the town of Moore, where a powerful twister struck less than two weeks ago, killing 24 people.
A terrifying twister tore through Oklahoma City leaving a path of destruction. We take a look at footage shared by eyewitnesses on social networks.
Ten people have been killed in Limpopo's flood-hit Vhembe district, which could now be declared a disaster area.
Hungry survivors of a deadly Philippine typhoon have looted shops and warehousesin a bid to stay alive amid stalled aid deliveries.
The Mayans haven't given the world much time, but doomsday gloom is hardly new, says Ted Harrison.
With more storms on the way in Britain, the government and the United Kingdom's insurance industry are engaged in mutual finger-pointing.
The massive loss of life in last year's tsunami disaster in Japan has trimmed the average life expectancy of the country's women.
Thousands of houses were also flooded after torrential rains, storms and landslides hit Russia's Krasnodar region near the Black Sea.
A small town has become a model for recovery after the Japanese tsunami"About 70% of our customers died or were made homeless in the tsunami.
KZN leaders gathered at a workshop in Durban on Thursday to find ways of dealing with natural disasters in the province.
Government should not be blamed for the problems which may have led to flooding in Soweto, ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday.
Khin Nyo San dashes from her tent to a nearby shack in the desperate hope that a visitor from Rangoon might have news of her missing child.
Eleven people have been killed and three more are missing in Taiwan as Tropical Storm Kalmaegi brought strong winds and heavy downpours, rescuers say.
As climate change and global warming result in an increase in natural disasters, more must be done to limit the loss of lives, the government says.
The death toll from last month's massive earthquake in south-west China is likely to exceed 80 000, state media reported on Tuesday.