At least 21 homes have been destroyed in the fires that are raging across the states of Queensland and New South Wales.
Indonesia's agriculture ministry sees the harvest failing in more areas than the 20,000 hectares already reported.
Indian authorities fill tanks with water and load them onto a train to supply Chennai where reservoirs have run dry.
Treating patients will 'depend on God’s mercy' if water supplies in Chennai aren’t replenished shortly, the chairman of a clinic chain says.
Angry residents fight in queues at water taps, lakes have been turned into barren moonscapes and restaurants are cutting back on meals as the worst drought in living memory grips India's Chennai.
Sydney announces its first major water restrictions in a decade, putting limits on homes and businesses amid a record-breaking drought.
From January to early May this year, North Korea only received 54.4 millimetres of rain or snow, the smallest amount since the same period in 1982.
Mohamed has been using her show to discuss topic such as good governance and livestock breeding to children's rights and challenging gender roles.
Donations poured in from as far away as Yangon, Mandalay and Shan state in the northeast.
Dams may not fill up even if it rains, warns National Water Services Commission chairman Charles Santiago.
Cassa president Jacob George says its duties should range from ensuring no abuse of water supply to carrying out major water rationing, if needed.
SPAN will use its prerogative to decide when the time comes, says minister.
In response to a lawsuit, Peter Anthony says the appointment was made after checking with all authorities, including the state AG.
Water minister calls for controlled distribution of water to meet daily needs and for industrial and agricultural use.
The disruption could last until July when monsoon rains are typically in full swing and would replenish regional reservoirs.
Water rationing will also affect 25,000 residents in the Sungai Gembut and Sedili areas after drop in water level at the Sungai Gembut River.
The full scale of the devastation on drought-hit cattle stations is becoming clearer as floodwaters recede.
The deaths have become a national issue, sparking angry allegations about the cause and who is responsible.
Dates bring people sugar and energy; the palms, which provide shade, once woven, make brooms; the wood is used to make furniture.
Major weather issues are affecting Europe and the Black Sea region, major suppliers of wheat to Egypt.
Dams needed to water Afghanistan's mainstay US$20 billion economy agro sector.
Standing on his farm in southern Iraq, Amjad al-Kazaali gazed sorrowfully over fields where rice has been sown for centuries -- but which now lie bare for lack of water.
A drought and an armyworm invasion may also go on to damage some of Malawi's other important crops.
Mato Grosso is expected to harvest up to 15% less second corn because of the drought.