How can we minimize the impacts of natural disasters?
The Brazil floods death toll shot past 600 on Sunday, but survivors are being helped by a groundswell of local support unusual for a country that sees lethal floods almost every year.
Rescue workers are encouraging residents of hillside slums at risk from Brazil flooding to seek safety. More rain is expected this weekend.
Brazil mudslides: At least 355 people died in three Rio state towns after slides hit at about 3 a.m. Wednesday, and at least 50 people were still missing, officials said.
A caparisoned elephant is seen during the annual temple festival in Kochi, southern India. The festival features a colorful procession of decorated elephants and drum concerts.
Firefighters rescue flood victims in Franco da Rocha, Brazil, on Jan. 12. Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains devastated towns in a mountainous area near Rio de Janeiro, killing more than 350 people.