After deadly flash flooding devastated villages in Germany's Ahr Valley, many residents are hoping to return. But experts say there needs to be a fundamental change in how we build in areas at risk of floods.
A couple in India's southern state of Kerala use a large cooking pot borrowed from a temple to get through floodwaters and reach their wedding venue. The southern state has been hit by days of heavy rain, triggering landslides and floods that have claimed at least 27 lives.
Heavy rains brought on by tropical storm Dianmu have flooded ancient ruins and temples in Thailand's southern Ayutthaya, about 60 km (40 miles) north of Bangkok.
Intense flooding has caused devastating damage to cars and houses in the town of Alcanar, on the Spanish Catalan coast. Authorities accelerated clean up efforts after intense rain washed away cars, filled homes with mud and knocked out power in the east of the country.
Flooding is an annual hazard during the July-September rainy season in Cameroon's largest port city, Douala. But, impelled by suspected climate change and worsened by urban planning and blocked drains, such events have become more and more frequent.
The Greens have long warned of the extreme weather effects of climate change. Now, they're proposing a program to prevent a recurrence of July's flood disaster.
Following the devastating floods in western Germany, many winery owners in the Ahr Valley are facing financial disaster. Now special wine bottles soiled with mud are being sold to stave off ruin.
In addition to having trash thrown at them, aid workers are also receiving insults, Germany's Federal Relief Agency has revealed. The Querdenker anti-lockdown movement has been blamed.
Foreign journalists reporting on the flood disaster in China have been hindered in their work by normal citizens who feel the reporters are presenting a distorted picture of the country.
Experts are warning that the flooding in Germany could set off a new wave off COVID-19 infections. People in emergency shelters are especially considered at risk. As in the rest of Europe, the highly infectious delta variant is spreading.
The recent floods claimed many lives in Germany and Belgium but left the Netherlands relatively unscathed. DW's Bernd Riegert reports on what the country has done to reduce flood risks.
Devastated residents of China's Henan province have to deal with a trail of destruction after deadly record-breaking storms.