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17 Oct
Researchers in California unveiled a bipedal robot on Wednesday (October 6) that combines walking with flying to create a new type of locomotion, allowing it to jump, skateboard and walk on a slackline. The robot, named LEONARDO or LEO for short, was developed by a team at the California Institute of Technology's Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies. Researchers said LEO is the first robot to use multi-joint legs and propeller-based thrusters to enable it to balance and carry out complex movements.
27 Mar
Officials in New South Wales have declared 38 regions disaster zones. The extreme weather is expected to last at least another two days.
15 Feb 2020
Billions of locusts are ravaging crops in East Africa – the UN warns there is a risk of catastrophe. Officials say immediate action is needed before more rainfall in the weeks ahead brings fresh vegetation to feed new generations of the pests.
13 Jul 2019
Heavy rainfall caused the wall to collapse in a slum settlement killing at least 15 people. India's financial center of 20 million people had been brought to a virtual standstill after two days of monsoon rains.
2 Dec 2017
Flash floodwater inundates roads in Australia's state of Victoria as the rainfalls in part of the state break more than a century old record.
15 Mar 2017
2017 rainfall - Early cessation of rain expected this year NIMET.

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