Floodwaters triggered more than 3,000 landslides across the Balkans, laying waste to entire towns and villages and disturbing land mines leftover from the region's 1990s war.
Reports from Brazil charge that politics and real estate greed contributed to the worst natural disaster in the country's history.
Australia's Guardian newspaper writes the devastating floods in Australia raise major implications for the nation on water management, agriculture and fossil fuels that feed global warming/climate change.
Reports indicate that the hardships from Pakistan's earlier monsoon floods have been exacerbated by the onslaught of winter.
Pakistanis continue to face humanitarian hardships and large portions of the country's southern province of Sindh remain under water three months after severe flooding.
The toll of deaths in mudslides in Northwest China has reached 337 and keeps rising, as rescuers and diggers use their bare hands in a desperate search for more than 1,100 others that are still missing.
Reports out of Pakistan now indicate that about 1,500 people have lost their lives and tens of thousands have been left homeless.