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Search for more victims as deadly U.S. floods stress levees

Chicago - Record flooding from the rain-swollen Mississippi River and its tributaries stressed dams and levees to the breaking point in parts of Illinois, one of several central US states reeling from winter storms that have killed some two dozen people.

Fears of more death, devastation in flood-ravaged Missouri

Chicago - Nervous residents in the flood-ravaged US state of Missouri waited anxiously Thursday to see how high the Mississippi River would rise, as the death toll from the record-breaking deluge hit 14.

Paraguay villagers heap sandbags as flood threatens

Alberdi - Residents of a Paraguayan village that risks being submerged in floodwater were defying authorities' calls to evacuate on Thursday as a nearby dike threatened to burst, officials said.

Bus passengers airlifted as Scotland bears floods brunt

Dumfries - Passengers were airlifted from a bus stuck in flood waters in Scotland and thousands of homes lost electricity on Wednesday as Storm Frank lashed northern Britain with heavy rains and gales.

Frantic US fight against record floods

Chicago - Soldiers and volunteers packed sand bags Wednesday in a frantic effort to stave off floodwaters in the US state of Missouri, where 13 people have been killed and several towns have been engulfed.The Mississippi River is already more than 14 feet (4.

UK flood chief feeling heat over Barbados holiday

London - As much of northern Britain braced itself for further flooding on Wednesday, the chief of the country's Environment Agency came under fire after it emerged he had spent the last two weeks in Barbados.

On patrol with bikers scaring off looters after UK floods

Bradford - As night falls in the flood-ravaged villages of Yorkshire in northern England, a group of bikers dressed in black leather jackets and bandanas begin their patrol against looters.

Deaths, mass evacuations in South America floods

Asunci - Storms and floods battering South America claimed a sixth victim in Paraguay on Monday as river levels threatened to rise further after torrents drove tens of thousands from their homes.

Torrential rains, flooding kill at least 10 in South America

Asunci - Mudslides have killed at least four people in Brazil, one of several South American countries where torrential rains and flooding now have claimed at least 10 lives, officials said on Sunday.

Britain sends in more troops after 'unprecedented' floods

York - Britain's government said Sunday it will send more troops to tackle "unprecedented" flooding in northern England which has forced hundreds to flee their homes, including in the historic tourist city of York.

More than 160,000 evacuated in deadly South American floods

Asunci - More than 160,000 people have been driven from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay in some of the worst floods in decades, which have left at least six people dead, authorities have said.

Northern England hit by floods as government scrambles to respond

London - Heavy rains triggered floods in parts of England on Saturday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes and the deployment of army personnel to shore up overwhelmed defences.

Five dead, 150,000 evacuated in Latin America floods

Asunci - Flooding dampened Christmas eve celebrations in parts of Latin America on Thursday, leaving five people dead and driving almost 150,000 from their homes in Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

Death toll climbs as Philippine floods spread

Manila - Heavy rains pummelled the entire Philippines on Saturday, flooding more areas as the government declared a "state of national calamity".

Typhoon-battered Philippines facing recurring flood nightmare

Candaba - Tens of thousands of people struggled Friday through waist-deep floods in typhoon-battered farmlands near the Philippine capital, as yet another storm threatened to dump more rain.

Top Indian politician ridiculed over deadly floods billboard

Chennai - A powerful Indian politician was ridiculed on Sunday over her role in deadly floods that have swept through her southern Tamil Nadu state, as frustration mounts over the disaster.

Indian city Chennai grapples with deadly flood aftermath

Chennai - Residents in India's southern Tamil Nadu state Saturday were grappling with the aftermath of devastating floods as authorities stepped up relief work following the worst deluge in decades that killed over 250 people.

India deploys troops in south as deadly floods worsen

Chennai - India on Wednesday deployed troops to Tamil Nadu and closed the main airport there after heavy rains worsened weeks of flooding that has killed nearly 200 people in the southern coastal state.

China landslide deaths rise to 25

Bejing - The death toll from a landslide triggered by flooding in China has risen to 25, with 12 more people missing, state-run media reported Monday.

Flood-sparked landslide kills 16 in China

Bejing - A landslide that engulfed homes in China killed at least 16 people, with 21 still missing, as heavy rains brought misery across a swathe of the country.

Over 90,000 hit by Somalia floods: UN

Mugadishu - Over 90,000 people in war-torn southern Somalia have been hit by weeks of severe flooding, almost half of them forced from their homes, the United Nations has warned.

Massive clean-up after 20 killed in French Riviera floods

Biot - Volunteers and firefighters began the gruelling task Monday of cleaning up French Riviera towns strewn with mud and debris, as the death toll from floods which tore through the region rose to 20.

17 dead as heavy flooding hits French Riviera

France - Violent storms and flooding along the French Riviera have killed at least 17 people and another four are still missing in what were described as "apocalyptic" scenes, local officials said Sunday.

Japan PM visits flood-hit Joso as rescuers search for missing

Haji - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday visited a disaster-struck city north of Tokyo in the aftermath of massive flooding that killed at least four people, as rescuers raced against time to find more than a dozen still missing.

Japan in urgent search for missing after deadly floods

Haji - Japanese authorities were on Friday grappling with the aftermath of massive flooding that killed at least three people, as thousands of rescuers frantically searched a shattered community for almost two dozen still missing.

Floods spark evacuations as Japan is deluged

Oyama - Tens of thousands of people were ordered to flee homes across Japan on Thursday as heavy rain pounded the country, sending radiation-tainted waters into the ocean at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Amsterdam hospital evacuates hundreds after pipe burst flood

Den Haag - Around 350 patients at one of Amsterdam's largest hospitals, including a dozen newborns, were evacuated on Tuesday after a water main ruptured and flooded the building, the hospital said.

Typhoon Goni threatens Japan after killing 26 in Philippines

Manila - Typhoon Goni killed at least 26 people in landslides and floods in the Philippines, officials said Monday, as the storm bore down on Japan.

Typhoon Goni ravages Philippines, heads towards Japan

Manila - A weakened Typhoon Goni was headed towards Japan on Sunday, after leaving at least 10 dead in the northern Philippines and causing thousands of people to be evacuated in Taiwan.

Ten killed in Philippines, thousands flee as typhoon strikes

Manila - Ten people were killed while thousands fled to higher ground as powerful typhoon Goni brought torrential rains to the northern Philippines, triggering landslides and floods, officials said Saturday.
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