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Fresh rain hampers rescue bid in flood-ravaged Kashmir

Srinagar - Fresh rain hampered rescue operations in Indian Kashmir Sunday a week after deadly floods swamped the Himalayan region, with medics and survivors describing nightmarish conditions in the devastated city of Srinagar.

Hundreds of thousands still stranded by killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Rescuers struggled to reach more than 200,000 people still stranded on Saturday in Indian Kashmir as deadly floodwaters receded, revealing horrific devastation in the Himalayan region including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

200,000 still stranded in killer Kashmir floods

Srinagar - More than 200,000 people remained stranded Saturday in Indian Kashmir even as flood waters receded, revealing the full extent of the horrific devastation in the Himalayan region, including neighbouring Pakistan, officials said.

Pakistan rushes to protect more cities from floods

Multan - Pakistani authorities Thursday moved to protect two major cities from raging floodwaters, readying explosives to divert swollen rivers, in a crisis which has hit nearly two million people.

Anger boils over in Indian Kashmir over flood rescue delay

Srinagar - Anger mounted Wednesday over the slow pace of rescue operations in Indian Kashmir as authorities said they were "overwhelmed" by the scale of deadly flooding that has left hundreds of thousands of people stranded in India and Pakistan.

India-Pakistan flood toll hits 400, thousands still stranded

Srinagar - Emergency workers battled Tuesday to reach hundreds of thousands of people marooned by floods in India and Pakistan that have claimed more than 400 lives, as anger grew over the speed of the rescue effort.

India-Pakistan flood disaster prompts frantic rescue bid

Srinagar - Authorities in India and Pakistan made frantic efforts Monday to pluck tens of thousands of people to safety from floods which have killed at least 350 as desperate residents huddled on rooftops.

Thousands trapped in deadly Indian Kashmir floods

Srinagar - Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands trapped by Indian Kashmir's worst flooding for half a century which has killed at least 150 people and left the main city of Srinagar under water.

Torrential rains kill more than 230 in Pakistan, India

Srinagar - More than 230 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said Saturday.

Pakistan monsoon rains 'kill more than 100'

Lahore - Torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan have killed at least 106 people over the past three days and damaged thousands of houses, officials said Saturday as authorities put four districts on red alert for floods.

Pakistan torrential monsoon rains 'kill 89'

Lahore - Two days of torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 89 people in Pakistan, officials said Friday, as authorities ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas around a major river.

Nepal, India floods leave nearly 200 dead, scores missing

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing, local authorities said Monday.

Nepal floods kill at least 89 as cholera fears rise

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday found four more bodies buried under mud as the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal climbed to 89, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.

Landslides, floods kill 77, displace thousands in Nepal, India

Kathmandu - The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 77 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said.

Sudan flood victims say help slow in coming

When the skies again unleashed their fury over Khartoum before dawn on Sunday, there was little of Kamel Hussein's home left to be destroyed.

Two die, hundreds are evacuated in Bulgaria floods

- Two people drowned and 900 were evacuated from their homes as flooding caused by torrential rains hit northwestern Bulgaria, the latest in a string of such disasters since June, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

'No hope' of survivors in deadly Nepal landslide

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday ruled out finding any more survivors of a landslide in northeast Nepal that is feared to have buried dozens of people under tonnes of mud and rocks.

China lightning, floods and landslides leave dozens dead

Beijing - Dozens of people have died in the past week as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300,000 evacuated, state media said.

Brazil flood evacuees increase tenfold to 50,000

Bras - Severe flooding caused by a week of torrential rain in southern Brazil has forced more than 50,000 people from their homes, officials said Sunday, increasing an earlier estimate almost tenfold.

Brazil floods force 6,000 to evacuate

Bras - Nearly a week of torrential rain has triggered widespread floods in southern Brazil that have forced 6,000 people from their homes, officials said Saturday.

Flooding in Paraguay sends thousands fleeing to shelters

Fernando De La Mora - Flooding has forced the evacuation of about 150,000 people in Paraguay's capital city Asuncion, authorities said.

India searches for students washed away in river surge

Shimla - Rescuers found five bodies Monday and were searching for 20 more people feared dead in northern India after they were swept away by a sudden surge of water released from a dam, officials said.

Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as toll hits 74

Kunduz - Rescuers scrambled Sunday to deliver food and medical supplies to Afghan families marooned on mountaintops after flash floods killed 74 people in a remote northern district, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee.

Afghanistan flash floods kill more than 70

Kunduz - Flash floods have killed more than 70 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, officials said Saturday warning that the death toll was expected to rise.

Storms in China leave 26 dead, 10 missing

Beijing - Storms in southern and central China have left at least 26 people dead and 10 missing, state media said Monday, as emergency measures were taken to deal with the extreme weather.

Massive clean-up in Balkans after flood of the century

Belgrade - The death toll from cataclysmic floods in the Balkans rose by six to 57 on Friday as people returned home to salvage what belongings they could amid a huge clean-up operation.

Deadly floods recede to reveal Balkan desolation

Belgrade - Floodwaters crept lower in the shellshocked Balkans Thursday to reveal widespread devastation after the region's deadliest natural disaster since records began more than a century ago.

Mine explodes in Bosnia as floods clear-up begins

Sarajevo - A landmine dislodged by devastating floods in the Balkans exploded in Bosnia, officials said Wednesday, hurting no one but highlighting the dangers of a huge clean-up operation as governments began counting the costs.

Mine explodes in Bosnia as floods clear-up begins

Sarajevo - A landmine dislodged by devastating floods in the Balkans exploded in Bosnia, officials said Wednesday, hurting no one but highlighting the dangers of a huge clean-up operation as governments began counting the costs.

Waters recede in Serbia to reveal a ghost town

Obrenovac - The roar of an armoured vehicle ploughing through muddy water was the only sound on the deserted streets of Obrenovac, a Serbian town hit by some of the worst flooding of the past week.
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