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Nepal, India floods leave more than 90 dead

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said Thursday.

Floods in central India leave 15 dead

New Delhi - Flash floods from torrential downpours in the in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have killed 15 people, with seven deaths over the weekend, and left thousands of people displaced, authorities said Sunday.

China floods leave more than 100 dead or missing: Report

Bejing - Flooding in China's Yangtze river basin has left 112 people dead or missing in recent days, media said Tuesday, with more damage feared from a typhoon expected to land within days.

West Virginia disaster declared as U.S. flood toll hits 24

Washington - The death toll from flooding in the US state of West Virginia rose to 24, as President Barack Obama declared a major disaster, releasing federal aid for the hardest-hit areas.

23 dead in West Virginia floods

Washington - Flooding in the US state of West Virginia killed 23 people and stranded others who had to be plucked from rooftops and rescued from fast-moving waters, state officials said."The damage is widespread and devastating.

At least three dead in Japan landslides, floods

Toukyo - At least three people have died and three are missing after landslides and floods hit a region in southern Japan that was recently battered by major earthquakes, officials said Tuesday.

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides rises to 47

Banyumas - The death toll from landslides and flooding in Indonesia rose to 47 on Monday, an official said, after hundreds of homes were engulfed by surging torrents of mud and rock.

35 dead in Indonesian floods, landslides

Banjarnegara - Flash floods and landslides in central Indonesia have killed at least 35 people and destroyed dozens of homes, an official said Sunday, as searchers scoured devastated villages for survivors.

Paris soldier statue is time-honoured flood gauge

Paris - For well over a century, the gallant soldier standing below the Alma bridge has been Parisians' favourite way of measuring the rising Seine when floodwaters strike.

Nepal seeks to drain giant glacial lake near Everest

Kathmandu - Nepali soldiers have kicked off efforts to partially drain a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, fearing possible flooding that could threaten the lives of thousands, an army official said Friday.

Louvre to evacuate artworks as Paris flood waters rise

Paris - The Louvre museum in flood-hit Paris said it would close on Friday to evacuate artworks held in its underground reserves as the River Seine began to burst its banks.

Four found dead in flash floods in France, Germany

Berlin - Four bodies were found floating in homes in France and Germany in flash floods that left water lapping at the doors of one of the Loire Valley's most famous chateaux.

Torrential downpours wreak havoc in north Europe

Paris - Torrential downpours have lashed parts of northern Europe in recent days, leaving four dead in Germany, breaching the banks of the Seine in Paris and flooding rural roads and villages.

Four dead in Germany floods

Berlin - Four people died and several more were injured in southern Germany after violent storms with torrential rains caused severe flooding, authorities said on Monday.

Sri Lankan troops search for 100 missing after landslides

Aranayaka - Sri Lankan troops were digging through tonnes of mud Thursday to search for more than 100 people reported missing after landslides buried two villages, claiming at least 24 lives.

Landslides kill nearly 50 in Rwanda

Kigali - At least 49 people were killed this weekend in landslides caused by torrential rains in rural Rwanda, the government said on Monday.

Four rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Four people were pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

Woman rescued six days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - A woman was pulled alive Thursday from the rubble of an apartment block that collapsed six days ago when heavy rains hit Nairobi, causing floods and landslides in the Kenyan capital.

Uruguay storms kill seven, displace 3,600

Nueva Helvecia - Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed seven people and driven 3,600 from their homes in recent days, authorities said.

Uruguay storms kill seven, displace 2,000: authorities

Nueva Helvecia - Storms and floods in Uruguay have killed seven people and driven 2,000 from their homes in recent days, authorities said Sunday.

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.
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The driver of this car decided it would be best to turn around and try another entrance.
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A road blocked off in Fortitude Valley, due to the deep and heavy floodwater. Danger is feared for drives as the water is rising at this time the picture was taken.
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey clean up after flooding from Hurricane Irene
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Mass Communications Organization of Thailand photo
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People wade through flooded streets in Charsadda, Pakistan
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The big ferris wheel located in Southbank, Brisbane City. The water slowly reaching up to its level.
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When the water began receding it was obvious that it had done so rearranging of items around the community.
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Figures on the humanitarian impact of the flooding could be no more than  best estimates  because it...
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Barge traffic on the Mississippi River.
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