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Flash floods in Tunisia leave five dead, two missing

Tunis - Flash flooding in Tunisia has killed at least five people while a further two are unaccounted for, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Death toll rises to 13 in Majorca floods

Madrid - The death toll from flash floods that hit Spain's holiday island of Majorca last week rose to 13 on Wednesday after the body of a missing five-year-old boy was discovered.

Death toll in French flooding hits 14

Carcassonne - At least 14 people died and one remained missing after the storms and floods that battered southwest France earlier this week, local authorities said Wednesday, updating the toll.

Terror-hit French town suffers second trauma in floods

Paris - A French town that was the scene of a jihadist shooting spree earlier this year has been swamped by floods, with one local woman known to have lost her husband in the attack and her parents in the latest disaster, officials said Tuesday.

Spanish royals visit Majorca after deadly floods

Madrid - Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited a flood-ravaged area of the holiday island of Majorca on Friday, offering encouragement to locals who lost homes and loved ones in the disaster.

Fear, indignation among tourists in Majorca after floods

Spain - Gordana Rojko was holidaying in Majorca when raging waters swept past her hotel, trapping her and her husband inside for hours, one of scores of tourists left reeling by deadly flash floods in the Spanish island.

Death toll rises to 12 in Majorca floods

Sant Llorenc Des Cardassar - Rescue workers found the bodies of a man and a woman on Thursday on Spain's holiday island of Majorca, bringing to 12 the death toll from flash floods that tore through streets and swept away cars.

Smashed cars, strewn furniture and inches of mud after Majorca floods

Spain - Mangled vehicles, wet mattresses, rubble, trees torn right out from their roots and mud everywhere: Sant Llorenc des Cardassar was in disarray Wednesday after flash floods hit the Spanish holiday island of Majorca.

Britons among 10 dead in Majorca flash floods

Sant Llorenc Des Cardassar - At least 10 people died, including two Britons, and a boy remained missing Wednesday after flash floods hit the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, tearing through village streets and sweeping away cars.

Four killed in torrential Tunisia rains

Nabeul - Flash floods in Tunisia's Cap Bon peninsula have killed at least four people, authorities said Sunday, as surging waters caused by heavy rains carried away homes, cars and chunks of road.

Ghana flooding kills 34 during heavy rains

Accra - At least 34 people have died in northern Ghana during flooding caused by heavy rains and waters spilling from a dam in neighbouring Burkina Faso, relief agency officials said Thursday.

Myanmar dam overflow displaces thousands

Bago - A major effort was under way to reach thousands of people trapped in their homes after a dam swollen by monsoon rain overflowed early Wednesday in central Myanmar, officials said.

Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon

New Delhi - More than 1,200 people have been killed across South Asia in monsoon storms so far this year, according to figures collected by AFP as India counts the rising toll from floods that have devastated southern Kerala state.

India's devastating rains match climate change forecasts

Paris - Once-a-century rains that have pounded the Indian state of Kerala and displaced 1.3 million people are in line with the predictions of climate scientists, who warn that worse is to come if global warming continues unabated.

Ignored fishermen turn saviours in India floods

Kollam - They carried their boats onto trucks to get there and braved the filthy, swirling waters before most other rescuers arrived. Now hundreds of fishermen are being hailed as the heroes of India's Kerala floods crisis.

Fake news adds to India's flood torment

Kochi - Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated $11 million to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India's fake news machine has been working overtime to fuel confusion and fear.

One million pack India flood relief camps

Chengannur - More than one million people have swarmed relief camps in India's Kerala state to escape devastating monsoon floods that have killed more than 410 people, officials said Tuesday as a huge international aid operation gathered pace.

Eight hikers die as flash flood hits Italy's Calabria

Rome - Eight hikers died when a mountain river suddenly flooded in Italy's southern Calabria region, with five people still missing, local emergency services said on Monday.

Kerala floods give way to stench and uncertainty

Aluva - The overpowering stench that fills the air in the Kerala town of Aluva is an inescapable reminder that while the filthy floodwaters may subside, the full toll of the devastating monsoon deluge will take time to emerge.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Kochi - Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala state

Kochi - Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 370

Thrissur - Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes.

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

Thrissur - Rescuers waded into submerged villages in southern India on Sunday in a desperate search for survivors cut off for days by floods that have already killed more than 350 people.

India flood death toll jumps to 357

Kochi - The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India's Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said Sunday, with losses to infrastructure pegged at some $3 billion.

Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

Kochi - A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India's Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.

Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters Kerala

Kochi - Rescuers in helicopters and boats fought through renewed torrential rain Saturday to reach stranded villages in India's Kerala state as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead.

Woman gives birth after helicopter rescue from India floods

Kochi - A heavily pregnant woman stranded by floods in the Indian state of Kerala gave birth just after being airlifted to safety, an Indian Navy spokesman said, as the military stepped up rescue operations on Saturday.

More than 320 dead in India flood crisis

Kochi - Pressure intensified Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that have killed more than 300 in the Indian state of Kerala, triggering landslides and sending torrents sweeping through villages in the region's worst inundation cris...

Flood death toll in India's Kerala jumps to 164

Kochi - The death toll from major floods in India's tourist hotspot Kerala has jumped to 164, state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Friday, issuing a fresh heavy rainfall warning for the battered region.

India flood toll hits 86 in 'extremely grave' crisis

Kochi - The official death toll from major floods in India's tourist hotspot of Kerala hit 86 on Thursday with media reporting even higher numbers amid warnings of more torrential rainfall.
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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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Old Farmington City Park where residents had to evacuate and leave cars and belongings behind. Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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This pond usually has walking areas around it.
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small SE Asian gila monster trying to escape the flood waters
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The direct route through the car park was not the best one to take on Saturday.
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey remove water damaged items after Hurricane Irene
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High tide floods Venice, Italy
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Mass Communications Organization of Thailand photo
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This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
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Family of ducks on the River Murray. Flood? What flood?
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Flooding on the streets of Norfolk, VA as a result of Hurricane Sandy
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Goose Creek Road in Farmington  Ark.  April 25  2011
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A toddler is placed in a waterproof bag before being airlifted to safety as flood waters begin to submerge a truck.
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Torrential rains battered Toronto Monday July 8, 2013, causing a number of floods on the highway system and power outages that paralyzed the subway system.
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey clean up after flooding from Hurricane Irene
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Emergency services build anti-flood barriers on June 2, 2013 in Prague.
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The flooded Danube links Budapest s iconic Chain Bridge and the Castle.
The flooded Danube links Budapest's iconic Chain Bridge and the Castle.
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