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Chile's Bachelet visits flood-hit north after 25 killed

Santiago - Chile's President Michelle Bachelet visited the flood-hit north of the country where at least 25 people died and 125 others are still missing, vowing to "rebuild" the stricken region.

Chile's Bachelet visits flood-hit north after 25 killed

Santiago - Chile's President Michelle Bachelet visited the flood-hit north of the country where at least 25 people died this week, vowing to "rebuild" the stricken region.

Four relief workers killed in Chile helicopter crash

Santiago - A helicopter taking part in the emergency relief effort in flood-hit northern Chile has crashed, killing all four people on board, the air force said Thursday.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 24, 69 missing

Santiago - The death toll from floods devastating northern Chile has risen by one to at least 24, officials said Wednesday, as President Michelle Bachelet cancelled a trip to a regional summit to cope with the crisis.

Death toll in Chile floods still likely to rise: official

Santiago - The death toll from floods that devastated northern Chile will likely continue to rise, an official said Wednesday, as President Michelle Bachelet cancelled her trip to the Summit of the Americas to deal with the crisis.

Death toll in Chile floods rises to 17

Santiago - At least 17 people were killed in flash floods that hit a normally arid region of northern Chile last week, and about the same number remain missing, authorities said Monday.

'Another tragedy': Rescued Chile miner loses home in floods

Santiago - One of the Chilean miners who captured worldwide attention in 2010 after spending more than two months in a collapsed mine has lost everything after torrential rains struck northern Chile.

Chilean president describes 'bleak' scene in flood-hit north

Santiago - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet pointed to a "bleak" situation in the country's flood-hit north Saturday, after deadly rains swept through the normally arid area last week.

Flooding in Chilean desert region kills seven

Copiap - Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile killed seven people and left 19 missing, officials said Thursday, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army.

Chile sends army to flood-hit region

Copiap - Chile rushed in the army and urged people to flee Wednesday after heavy rains flooded towns across the northern region of Atacama, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency.

Rare flooding threatens Australian desert town Alice Springs

Alice Springs - The desert town of Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory is expecting record rains, putting suburbs at risk of flooding.

Tropical storm leaves 54 dead as it exits Philippines

Manila - Tropical storm Jiangmi exited the Philippines Thursday, leaving at least 54 dead and 13 missing from floods and landslides as officials admitted that more extensive warnings could have saved more lives.

Philippine storm death toll jumps to 30

Manila - At least 30 people were killed in landslides and flash floods as tropical storm Jangmi slowly crossed the southern and central Philippines, dumping heavy rain for a second day on Tuesday, officials said.

Sri Lanka floods, mudslides kill 14

Colombo - Floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 14 people in Sri Lanka and driven 80,000 from their homes, police and officials said Friday, as the country marked the 10th anniversary of the tsunami.

PM under fire as 118,000 flee worst Malaysia floods in decades

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's worst flooding in decades forced some 118,000 people to flee as premier Najib Razak came under fire after photos showed him golfing with US President Barack Obama during the storms.

Heavy flooding brings chaos to Sao Paulo

- Brazilian megalopolis Sao Paulo saw violent storms and heavy rains Wednesday, causing flooding and traffic chaos as authorities announced a state of alert in some parts of the city.

Four dead, three missing in French floods

Paris - Four people died and several were missing after violent storms triggered flash flooding, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs in southeastern France, authorities said Friday.

One dead, three missing in French floods

Paris - A woman died on Thursday and three other people were missing after a heavy storm triggered flash flooding in southeastern France, the government said.

Morocco flash floods kill at least 32

Rabat - The death toll from three days of what residents described as the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades has climbed to at least 32, authorities said on Monday.

Black weekend as storms lash Italy, Switzerland, France

Geneva - At least four people were killed as landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into buildings on either side of the Swiss-Italian border on Sunday, a day after floods in southern France killed five people.

Six dead in French storms

- Storms in southern France have left six dead, authorities said Saturday, including a mother and her two small sons after their car was swept away in flooding.

Floods kill at least 55 in northeast India

Guwahati - At least 55 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in flash floods and mudslides in India's northeast after days of heavy rain, local authorities said Wednesday.

Body of missing deputy swept away by flood waters recovered

Austin - Rescue crews frantically searched for a missing Texas Sheriff's deputy after her patrol car was swept away by rushing flood waters early Thursday morning.

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.
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