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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.

Catastrophic floods bring down Bosnia ethnic barriers

Zepce - When Ibro Begic decided to tackle the hazardous mountain road to reach those stricken by record floods near his Bosnian town, he was also challenging deep ethnic divisions left over from the brutal conflict of the 1990s.

Disease warning in deluged, mourning Balkans

Belgrade - Officials in the Balkans warned Tuesday of the risk of epidemics as the death toll from the worst floods in over a century hit 49 and water levels in Serbia inched ever higher.

Balkans floods trigger Bosnia's worst exodus since war

Lokvine - Bosnia said Monday it was witnessing "the biggest exodus" since the 1990s war after the worst floods in a century inundated huge swathes of the Balkans, killing at least 47 people.

At least 30 dead in massive flooding in Bosnia, Serbia

Belgrade - The heaviest rains in mor than a century have sparked floods across Bosnia and Serbia, claiming at least 30 lives and leading to the evacuation so far of more than 16,000 from flooded villages, officials said.

Four dead as 'catastrophic' floods hit Bosnia and Serbia

Sarajevo - Four people in Bosnia have died in flooding from the heaviest rainfall to hit the Balkans in over a century, officials said Friday, in what Serbia's premier has called a "horrible natural catastrophe".

Three dead as 'catastrophic' floods hit Bosnia and Serbia

Sarajevo - Flooding from the heaviest rainfall in over a century in the Balkans claimed three lives in Bosnia, officials said Friday, in what Serbia's premier called a "horrible natural catastrophe".

Floods kill three in 'worst natural catastrophe' to hit Serbia

Belgrade - Three people have drowned in Serbia and more than 3,000 evacuated following flooding caused by torrential rain that prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency, officials said Thursday.

Insurance company sues Chicago for inadequate flood protection Special

Chicago - It seems that at least part of corporate America is learning to use climate change to its advantage. In terms of liability, insurance companies have begun to embrace the reality of climate change and the fact that it has been going on for decades.

Flash floods kill more than 80 in north Afghanistan

Balkh - Flash floods in northern Afghanistan after two days of torrential rain have killed more than 80 people, officials said Friday, with scores more missing as helicopters searched for stranded villagers.

Disease threatens flood-hit Solomons

Honiara - The flood-ravaged Solomon Islands was facing a new threat Monday as the first signs of disease emerged in camps sheltering thousands of displaced residents in the capital Honiara, aid workers said.

Death toll in Solomons flooding rises to nine

Honiara - The confirmed death toll from flash floods in the Solomon Islands rose to nine Saturday and was expected to continue climbing, authorities said, as reports emerged of children swept away in swollen rivers.
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Flooding in Queensland has caused only treetops to be visible in many areas.
Flooding in Queensland has caused only treetops to be visible in many areas.
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homes of elephant handlers (mahouts) flooded at Elephant Stay Program in Ayutthaya
homes of elephant handlers (mahouts) flooded at Elephant Stay Program in Ayutthaya
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This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
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hese large trucks were simply smashed and tipped over demonstrating the force of the flood waters and the debris, in Mindanao, Phillippines, after a severe flooding crisis
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Mississippi River flooding in Memphis  TN.
Mississippi River flooding in Memphis, TN.
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey clean up after flooding from Hurricane Irene
Residents in Cranford New Jersey clean up after flooding from Hurricane Irene
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A woman being helped off her car in Queensland during the flood
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latest flood fashion
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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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small SE Asian gila monster trying to escape the flood waters
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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High tide floods St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy
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Old Farmington City Park where residents had to evacuate and leave cars and belongings behind.  Farm...
Old Farmington City Park where residents had to evacuate and leave cars and belongings behind. Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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A destroyed road in Vermont  due to Hurricane Irene
A destroyed road in Vermont, due to Hurricane Irene
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Family of ducks on the River Murray. Flood? What flood?
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Couple viewing flood damage in England
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Coast Guard cutter along the lower Mississippi River.
Coast Guard cutter along the lower Mississippi River.
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Driving along a slightly flooded road after dark.
Driving along a slightly flooded road after dark.
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Some people can't resist a barricaded road if the waters not too high.
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