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Heavy rain triggers floods in northern Italy

Italy - Torrential downpours caused flooding in parts of northwest Italy on Thursday, with the rains expected to continue until the weekend.

French mayor charged with manslaughter over deadly 2014 flood

B - The mayor of a southern French town has been charged with involuntary homicide over the 2014 deaths of four people in a campsite located inside a flood zone, court sources said Thursday.

50 years on, Florence recalls its 'Angels of the Mud'

Florence - Fifty years after the river Arno burst its banks with devastating consequences, Florence will this week remember the Angels of the Mud who came to save the Italian city's artistic treasures.

Political concerns stopping N Korea flood aid: Red Cross

Bejing - Political concerns over the North Korean regime are stopping vital relief aid from reaching the victims of a major flood there, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said Saturday.

5 dead as storm pounds hurricane-stricken Haiti

Les Cayes - Five people were killed and one person was missing as torrential rains sparked flooding in Haiti, as the country still reels from devastating Hurricane Matthew, the Civil Protection Agency said Friday.

Agencies warn of fresh disaster as winter looms in flood-hit N. Korea

Seoul - Humanitarian agencies are warning of a "second disaster" in flood-hit North Korea with tens of thousands -- many of them children -- still homeless as the region's bitter winter approaches.

After Hurricane Matthew, Haitians seek family at any cost

L - A minivan plowed into a river-swamped road under the anxious gaze of bystanders keeping their distance.It was just one instance in which Haitians braved danger to try to reunite with their families after Hurricane Matthew.

S. Korea rules out flood aid to N. Korea

Seoul - South Korea Friday ruled out giving aid to flood-hit North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un would claim credit for any assistance following what Pyongyang calls the "worst disaster" since World War II.

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods: official

Jakarta - The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said on Thursday, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing.

Red Cross seeks $15.5 mn to help flood-hit N. Korea

Seoul - The Red Cross appealed Wednesday for $15.5 million in emergency funding to help flood-ravaged North Koreans, warning of a "secondary disaster" in the impoverished country unless urgent assistance is provided.

N. Korea says floods 'worst disaster' since WWII

Seoul - Floods in North Korea that have left hundreds dead or missing are the "worst disaster" to hit the country since World War II, state media said on Wednesday.

N. Korea floods 'major, complex disaster': Red Cross

Republic Of Korea - North Korea is experiencing a "major and complex disaster" the Red Cross has warned, after floods killed scores of people and left tens of thousands in need of urgent help.

N. Korea says floods damaged tens of thousands of buildings

Seoul - Floods have damaged tens of thousands of buildings in northeastern North Korea after the worst downpour there for decades, state media said Sunday, urging all soldiers and civilians to join a drive to help victims.

Floods kill 60, displace 44,000 in N. Korea: UN

Seoul - Flooding following heavy rain has killed 60 people and left over 44,000 homeless in North Korea, the United Nations said Tuesday, after the country reported that a northeastern river suffered its worst-ever flood.

Floods, landslides wreak havoc on Mexico's Acapulco resort

Acapulco - Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression have damaged or affected some 70 homes and schools and trapped around 200 people in the Mexican resort town of Acapulco, authorities said Sunday.

Obama defends Louisiana flood response

Baton Rouge - After a much-criticized delay, President Barack Obama visited flood-stricken Louisiana Tuesday, defending his administration's response and urging citizens to pitch in and help ravaged communities.

Underfire Obama heads to flood-hit Louisiana

Washington - Fresh from a two-week vacation, President Barack Obama visits flood-hit Louisiana on Tuesday, hoping to offer support to devastated communities and silence his critics.

Aid workers struggle to help floods homeless in Sudan

Kasala - Aid workers are struggling to get hundreds of tonnes of aid to people made homeless by widespread flooding in Sudan after torrential rains severed a highway and other roads.

Flood-hit elephant that travelled 1700km dies in Bangladesh

Dhaka - An elephant thought to have travelled at least 1,700 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods died on Tuesday despite last-ditch efforts to save him.

Five dead, tens of thousands flee Philippine floods

Manila - Five people have been killed in the Philippines and tens of thousands have fled from floods caused by days of unrelenting rain, rescuers said Sunday.

Sudan issues flood warning as Nile rises

Khartoum - Sudanese authorities on Wednesday warned people living near the banks of the Nile to be wary of flooding, after two weeks of heavy rainfall killed dozens across the country.

Crowds hamper effort to save flood-stranded elephant in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Huge crowds of villagers following a wild elephant stranded in Bangladesh for more than a month by floods are hampering efforts to rescue it, forest officials said Saturday.

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant

Dhaka - Bangladesh and India are mounting a major rescue effort for a wild elephant struggling to survive after it was separated from its herd by floods and then washed across the border.

Monsoon-triggered floods kill more than 50 in India

Guwahati - Floods triggered by days of torrential monsoon rains have claimed more than 50 lives in eastern India this week, the country's home minister and reports said Saturday, with millions of people affected by surging waters.

Flood kills 26 wedding guests in Pakistan

Peshawar - At least 26 people, mostly children, were killed Saturday when a vehicle carrying wedding guests was washed off a mountainous road by floods and flung into a gorge, officials said.The dead included 18 children and six women.

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.
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Damage caused by the floods.
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