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HRW laments sex-for-aid trade faced by Mozambican cyclone survivors

Johanesburg - Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Mozambican authorities Thursday to prosecute perpetrators accused of sexually exploiting some of the tens of thousands of women who were affected by Cyclone Idai, in exchange for food and aid.

South Africa floods, mudslides kill 33, children missing

Durban - The death toll from floods and mudslides that crushed homes in the South African port of Durban on Tuesday has risen to 33, with reports of children missing and scores of people displaced, authorities said.

Iran Rouhani says floods revealed 'vicious' nature of US

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the United States' reaction to floods that killed dozens of people had revealed Washington's "vicious" nature.

Amid intense drought, deadly rains lash Afghanistan

Kabul - Torrential rainstorms have lashed drought-stricken Afghanistan in recent days, bringing widespread flooding that has killed at least five people and washed away homes including in the capital Kabul, officials said Tuesday.

Cyclone Idai's death toll nears 1,000 in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Harare - The death toll from Cyclone Idai, which devastated Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, is nearing 1,000, according to the latest figures released by the two governments.

Iran floods death toll reaches 70

Tehran - Floods in Iran since March have killed 70 people the head of the emergency services said on Friday according to the official IRNA News Agency.

Flooding in Paraguay's capital due to heavy rain

Asunci - More than 20,000 families across Paraguay have been affected by severe flooding from two weeks of heavy rain that caused the country's main river to burst its banks, a senior official said Wednesday as an emergency was declared in the capital.

US blames Iran for flood toll, says ready to help

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday blamed Iran for the level of devastation from major floods, and said Washington was ready to help.

Mozambique families devastated by cyclone tragedy

- Twelve people perched precariously on a branch of a mango tree, sheltering from the floodwaters of tropical Cyclone Idai which wrought devastation across southern Africa.

23 dead as Iran battles heavy rain and floods

Tehran - Iran battled torrential rain and floods across most of the country on Tuesday, warning citizens to stay vigilant after unprecedented flash flooding killed 23 people.

Death toll in 'unprecedented' Iran floods rises to 21

Tehran - The death toll from major floods swamping much of Iran has risen to 21, emergency services said Tuesday, as authorities sent safety warnings to mobile telephones across the country.

At least 19 dead in unprecedented Iran floods

Tehran - Major floods across much of Iran have left 19 people dead and more than 90 injured, blocking roads and triggering landslides with warnings of more heavy rain to come, emergency services said Monday.

At least 12 dead in Iran floods: emergency services

Tehran - At least 12 people were killed and 68 injured in floods that have swept across most Iranian provinces, the country's emergency services said Monday.

Indonesia flood death toll tops 100, dozens still missing

Sentani - The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia's Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said Wednesday.

Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89, dozens missing

Sentani - At least 89 people are known to have died after flash floods and landslides tore through Indonesia's Papua region, with the toll expected to rise further as rescuers hunt for dozens still missing, the national disaster agency said Tuesday.

Baby reunited with dad as Indonesia flood death toll hits 77

Sentani - A baby trapped under rubble after flash flooding destroyed his home in Indonesia has been reunited with his father after the disaster killed the rest of their family, officials said Monday, as the death toll hit 77.

Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia's Papua

Sentani - Flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province have killed at least 58 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees in the hunt for survivors.

At least 50 killed by flash floods in Indonesia's Papua

Jayapura - At least 50 people have been killed by flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province, an official said Sunday, as rescuers raced to find more victims of the disaster.

Twelve dead in Brazil floods

S - Floods caused by torrential rain in and around Brazil's financial hub Sao Paulo killed 12 people and hurt six others overnight, firefighters said Monday.

'Hundreds of thousands' of cattle feared dead after Australia floods

Townsville - Hundreds of thousands of cattle weakened from a severe drought are feared to have died in record-breaking floods in northeastern Australia, authorities said Friday, as they stepped up efforts to feed surviving livestock.

'Worst over': Australia begins flood clean-up

Townsville - Weary residents in Australia's flood-hit northeast returned home Wednesday to begin a massive clean-up after almost two weeks of heavy rain, as the wild weather moved south to inundate more towns.

Two dead in Australia floods as fresh warning issued

Townsville - Two bodies were discovered in Australia's flood-ravaged northeast on Tuesday as continuing heavy rain prompted authorities to warn of further flash flooding in the hours ahead.

Military steps in as Australia floods bring crocs to the streets

Cairns - Australia's military has been deployed to tackle devastating "once-in-a-century" floods that have inundated homes, schools and airports in the country's northeast, forcing hundreds to flee and bringing crocodiles onto the streets.

'Unprecedented' flooding to hit northeast Australia

Sydney - Thousands of people in northeast Australia should expect "unprecedented flooding", authorities have warned, after relentless downpours forced a dam to be fully opened on Sunday.

'Once-in-a-century' floods hit northeast Australia

Sydney - Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days.

Floods in Jordan kill 12, force tourists to flee Petra

Apo - Flash floods killed 12 people in Jordan and forced nearly 4,000 tourists to flee the famed ancient desert city of Petra, emergency services said on Saturday.

Italy mourns family of nine killed in flash flood

Rome - Thousands of people gathered Tuesday for the funerals of an extended family killed in Sicily when a flash flood engulfed their villa during devastating storms that wreaked havoc across Italy.

Jordan floods kill 20, mostly schoolkids, in 'Dead Sea tragedy'

Apo - At least 20 people, most of them schoolchildren, were killed in flash floods in Jordan, the emergency services said Friday, in what a government newspaper dubbed a "Tragedy at the Dead Sea".

Jordan flood death toll rises to 20, most of them school pupils

Apo - At least 20 people, most of them school pupils, have been killed in flash floods in Jordan, the emergency services said Friday in an updated toll.

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.
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The flooded area of Fair Grounds Park in Loveland, Colorado
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An aerial view of a flooded village in Sindh province.
An aerial view of a flooded village in Sindh province.
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A woman being helped off her car in Queensland during the flood
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U.S. Army soldier observes the scenery while he sits on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook in Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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cars parked on expressway to escape floods
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Figures on the humanitarian impact of the flooding could be no more than "best estimates" because it has not been possible to go from village to village to count the numbers affected, nor to speak to every local authority in disaster-hit areas.
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Submerged houses in southern Louisiana thanks to Hurricane Isaac
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Stranded elephants atop the "Royal Elephant Kraal wall
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Goose Creek Road in Farmington, Ark. April 25, 2011
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Mass Communications Organization of Thailand photo
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Residents in Cranford New Jersey remove water damaged items after Hurricane Irene
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Flooding on Howard Street in Elkton, Maryland
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A child and 2 adults are seen trapped in the back of their partially submerged truck.
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Damage caused by the floods.
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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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Flooding from Hurricane Irene strikes a Vermont road
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small SE Asian gila monster trying to escape the flood waters
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Crossing Brisbane River, it is evident to see the level of the water has risen, covering the beginning of the restaurants and business.
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Monday, July 8, 2013 — Toronto: Don Valley Parkway heavily flooded
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