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Mass burials begin for 300 Sierra Leone flood victims

Freetown - Sierra Leone buried at least 300 victims of devastating floods on Thursday, as fears grew of more mudslides and accusations of government "inaction" over deforestation and poor urban planning mounted.

Two Bangladeshis die taking flood selfies as crisis worsens

Dhaka - Two Bangladeshi teenagers have died taking selfies in raging floodwaters, officials said Thursday, as the death toll from fresh monsoon downpours reached 56 with nearly five million affected.

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

Freetown - Sierra Leone began a weeklong period of national mourning on Wednesday as it emerged that 105 children were killed by the mudslides and torrential flooding that have left 600 people still missing in Freetown, in one of the worst natural disasters to hi...

At least 221 dead in India, Bangladesh, Nepal floods

Dhading - At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million have been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing.

Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods

Freetown - Sierra Leone's president issued a desperate appeal for help, a day after flooding ravaged the country's capital, killing more than 300 people and leaving hundreds more missing.

312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital

Freetown - At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones.

Floods kill 175 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Kathmandu - At least 175 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.

Thousands uprooted as floods kill 143 in India, Nepal

Kathmandu - At least 143 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal and India, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear.

At least 94 dead in monsoon disasters in Nepal and India

Kathmandu - Monsoon floods and landslides have killed at least 94 people across Nepal and India but officials fear that figure could rise sharply as rescuers search for dozens believed lost under mud and in submerged villages.

Global warming alters timing of floods in Europe: study

Washington - Global warming is altering the timing of floods in Europe, making some rivers swell early and others later than usual, a phenomenon that impacts farming and daily life across the region, researchers said Thursday.

Flood-hit New Zealand braces for more rain

Wellington - Flood-hit regions of New Zealand were warned to expect more wild weather Sunday after a deluge forced evacuations and emergency declarations in parts of South Island.

Heavy rainfall hits Istanbul causing transport chaos

Istanbul - Heavy rainfall hit Istanbul on Tuesday, flooding streets and causing disruption to public transport, officials and AFP correspondents said.

Japan floods death toll rises to 15

Toukyo - The death toll from heavy rains and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 15, a government official said Saturday, as rescuers continued work to evacuate isolated survivors.

Rescuers scramble to find missing after Japan floods

Rescuers in Japan were Friday scrambling to find more than 20 people missing after huge floods swept across the country's south this week, killing at least seven and leaving a trail of destruction.

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, two dead, 20 missing

Hakata - At least two people have been killed and about 20 others are missing in huge floods that are surging through southern Japan, with hundreds of thousands of people ordered or urged to flee.

Huge floods sweep southern Japan, at least 15 missing

Hakata - At least 15 people are missing after huge floods swept away houses in southern Japan, tearing up roads as they surged through villages, with authorities warning hundreds of thousands of people to flee.

Sri Lanka tightens building laws as monsoon rain toll tops 200

Colombo - Sri Lanka pledged Wednesday to tighten construction laws as the toll from heavy rains rose to 203, saying many landslide victims would have survived had their homes not been built on slopes.

50,000 displaced in deadly Brazil floods: authorities

S - Floods and landslides in northeastern Brazil have killed six people and driven 50,000 people from their homes, authorities said Tuesday.Heavy rain swelled rivers, causing mud slides, felling trees and harming water supplies, they said.

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

Colombo - Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water.

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

Colombo - Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water.

Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply

Colombo - Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water.

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Kalutara - Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Kalutara - Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of troops as flood toll climbs to 169

Kalutara - Thousands of Sri Lankan troops battled Monday to get relief supplies to nearly half a million people displaced by the island's worst flooding in well over a decade, which has killed 169 people.

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed food and water Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island's worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151.

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed food and water Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island's worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151.

Sri Lanka steps up relief as monsoon toll exceeds 150

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed food and water Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced by the island's worst flooding for more than a decade, as the death toll climbed to 151.

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.

Sri Lanka rushes aid to flood victims, death toll hits 146

Colombo - Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade, as authorities upgraded the death toll to 146.
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