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Fresh flood alert in southern India as monsoon death toll hits 244

New Delhi - India issued a fresh flood alert Wednesday for parts of the southern state of Kerala, as the nationwide death toll from the annual monsoon deluge rose to at least 244.

India flood toll jumps to 144 as roads, highways cut off

New Delhi - Indian authorities on Sunday mounted major rescue and relief efforts as the death toll from monsoon floods which cut off roads in the country's south and west rose to at least 144.

India monsoon floods kill at least 100

New Delhi - Floods have killed at least 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands across much of India with the southern state of Kerala worst hit, authorities said Saturday.

Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes

Ukhrul - Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said Thursday, as monsoon rains pummel the nation.

Crocodiles hunt in flooded Indian city

Vadodara - Crocodiles hunted dogs in the flooded streets of the Indian city of Vadodara after it was battered by nearly 50 centimetres (20 inches) of rain in 24 hours leaving five people dead, police said Friday.

Bangladesh flood death toll surpasses 100

Dhaka - The death toll from monsoon storms in Bangladesh rose above 100 Friday with flood levels still rising in many parts of the country, officials said.

Rare rhinos among more than 200 animals killed by India floods

Guwahati - Devastating floods have killed more than 200 wild animals -- including 17 threatened one-horned rhinos -- in one of India's best-known national parks, officials said Wednesday.

Monsoon toll tops 650 as rains unleash flood fury in South Asia

New Delhi - Severe floods and lightning have claimed the lives of more than 650 people across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, officials said Monday as the annual monsoon took its toll on the rainfed region.

'My entire world was gone': floods devastate northern Pakistan

Once a small cluster of houses stood along a gentle stream in Pakistani Kashmir. Now only jagged rocks and a few damaged homes remain after torrential rains wreaked havoc on the picturesque mountain village in the Laswa Valley.

Tiger, rhinos flee to higher ground in India's flood-hit Assam

Guwahati - A tiger escaped from a wildlife park in India's flood-ravaged Assam and stretched out on a shophouse bed Thursday, startling residents and shining a spotlight on the plight of animals caught up in the deluge.

'Nobody cares about us': Hunger and despair for India flood victims

Muzaffarpur - Chest-deep in brown, flowing monsoon water and holding bags of clothes and utensils above their heads, residents in the Indian state of Bihar are hungry and despairing."When many of us poor people drown, then the politicians suddenly take notice...

Fears of worsening floods as monsoon rains pound South Asia

New Delhi - Children have been swept away by floodwaters and others killed in landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains across south Asia as the death toll passed 250 Wednesday, with authorities bracing for worse weather in some regions.

Monsoon rains wreak flood havoc across South Asia

New Delhi - Survivors scrambled for higher ground as torrential monsoon rains swept away homes and triggered landslides across South Asia Tuesday, with millions of people affected and at least 180 dead, officials said.

Fourteen killed in building collapse as monsoon batters South Asia

New Delhi - Fourteen people were killed when a building collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rains which have left more than 130 dead across South Asia, officials said Monday.

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.
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