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Iran floods kill at least three: reports

Tehran - Flooding in southern Iran has killed at least three people and left hundreds of villages cut off following days of heavy rainfall, official media reported on Tuesday.

Flood-hit Jakarta residents sue over deadly disaster

Jakarta - Jakarta's governor has been hit with a lawsuit filed by residents of the sprawling city after torrential rain sparked floods and landslides that killed dozens and left thousands homeless, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Thousands in shelters as Indonesia flood death toll hits 60

Jakarta - Indonesian rescue teams flew helicopters stuffed with food to remote flood-hit communities on Saturday as the death toll from the disaster jumped to 60 and fears grew about the possibility of more torrential rain.

Indonesia flood rescuers hunt for missing after 43 killed

Jakarta - Indonesian rescuers mounted a desperate search on Friday for those missing after torrential rains unleashed flash floods and landslides, killing at least 43 people across the Jakarta region as authorities raced to prevent disease outbreaks.

Indonesia flood rescuers hunt for missing after 43 killed

Jakarta - Indonesian rescuers mounted a desperate search Friday for those missing after flash floods and landslides sparked by torrential rains killed at least 43 people across the Jakarta region, leaving whole districts under water and thousands homeless.

Indonesia floods leave nearly 30 dead, several missing

Jakarta - Indonesia's disaster agency warned Thursday of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that killed at least 29 and left vast swaths of the megalopolis underwater.

Nine dead after Indonesian capital hit by New Year flooding

Jakarta - Nine people died after Indonesia's capital was hit by its deadliest flooding in years, authorities said Wednesday, as torrential rains on New Year's Eve left vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged.

After drought, floods compound Somalia's year of climate misery

Beledweyne - As Somalia withered from drought early this year, and her goats dropped dead from thirst, Maka Abdi Ali begged for rain. When the skies finally opened, nature was unmerciful.

Three French flood rescuers killed in helicopter crash

Paris - Three emergency workers were killed in a helicopter crash near Marseille while on a rescue mission in flood-hit southern France, the interior ministry said Monday.

Three French flood rescuers killed in helicopter crash

Marseille - Three emergency workers were killed in a helicopter crash near Marseille while on a rescue mission in southern France where floods left at least another three dead, officials said Monday.

One week on, death toll rises to 4 from Spain flash flooding

Barcelona - Rescuers on Tuesday found the body of a man swept away last week by flash floods in Catalonia, purportedly while inside a mobile home, raising to four the number of people who died when storms lashed northeastern Spain.

Niger floods force 23,000 from their homes

Niamey - Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23,000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said Saturday, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence.

Thailand's northeast inundated after tropical storm

Bangkok - Floods in northeastern Thailand have submerged homes, roads and bridges, leaving more than 23,000 people in evacuation shelters as anger grows over the government's "slow" emergency response.

Seven dead after 'out of nowhere' flood in Kenya

Nairobi - A tourist who lost his wife and four other family members in a flash flood in Kenya told AFP Monday the wall of water surged "out of nowhere" as they hiked to a popular gorge.

Toll in Japan rains hit 3, some evacuation orders lifted

Apo - The death toll from heavy rains in Japan rose to three on Thursday, as authorities urged local authorities to stay on alert despite the lifting of some evacuation orders.

Scores missing after SW China hit by mudslides

Bejing - Nine people have died and 35 are still missing after a series of mudslides in an autonomous region of China's southwestern Sichuan province, local authorities said Thursday.

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.
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