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Flash floods kill 43 in northern Pakistan: officials

Peshawar - Overnight flash floods killed at least 43 people in northern Pakistan, the majority in a remote village that did not receive an evacuation warning before the waters hit washing away most of the settlement, officials said Sunday.

France floods ease as River Seine starts to recede

Paris - The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris began to recede Saturday after reaching its highest level in three decades, easing fears after floods sent the Louvre and other riverside museums scrambling to protect their treasures. From a peak of 6.

Paris holiday landmarks blighted by floods

Paris - The trappings of a dream Paris holiday -- a visit to the Louvre, cruising the Seine under the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower -- have been drowned under torrential rainfall this week.

Paris museums close doors as Seine peaks

Paris - Paris' Louvre and Orsay museums shut on Friday to remove art treasures from their basements as the swollen River Seine neared its highest level in three decades.

Paris museums shut as swollen Seine reaches peak

Paris - Paris' world-famous Louvre and Musee d'Orsay museums shut on Friday to rush valuable artworks out of their basements, as the rain-swollen River Seine reached its highest level in three decades.

Paris museums on alert as flood chaos hits France, Germany

Paris - Floods in Germany and France have killed at least 10 people and forced thousands from their homes, officials said Thursday as Paris' Louvre museum announced it would move treasures out of reach of the swollen Seine.

Flood-hit Sri Lanka pulls more bodies from landslides

Colombo - Sri Lankan soldiers pulled more bodies from landslides and distributed food and water to hundreds of thousands of residents camped in shelters on Sunday after major floods hit the island.

Foreign aid reaches flooded Sri Lankan capital, 71 dead

Colombo - Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka Saturday, bringing help to half a million people forced out of their homes by rains and landslides that have killed at least 71 in a week of extreme weather wreaking havoc in South Asia.

500,000 flee homes as Sri Lanka flood misery worsens

Colombo - Desperate Sri Lankans clambered onto rubber dinghies and makeshift rafts Friday to escape monster floods in the capital Colombo as officials said half a million people had fled their homes across the island.

Sri Lankan troops search for 100 missing after landslides

Aranayaka - Sri Lankan troops were digging through tonnes of mud Thursday to search for more than 100 people reported missing after landslides buried two villages, claiming at least 24 lives.

Sri Lankan troops search for 100 missing after landslides

Aranayaka - Sri Lankan troops were digging through tonnes of mud Thursday to search for more than 100 people reported missing after landslides buried two villages, claiming at least 24 lives.

Sri Lankan troops search for 100 missing after landslides

Aranayaka - Sri Lankan troops were digging through tonnes of mud Thursday to search for more than 100 people reported missing after landslides buried two villages, claiming at least 24 lives.

Baby girl rescued four days after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - Kenyan rescuers pulled a seven-month-old baby alive from the rubble of a six-storey building on Tuesday, four days after the block collapsed during heavy rains killing at least 23 people.

Kenya building collapse toll rises to 21

Nairobi - The death toll in the collapse of a six-storey building in Nairobi rose to 21 on Monday after four more bodies were pulled from the rubble of the residential structure that gave way during weekend storms.

Kenya death toll after building collapse reaches 16

Nairobi - At least 16 people were killed when a six-storey residential building due for demolition collapsed in Nairobi in torrential weekend storms, local authorities said Sunday.

Building collapse, floods kill 19 in Kenyan capital

Nairobi - At least 12 people died when a building collapsed in Nairobi, officials said Saturday, as rescuers scrambled to find more survivors after torrential storms which killed another seven people.

South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations

Buenos Aires - Severe storms and flooding across South America's "southern cone" have killed at least 12 people and forced thousands to evacuate, with more bad weather on the way.

Texas floods 'kill at least five'

Washington - Flooding in and around the US city of Houston has killed at least five people and prompted mass rescues, reports said.

Pakistan rescuers race to reach thousands stranded by rains

Peshawar - Rescuers were battling Monday to reach thousands of people stranded by floods and landslides in Pakistan's northwest and parts of Kashmir, officials said, as the death toll rose to 55.

One dead in Portugal floods as cyclist swept away

Lisbon - A cyclist died in floods in northern Portugal after being swept away by a river, emergency services said on Sunday, as storms battered the country.

Body recovered from river as UK reels from storms

London - The body of a kayaker who went missing during Storm Frank was recovered from a river on Thursday as Britain's battle with localised flooding stretched into the New Year.

Santa absent this year in typhoon-hit Philippines

San Jose - Wading through knee-deep floods, 12-year-old Joana Yambao pushes her infant sister in a black wash basin along the surface of the filthy water in a typhoon-hit Philippine village where residents have little to celebrate this Christmas.

India floods leave 18 hospital patients dead

Chennai - Eighteen hospital patients died overnight in flood-hit Tamil Nadu, Indian health authorities said Friday, with local media reporting their ventilators stopped working when the power failed.

Heaviest rains in a century have flooded this city of 4.5 million

Chennai - Chennai, the capital city of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, witnessed a record-breaking 374 mm of rainfall in 24 hours on December 2.

India deploys troops in south as floods kill dozens

Chennai - India has deployed the army and air force to rescue flood-hit residents in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, where at least 71 people have died in around a week of torrential rains.

Flash floods kill 40 people in N. Korea: Red Cross

Seoul - Flash floods caused by heavy rain killed 40 people in North Korea's northeastern border area over the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday.

Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affected

Yangon - The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media reported Monday, with nearly one million people affected as fears intensify for the country's crucial rice bowl region.

Myanmar villagers fight floods with just sand bags and hope

Myanmar's president called Thursday for the evacuation of low-lying areas as the Irrawaddy river threatened to breach embankments, leaving villagers with just sand bags to hold back churning waters that have hit much of the country.

Desperation in flood-hit Myanmar as death toll climbs

Yangon - Tens of thousands of people huddled Wednesday in monasteries and other makeshift evacuation centres in remote areas of Myanmar cut off by deadly floods, as rescuers struggled to deliver desperately needed aid.

Myanmar admits 'weak' flood response as monsoon misery spreads

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar's government on Tuesday admitted its "weak" response to massive floods had hampered evacuation efforts, as rain-battered Asian nations counted the rising cost of this year's monsoon.
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Flooded street in Beijing  China  July 21  2012
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