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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.

Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon heaps misery on Asia

Yangon - Monsoon rains have claimed hundreds of lives across Asia, authorities reported Monday, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar after flash floods and landslides.

Man drowns as floods hit Russian Olympic city of Sochi

Moscow - A man drowned on Thursday when severe flooding hit the Russian resort of Sochi which hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, destroying homes and cutting off transport links.

Floods leaves 41 dead in western India

Ahmedabad - Flash flooding triggered by torrential rains has killed 41 people in India's western Gujarat state, as the annual monsoon season hits the country, a disaster management official said Thursday.

Baby among 15 killed by landslide in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Emergency workers in Indian Kashmir have recovered 15 bodies including that of a three-week-old baby after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried several houses.

Landslides bury 15 in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Landslides buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir on Monday as hundreds fled their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding around the mountainous region.

1,500 homes damaged by Cyclone Marcia in Australia

Mackay - Australian officials said Sunday all efforts were being made to help those hit by Tropical Cyclone Marcia, which smashed through Queensland state leaving 1,500 homes damaged and thousands without electricity.

Volunteers join grim search for Malawi flood victims

Blantyre - While helicopters and boats fan out across Malawi's devastated floodlands to search for the living, families and friends of the missing have begun the grim task of digging for the dead.

Malaysia flood relief helicopter crashes, four crew injured

Kuala Lumpur - A police helicopter carrying aid to displaced flood victims in northeastern Malaysia has crashed, injuring four crew members, a police official said Thursday as flood waters continued to recede.

Floods kill 21 in Malaysia, waters recede

Kuala Lumpur - At least 21 people have been killed and eight others are missing after the worst flooding in decades across Malaysia's northeast, police said Wednesday, with almost a quarter of a million people displaced.

Malaysia pledges more flood aid for stranded thousands

Pengkalan Chepa - Malaysia on Sunday pledged more funds to help over 160,000 people hit by the country's worst flooding in decades, as forecasters warned fresh rain could hamper efforts to relieve thousands left stranded by the waters.

Rescuers struggle to reach Malaysia flood victims as anger mounts

Pengkalan Chepa - Rescue teams struggled Saturday to reach inundated areas of northeast Malaysia as victims accused the government of being slow to provide assistance after the country's worst flooding in decades.

More than 3,000 evacuated as French floods toll reaches five

Paris - The worst flooding in years in southern France has claimed five lives and forced more than 3,000 people to evacuate their homes, officials said Sunday.

Mudslides kill four along Swiss-Italian border

Geneva - At least four people were killed as landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into houses and buildings on either side of the Swiss Italian border Sunday, police and media said.

Storm leaves most parts of Metro Manila submerged in floodwater

Tropical Storm Mario made landfall in Northern Luzon in the Philippines late Friday after dropping heavy rains in Metro Manila, causing widespred flooding that prompted government to suspend classes in grade schools up to college level.

Jammu Kashmir tourism to be affected by floods

Jammu Kashmir, the north Indian Himalayan state in India, will see a steep fall in its tourism prospects this year, thanks to devastating floods that have hit the state, the worst in five decades.

Six survive as bus carrying 50 plunges into gorge in India

Srinagar - Flood waters swept an overcrowded bus carrying a wedding party into a gorge on Thursday with all but six of the 50 on board feared dead in Indian Kashmir, officials said.
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Flash flooding closed cycleways and left a few inches deep in most underpasses in Hertfordshire.
Flash flooding closed cycleways and left a few inches deep in most underpasses in Hertfordshire.
Clean up attempts in Japan after the floods.
Clean up attempts in Japan after the floods.
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Ground crumbles underfoot as apocalyptic floods sweep India in 2013.
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A police vehicle drives past emergency flood pumps near the village of Moorland in south west England February 7, 2014
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Heavy flooding washed out this section of Interstate 20 near the California-Arizona border. Fortunately, the man in this pickup truck survived.
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Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, steps off a boat with the help of police as he arrives at the flood-hit village of Muchelney in Somerset, southwestern England, on February 4, 2014
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Giant waves breaking on shoreline
Flooding in Malaga city  Spain on November 17  2012.
Flooding in Malaga city, Spain on November 17, 2012.
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Flooded street in Beijing, China, July 21, 2012
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The Krasnodar region of Russia has been flooded again by torrential rains on August 22  2012.
The Krasnodar region of Russia has been flooded again by torrential rains on August 22, 2012.
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Damage from the floods in Russia.
Damage from the floods in Russia.
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A women is rescued during flooding in Athens  Greece  February 22  2013
A women is rescued during flooding in Athens, Greece, February 22, 2013
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Chilaw Town in Sri Lanka flooded, December 19, 2012
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Heavy rains and high tides caused flooding in historic Charleston, S.C.
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