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Atmospheric rivers may increase flood risks by 80 percent

In a first-of-its-kind study, the global effects and impact of atmospheric rivers on rainfall, flooding, and droughts have been estimated for the first time. The study reveals that in some regions, the risks can be increased by as much as 80 percent.

Floods, landslides kill 26 in Vietnam

Floods and landslides caused by torrential rains have killed 26 people and left 15 missing in Vietnam's mountainous north, authorities said Monday.

18 dead, 18 missing in China flooding: media

Bejing - Flooding in China's northeast has left 18 dead and 18 missing, state media said Monday, after the latest deadly deluge to hit the country this summer.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

One dead, two missing as Taiwan battles floods

Taipei - Roads turned into rivers in northern Taiwan Friday as rain lashed the island, killing one woman and leaving two others missing.

More troops deployed as Canada braces for worse flooding

Ottawa - With heavy rains persisting and waters still rising over much of waterlogged eastern Canada, the nation's military on Sunday tripled the number of troops urgently working to evacuate thousands of residents.

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides

- The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed last weekend, officials said Tuesday.

Family tragedy sees Australia flood death toll rise

Sydney - The bodies of a "hero" mother and her two young children were pulled from a river in Australia Tuesday as the death toll rose from cyclone-fuelled floods that devastated parts of the country.

Family tragedy sees Australia flood death toll rise

Sydney - The bodies of a "hero" mother and her two young children were pulled from a river in Australia Tuesday as the death toll rose from cyclone-fuelled floods that devastated parts of the country.

Family tragedy sees Australia flood death toll rise

Sydney - The bodies of a "hero" mother and her two young children were pulled from a river in Australia Tuesday as the death toll rose from cyclone-fuelled floods that devastated parts of the country.

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Sydney - A "gut-wrenching" clean-up was in full swing Monday as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia, with fears the death toll could rise after a car was swept into a swollen river.

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Sydney - A "gut-wrenching" clean-up was in full swing Monday as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia, with fears the death toll could rise after a car was swept into a swollen river.

Big clean-up under way in flood-ravaged Australia

Sydney - A "gut-wrenching" clean-up was in full swing Monday as floodwaters receded across parts of Australia, with fears the death toll could rise after a car was swept into a swollen river.

Australia floodwaters still rising, police search for missing

Brisbane - Rising floods plagued large parts of eastern Australia Sunday as emergency workers battled to restore water and electricity in cyclone-hit areas, with the recovery efforts expected to last several months.

Australia floods still rising with two dead, four missing

Beenleigh - Flooded rivers were still rising Saturday in two Australian states with two women dead and four people missing after torrential rains in the wake of a powerful tropical cyclone.

Australia floods still rising with two dead, four missing

Beenleigh - Flooded rivers were still rising Saturday in two Australian states with two women dead and four people missing after torrential rains in the wake of a powerful tropical cyclone.

Australia evacuates flooded towns after deadly Cyclone Debbie

Brisbane - A second woman's body was found Friday and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from towns in two Australian states after torrential rain caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Australia evacuates flooded towns after deadly Cyclone Debbie

Brisbane - A second woman's body was found Friday and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from towns in two Australian states after torrential rain caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Australia evacuates flooded towns after deadly Cyclone Debbie

Brisbane - A second woman's body was found Friday and tens of thousands of people were evacuated from towns in two Australian states after torrential rain caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after cyclone

Brisbane - Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after cyclone

Brisbane - Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Flooding overwhelms Australian towns after cyclone

Brisbane - Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone.

Rain brings fresh misery to flood-hit Thai south

Bangkok - Swathes of southern Thailand remained submerged Monday as fresh rain deepened misery in the flood-stricken zone, prompting a scramble to pump water from the worst-hit areas.

12 dead as torrential rains submerge Thai south

Bangkok - Heavy rains continued to hammer Thailand's flood-ravaged south on Saturday, bringing the death toll up to 12 and leaving thousands of villages partially submerged, authorities said.

Eight dead dead as floods spark chaos in Thai south

Bangkok - Thai authorities on Friday warned of flash floods across the south as torrential rains lashed the region leaving at least eight people dead, delaying flights and disrupting holidays during peak tourist season.

Eight dead dead as floods spark chaos in Thai south

Bangkok - Thai authorities on Friday warned of flash floods across the south as torrential rains lashed the region leaving at least eight people dead, delaying flights and disrupting holidays during peak tourist season.

Eight dead dead as floods spark chaos in Thai south

Bangkok - Thai authorities on Friday warned of flash floods across the south as torrential rains lashed the region leaving at least eight people dead, delaying flights and disrupting holidays during peak tourist season.

Thousands still stranded in northeast Malaysia floods

Wilayah Persekutuan - Thousands of people remained stranded in relief centres Thursday as northeast Malaysia struggled to recover from severe flooding and residents raised fears of looting.

Christmas day traumas in Britain, Germany and Italy

As many people celebrated Christmas around the world, three parts of Europe experienced difficulties: flooding, the discovery of a World War II bomb and a broken ski lift which left people stranded mid-air.
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A school in Tongren city was left completed destroyed  with its buildings and playgrounds swallowed ...
A school in Tongren city was left completed destroyed, with its buildings and playgrounds swallowed by floodwaters.
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Lake Ontario s water level has reached record heights.
Lake Ontario's water level has reached record heights.
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Victoria station in central London during heavy rain
Victoria station in central London during heavy rain
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Chilaw Town in Sri Lanka flooded, December 19, 2012
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Rescues are continuing as more rain continues to fall.
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Giant waves breaking on shoreline
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Elephants stranded on the wall at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya
Elephants stranded on the wall at the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya
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Victims of super typhoon Bopha
Victims of super typhoon Bopha
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A police vehicle drives past emergency flood pumps near the village of Moorland in south west Englan...
A police vehicle drives past emergency flood pumps near the village of Moorland in south west England February 7, 2014
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This shows the extent of the damage to the bridge.
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Flooding in Somerset.
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Little Pine Creek Flooding.
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A couple walk their dog close to a large area of flooded land near Burrowbridge on the Somerset Levels in south west England February 4, 2014. Swathes of the mainly rural area of south west of England have been under water for over a month
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Emergency services personnel are carried by tractor at dusk through flooded land in the village of Burrowbridge in south west England February 7, 2014. Many areas of the Somerset Levels have been underwater for over a month
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