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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.

Storms rip through American midwest Special

Digital Journalist Micki Hogan bunkers down as a massive storm system brings tornadoes, flooding, and wreaks havoc. Nebraska. Kansas, and Oklahoma have confirmed tornado sightings totalling more than 20 tornadoes in a single night.

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.

East Europe flooding kills three, displaces hundreds

Vaideeni - Flooding caused by torrential rains in eastern Europe has killed three people, with a further four missing, Romanian and Bulgarian authorities said Wednesday.

1,000 Romanian tourists stranded by Bulgaria flash floods

Bucharest - Around a thousand tourists from Romania have been left stranded by flash floods in Bulgaria which left 14 dead around the Black Sea resort of Varna, the Romanian government said on Saturday.

14 dead in Bulgaria flash floods as rescuers search for missing

Varna - Flash floods in Bulgaria have killed at least 14 people, including two children, with others missing after torrential rains lashed the east of the country, authorities said Friday.

Balkans flooding death toll rises to 44

Belgrade - More bodies were recovered from the Serbian town of Obrenovac Sunday as unprecedented floods swept the region, bringing the overall death toll across the Balkans to 44.

American and European weather alters because of 'new jet stream'

New research by scientists in Chicago has determined that the bitterly cold and snowy weather in the US and Canada, and the intense storms and rain across the UK and Western Europe, is being driven by a meandering jet stream, that may be here for good.

Britain faced wettest January in 100 years with rain to continue

Two weather agencies in Great Britain have reported that the country faced its wettest January since their records began more than 100 years ago.

Politician suspended for saying floods caused by gay marriage

Henley On Thames - A Politician in the United Kingdom has been suspended for stating in an interview that the recent flooding in the country was 'divine retribution for legalisation of Gay Marriage.'

Cleaning up after the floods

Flooding was in the news earlier this month, and it still is, but some people are even unhappier with the response than they were with the deluge.

The UK Floods — Old and new

Whether it is global warming or something else, floods have been a reality for people living in some areas of the UK, and for longer than you'd think.

Haiyan aftermath: Preparedness key to disaster risk reduction

Cebu - Community preparedness proves to be the key to prevent loss of life and property in times of natural calamities such as typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and other natural occurrences of extreme force and proportion.

Filipinos praise international media for Typhoon Haiyan report

Many Filipinos are praising international media for its comprehensive coverage of the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl) and for bringing the flight of typhoon victims to the global community.

Australia tops donor countries for Super Typhoon Haiyan victims

Australia tops the list of donor countries for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, a deadly super typhoon that hit central Philippines last weekend, killing more than 3,000 people and destroying homes and vital infrastructure along its path.

Typhoon Haiyan's first landfall destroys entire fishing town

Guiuan - The first in a series of landfalls of super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl) took its toll on the fishing town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar in central Philippines, turning the historic town into a pile of rubble with very few structures left standing.

CNN's coverage of Haiyan's aftermath triggers massive foreign aid

Tacloban - The comprehensive and continuing news coverage by CNN International of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl) has triggered immediate delivery of relief goods to the victims of the deadly typhoon from local and international donors.
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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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Flooding in Somerset.
Flooding in Somerset.
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Russia is devastated by floods.
Russia is devastated by floods.
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Floods in India
Damage from the floods in Russia.
Damage from the floods in Russia.
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Flooding in Malaga city  Spain on November 17  2012.
Flooding in Malaga city, Spain on November 17, 2012.
Flood street in Manila caused by Typhoon Mario
Flood street in Manila caused by Typhoon Mario
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Clean up attempts in Japan after the floods.
Clean up attempts in Japan after the floods.
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West Somerset and Mendip were the worst affected areas in the region  where 23mm of rain fell in six...
West Somerset and Mendip were the worst affected areas in the region, where 23mm of rain fell in six hours.
A home in the neighbourhood of Elbow Park following heavy flooding in Calgary  Alberta.
A home in the neighbourhood of Elbow Park following heavy flooding in Calgary, Alberta.
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Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2  2013
Torrential rains have flooded Buenos Aires in Argentina - April 2, 2013
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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Giant waves breaking on shoreline
Dealing with flash flooding in Genoa  Italy
Dealing with flash flooding in Genoa, Italy
Chilaw Town in Sri Lanka flooded  December 19  2012
Chilaw Town in Sri Lanka flooded, December 19, 2012