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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.

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.
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A photo of flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac in Charleston  S.C. Note the man canoeing through the ...
A photo of flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac in Charleston, S.C. Note the man canoeing through the waters
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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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Emergency services personnel help local residents as they travel in a boat along a flooded road from the village of Muchelney on the Somerset Levels, near Langport in south west England January 30, 2014
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Britain's Prince Charles speaks with members of the local community in the village of Stoke St Gregory on the Somerset Levels in south west England February 4, 2014. The prince visited flood-hit communities in the south west of England
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Flooding in Malaga city  Spain on November 17  2012.
Flooding in Malaga city, Spain on November 17, 2012.
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Fields are under more than five feet of water in Corey s Mill  close to the A1(M) Motorway
Fields are under more than five feet of water in Corey's Mill, close to the A1(M) Motorway
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Dar es Salaam city
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Clean up attempts in Japan after the floods.
Clean up attempts in Japan after the floods.
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Localised flooding. A spokesman for the Met Office said that an inch of rain fell in the south of En...
Localised flooding. A spokesman for the Met Office said that an inch of rain fell in the south of England in just 24 hours.
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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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.
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This shows the extent of the damage to the bridge.
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Little Pine Creek Flooding.
Little Pine Creek Flooding.
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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Dealing with flash flooding in Genoa, Italy
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Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2  2013
Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2, 2013
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