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Heavy rains kill five in Colombia, six missing

Apo - Floods caused by a particularly intense rainy season have killed at least five people and left six others missing in northwestern Colombia, authorities said Wednesday.

Search for bodies as Afghan floods kill more than 160

Carikar - Rescue workers were searching Thursday for bodies in the debris of collapsed houses after flash floods fuelled by torrential rains killed at least 162 people in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan flash floods kill over 100

Carikar - Rescue workers in Afghanistan searched Wednesday for survivors of flash floods that killed more than 100 people and destroyed hundreds of houses near Kabul, officials said.

Flash floods kill at least 46 in Afghanistan

Kabul - At least 46 people have been killed and hundreds of houses destroyed by flash floods as torrential rains lashed a city north of the Afghan capital, officials said Wednesday.

Seven dead as floods hit Greek island

Athens - A baby was among seven people who died as torrential rains and floods swept the Greek island of Evia, damaging dozens of houses and blocking roads, authorities said Sunday.

Bangladesh faces further flood crisis in monsoon-hit South Asia

Dhaka - Deadly flooding will persist in Bangladesh for the next 10 days, officials warned Tuesday, as South Asia battles torrential monsoon rains which have already pounded the region for weeks.

Chinese rivers and lakes swell perilously as summer flood season crests

Shanghai - Floods across central and eastern China have left more than 140 people dead or missing and are swelling major rivers and lakes to record-high levels, with authorities warning that the worst was yet to come.

Dozens killed as south China hit by floods and rainstorms

Bejing - Floods and mudslides in south China have uprooted hundreds of thousands of people and left dozens dead or missing, state media reported Thursday.

Extreme floods to hit US cities 'almost daily' by 2100

Paris - Coastal cities in the United States could experience "once in a lifetime" extreme flood events almost daily by the end of the century if sea levels continue to rise at current rates, new research showed on Thursday.

Climate crisis threatens 60 percent of toxic Superfund sites

Washington - Hundreds of polluted Superfund sites face an increased risk of inundation from sea-level rise, flooding exacerbated by global warming or wildfires, Congress’s watchdog warns.

Major floods will happen more often, due to climate change

So-called '100 year floods' will have far more frequently due to climate change, according to new research in relation to the U.S. These means coastal communities need to be better prepared.

12 killed as flooding paralyses Pakistan's Karachi

Karachi - At least 12 people were killed as monsoon rains lashed Pakistan's port city of Karachi, officials and charity groups confirmed Wednesday, while flooding also triggered power outages and overwhelmed the metropolis's fragile infrastructure.

Indian navy rescues hundreds stranded on train in floods

New Delhi - Indian navy helicopters and emergency service boats came to the rescue of more than 800 people stranded on a train in floods near Mumbai on Saturday.

At least 50 dead in Nepal's monsoon

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 50 people across Nepal while dozens more are missing, officials said Sunday.Northeast India has also been hit by floods with 11 deaths recorded as rivers burst their banks.

76 dead in Iran floods as Tehran weighs costs

Tehran - Floods in Iran have killed 76 people and caused more than $2.2 billion in damages in recent weeks, officials said Sunday, with warnings still in place for large swathes of the country.

'We have lost everything': Afghans describe deadly floods

Herat - Villagers in western Afghanistan began cleaning up Sunday after the worst floods in a decade swept away houses and forced many families -- already displaced by drought -- to abandon damaged homes.

Indonesia flood, landslide death toll hits 70

Jakarta - Floods and landslides that battered Indonesia's Sulawesi island have killed at least 70 people, authorities said Tuesday, as aerial footage underscored the scale of the disaster with whole villages wiped off the map.

11 dead in Italy storms as wild weather sweeps Europe

Rome - The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to 11, civil protection authorities said Tuesday, as wild weather swept parts of Europe, leaving motorists and tourists stranded.

Death toll in Italy storms rises to nine

Rome - The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to nine, civil protection authorities said Tuesday, as wild weather caused schools to close and trapped dozens of tourists in the north of the country.

Deadly storms lash Italy leaving Venice afloat

Venice - At least five people died Monday in Italy as fierce winds and rains lashed much of the country and caused waters in the canal-ringed city of Venice to reach historic high levels.

German man missing after floods rip through French campsite

Marseille - An elderly German man, who was helping supervise children at a campsite in southeast France, was missing on Thursday after being swept away by floodwaters, police said.

German missing after floods rip through French campsite

Marseille - A 70-year-old German man who was helping supervise children at a campsite in southeast France was missing on Thursday after he was swept away in his caravan by floodwaters, police said.

Op-Ed: Can AI deal with climate change AND human stupidity?

Sydney - It’s official; predicting the weather is now very difficult, thanks to climate change. The weird jet streams, heat, floods and droughts are hitting hard, and knowing what happens next is crucial.

Seine peaks as waterlogged Paris eyes clean-up

Paris - The River Seine peaked Monday at more than four metres above its normal level, heralding a lengthy mop-up job for Parisians after days of rising waters that have put the soggy city on alert.

Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higher

Paris - Paris was on alert Saturday as the swollen Seine crept higher, with forecasters expecting the flooding to peak before the weekend is out.The river reached 5.

Albania sends in military rescue as heavy rains trigger huge floods

Tirana - Thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed in Albania to rescue stranded residents after heavy rainfall triggered major flooding, and caused the death of a utility worker, officials and the power company said Sunday.

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.
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East Village in Calgary  during the Alberta floods 2013.
East Village in Calgary, during the Alberta floods 2013.
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This is a park in Greenslopes  near Brisbane City  when the water had finally started to settle down...
This is a park in Greenslopes, near Brisbane City, when the water had finally started to settle down only yesterday.
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Flooding in Somerset
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Flooded street in Beijing  China  July 21  2012
Flooded street in Beijing, China, July 21, 2012
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Asia Highway closed down because of flooding
Asia Highway closed down because of flooding
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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.
Heavy rains and flooding are affecting central-south areas of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.(Sc...
Heavy rains and flooding are affecting central-south areas of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.(Screen capture from El Tribuno, Salta)
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Aerial view of flooding in Mozambique.
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Clean up attempts in Japan after the floods.
Clean up attempts in Japan after the floods.
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The water here was well in excess of head height during flooding near to Sainsbury s supermarket  Co...
The water here was well in excess of head height during flooding near to Sainsbury's supermarket, Corey's Mill, Stevenage.
Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2  2013
Buenos Aires flooded from torrential rains on April 2, 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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