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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.

Philippines President Aquino declares national state of calamity

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has placed the nation under a state of calamity after super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl) flattened a wide area in central Philippines, killing over 1,000 people and destroying many homes and vital infrastructure.

CNN live coverage of monster typhoon Haiyan's aftermath hailed

The continuing live TV coverage by CNN International of super typhoon Haiyan's aftermath in central Philippines has been hailed by many Filipinos particularly the families of typhoon victims who are still isolated from the rest of the country.

Typhoon Haiyan death toll in Philippines likely to exceed 1,000

The death toll in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Phl.) that battered central Philippines on Friday could reach over 1,000, an official of the Philippine National Red Cross said.

Super Typhoon Haiyan exits, leaves trail of devastation in Phl

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon "Yolanda," has weakened while traversing the West Philippine Sea heading towards Vietnam and still packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph.

Phl 'netizens' turn to prayers as super typhoon makes landfall

Netizens in the Philippines have turned to social media to share their prayers with close family members, friends and everyone who believe in the power of the almighty to divert the approaching super typhoon and spare the country of another major calamity

Super typhoon may hit Philippines in 48 hours

A strong typhoon with an estimated wind speed of over 240 kilometers per hour is forecast to hit the Philippines in 48 hours according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Colorado: More rain this weekend, woman may be fifth fatality

Relentless torrential rain pounded Colorado for five days in a row. Farming communities along the South Platte River were requested to evacuate ahead of the incoming floods, which may have claimed another life, Reuters reports.

Global flood damage set to reach $1 trillion by 2015

Flood damages for the world's 136 largest coastal cities could cost $1 trillion annually by 2050 if protective measures are not put into place.

Flood: Parts of downtown Calgary will be without power for months

Calgary - On Sunday, approximately 65,000 Calgarians were allowed to go home after being evacuated due to the worst flood in Calgary’s history. But the evacuation still stands for 10,000 people. The clean up continues downtown and in affected Alberta communities.

Raging rivers and streams force evacuations in southern Alberta

Calgary - Raging rivers and streams from heavy consistent rain falling for days has forced evacuations in Calgary and numerous communities in southern Alberta. The current floods of 2013 are far worse than in 2005 when Calgary was hit with days of heavy rain.

Cape of Storms: Western Cape, S. Africa hit by storms, hail, snow

Cape Town - Bitter cold conditions, heavy rains and hail have wreaked havoc in Cape Town, South Africa, with a new cold front set to arrive on Monday. The mountains close by have seen heavy snowfall.

Buenos Aires under water from torrential rains — Updated

Buenos Aires - A combination of torrential rains and violent winds have inundated Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. At least five people have died. Later reports say up to 40 people dead.

Sicilian city of Catania hit by torrential rains and flooding

Catania - Catania in Sicily, Italy has been inundated by torrential rains on Friday, flooding the streets and causing traffic chaos.

Athens, Greece flooded after torrential rainfall and thunderstorm

Athens - As if Athens hasn't got enough problems, the city was hit by torrential rains today and flooding has caused traffic jams, disruption to train and tram services and affected homes and businesses.
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Flooded street in Beijing  China  July 21  2012
Flooded street in Beijing, China, July 21, 2012
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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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Flooding in Somerset
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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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Asia Highway closed down because of flooding
Asia Highway closed down because of flooding
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Localised flooding. A spokesman for the Met Office said that an inch of rain fell in the south of England in just 24 hours.
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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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A home in the neighbourhood of Elbow Park following heavy flooding in Calgary, Alberta.
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West Somerset and Mendip were the worst affected areas in the region, where 23mm of rain fell in six hours.
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Victims of super typhoon Bopha
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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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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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Russia is devastated by floods.
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