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Typhoon Goni threatens Japan after killing 26 in Philippines

Manila - Typhoon Goni killed at least 26 people in landslides and floods in the Philippines, officials said Monday, as the storm bore down on Japan.

Typhoon Goni ravages Philippines, heads towards Japan

Manila - A weakened Typhoon Goni was headed towards Japan on Sunday, after leaving at least 10 dead in the northern Philippines and causing thousands of people to be evacuated in Taiwan.

Ten killed in Philippines, thousands flee as typhoon strikes

Manila - Ten people were killed while thousands fled to higher ground as powerful typhoon Goni brought torrential rains to the northern Philippines, triggering landslides and floods, officials said Saturday.

China landslide leaves around 40 missing: local govt

Bejing - About 40 people were missing in China Wednesday after a landslide buried the living quarters of a mining company under one million cubic metres of earth, local authorities and state media said.

Rescuers search for 20 feared dead in northeast India landslide

Guwahati - Rescuers were searching Sunday for 20 villagers feared killed in a landslide in remote northeast India, as the death toll from days of torrential rains elsewhere in the country rose, officials said.

Nepal landslides toll climbs to 36: Police

Kathmandu - Emergency workers on Friday recovered seven more bodies from the debris of multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal, taking the confirmed death toll to 36.

Landslides kill 30 in India's Darjeeling tea region

Khargram - Rescuers were digging through piles of debris to search for survivors after landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 30 people across India's famed tea-growing region of Darjeeling, police said Wednesday.

Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

Beni - Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous northwest, officials said Sunday.

Thousands evacuated in Nepal after river blocked by landslide

A mountain river in Nepal was blocked by a huge landslide on Sunday, forcing the evacuation to higher ground of thousands of families along the river say government officials.

Colombian family recounts 'miracle' baby's landslide survival

Salgar - Jhoset was asleep in his crib when the wall of mud washed over La Margarita, sweeping away everything in its path, killing his mother and leaving the 11 month old an orphan.

Colombia to hold mass funeral for landslide victims

Salgar - Mourners will hold a large group funeral for the victims of a massive landslide that killed at least 83 people in northwest Colombia, religious officials said Wednesday.

Fading hope, long clean-up after Colombia landslide

Salgar - Rescue workers in Colombia resumed the increasingly hopeless search for the missing Tuesday after a massive landslide, as the death toll rose to 64 and residents began a difficult clean-up.

At least 62 dead in Colombia landslide: officials

Estanzuela - A massive landslide tore through a ravine in northwest Colombia Monday before dawn, killing at least 62 people and injuring 40, authorities said.

Brazil landslides kill 13 as heavy downpour continues

Bras - At least 13 people have been killed in deadly landslides triggered by heavy rain in northeastern Brazil, and officials warned Tuesday havoc could continue as downpours persist.

52 feared dead in Afghanistan landslide: Officials

Kabul - At least 52 people, mostly women and children, are feared dead after a landslide swept through a village in Afghanistan's remote mountainous northeast Tuesday, the latest natural disaster in the war-torn nation, officials said.

Tropical storm leaves 54 dead as it exits Philippines

Manila - Tropical storm Jiangmi exited the Philippines Thursday, leaving at least 54 dead and 13 missing from floods and landslides as officials admitted that more extensive warnings could have saved more lives.

32 dead, 76 missing in Indonesian landslide

Rescuers searching for more than 70 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators to clear roads strewn with debris as the death toll from the disaster rose to 32 Sunday.

17 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: official

Torrential downpours triggered a landslide on Indonesia's main island of Java, killing at least 17 people and leaving nearly 100 others missing, with persistent rain hampering rescue efforts, officials said Saturday.

There were warning signs ahead of Sri Lanka mudslide: survivors

Koslanda - Sniffer dogs were deployed Friday to search for mudslide victims in Sri Lanka as survivors said they had seen warning signs of the disaster, such as cracks in the ground and livestock fleeing.

Sniffer dogs join search for Sri Lanka mudslide victims

Haputale - Sniffer dogs were brought in Friday to join the search for bodies at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, two days after a major mudslide buried alive scores of people.

Rains hamper Sri Lanka mudslide tragedy search effort

Haputale - Heavy rains disrupted a massive search Thursday for scores of people feared buried in a landslide on a Sri Lankan tea estate, further dimming prospects of finding anyone alive.

Heavy diggers join hunt for Sri Lanka mudslide victims

- Rescue workers stepped up their desperate search Thursday for survivors of a landslide in Sri Lanka which is feared to have buried alive 100 people on a tea plantation, deploying heavy diggers to claw through the mud.

Death toll from Hiroshima landslides reaches 50

Hiroshima - The death toll from devastating midweek landslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 with 38 others missing on Sunday as fresh rain stoked fears of more disasters and hampered the round-the-clock search for survivors.

Japan landslide death toll rises to 46

Tokyo - The death toll from devastating landslides in western Japan rose to 46 on Saturday, as rescuers worked around the clock to comb through destroyed houses searching for survivors.

Japan death toll could double as landslide fears halt rescue

Tokyo - The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, a police tally showed Friday, as fears of a fresh collapse temporarily halted the search for 47 people still missing.

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Tokyo - Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

At least 32 dead as Japan landslides engulf homes

Hiroshima - Huge landslides in western Japan killed at least 32 people and left another nine missing Wednesday, authorities said, after waves of mud engulfed homes in a suffocating sludge.

Nepal, India floods leave nearly 200 dead, scores missing

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing, local authorities said Monday.

Nepal floods kill at least 89 as cholera fears rise

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Sunday found four more bodies buried under mud as the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal climbed to 89, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak.

Landslides, floods kill 77, displace thousands in Nepal, India

Kathmandu - The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 77 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said.
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Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
Strong typhoon Botha headed for Philippines
Southeastern BC: A wall of mud came down near the village of Johnson s Landing
Southeastern BC: A wall of mud came down near the village of Johnson's Landing
A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
A car narrowly misses being crushed by a huge boulder during a landslide in Taiwan.
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An Indian villager wails as she rushes to the site of the landslide at Malin in the western Indian s...
An Indian villager wails as she rushes to the site of the landslide at Malin in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, on August 1, 2014
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Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad  Hunza  Pakistan...
Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad, Hunza, Pakistan.
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