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Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides

- The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed last weekend, officials said Tuesday.

Why is South America being hit by deadly landslides?

Estanzuela - It starts with torrential rain in the mountains. Then a wall of mud and boulders comes barreling down the slopes, sweeping away houses, cars and people.

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.

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.

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)

Phl quake death toll rises to 186, strong aftershocks continue

The death toll in the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Bohol and Cebu provinces in the Philippines last Tuesday had risen to 186 while close to 200 injuries have been reported as rescue operations continue in remote areas in search for more victims.

New technique for detecting landslides

Researchers have developed a way to remotely detect the events using energy unleashed by landslides. This is similar, in principle, to the way that geologists identify earthquakes using waves of energy.

Landslides warning in sodden Britain

It's traditional in the UK to go out for a walk on Boxing Day to try and help with the digestion of all that Christmas food. However, walkers have been warned to take special care this year.

Series of earthquakes rattles southeastern California

Brawley - A series of earthquakes with the strongest magnitude reaching as high as 5.5 rattled southeastern California Sunday, displacing some families living in mobile homes near the town of Brawley in the California-Mexico border.

Tropical storm Isaac heads for Haiti

Port-au-prince - Tropical storm Isaac is bringing gale-force winds and heavy rainfall to Haiti, and is due to hit the capital on Saturday afternoon, local time.

21 people killed in floods in China, millions evacuated (video)

Torrential rain, floods and mudslides have continued to hit urban and rural areas in southern and central China. At least 21 people have been killed.

Video: Cleanup underway in Krymsk, Russia

Krymsk - After the torrential rains caused massive flooding in the Krasnodar region of Russia, people are now trying to get their lives back together.

260,000 people evacuated from flood areas in Japan (video)

As the death toll from floods and landslides in Japan rises to at least 20, around 260,000 people living in the affected area have been ordered to evacuate.

Record rains & mudslides in Japan kill 19 with 8 missing (update)

Kumamoto - Heavy rain has hit southwestern Japan, mainly on the southernmost island of Kyushu. At least nineteen people have died and some eight people are missing, according to police and firefighters.

Russia holds a day of mourning for flood victims on July 9

Krymsk - Russia has declared a day of mourning today for the 171 dead, and in honor of the more than 24,000 affected by the disaster. Questions are being raised as to the delays in warning residents of the coming deluge.

170 dead in Russia's floods — 6 months' rain in 2 days (update)

Russia's almost tsunami-like floods have taken the lives of 170 people and devastated the area. The floods are the worst in nearly a century and the death toll continues to climb.

Inmates, prison guards skip meals for Philippine flood victims

Prison inmates in the province of Bataan in the Philippines have skipped breakfast the past two days in order to donate their food budget to victims of flash floods in Northern Mindanao.

Death toll in Philippine flash flood tragedy soars to over 1,200

The death toll in the Philippine flash floods devastation has reached more than 1,200 as 16 more dead bodies were found over the weekend as far as 60 miles away from the site of the Dec.16 flash flood tragedy.

Philippines scraps plans for mass graves to bury flood victims

Local authorities in Southern Philippines have decided to scrap plans for mass burial of unclaimed and decomposing bodies of flash flood victims following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm "Washi" that hit the low lying villages Friday night

Another strong typhoon hits Northern Philippines

Another strong typhoon hit a wide area in northern Luzon, the second to strike this week after typhoon "Pedring" killed at least 50 people and left behind thousands of families homeless due to widespread flooding.

Death toll rises to 19 as Typhoon 'Pedring' pummels Philippines

The death toll brought about by the onslaught of Typhoon "Pedring" (international code name: Nesat) has risen to 19 as the deadly typhoon makes its exit from Philippine area Wednesday evening.

Typhoon 'Pedring' in Metro Manila kills 8 people

Typhoon "Pedring" (international code name: Nesat) left Metro Manila with at least eight people dead and dislocated hundreds of families living in low lying areas as strong wind and rising floodwater engulfed their homes.

Strong typhoon triggers flooding, landslides in Philippines

A strong typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center made landfall at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday local time in the provinces of Isabela and Aurora in northern Philippines.

Storm Juaning leaves Philippines with 35 deaths, 25 missing

Storm Juaning has left the Philippine area Thursday after submerging many parts of Albay and Camarines Sur provinces, killing at least 35 people and left thousands of families homeless.

Death toll rises as Storm Juaning makes sudden landfall PH

At least 10 people were reported dead and thousands of families were evacuated to higher grounds as floodwater reaches rooftop of houses in at least four provinces in the Bicol region south of Manila.

Super typhoon 'Megi' pummeled northern Philippines

Super typhoon 'Megi', packing 250 kph wind slashes across northern Luzon in the Philippines Monday, killing at least four people, toppling power lines and rendering thousands households without electricity.

Millions struggle against flooding and landslides across Asia

Millions of people across Asia are struggling to cope with the devastating effects of flooding and landslides. China and Pakistan have been severely hit due to continued heavy rainfall during the past few days.

Landslides kill at least 65 people in China

At least 65 people are dead, and hundreds are missing, following landslides in a rain-soaked area of northwest China, the country’s state-run media reported.
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