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Sean Penn visits Pak flood survivors


Hollwyood star Sean Penn is on a private visit to Pakistan to meet survivors of 2011 floods and to interact with civil society groups and NGOs involved in welfare activities.

After spending time wit

Mass evacuation in Australia as flood waters rise


Flood waters rose on Monday in parts of Queensland but residents of a threatened town in the Australian state were thrown a lifeline with news that the levee on a swollen river might hold.


1,000 missing in Philippine floods: government


More than 1,000 people remain missing in the Philippines after devastating floods that have already left more than 1,000 others confirmed dead, the government said on Friday.

The latest toll stood at

Philippine storm toll exceeds 1,000


The toll of dead and missing from a cyclone that swept the southern Philippines has exceeded 1,000, a government agency said Tuesday as cities prepared mass burials for the victims.

The government di

440 dead, 200 missing in Philippines storm


More than 600 people were feared killed on Saturday when tropical storm Washi whipped the southern Philippines, unleashing mammoth floods across vast areas of the country.

Relief workers said that 44

More than 500 die in Thai floods


The death toll from Thailand's worst floods in decades jumped above 500 on Sunday as the seemingly unstoppable waters crept deeper into Bangkok, swamping main roads and threatening the city centre.


23,000 food packets air dropped in flood-hit Orissa: Govt


The government has air dropped more than 23,000 food packets for flood-affected people in 10 districts of Orissa where 542 relief camps have been set up to accomodate 1,73,000 people.

So far 27 peopl

Over 300 killed, 6 million affected in Pakistan floods


Recent floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in southern Pakistan have killed nearly 300 people and affected 6 million more, according to the latest figures released by the country's National Disast

Rains add to woes of flood-hit people in Orissa


Fresh rains triggered by a low pressure compounded the plight of the marooned people in flood-hit parts of Orissa on Wednesday besides hampering relief operations.

The state government, however, rul

Flood threat: 3,000 evacuated in Orissa

About 3,000 people were evacuated from the low-lying areas of Orissa after a huge discharge of water from the Hirakud Dam triggered fears of floods in 11 of the state's 30 districts, an official said

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