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88 dead in Pakistan floods

At least 88 people have died and around eight million affected by floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province and eastern Punjab province, a top official said.

Zafar Iqbal Qadir, chairman of the Na

China raises flood alert to top level, 555,000 evacuated


China has mobilised troops to help with flood relief and raised its disaster alert to the highest level after days of downpours forced the evacuation of more than half a million people in central and

Mississippi Delta braces for historic flood


The bulging Mississippi River rolled into the fertile Mississippi Delta on Tuesday, threatening to swamp antebellum mansions, wash away shotgun shacks, and destroy fields of cotton, rice and corn in a

Locals, tourists flee as cyclone nears Oz

Sydney: Hospitals, hotels and homes in seaside cities in Australia's Queensland state were evacuated on Tuesday as a monster cyclone intensified to 'deadly' proportions and roared towards the populous

Flood-hit Australia now faces cyclones hammering

Sydney: Flood-shattered Australia braced for further downpours on Sunday as two tropical cyclones hammered toward the devastated northeast, threatening further misery for already submerged towns.


Aussies face flood recovery tax

Sydney: Australia unveiled a flood tax on higher income earners on Thursday as Prime Minister Julia Gillard warned the deluge would shave 0.5 points off GDP in fiscal 2010 and cause Aus$5.6 billion in

Australia flood toll rises

Melbourne: Australia's flood death toll rose on Tuesday with police confirming that remains found in devastated areas of the northeast were human, as rising rivers threatened to swamp more homes in th

'Amazing' Oz floods enter new towns

Melbourne: Surging floodwaters broke levees in disaster-hit Australia on Monday to inundate more properties in the southeast, as residents sandbagged homes against the spiralling crisis.

Swollen rive

Oz mulls cost of 'epic' floods

Sydney: Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan on Sunday warned that 'epic' flooding that has hit 3.1 million people across the nation would require difficult decisions, as the wall of water threatened more

Over 700 dead in Brazil foods

Nova Friburgo: Brazilian officials began on Wednesday moving thousands of people out of at-risk areas near Rio in a flooding disaster that has already left at least 739 people dead.

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