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World Bank lends $485 mn to Brazil

Washington: The World Bank said on Tuesday that it would lend Brazil $485 million for rebuilding and disaster prevention efforts following devastating mudslides that killed more than 700 people.


Africa floods claim over 50 lives

Johannesburg: Over 50 people have died in floods in South Africa and neighbouring Mozambique, South Africa's Minister for Cooperative Governance Sicelo Shiceko said Tuesday.

More than 6,000 people ha

River splits Oz town in two

Melbourne: Authorities have urged residents to flee more Australian towns as swollen rivers carried deadly floodwaters deeper into another state and worsened a natural disaster the government says may

Oz floods roll south into Victoria

Sydney: Horsham in Victoria was the latest of 46 towns in Australia's southeast corner to go on flood alert on Monday with a warning to its 14,000 residents to expect the worst soaking since the flood

Oz floods threaten Great Barrier Reef

Rockhampton: Australia's disastrous floods have spread to 40 towns and are threatening the world-famous Great Barrier Reef as tonnes of sludge pour into the sea, officials and scientists said on Wedne

Snakes, crocs threaten flood-hit Oz town

Rockhampton: Australian residents fled their homes and sandbagged properties on Tuesday as a major town was threatened by a worsening flood disaster which unleashed a plague of snakes and crocodiles.

Oz braces as floods set to worsen

Sydney: Australian troops and emergency workers were on Monday battling huge flooding in the country's northeast that has left at least two people dead, with the worst devastation yet to come for some

Oz floods claim first victim

Bundaberg: Devastating floods in northeastern Australia claimed their first victim on Sunday, with the body of a missing woman recovered as the surging waters continued to rise and a fresh storm loome

Hundreds flee Oz floods as crisis worsens

Bundaberg: Hundreds of people fled worsening floods in Australia's rural northeast on Thursday as officials warned the disaster may last for weeks, prompting fears over food shortages and disease outb

Malaysia evacuates thousands as floods hit

Malaysian authorities have shut schools and evacuated more than 12,000 people as floodwaters rise in two northern states hit by torrential rain, official media said Tuesday.

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