Nearly 100 bodies have been pulled from a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar's northern Kachin State, local officials said on Sunday, and hopes are dwindling that any of an estimated 100 people missing will be found alive.
Cyclone Chapala, a storm gathering in the Arabian Sea, is heading for Yemen and Oman and may cause floods, landslides and infrastructure damage in countries that are ill-prepared for such weather, the UN climate agency said on Friday.
Two people were injured late on Friday night when part of a mountain in Mecca collapsed on their home, state news agency SPA said.
The incident comes after 107 people were killed last week when a crane collapsed near Makkah's
Heavy rain triggered a landslide in rural western India that killed at least ten people and trapped up to 150 more after thick mud came crashing down on thatch huts and brick houses on Wednesday, a national disaster official said.
Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast, putting the death toll at more than 2,100, as the aid effort focused on the more than 4,000 people displaced.
Floods and landslides killed at least 103 people in southern Russia after two months' average rainfall fell in a few hours, forcing some to climb on to roofs and into trees to save themselves, police said on Saturday.
Many victims were eld
Rescuers searched for more than 800 people missing in the southern Philippines on Sunday after flash floods and landslides swept houses into rivers and out to sea, killing more than 650 people in areas ill-prepared to cope with storms.
Landslides in eastern Uganda killed at least 23 people and more victims were believed to be buried under mounds of mud, the Uganda Red Cross said on Monday.
The landslides occurred in the early hours of Monday after unseasonably heavy rain
Morocco's King Mohammed scored a landslide victory in a referendum on a reformed constitution he proposed to placate 'Arab Spring' protests as voters defied critics who said it did little to curb his powers.
Eleven people were killed when landslides caused by torrential rain razed several homes in a town in northeast Turkey, said the state-run Anatolian news agency.
The landslides wiped out parts of the town of Gundogdu, in Rize province in th