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150 people feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides

More than 150 people are feared dead after they were buried under two landslides triggered by more than three days of heavy rain in central Sri Lanka, disaster officials said on Wednesday as rescuers raced to find survivors and recover the dead.

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Landslide hits China industrial park, 91 missing

At least 91 people were missing after a huge mound of mud and construction waste collapsed at a business park in southern China and buried 33 buildings in the country's latest industrial disaster. Premier Li Keqiang ordered an

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Landslide hits China industrial park, 91 missing

At least 91 people were missing after a huge mound of mud and construction waste collapsed at a business park in southern China and buried 33 buildings in the country's latest industrial disaster. Premier Li Keqiang ordered an

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Nearly 100 bodies pulled from Myanmar landslide site

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.

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Extremely rare cyclone heads for Yemen, Oman

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.

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Two injured in Makkah landslide

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

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Indian landslide kills 10, scores trapped

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.

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Over 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghan landslide

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. Officials e

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Over 100 killed in Russia floods, landslide

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

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Philippines looks for hundreds as toll hits 650

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. Cag

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