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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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UAE rain research programme draws 398 scientists

A UAE research programme that aims to increase rainfall in arid and semi-arid regions and promote water security has received a high-level of interest from around the world, said Sheikh Mansour Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister o

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Indian army in major rescue ops as flood toll nears 270

The Indian military struggled to evacuate thousands of residents stranded in the southern state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday as the death toll from flooding rose to 269 after the heaviest cloudburst in over a century. Predictions of

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Bahrain earmarks $20m for rain drainage networks

Bahrain plans to invest millions of dinars in rainwater drainage networks following chronic flooding last week, if the money is available. The Cabinet yesterday (November 30) earmarked BD8.27 million ($20.9 million) to tackle rain drainage pro

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Qatar slaps travel ban on contractors amid probe

Qatar has banned some owners of construction companies, contractors and consulting engineers from leaving the country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways, said a report. The investigation

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UAE releases water from dams

UAE's Ministry of Environment and Water's Dams' has opened gates to release water retained in dams located in the Wadi Shoka, Al Qushaish and Al Kassa in the central region, following heavy to moderate summer rains in Ras Al Khaima

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48m gallons of rainwater harvested in UAE’s lakes, dams

UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water said an an estimated 219,300 cu m of water, or 48 million gallons, flowed into the lakes and dams located in the country’s central region following a rainfall recently. According

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Rain hampers Nepal rescue as deaths top 5,500

Rescue teams toiled in pouring rain on Thursday in the debris left by last week's devastating earthquake in Nepal, but officials said the chances of finding any more survivors was bleak as the death toll neared 5,500. While re

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Summer heat, rain on rise as weather gets trapped

Summer heatwaves and downpours have become more frequent in the northern hemisphere this century, apparently because extreme weather can get trapped for weeks in the same place in a warming world, a study showed. Disruptions to th

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Bahrain on standby for more rains

Authorities in Bahrain are on standby in case of further rains after working round the clock to clear roads following downpours earlier this week, said a top official. Works Ministry public relations and media director Fahad Buall

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