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Thousands feared dead in India flash floods

Flash floods and landslides triggered by early monsoon rains have killed at least 560 people in northern India and left tens of thousands missing, officials said on Saturday, with the death toll expected to rise significantly. Hou

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$32m plan for new Bahrain storm drainage

Bahrain is to pump BD12 million ($31.8 million) into a water drainage project in a bid to cope with flash floods. The scheme, set to be launched in the coming months, comes after the first downpour of the year caused chaos across the count

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15 killed as flash floods sweep Europe

Rescue workers sought to clear flood-borne debris including damaged cars and evacuate victims after heavy rains and stormy winds across central Europe killed at least 15 people over the weekend. Heavy downpours on Saturday caused rivers to

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Many killed in Yemen, Morocco flash floods

At least 41 people were killed in floods that swept through the Yemen's southeastern provinces of Hadramaut and Mahara during the last  two days and six more died after being struck by lightning, according to emergency services department

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Top marks for Cambridge School

Cambridge International School Dubai, a GEMS school, has joined the clean-up operations following Cyclone Gonu. Coastal areas like Fujairah, Kalba, Khor Fakkan, Sharm and Dibba were lashed by tidal waves, tropical storms and torrential rai

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Killer floods strike Iran

The flash floods, triggerred by cyclone Gonu, wreaked havoc in southeastern Iran claiming seven lives and leaving 40,000 others trapped, according to news reports. 'Three people were killed in Hormozgan (province) and four died in Sistan-B

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