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Two killed as flood wreaks havoc in Saudi

Scores of homes in Makkah and Hail were flooded as torrential rain swept through parts of Saudi Arabia on Thursday killing two people and injuring several others, said a report. The flooding also caused power cuts and damaged hund

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Rains cause accidents, home damage in Bahrain

Bahrain recorded 26 car accidents within two hours yesterday (January 6) due to heavy showers, which also damaged several homes areas across the country's five governorates. Only one minor injury was reported in the accidents,

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Bahrain orders help for flood-hit families

Efforts are being stepped up to repair infrastructure damaged in the aftermath of the torrential rain which has hit Bahrain over the past three days. Contractors have been directed to repair rain-damaged housing units in Wadi Al S

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Many feared dead as cyclone tears into India

  A fierce cyclone tore into India's east coast on Saturday night, killing at least five people and forcing about half a million into overcrowded shelters as the storm threatened to cut a swathe of devastation through far

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Monsoon rains swamp Manila, markets shut

Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the r

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Gulf Air skidding under probe

An independent investigation committee has been set up to look into what caused a Gulf Air flight to skid off the runway at Kochi International Airport in India on Monday morning. A three member team, led by Indian Civil Aviation Authority

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Gulf Air pilots avert major tragedy

The professionalism of two Bahraini pilots averted a tragedy when a Gulf Air flight skidded off the runway on Monday while landing at Kochi International Airport in India due to extreme wet weather conditions. This was in addition to the w

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China downpours unleash floods, killing over 100

Torrential rains battering central and southern China unleashed floods and landslides that killed more than 100 people, turning areas enduring drought just over a week ago into scenes of muddy destruction, local news reports said on Sunday.

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Monsoon rains hit India two days early

India's annual monsoon rains have hit the southern state of Kerala two days earlier than expected, weather officials said on Sunday, boosting prospects for a harvest that could spur Asia's third-largest economy. The July-September monsoon

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Weekend rain not enough to help parched EU wheat

Easter rain in parts of west Europe was not enough to significantly help parched wheat crops in key producers France and Germany, and fears of crop damage are growing, analysts and traders said on Tuesday. Weather forecasts for both countr

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