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Heavy rain in China kills 24, millions evacuated

Heavy rain in China has killed at least 24 people and forced 16 million from their homes, state media reported on Saturday. The government of Henan province in central China told the Xinhua news agency that 15 people were killed a

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India floods kill 280, renewed rains stoke fear

Rains have eased in the flood-hit south Indian city of Chennai, raising hopes that rescue efforts could pick up, after the death of 18 patients at a private hospital added to the official toll of 280 confirmed killed in the disaster.

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Heavy flooding causes chaos in India's Chennai

The heaviest rainfall in over a century caused widespread flooding across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands of people from their homes, shutting down factories and paralysing the airport in the state capital Chennai.

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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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