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Chennai airport closed after floods

Heavy rains that have crippled the Chennai city and other parts of Tamil Nadu state in India have shut the busy Chennai airport following flooding of the runway. All operations at the Chennai airport have been stopped for rest of

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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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Floods bring chaos to Bahrain again

Around nine million litres of floodwater were removed from Bahrain’s roads and drains yesterday (November 25) following heavy downpours overnight. Dozens of tankers were deployed to clear the floods, which reached a height of one metre i

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Deadly flash floods in Pakistan damage roads, crops

Flash flooding caused by torrential monsoon rains has killed at least 28 in Pakistan and affected hundreds of thousands of people, according to aid agencies, with further downpours expected in the coming days. In Chitral in the no

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Bahraini students missing in Kashmir 'located'

Two Bahraini students who have been missing in the flooded state of Kashmir since Sunday (September 7) are believed to have been located. Families of students Adel Ali Ahmed Mahdi Altaitoon, 24, and Hussain Mahdi Ebrahim, 23, lodg

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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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Wettest winter in England for 250 years

This winter has already been the wettest for almost 250 years in England and Wales, Britain's national weather service the Met Office said on Thursday. Around 435 mm of rain was recorded up to February 24 in England and Wales,

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Bahrain reaches out to flood-hit homes

Bahrain has set up a national committee to help flood-hit families. The lifeline follows Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa's visit to rain-stricken areas in Muharraq and the Southern

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Flooding wreaks havoc on homes in Bahrain

Hundreds of homes and businesses across Bahrain were flooded yesterday with rainwater reaching up to two metres in some areas. The country's five municipal councils have been working round the clock to address a flood of compl

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Two dead as heavy rains lash Gulf

At least two people have reportedly died as heavy rains lashed much of the Gulf yesterday (November 17), a report said. Foggy conditions, low visibility caused by dust storms, and rains resulted in disruption of road traffic amids

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