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Floods swamp US cities; 9 m people in risk areas

Record flooding from rain-swollen rivers has washed out hundreds of structures in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, forcing thousands to flee their homes, and 9.3 million Americans still face flood warnings. At le

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US southern states brace for weekend floods

Overflowing rivers receded in Missouri and Illinois on Friday after flooding swamped communities and forced towns to evacuate, but forecasters warned rain-swollen waterways could menace Southern states downstream.  

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Severe floods hit midwestern US state

State of Missouri residents in the US struggled through a fourth straight day of storms on Tuesday, fighting rising floodwaters that inundated homes, forced evacuations and closed highways and even part of the Mississippi River. A

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Bahrain floods bring death, misery

Heavy downpour on Friday brought death and misery to Bahrain causing long tailbacks on major highways and several neighbourhoods turning into no-go areas due to heavy flooding. And today will continue to be cold and cloudy, with r

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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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Extremely rare cyclone heads for Yemen, Oman

Cyclone Chapala, a storm gathering in the Arabian Sea, is heading for Yemen and Oman and may cause floods, landslides and infrastructure damage in countries that are ill-prepared for such weather, the UN climate agency said on Friday.

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13 dead in French Riviera floods

Flash floods caused by torrential rain along part of the French Riviera killed at least 13 people and left several others missing, officials said Sunday. The downpour hit the Alpes-Maritimes region on Saturday evening, with the re

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India floods derail two trains, 20 killed

Two express trains were partially swept off a flooded bridge over a river in central India overnight, killing at least 20 people and injuring 100, the government said on Wednesday. Divers using gas cutters pulled out passengers tr

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Floods, landslides kill 75, displace thousands in India

At least 75 people have died and tens of thousands have had to take refuge in state-run relief camps after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in eastern India, government officials and aid groups said on Monday. Exacerbated

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Japan, Nepal and India in ATM award shortlist

Three Asian nations have been shotlisted for Arabian Travel Market's (ATM) annual New Frontiers Recovery Awards. The shortlisted destinations Japan, Nepal and India have been recognised for dealing with the dual trauma of sign

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