Tuesday 24 April 2018

Eight dead in US after torrential rainfall

Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern US state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas. The storm had dumped more tha


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


Farming boost as normal monsoon likely in India

India on Tuesday forecast normal rains for the 2011 monsoon, strengthening the prospects of a plentiful farm output. Rainfall is likely to be 98 percent of the long-term average, Earth Sciences Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal told reporters, a


Iraq could meet half of wheat demand in 2011

Increased rainfall could help Iraq meet half of the country's needs for wheat in 2011, a deputy agriculture minister said. Iraq, one of the world's biggest grain importers, will need about 4.5 million tonnes of wheat this year, the

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