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10 dead, 30,000 evacuated after torrential rains in Beijing (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed while more than 30,000 were evacuated in the heaviest rains in six decades in the Chinese capital, authorities said Sunday.Thousands ... Read more...

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13 dead due to rains in China


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) Torrential rains that lashed large areas of northern and southwestern China since Friday night have killed at least 13 people, said authorities Saturday night.Beijing received 95 ... Read more...

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12 dead in China rains


July 21st, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 21 (IANS) Torrential rains that lashed large areas of China since Friday night have killed at least 12 people, authorities said Saturday.In Beijing, rainstorms left two people dead ... Read more...

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Floods recede in northeast; thousands still in shelters


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) Thousands of people are living in makeshift shelters in the flood-ravaged areas of western Meghalaya after over 15,000 households were submerged under flood water, officials said ... Read more...

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Driver convicted in deaths of eight Puerto Rican inmates


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, April 3 (IANS/EFE) A jury in Puerto Rico found a driver guilty of the deaths of eight prisoners who drowned when the vehicle he was transporting them in ... Read more...

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Thousands displaced in Assam flash floods


August 15th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 15 (IANS) At least seven people were swept away and thousands displaced by flash floods in Assam Monday, officials said, adding that army soldiers and Indian Air Force ... Read more...

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Five dead after rivers overflow in southern Laos


August 13th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by BNO News
VIENTIANE (BNO NEWS) -- Five people have been killed in southern Laos since the Mekong River and its tributaries burst their banks earlier this week, the Vientiane Times reported on Friday.Three boys ... Read more...

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Over 2,600 people stranded in China flash flood


July 1st, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) Over 2,600 residents of a low-lying township in south China have been left stranded by floods since Thursday, authorities said Friday. A flash flood triggered by ... Read more...

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Floods kill 50 in China


June 11th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) After droughts, it is now turn for floods in China, wreaking havoc in major agricultural provinces that left at least 50 people dead and 40 missing.The ... Read more...

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Japanese villagers credit ancient rock for saving them from tsunami-earthquake


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 22 (ANI): Residents of the village of Aneyoshi in Japan's Iwate Prefecture are thanking their stars today for obeying an ancient warning not to build their homes below a weather-worn ... Read more...

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Prince William gets marriage proposal during visit Down Under


March 21st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Prince William was proposed to during his recent visit to Victoria, Australia.Wills, 28, was meeting a number of well-wishers outside the Memorial Hall in Kerang, a town ... Read more...

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Flood-tolerant rice plants ‘can also recover from drought’


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have made a discovery that can greatly benefit rice growers and consumers everywhere.The researchers have demonstrated in the lab and ... Read more...

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Flood-drought tolerant rice can feed world’s hungry


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Flood-tolerant rice plants can surprisingly survive drought and feed more of the world's hungry, says new research.Plant scientists at the University of California, Riverside have made ... Read more...

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Brazilian woman finds alligator behind her living room sofa


February 24th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): A Brazilian woman was shocked when she saw her 3-year-old son playing with a 5-foot alligator in her living room.After floodwaters receded from her home, the woman found ... Read more...

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Million dollar bridge collapses before its opening


February 17th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) A bridge in Australia that cost local taxpayers one million dollars collapsed before it could be officially declared open. The incident embarrassed the North Burnett regional council in ... Read more...

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Oz man fined for running nude in floodwaters in exchange for cigarette


February 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 17 (ANI): A man, who ran nude into Brisbane floodwaters in exchange for a cigarette, has been fined 150 dollars.Peter Thomas McLean Ensor, 31, of Paddington, pleaded guilty in the ... Read more...

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Oz deputy PM says flood-ravaged Queensland will need over 2 yrs to recover


January 15th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 15(ANI): Deputy Australian Prime Minister Wayne Swan has said that Queensland will need more than two years to recover from the widespread and destructive flooding.Raging floodwaters have swamped thousands of ... Read more...

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Australian floods death toll rises to 15


January 13th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 13(ANI): Another person has fallen victim to the devastating floods in Australia, with the toll now standing at 15.According to the Daily Telegraph, the body of a male was found ... Read more...

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Imbruglia in shock over Australian floods


January 13th, 2011 - 7:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia is urging her fans to donate to the flood appeal in her native country after seeing the images of devastation just "an hour away" ... Read more...

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Australia floods: Brisbane residents urged to evacuate


January 11th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Jan.11 (ANI): Authorities in Queensland are urging people to leave parts of Brisbane, the country's third largest city, Brisbane, in the wake of floods said to be one of the ... Read more...

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Baby rescued from Bolivian floodwaters


December 25th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 25 (IANS/EFE) A nine-month-old baby had a miraculous escape in Bolivia when she was rescued from floodwaters by a 10-year-old girl.The girl saved the baby as a massive flood ... Read more...

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Assessment of damage by rain in Tamil Nadu


December 6th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
By JaikumarCuddalore (Tamil Nadu), Dec.6 (ANI): Special officers assigned to survey the rain-affected areas in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu began their evaluation on Monday.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi appointed nine ... Read more...

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‘Floods won’t distract Pak from campaign against terror’: Gilani


October 12th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): The flood calamity will not distract the Pakistan government from pursuing its "campaign against terrorism and extremism", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has stated."I would like ... Read more...

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Pak politician diverted floodwaters to Christian village to save his property?


October 10th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 10 (ANI): The Punjab government has called an inquiry report over a news story published in an Italian newspaper alleging that a Pakistani politician had ordered the diversion of floodwaters ... Read more...

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UN thanks India for aid to Pak flood victims


October 8th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): The United Nations has thanked India for its generous contribution of US $ 25 million for the victims of the massive floods in Pakistan describing it as ... Read more...

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UN thanks India for Pakistan flood aid


October 8th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Describing India as one of the top donors for Pakistan's flood relief, United Nations has said that it was a demonstration of the country's solidarity with the ... Read more...

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Heavy downpour wreaks havoc in Rajouri


September 25th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Rajouri, Sep 25 (ANI): Incessant rainfall has damaged scores of houses in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District, thereby crippling normal life and creating havoc in the picturesque region.The concerned authorities on Friday ... Read more...

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Rohilkhand express derails at Kanshiram Nagar in Uttar Pradesh; no casualties


September 24th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Brijesh Kumar SinghKanshiram Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Sep. 24 (ANI): The Rohilkhand Express train derailed in the Uttar Pradesh's Kanshiram Nagar District on Friday.Four carriages of the train derailed as the tracks ... Read more...

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Haryana calls in army even as floodwater recedes (Lead)


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Authorities in Haryana's flood-affected Yamunanagar district Wednesday called in the army to help stem damage to the Yamuna river embankment near the Hathinikund barrage as the floodwaters continued ... Read more...

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Tehri water rises, Yamuna abates in Haryana (Roundup)


September 21st, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun/Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) After days of torrential rain, Uttarakhand had very little rainfall Tuesday but saw landslides and deep cracks appear in the earth in large parts while the ... Read more...

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Brahmaputra crosses danger mark, Assam flood situation critical


September 14th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam turned critical Tuesday with the main river Brahmaputra crossing the danger level at several places, taking the total number of displaced people to ... Read more...

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Hundreds of children missing after Pakistan floods


September 10th, 2010 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Hundreds of children have been missing following the devastating floods in Pakistan, a media report said. Some 10 million parents were separated from their children and many are ... Read more...

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Actress Angelina Jolie condemns the Quran Burning plan


September 9th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Angelina Jolie joined the long list of people that are criticizing a Florida pastor's planned burning of the Holy Quran on the 9th anniversary of the September ... Read more...

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Flood crisis in Haryana takes turn for the worse


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
By RakeshYamunanagar/ Ambala (Haryana), Sep. 9 (ANI): The flood situation in Haryana's Yamunanagar and Ambala Districts has worsened further following heavy rains.With the River Yamuna flowing above the danger mark, the floodwaters ... Read more...

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Pak’s “powerful and rich” diverted flood waters to protect their lands


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 3 (ANI): Pakistan's "powerful and the rich" diverted floodwaters to unprotected areas in a bid to save their land, a representative of the country to the UN has claimed."Over the ... Read more...

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