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Russia rains: Toll rises to nearly 80 (Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 78 people have died after heavy downpour triggered massive floods in Russia's southern Krasnodar region, the emergencies ministry said Saturday.In the worst-hit Gelendzhik ... Read more...

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China braces for floods


June 4th, 2012 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China may face huge flooding this year due to increased rainfall, an official said.Floods have already occurred in areas along the Yangtze river tributaries this year.The ... Read more...

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China may witness heavy floods this year


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) China's national flood and drought prevention office has warned of heavy floods occurring this year in the country following increased rainfall.According to the office of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan-China trade can reach $15 bn: Gilani


April 1st, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan and China have the potential to enhance economic ties, and bilateral trade can reach the target of $15 billion in the next three to ... Read more...

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Obama condoles loss of lives in the Philippines typhoon


December 20th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has condoled the heavy casualties witnessed in the Philippines following a tropical storm and flooding since Saturday, said a White House ... Read more...

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UN chief condoles Philippines typhoon victims


December 20th, 2011 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 20 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday expressed his condolences to those suffering the impact of a storm that has struck the Philippines and killed over 500 ... Read more...

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Philippine typhoon toll crosses 490 (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) The toll in a devastating typhoon in the Philippines Sunday rose to 497, the Red Cross said.Typhoon Washi battered the Mindanao island Saturday night causing massive ... Read more...

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Governor asks Orissa to probe dam ‘mismanagement’


October 5th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 5 (IANS) Orissa Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare has asked the state government to investigate the alleged mismanagement of Hirakud dam which, according to the opposition, triggered massive floods ... Read more...

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29,000 Colombians evacuated due to floods


April 24th, 2011 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Over 29,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in Colombia due to massive floods triggered by torrential rains, the Colombian Red Cross (CRC) said."The ... Read more...

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Greenhouse emissions led to increase in extreme rains, says study


February 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has revealed that high greenhouse gas emissions have contributed to increase in extreme rain events seen in North America over the second half of the ... Read more...

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Four million flood-hit Pakistanis still homeless: Red Cross


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Over four million Pakistanis are still homeless, six months after massive floods devastated the country, the Red Cross has said. Many are returning to their homes to discover ... Read more...

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India donates $500,000 for Benin flood victims


January 15th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 15 (IANS) India has made a cash donation of $500,000 in assistance to Benin, the west African nation that suffered devastation in massive floods since late last year.India's Permanent ... Read more...

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Political turmoil in Pakistan may hurt American interests in region: US media


December 29th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): The current political turmoil in Pakistan may hurt American interests if the PPP-led coalition government crumbles and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif comes back to power, the ... 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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World Bank links Pak flood aid to responsible and transparent end use


September 20th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 20(ANI): The World Bank and the United States have urged Pakistan to take steps to reassure donor countries that it is capable of using their flood aid responsibly and ... Read more...

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India gives Pakistan $20 mn for flood relief


September 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) India's permanent representative to the United Nations, Hardeep Singh Puri, has given a cheque for $20 million to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, as ... Read more...

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IMF approves $451mn loan for flood-hit Pakistan


September 16th, 2010 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will give a $451-million loan to Pakistan to help accelerate the rehabilitation work after floods ravaged the country, a media report said. "The (IMF) ... Read more...

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‘Food secure’ Pak will now have to “start from scratch”, says UN official


September 8th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 8 (ANI): Pakistan's ability to feed itself is in doubt after massive floods ravaged the "food-secure" country, and it may now have to "start from scratch", Luigi Damiani, senior emergency ... Read more...

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Mullen says magnitude of Pak floods equivalent to entire East Coast of US


September 4th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): US Joint of Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman, Admiral Mike Mullen, has said that he was taken aback by the magnitude of the flooding in Pakistan and that ... Read more...

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UK provides Rs 1.10 billion aid for flood hit Pak kids


September 2nd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sukkur (Pakistan), Sep 2 (ANI): The Deputy Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Nick Clegg, on Thursday sanctioned Rs1.10 billion for the welfare of children in flood-ravaged Pakistan.After seeing the destruction caused by ... Read more...

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US to send additional 18 helicopters for Pak flood relief


August 29th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): The United States would be sending 18 more helicopters for relief and evacuation work in flood-hit Pakistan, the Pentagon has said.The US Department of Defence said the ... Read more...

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US vows to continue supporting Pak amid devastating floods


August 29th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 29 (ANI): The United States has assured that would it would continue supporting Pakistan amid the massive floods that have inundated nearly one-fifth of the country.In an interview with ... Read more...

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‘Despised’ Zardari under vitriolic attack from US, UK media


August 25th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.25 (ANI): Under attack from various quarters in the country for his government's slow response to the catastrophic floods, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's apparent failure to handle the crisis ... Read more...

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Flooding spreads to south Pakistan, hundreds of thousands evacuating villages


August 24th, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating their inundated villages, as the massive floods in Pakistan spread to the southern province of Sindh, the United Nations (UN) ... Read more...

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Ex-US Ambassador warns of Taliban, Al-Qaeda takeover of inundated Pak


August 18th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.18 (ANI): As the world expresses concerns over the massive aid being flown into Pakistan for the flood victims landing into the Taliban's hands, former United States Ambassador to Pakistan ... Read more...

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Years of river mismanagement behind massive Pak flooding


August 17th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.17 (ANI): Years of river mismanagement have made the massive floods in Pakistan, which have inundated a fifth of the country and rendered millions of people homeless, worse, experts have ... Read more...

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Pak deluge to have lasting effect on battered country


August 17th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug.17 (ANI): The devastating deluge in Pakistan has not only inundated acres of land and left millions homeless, but it has also added to the complexities facing the troubled country.With ... Read more...

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India offers USD 5 million aid to Pakistan flood victims


August 13th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): The Central Government has offered assistance of five million US dollars for provision of relief material from India for the victims of the massive floods that have ... Read more...

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Pak wants UN debate on flood situation, says envoy


August 13th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 13(ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Hussain Haroon, has said that his country is trying for a UN General Assembly debate on the flood situation, and making all-out efforts ... Read more...

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UN appeals for 460 million dollar emergency aid for Pak flood victims


August 12th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 12(ANI): UN humanitarian chief John Holmes has appealed for 460 million dollars in emergency aid for the flood-affected people in Pakistan.Holmes called for help saying that the disaster was ... Read more...

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Pak floods ‘greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history’: UN


August 10th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 10(ANI): The United Nations (UN) has rated the floods in Pakistan as the greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history.According to assessment done by the UN, the number of people suffering ... Read more...

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UN envoy to discuss relief for Pakistan’s flood victims


August 5th, 2010 - 4:01 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 5 (DPA) A UN envoy will assess flood conditions in Pakistan and seek international assistance for the beleaguered victims of the natural disaster, a UN spokesman said Wednesday. "In response ... Read more...

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China fears worst flood in 12 years


July 15th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS) Massive flooding similar to the one in 1998 that killed over 4,000 people in China could occur this year if rains continue to lash the country, an official ... Read more...

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China facing worst flood threat in 12 years


July 15th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): China is facing is worst flood threat since the one in 1998 that killed thousands of people."Although the current situation along the Yangtze River has yet to ... Read more...

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Sea levels rising in parts of Indian Ocean: Experts


July 14th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): Humans-induced greenhouse gases are increasing sea levels in parts of the Indian Ocean, say experts.The climate change is amplifying regional sea rise changes in Bay of Bengal, the ... Read more...

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