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Four dead, 540,000 hit by China rains

May 3rd, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Continuous torrential rain in an eastern Chinese province has killed four people and affected more than 540,000, the government said.Till Wednesday, over 18,000 residents in Jiangxi ... Read more...

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39 people have died in Himachal rains

September 10th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Monsoon rains have claimed 39 lives in Himachal Pradesh and the damage to property is estimated at Rs.355.29 crore, a government spokesman said Saturday. The maximum loss ... Read more...

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20 perish in Nigeria flood

August 29th, 2011 - 4:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 20 people have died in a flood in southwestern Nigeria, media reports said."The death of 20 people has been officially confirmed. The situation ... Read more...

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55,000 evacuated as fresh floods hit China

June 15th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Fresh floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in southern China forced the evacuation of more than 55,000 people from their homes, a media report said ... Read more...

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Scotland plans to lift sunken WWI Rolls-Royces from water of Burntisland

August 15th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, Aug 15 (ANI): An audacious plan has now been hatched to lift two armoured Rolls-Royces, the cars that were first deployed as First World War fighting machines but collided with other ... Read more...

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337 killed in China mudslides

August 10th, 2010 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (Xinhua) At least 337 people were killed and 1,148 others still missing in the rain-triggered mudslides in northwest China's Gansu province, an official said Monday. Torrential rain Saturday night prompted ... Read more...

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Monarch Butterflies population drops by 60%

March 23rd, 2010 - 2:50 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Fort Worth, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Monarch butterflies have been reduced to their lowest population numbers in their winter home in Mexico, due to storms. Their numbers have decreased by around ... Read more...

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Rock crushes house, kills teen in Bolivia

February 8th, 2010 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) A 14-year-old boy was killed when a huge rock dislodged by the torrential rain crushed his family home here in Bolivia, an official said Sunday. The house was ... Read more...

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Pilots’ artificial horizon due for a revamp

November 7th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 7 (ANI): A cockpit ergonomics researcher has determined that the artificial horizon, the instrument that tells pilots how their aircraft is banking, is due for a revamp.According to a report ... Read more...

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Taiwan evacuates villages due to approaching Typhoon Parma

October 5th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Taipei, Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau today warned that Typhoon Parma might coming towards the island, bringing heavy torrential rain, in its wake after battering and flattening the northern ... Read more...

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Rain deaths mount in Karnataka, Andhra; Army, air force begin rescue (Roundup)

October 2nd, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) At least 130 people have been killed in Karnataka and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh in heavy rain since Wednesday and army boats and air force helicopters Friday began ... Read more...

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Choppers, boats rescue flood-hit in Karntaka, toll 71

October 2nd, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 2 (IANS) Helicopters and boats were deployed Friday to rescue hundreds of people marooned in north Karnataka battered by heavy rain since Wednesday. The number of people who have died ... Read more...

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Disaster strikes Akshay Kumar in Khatron Ka Khiladi

September 15th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K Jha What was planned as an explosive stunt featuring the King Of Action Akshay Kumar with the all-girl contestants of the daredevil reality show Fear Factor turned out to ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar’s stunt washed away by rain

September 15th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) What was planned as an explosive stunt featuring Akshay Kumar with the all-girl contestants of the daredevil reality show "Fear Factor 2" turned out ... Read more...

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Typhoon Morakot weakens, leaves trail of destruction in China

August 10th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Fuzhou, Aug 10 (Xinhua) Typhoon Morakot, which hit east China Sunday, weakened to become a tropical storm early Monday, leaving behind a trail of destruction, authorities said. The Zhejiang Meteorological Station announced Monday ... Read more...

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Typhoon Morakot causes widespread destruction in China (Second lead)

August 10th, 2009 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Fuzhou (China), Aug 9 (Xinhua) At least one person was killed and millions affected as Typhoon Morakot slammed into Chinese provinces on the eastern coast Sunday, destroying houses and inundating farmlands. Morakot landed ... Read more...

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Landslides kill 11 in China

July 1st, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nanchang (China), July 1 (Xinhua) At least 11 people were killed Wednesday in landslides caused by rainstorms in China's Jiangxi and Guizhou provinces, officials said. Rainstorms have hit the eastern Jiangxi and southwestern ... Read more...

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Flood affect 13,000 in southern Chinese city

September 28th, 2008 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nanning (China), Sep 28 (Xinhua) Torrential rain has led to the overflowing of the Zuojiang River, causing floods in the southern Chinese city of Chongzuo in Guangxi Zhuang province and affecting more ... Read more...

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Search on for alligators that escaped flooded zoo

June 21st, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 21 (IANS) Three alligators that escaped from the Tata Zoological Park in Jamshedpur as floodwaters swept into their enclosure are still at large after three days, authorities said Saturday. "We ... Read more...

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Millions across India battle crippling floods (Roundup)

June 18th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Millions of people across five Indian states were Wednesday battling to cope with crippling floods that submerged their houses and fields and threw road and rail services ... Read more...

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Rainstorms kill 12 in southern China

June 14th, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 13 (Xinhua) At least 12 people have been killed in rainstorms that lashed the southern part of China for the past two days, officials said Friday. Millions of people have ... Read more...

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Turkey beat Switzerland 2-1 in Euro 2008 match (Lead)

June 12th, 2008 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
DPA Basel (Switzerland), June 12 (DPA) A goal in stoppage time from Turkey's Arda Turan dashed hosts Switzerland's hopes of advancing from the group stage of Euro 2008. The 2-1 defeat in rain-soaked ... Read more...

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Ganguly, Dravid prop up India against Victoria

December 20th, 2007 - 8:07 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec.20 (ANI): Torrential rain limited the first day of India's warm-up match against Victoria to one session. During that period, Sourav Ganguly continued with his superlative form in 2007, scoring an unbeaten ... Read more...

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