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Flood-hit North Korea requests UN food aid


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) North Korea has urged the UN to provide emergency supplies, including food and fuel, after one of the country's worst floods have left over 100 ... Read more...

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Russia mourns flood deaths


July 9th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is holding a day of national mourning Monday for the victims of devastating flash floods that hit the southern Krasnodar region over the weekend.At ... Read more...

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Russian flood toll rises to 144


July 9th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 9 (IANS) The toll in the devastating floods in southern Russia reached 144 Sunday, as the country continued to grapple with one of its worst floods in decades.In ... Read more...

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Assam flood situation worsens, toll rises to 18


June 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 28 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Assam since early June has killed at least 18 people till Thursday and has flooded 21 districts in the state.Announcing the floods damage, ... Read more...

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Sony to axe 10,000 jobs worldwide


April 9th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Japanese technology giant Sony is axing 10,000 jobs or around six percent of its global workforce, a media report said Monday.According to the Daily Mail, the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka donates flood relief to Thailand


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has donated over $50,000 worth of aid to Thailand as flood relief, the external affairs ministry said.External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris handed over a ... Read more...

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Thai computer hard drive industry hit by floods


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 22 (IANS) The computer hard disk drive (HDD) industry in Thailand is not likely to recover very early after floods inundated several manufacturing bases in the country where ... Read more...

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Thai flood toll reaches 600


November 20th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 20 (IANS) Some 600 people have died in the worst floods in over 50 years in Thailand, Xinhua reported.Eighteen provinces are still reeling under floods, while 46 other ... Read more...

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Thailand’s flood toll crosses 500


November 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 6 (IANS) Thailand's worst floods have left 506 people dead, authorities said Sunday.Flooding has receded in some upstream provinces but still prevails in 25 regions in northeastern and ... Read more...

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Thai flood toll rises to 381


October 30th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 30 (IANS) A total of 381 people have been confirmed dead in Thailand's worst floods that have inundated many provinces since July, the government said Sunday.The Disaster Prevention ... Read more...

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Five-day holiday as Bangkok residents flee floods


October 27th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 27 (IANS) Thailand has declared a five-day holiday to allow residents of this capital city to flee before the waters come flooding in.The Thai authorities ordered the five-day ... Read more...

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$8 bn loan for Thai businesses


October 25th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 25 (IANS) The Thai government Tuesday approved a 250 billion baht ($8 billion) loan for the country's business sector, battered by floods, Xinhua reported.Industry Minister Wannarat Charnnukul said ... Read more...

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Thai PM invokes natural disaster law


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday assumed powers under the natural disaster law giving her full authority to implement a nationwide disaster relief plan as more than ... Read more...

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Bangkok floods inevitable, Thai PM says


October 21st, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday said that it is impossible to protect all of Bangkok from the country's worst floods in decades, describing the situation as ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama gives Rs.10 lakh for flood-hit Orissa


September 30th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 30 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has contributed Rs.10 lakh for relief work in Orissa, which was hit by floods last week, his office said here ... Read more...

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‘Foreign aid for flood-hit Pakistan inadequate’


September 27th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Though many countries have announced assistance for the flood-affected people of Pakistan, the aid is inadequate, officials said Tuesday.The international community has, so far, committed over ... Read more...

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Pakistan floods: Toll rises to 412


September 25th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan have left at least 412 people dead besides affecting over 8.2 million, the National Disaster Management Authority ... Read more...

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14 dead in China floods


September 20th, 2011 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) At least 14 people have died and more than three million people affected in rain-triggered floods in a southwestern Chinese province, authorities said.At least 11 people ... Read more...

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Britain moves order to ban ‘Pakistani Taliban’ in UK


January 19th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19(ANI): Britain has moved an order to ban the Pakistani Taliban as a terrorist group, making it illegal to raise funds in the United Kingdom."I have laid an order ... Read more...

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Britain moves to ban Pakistani Taliban


January 18th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) The British government has moved to ban the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as a terrorist group, making it illegal to become its member or raise funds for it ... Read more...

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World welcomes New Year amid blizzard, flood and blasts (Lead)


January 1st, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New York/Sydney/London, Jan 1 (IANS) Revellers embraced the New Year with high spirit and parties across the globe amid bad weather as well as threat of terror strikes and bomb blast in ... Read more...

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Post-flood reconstruction, rehabilitation in Pak to cost 6.7 billion dollars


November 15th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 15(ANI): The World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have estimated that the post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in Pakistan would cost 6.7 billion dollars.The international financial institutions said ... Read more...

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‘Banned’ JuD leaders to openly celebrate Eid with flood affected Pak people


November 15th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 15(ANI): Jamaat-ul-Dawaa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has said that all the central, provincial and zonal office-bearers of the party would celebrate Eid with flood affected people of Pakistan.Saeed said this ... Read more...

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US says its troops will keep helping in flood affected areas till Pak needs such aid


November 5th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 5(ANI): US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said that his country's troops would continue relief and rehabilitation efforts in the flood-affected areas as long as Pakistan needed this cooperation.Addressing ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pak running out of funds for rehabilitation efforts: UN


November 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 4(ANI): The United Nations has expressed concern about the drying up of funds available for the flood-affected people in Pakistan.UN spokeswoman Stacey Winston appealed to international donors to act swiftly ... Read more...

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‘Global warming likely to bring more floods, droughts in Pak’


November 1st, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 1(ANI): The recent floods in Pakistan were due to global warming and a change in extreme weather conditions, which may cause more floods and droughts in the country in future, ... Read more...

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Democratic gov candidate asks Obama to ‘take endorsement and shove it’


October 26th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 26 (ANI): Rhode Island's Democratic governor candidate Frank Caprio has asked US President Barack Obama to 'shove it'.Obama, who flew to Rhode Island on Monday, has refused to ... Read more...

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Under fire Pak says “no lack of resolve to fight terrorism” in North Waziristan


October 17th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 17 (ANI): Following the accusations made in a leaked White House report to Congress earlier this month that Pakistani forces were avoiding "direct conflict" in North Waziristan, Pakistan has ... Read more...

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UAE charity sends aid for Pakistan flood victims


October 15th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS/WAM) UAE charity the Red Crescent Authority has sent 600 tonnes of relief material, including essential food, medicine and shelter equipment, for the flood affected people in Pakistan, it ... Read more...

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500,000 lactating or pregnant flood-hit women in Pak need instant care: NGO


October 15th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Amongst millions of Pakistanis displaced by the recent floods, more than 85 per cent are women, 500,000 of whom are lactating or pregnant, requiring special food and nutritional ... Read more...

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Preliminary World Bank report puts Pak flood losses at about 9.5 billion dollars


October 13th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 13 (ANI): Pakistan suffered a loss of about 9.5 billion dollars (over 800 billion rupees) in the recent floods in terms of damaged crops, infrastructure, public and private property in ... Read more...

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Aisam-Bopanna may play against Bryan brothers in fund-raising match for flood victims


September 29th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 29 (ANI): The tennis duo comprising India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi may get another chance to play against the top-seeded Bryan brothers, this time not for a ... Read more...

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Almora devastated by floods, 36 dead in district


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Almora (Uttarakhand), Sep 23 (IANS) Deaths and devastation have cast a shadow on this beautiful Uttarakhand town where not even a single family has been left untouched by the havoc wreaked by ... Read more...

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Pakistan welcomes additional assistance for flood victims


September 20th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (DPA) Pakistan Monday welcomed the additional 185 million dollars of flood aid announced on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and US Secretary ... Read more...

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UN calls for urgent global response to Pak disaster


September 20th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 20(ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an "urgent" global response to Pakistan, which is currently recovering from the worst floods in its history.Ban said this ... Read more...

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