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China: Landslide kills dozens as Typhoon Lekima rages
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China: Landslide kills dozens as Typhoon Lekima rages

The death toll from a typhoon in eastern China that has been classed as the third-largest on record rose to…
New Orleans’ levees face a hard test as storm bears down
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New Orleans’ levees face a hard test as storm bears down

Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River’s levees held up when those in other parts of the…
Heavy rains in India kill 27, cripple financial capital
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Heavy rains in India kill 27, cripple financial capital

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Monsoon rains caused wall collapses that killed 27 people in India on Tuesday, as a second day…
Afghanistan: Floods threaten communities, minaret of Jam
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Afghanistan: Floods threaten communities, minaret of Jam

The most recent rain storms started on Thursday and have hit large areas of Afghanistan, including the capital, Kabul. Floods…
Against the tide: Thai ‘floating temple’ defies coastal erosion
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Against the tide: Thai ‘floating temple’ defies coastal erosion

As sea waters slowly rose around his temple and his neighbors fled inland, Thai abbot Somnuek Atipanyo refused to budge…
Iran orders 70 villages evacuated in Khuzestan due to flood risk
Middle East

Iran orders 70 villages evacuated in Khuzestan due to flood risk

GENEVA/DUBAi (Reuters) – Flood risks have forced the Iranian government to order the evacuation of 70 villages in the oil-rich…
More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm
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More than 1,000 feared dead in Mozambique storm

More than a thousand people are feared to have died in a cyclone that smashed into Mozambique last week, while…
‘Cannot go back’: Malawi floods leave thousands homeless
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‘Cannot go back’: Malawi floods leave thousands homeless

“We just sleep on the floor in the tents,” said 28-year-old mother-of-five Mary Amidu who like thousands of other Malawians…
Australia cattle giant warns of ‘extreme losses’ from floods
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Australia cattle giant warns of ‘extreme losses’ from floods

Australia’s largest cattle company has warned of “extreme losses” after record-breaking floods, as producers said more than 300,000 cows were…
CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world ‘off course’: study
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CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world ‘off course’: study

Global emissions of carbon dioxide mainly from fossil fuel burning will rise 2.7 percent in 2018, scientists said Wednesday, signaling…
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