Monsoon rains kill at least 70 in northern India

Monsoon rains kill at least 70 in northern India

The death toll in the incessant rains since Thursday reached 70 on Sunday with reports that 77 people were injured.

Laos dam collapse leaves 19 dead, 3,000 need to be rescued

Laos dam collapse leaves 19 dead, 3,000 need to be rescued

The Vientiane Times said about 19 people have been "found dead", more than 3,000 "require rescue" and about 2,851 have been saved.

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

The toll from the record rainfall has continued to rise, as rescue workers dig through the debris and find the remains of dozens of people reported missing.

15 dead in monsoon floods, landslides in India

15 dead in monsoon floods, landslides in India

Landslides swept at least nine people to their deaths in Manipur in India's remote and hilly northeast, said the state's chief minister Nongthombam Biren.

Japan PM meets evacuees in flood disaster zone

Japan PM meets evacuees in flood disaster zone

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met some of the thousands of people still in shelters during a trip to the flood-ravaged Okayama area.

'Unprecedented' rain kills at least 66 people in Japan

'Unprecedented' rain kills at least 66 people in Japan

Kurashiki, with a population of just under 500,000, has been hit hardest by the torrential rains that pounded some parts of western Japan.

Delhi's summer of discontent: anger, killings over water

Delhi's summer of discontent: anger, killings over water

India faces the worst long-term water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods could be at risk.

Indian fans fill stadium after emotional plea by captain

Indian fans fill stadium after emotional plea by captain

Thousands answered India captain Sunil Chhetri's emotional plea for football fans to turn out and support the team in their international against Kenya on Monday after earlier matches saw scant attendance.

Monsoon rains hit India's southern coast three days early

Monsoon rains hit India's southern coast three days early

Monsoons deliver about 70% of India's annual rainfall and are the lifeblood of its $2.5 trillion economy.

More than 40 dead as Kenya dam bursts after rains

More than 40 dead as Kenya dam bursts after rains

At least 41 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, police said on Thursday, as residents described muddy waters ripping through their homes in what one survivor called "hell on earth".

Fears for Rohingya as first rains flood Bangladesh camps

Fears for Rohingya as first rains flood Bangladesh camps

A brief but heavy downpour turned roads into quagmires in the world's largest refugee camp, hindering relief efforts and hinting at the danger ahead for the Rohingya refugees.

Monsoon rains lash Chennai; 12 dead, thousands displaced

Monsoon rains lash Chennai; 12 dead, thousands displaced

Thousands of people have taken shelter in relief camps as heavy monsoon rains hit India's southern metropolis of Chennai, with 12 deaths reported in recent days.