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Floods in Indonesia kill 29, dozen missing

Floods in Indonesia kill 29, dozen missing

Floods sparked by torrential rains have killed 29 people in Indonesia with a dozen more still missing, officials said Monday, marking the latest calamity for a disaster-prone nation.

Heavy rains threaten floods in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Heavy rains threaten floods in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Heavy rains pounded northern Mozambique on Saturday, fuelling fears of flooding two days after a cyclone hit the coast, flattened buildings and knocked out communications.

Iran orders more than 60,000 to evacuate flood-hit oil city

Iran orders more than 60,000 to evacuate flood-hit oil city

Authorities ordered tens of thousands of residents of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz to evacuate immediately on Wednesday as floodwaters entered the capital of oil-rich Khuzestan province ...

Afghanistan floods kill 17, worsen already desperate situation

Afghanistan floods kill 17, worsen already desperate situation

Heavy rains caused flash floods in western Afghanistan that killed at least 17 people, destroying homes and sweeping through makeshift shelters that housed displaced families, a government official said ...

Flash floods in southern Afghanistan leave at least 20 dead

Flash floods in southern Afghanistan leave at least 20 dead

At least 20 people including a number of children have been killed in flash floods in six districts and the capital of Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, the UN said late Saturday.

Thousands without power as storm lashes Sydney

Thousands without power as storm lashes Sydney

Thousands of Sydney homes were without power Saturday after severe storms hit Australia's largest city, causing transport hold-ups, inundating vehicles with floodwater and delaying a national football match.

Australian city threatened by tornadoes after devastating floods

Australian city threatened by tornadoes after devastating floods

The north-east Australian city of Townsville could face tornadoes, just as it is being hit by devastating floods, authorities said Sunday.

Part of eastern Australia hit by once-in-a-century floods, braces for more rain

Part of eastern Australia hit by once-in-a-century floods, braces for more rain

Once-in-a-century flooding in part of the eastern Australian state of Queensland looks set to worsen as the nation's weather bureau on Saturday warned of more heavy rain in the area.

Record breaking floods hit north Australia

Record breaking floods hit north Australia

Communities were cut off, farmers stranded and cows washed offshore as heavy rain pelted northeast Australia Sunday, with one major river breaking 118-year-old floodwater records.

Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days

Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days

At least 21 people have died and tens of thousands displaced by heavy rains that have battered Iraq over two days, the health ministry and United Nations said on Sunday.

Death toll from Italy storms surges past 30

Death toll from Italy storms surges past 30

Floods have killed 12 people on the southern island of Sicily, nine of them from the same family, rescue services said Sunday, taking the week's toll across Italy past 30.

10 dead in Sicily floods

10 dead in Sicily floods

Ten people, including a family of nine, have died in floods around Palermo on the southern Italian island of Sicily, rescue services said Sunday as fierce storms continue to exact a deadly toll.