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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.

Trump to visit North Carolina as rivers rise after deadly storm

Trump to visit North Carolina as rivers rise after deadly storm

Trump's trip to the state follows criticism for his handling of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico last year.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

The death toll in the Philippines, where the main island of Luzon was mauled with fierce winds and rain, rose to 65 overnight.

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US

Florence slowly crawled over South and North Carolina, dumping heavy rains on already flood-swollen river basins that authorities warned could bring more death and destruction.

Flood toll in India's Kerala state rises to 445

Flood toll in India's Kerala state rises to 445

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a tweet said that more than 130,000 flood-hit houses had been cleaned, or nearly a third of those affected.

Many residents forego Onam festival in flood-hit Kerala

Many residents forego Onam festival in flood-hit Kerala

Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose said there were an estimated 597,000 people in the temporary relief camps, but the number kept changing.

Six dead, thousands evacuated in Taiwan floods

Six dead, thousands evacuated in Taiwan floods

Six people have been killed by floodwaters in Taiwan, officials said Saturday, after days of heavy rain forced thousands to evacuate their homes.

Flood-hit Kochi airport to resume operations on Aug 29

Flood-hit Kochi airport to resume operations on Aug 29

After two days of cleaning operations, the CIAL management held a meeting with stakeholders including airlines and ground handling agencies, to review the damage.

Kalyan Jewellers staff contribute over QR522,000 to Kerala fund

Kalyan Jewellers staff contribute over QR522,000 to Kerala fund

The cheque will be handed over to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by employee representatives of Kalyan Jewellers in Thiruvananthapuram.

Kochi airport may resume operations on August 26

Kochi airport may resume operations on August 26

Direct flights from Doha to Kochi may resume on August 26 as the Kerala airport plans to reopen that day.