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Spanish PM visits flood-hit areas as death toll rises to six

Spanish PM visits flood-hit areas as death toll rises to six

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday visited the country's flood-stricken southeastern regions as the death toll rose to six and train and air services were disrupted for a third day.

Fresh flood alert in southern India as monsoon death toll hits 244

Fresh flood alert in southern India as monsoon death toll hits 244

India issued a fresh flood alert Wednesday for parts of the southern state of Kerala, as the nationwide death toll from the annual monsoon deluge rose to at least 244.

Monsoon rains bring India's financial capital to a standstill

Monsoon rains bring India's financial capital to a standstill

Heavy monsoon rains brought India's financial capital to a halt on Tuesday, with authorities struggling to evacuate people with the scheduled high tide adding to the chaos.

Heavy rainfall hits Istanbul causing transport chaos

Heavy rainfall hits Istanbul causing transport chaos

Heavy rainfall hit Istanbul on Tuesday, flooding streets and causing disruption to public transport, officials and AFP correspondents said.

Heatwave damages wheat crops in southern Europe

Heatwave damages wheat crops in southern Europe

A heatwave hitting France and southern Europe will damage this year's wheat crops, mainly in top EU producer France and in Spain, while rainfall benefited crops in Germany, Poland and Britain, analysts said.

Two dead as cyclone makes landfall in south India

Two dead as cyclone makes landfall in south India

At least two people died as Cyclone Vardah made landfall in coastal areas of India's southern state of Tamil Nadu on Monday.

Severe rain causes flooding in southern Spain

Severe rain causes flooding in southern Spain

The heaviest rainfall in years along Spain's southern coastline has flooded the streets of the city of Malaga and nearby towns, killing one woman and prompting the Spanish government to issue a public safety warning.

India to receive normal rains, not surplus, as La Nina chances fade

India to receive normal rains, not surplus, as La Nina chances fade

India will receive normal rainfall over the 2016 monsoon season, not surplus as previously expected, with the chances of a La Nina weather pattern emerging over the period seen as unlikely ...

Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages

Sudan floods kill 100, destroy villages

Thousands of houses have been destroyed and several villages submerged after flooding triggered by torrential rainfall killed 100 people across Sudan, officials and an AFP photographer said on Sunday.

Sri Lanka flood toll hits 11, thousands more homeless

Sri Lanka flood toll hits 11, thousands more homeless

Emergency workers in Sri Lanka found the bodies of a woman and two children killed in a landslide, taking the toll from two days of heavy rain to 11, with thousands more forced to flee their homes.