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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.

One million moved into camps, 184 dead in India monsoon floods

One million moved into camps, 184 dead in India monsoon floods

Indian authorities have moved around a million people into emergency camps in recent days as the death toll from monsoon floods jumped Monday to at least 184.

Myanmar landslide kills 22, many more feared missing

Myanmar landslide kills 22, many more feared missing

At least 22 people were killed when a landslide triggered by monsoon rains struck a village in eastern Myanmar, as emergency workers continued the search Saturday for scores more feared missing.

Helicopters rescue passengers on stranded Indian train

Helicopters rescue passengers on stranded Indian train

Indian navy helicopters and emergency service boats came to the rescue of about 700 people stuck on a train caught in floods near Mumbai on Saturday.

Flash floods kill at least 50 in Indonesia's Papua

Flash floods kill at least 50 in Indonesia's Papua

Flash floods in Indonesia's eastern Papua province have killed at least 50 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers raced to help dozens of other victims of the disaster.

'Worst over': Australia begins flood clean-up

'Worst over': Australia begins flood clean-up

Weary residents in Australia's flood-hit northeast returned home Wednesday to begin a massive clean-up after almost two weeks of heavy rain, as the wild weather moved south to inundate more towns.

Oxy staff hand over Kerala flood relief cheque to envoy

Oxy staff hand over Kerala flood relief cheque to envoy

Occidental Petroleum of Qatar (Oxy Qatar) and its employees contributed QR84,020 ($24,019) to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund of the southern Indian state of Kerala ...

At least 22 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

At least 22 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

At least 22 people have died and many are missing after heavy rain unleashed flash floods and landslides in western Indonesia, an official said Saturday.

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

Rescuers waded into submerged villages in southern India on Sunday in a desperate search for survivors cut off for days by floods that have already killed more than 350 people.

India's Modi sees Kerala's plight as flood death toll climbs

India's Modi sees Kerala's plight as flood death toll climbs

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the flood-ravaged state of Kerala more helicopters, boats and other equipment needed to evacuate tens of thousands of stranded people ...

Woman gives birth after helicopter rescue from India floods

Woman gives birth after helicopter rescue from India floods

A heavily pregnant woman stranded by floods in the Indian state of Kerala gave birth just after being airlifted to safety, an Indian Navy spokesman said, as the military stepped up rescue operations on Saturday.

Kerala flood toll jumps to 106, nearly 150,000 homeless: officials

Kerala flood toll jumps to 106, nearly 150,000 homeless: officials

Hundreds of troops led a desperate operation to rescue families trapped by mounting floods in India's Kerala state Thursday as the death toll reached 106 with nearly 150,000 left homeless.