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Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

Foreign aid arrives as Sri Lanka flood toll exceeds 200

International aid arrived into Sri Lanka on Wednesday as the death toll from the island's worst floods and landslides in well over a decade climbed to 202.

Cyclone aims for Bangladesh as flood toll rises to 164 in Sri Lanka

Cyclone aims for Bangladesh as flood toll rises to 164 in Sri Lanka

Floods and landslides in tropical Sri Lanka have killed at least 164 people, authorities said on Monday, as a cyclone grew in the Bay of Bengal, churning towards Bangladesh ...

Sri Lanka rushes aid to half a million flood victims

Sri Lanka rushes aid to half a million flood victims

Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island's worst flooding in more than a decade claimed 126 lives and left scores more missing.

Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50

Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50

Floods triggered by heavy rains and a river bursting its banks have killed at least 50 people and left thousands homeless in the southwest Democratic Republic of Congo, a provincial governor told AFP on Thursday.

Twitter users mock Indian politician carried through floods

Twitter users mock Indian politician carried through floods

A senior Indian politician was widely mocked on Monday after photos showed policemen carrying him through ankle-deep muddy water while inspecting deadly floods in the country's centre.

Louisiana death toll rises as flood waters recede

Louisiana death toll rises as flood waters recede

The death toll from historic flooding in Louisiana rose to 13 Thursday as receding waters exposed the extent of devastation in the hard-hit southern US state.

Aid workers struggle to help floods homeless in Sudan

Aid workers struggle to help floods homeless in Sudan

Aid workers are struggling to get hundreds of tonnes of aid to people made homeless by widespread flooding in Sudan after torrential rains severed a highway and other roads.

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.

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant

Bangladesh and India are mounting a major rescue effort for a wild elephant struggling to survive after it was separated from its herd by floods and then washed across the border.

No flood related epidemic in Lanka: health official

No flood related epidemic in Lanka: health official

A senior official of the Sri Lanka’s ministry of health has assured that there are no epidemics in the country weeks after the floods ...

Lankans hit by flood face uncertain future

Lankans hit by flood face uncertain future

Sri Lankans camped out in shelters in the capital face an uncertain future after massive flooding from torrential rain

Lanka flood toll hits 11, thousands more homeless

Lanka flood toll hits 11, thousands more homeless

Emergency workers in Sri Lanka yesterday found the bodies of a woman and two children killed in a landslide