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Rains, landslides kill 24, displace thousands in Kerala state

Rains, landslides kill 24, displace thousands in Kerala state

The June-September rains in Kerala state have cost 175 lives and damaged crops worth 3.42bn rupees ($49.81mn).

Japan struggles to deliver relief to flood victims

Japan struggles to deliver relief to flood victims

Torrential rains unleashed floods and landslides in western Japan last week, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to cancel an overseas trip.

Rescuers race to find survivors after Japan floods kill 109

Rescuers race to find survivors after Japan floods kill 109

Rain tapered off across the region battered by the downpour, revealing blue skies and scorching sun forecast to push temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius.

21 killed as old Mumbai building collapses after rains

21 killed as old Mumbai building collapses after rains

Rescuers were searching for survivors at the site of the collapsed five-storey building, believed to be about 100 years old, in the busy Bhendi Bazar market area.

Harvey unleashes catastrophic flooding in Houston

Harvey unleashes catastrophic flooding in Houston

Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed catastrophic flooding in Houston on Sunday, turning streets in Texas' largest city into raging rivers as trapped residents climbed to higher floors and the death toll rose.

India's monsoon floods leave 213 dead

India's monsoon floods leave 213 dead

Severe monsoon flooding has killed 213 people in western India, an official said on Sunday, as rescuers continue to sift through villages devastated by torrential rains.

Indian flood toll rises to 83 as rescuers put on 'war footing'

Indian flood toll rises to 83 as rescuers put on 'war footing'

Floods in India's northeast have killed at least 83 people and led to the death of three rare one-horned rhinoceros at a national park that has the world's largest concentration of the species.

Powerful storm front that killed 16 threatens eastern United States

Powerful storm front that killed 16 threatens eastern United States

A powerful storm system bore down on the eastern United States on Monday after spawning tornadoes and torrential rains that killed at least 16 people and shut down hundreds of roads over the weekend, forecasters said.

Australia floods still rising with two dead, four missing

Australia floods still rising with two dead, four missing

Flooded rivers were still rising Saturday in two Australian states with two women dead and four people missing after torrential rains in the wake of a powerful tropical cyclone.

18 dead as torrential rains submerge Thai south

18 dead as torrential rains submerge Thai south

Heavy rains continued to hammer Thailand's flood-ravaged south on Saturday, bringing the death toll up to 18 and leaving thousands of villages partially submerged, authorities said.

Flash floods kill 26 in Egypt, state media reports

Flash floods kill 26 in Egypt, state media reports

Twenty-six people have been killed in accidents related to flash floods in parts of Egypt this week, state television reported on its website Saturday.

Fear and few answers as Turkish police round up refugees

Fear and few answers as Turkish police round up refugees

Ghada’s five children cried out in terror when police broke into their run-down Istanbul flat at dawn and ordered the 36-year-old Syrian’s family onto a bus, without saying why.