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  1. News - China

    Flood kills 76 in Fushun

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 04:58pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Chinese state media say a river flood triggered by torrential rains has killed 76 in a northeastern city. The official Xinhua News Agency said a memorial service was held on Saturday in the city of Fushun for the victims. It says another 88 people remained missing as of Friday. It quotes Fushun mayor Luan Qingwei as saying the flood was the worst ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Guangdong braced for flood danger Guangdong authorities are on alert for another severe rainstorm in central and southern parts of the province amid fears of flooding. The provincial military command has already held meetings with other government departments to co-ordinate precautionary flood ...

  3. News - Asia

    Briefs, February 7, 2013

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by VARIOUS

    ... for the presidency. AFP   Death toll at 29 fromflooding in Pakistan PESHAWAR- A Pakistani official says flash floods following torrential rains in the northwest this week have killed 29 people. A spokesman for the disaster management authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said most of the casualties died when their homes collapsed. Adnan Khan says 75 people were also reported injured in the floods. He says ...

  4. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Heavy rain kills 34 in Pakistan

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 06:30pm by AFP

    ... official Shahid Hasan Malik. Pakistan has suffered devastating monsoon floods for the last three years, including the worst in its history in 2010 when catastrophic inundations killed almost 1,800 ...

  5. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 11, 2012

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... more injured in torrential rains and flash floods that have wreaked havoc in Pakistan over the past three days. Heavy monsoon rains that started last week have destroyed more than 1,600 houses ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's elite clueless about the pain of coping with tourist flood

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:14pm by Michael Chugani

    ... in profits, will take a hit. If the mainland flood is so wonderful for our economy, why do we still have 1.3 million poor people? I'll tell you why. The tycoons who control everything from ...

  7. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Eight killed as landslide hits northeast Nepal, sparking flood fears

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 08:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu

    ... in Nepal’s northeast left at least eight people dead and dozens missing as officials worked to clear debris blocking a major river and avert the possibility of flash floods. The landslide struck ... deep lake, measuring at least three kilometres by 300 metres, which flooded two power stations and a hydropower plant before workers partially cleared the blockage. “We have been successful ...

  8. Business - China Business - ENERGY

    Clean water access offers flood of business opportunities

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... offering a flood of business opportunities for related firms. Beijing is also rolling out a tiered payment structure so heavier users pay more. It has threatened fines and censorship on companies ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    600,000 still homeless after Philippine floods

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 03:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... said. A day after floods ebbed in the capital Manila, stagnant pools of water and high tides in coastal areas prolonged the misery in the central Luzon plains to the north, civil defence ... of epidemics, she said, adding there had been no reports of widespread diseases. The floods wreaked US$2.2 billion worth of damage to infrastructure and crops, the government says. The Philippines ...

  10. News - Asia

    Rescuers in Seoul battle to save six workers trapped in underground reservoir

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 06:24pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... Audrey Yoo South Korean rescuers on Tuesday were trying to save six workers- three of whom are Chinese citizens – trapped in a flooded underground reservoir in Seoul. The six had been working in the water distribution reservoir in Noryangjin when it became flooded following heavy rains, the Yonhap News Agency reported. Water from the swollen Han River, which passes through ...




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