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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1299140/flood-kills-76-fushun
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1258021/talking-points
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1144825/briefs-february-7-2013
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1144649/heavy-rain-kills-34-pakistan
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1033653/briefs-september-11-2012
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Several dead and many more injured as Typhoon Neoguri strikes the Japanese mainland with torrential rain and heavy winds causing deadly floods and mudslides Typhoon Neoguri slammed into the Japanese mainland on Thursday bringing widespread flooding, ripping trees from their roots and leaving houses half-buried under mud, as tens of thousands were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551017/flooding-havoc-typhoon-neoguri-batters-japanese-mainland
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama asks Congress for US$3.7b to stem Central American migrant flood

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Obama asks for US$3.7b to stem immigrant flood US President Barack Obama asked Congress for an emergency US$3.7 billion to contain the surge of illegal Central American immigrants, many of them unaccompanied children, crossing into the US from Mexico. The money would increase detention and court capacity to speed up decisions, while expanding law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550014/obama-asks-congress-us37b-stem-central-american-migrant-flood
  8. Business - China Business

    Business managers taking exposure to floods more seriously

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... catastrophes such as floods. Lloyd's chairman John Nelson said this was partly a result of government pressure because it was pushing mainland enterprises to use more insurance to relieve ... Manufacturers could draft plans for production even if their main factory was shut down by fire or flood, he said. They might involve a reciprocal arrangement to use the equipment of a competitor, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1548222/business-managers-taking-exposure-floods-more-seriously
  9. Sport - Soccer - BOSNIA V IRAN

    Iran need flood of goals to make last 16

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Salvador Bosnia are on their way home but want to leave on a high note and may dash the Iranians dreams Flood of goals needed in race to make last 16 Ashkan Dejagah is confident Iran can end their goal drought by beating Bosnia on Wedensday to reach the World Cup last 16. Iran are third in group F with one point after a goalless draw with Nigeria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1539795/iran-need-flood-goals-make-last-16
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1298886/600000-still-homeless-after-philippine-floods

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