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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods threaten Pakistan’s cotton fields, Srinagar ‘drowned completely’

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... stranded at home and those who fled as the floods hit. More than 140,000 people have been evacuated across Punjab, Pakistan's richest and most populous province. Authorities have made plans ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    Rescuers evacuate tens of thousands in Indian Kashmir as flood waters recede

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:35pm by Reuters

    ... priority was to distribute clean drinking water, medicines, food for infants and prevent the spread of water-borne diseases. The Indian army has evacuated 76,000 people from their homes, mosques ... are vital for its agriculture. But the rains frequently turn to floods, devastating crops, destroying homes and sparking outbreaks of diseases like diarrhoea. ...

  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    More than 300 die in landslides and floods in India and Pakistan

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:23am by AP

    ... help to deal with the devastation. The death toll from serious flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir climbed to 175 yesterday, with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in the region's main city of Srinagar as the Jhelum river overflowed its banks. In neighbouring Pakistan, more than 160 people have died and thousands of homes have collapsed, with an official saying ...

  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Over 200 dead as India and Pakistan are hit hard by monsoon floods

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by AP

    ... were killed when the roofs of their homes collapsed. He said the deluge had injured 261 people across the country. "We are dispatching tents and other relief items for those who have been ... roads and damaged homes across Pakistan and in its portion of Kashmir. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the deaths and destruction caused by the rains and floods were a great loss, ...

  5. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters

    ... in waterlogged homes, waiting for rescue by helicopters, said Home Ministry spokesman Laxmi Prasad Dhakal. The rain has damaged roads across the country's western plains bordering India, with poor ...

  6. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... not mandatory. On the day when Rammasun made landfall, dozens of people interviewed in Haikou said they were at work. They said no one they knew had received notification to stay at home. "We encouraged all the old people and children to evacuate, almost mandatorily. Many others chose to stay home," said Chen Yihu, the chief of Beigang village. It's also clear, after dozens ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... "red" typhoon alert for the first time this year. More than 334,000 homes in Hainan lost power and nearly all water supply in the capital Haikou was cut off, mainland media reported. "The ...

  8. News - China - DISASTERS

    Another 'super typhoon' on the way as Matmo follows hot on the heels of deadly Rammasun

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters, AFP, Bloomberg, Teddy Ng

    ... by Rammasun, which then moved to China, killing 16 people there and forcing 70,000 to flee their homes. After blasting Hainan Island and the southern tip of Guangdong with winds of over 200km/h, ... were rushed to hospital in Beihai. In the central Philippines a few days earlier the typhoon killed at least 94 people, destroyed more than 111,000 homes and razed hectares of crops. The Hainan ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... people and wrecking more than 111,000 homes, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in an updated tally. The death toll had stood at 54 a day earlier, before casualty ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... homes were still without power. At its peak on Tuesday, more than 105,000 homes were without power. The Okinawan government raised the injury toll to 30 yesterday from 17 the day before, two ...




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