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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Floods, landslides displace 1 million in India; 33 dead

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 04:22pm by Reuters in Guwahati

    ... Reuters in Guwahati Floods and landslides caused by relentless rain in northeast India have killed at least 33 people and displaced more than a million over the past week, officials said on Monday. At least 21 people were killed in landslides and another eight were missing in the mountainous state of Sikkim, said state government spokesman AS Tobgay. In Assam, still recovering from ...

  2. News - Asia

    Philippines braces for Typhoon Bopha, strongest of 2012

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Manila Soldiers and police prepare to evacuate residents in flood and landslide-prone areas Philippines braces for Typhoon Bopha The Philippines is bracing for the strongest storm of 2012, almost a year after Typhoon Washi triggered landslides, flooding and the highest cyclone death toll since 2008. Packing gusts of up to 220km/h, Typhoon Bopha was 1,000 kilometres ...

  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Flooding and landslides in quake-hit county of Yunnan in mainland China

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Heavy rain triggers flooding and landslides just days after two tremors kill 81 people More misery for quake-hit Yunnan county Heavy rain hammered a quake-stricken area of Yunnan province early yesterday morning, triggering flooding and landslides just days after two earthquakes killed dozens of residents and destroyed or damaged hundreds ...

  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    Narendra Modi's BJP wins landslide election in India's Gujarat state

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ahmedabad Landslide victory for controversial nationalist Controversial Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi won a landslide election in the Indian state of Gujarat yesterday, firming up his chances of running for prime minister in 2014. Modi, a charismatic but divisive figure, is now set to continue as chief minister of Gujarat, sealing his status as the most ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan recovers 12 bodies buried under landslides

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 07:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Islamabad

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad At least 12 people have been killed, including eight Pakistani soldiers, and nine people are missing after being hit by landslides in the mountainous Kashmir region, officials said on Saturday. A military rescue operation swung into action after heavy snows on Friday triggered two landslides at a remote outpost in the Kel area ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    President Jacob Zuma scores landslide win in ANC elections

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bloemfontein President wins 75pc of votes in three-way race, setting him up to remain at the helm until 2019 Zuma in landslide victory at ANC elections South African president Jacob Zuma scored a thumping victory over main opponent and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in an ANC leadership contest yesterday, opening the way for him to lead ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Zuma wins ANC leadership vote by landslide

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 06:44pm by AFP

    ... South African president Jacob Zuma scored a thumping victory in an ANC leadership contest on Tuesday, opening the way for him to lead until 2019. ...

  8. News - China

    Construction site landslide in Hunan kills two

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 04:02pm

    ... Staff Reporter A landslide buried four construction workers alive on Wednesday in China’s southern province of Hunan. Xinhua news agency reports two had died.  Two workers were buried ... Safety says work-related accidents killed more than 75,500 people in China last year. A landslide in Yunnan province killed 18 schoolchildren and a farmer on October 4.       ...

  9. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Landslide sweeps vehicles off Nepal highway; 4 die

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 01:40pm by Associated Press in Katmandu

    ... Associated Press in Katmandu An official in Nepal says a landslide has swept several vehicles off a mountain highway. Four people are confirmed dead and nine others have been reported missing. Government administrator Purushottam Ghimire says the landslide Sunday night swept away five vehicles traveling on the Mechi highway near Kilbung village in eastern Nepal. He says eight ...

  10. News - China - DISASTER

    16 dead as landslide buries China school, thousands help in rescue

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Sixteen Chinese children were confirmed dead Thursday after a landslide engulfed their school as they made up classes lost due to deadly earthquakes last month, state media said. Three others were missing after the landslide buried the school and three farmhouses at Zhenhe village in the mountainous southwestern province of Yunnan, Xinhua news ...




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