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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad India and Pakistan hit hard with troops mobilised and more rain to come Almost 200 dead in monsoon floods Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 128 ... monsoon season has struck hard across the region, leaving people to wade through rushing water in towns and villages across Pakistan and in Indian-controlled areas of Kashmir, where authorities ...

  2. News - World

    Official in northern India state hit by monsoon flooding says death toll has surpassed 500

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 09:43pm by AP

    ... JOSHIMATH, India (AP) — Official in northern India state hit by monsoon flooding says death toll has surpassed 500. ...

  3. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

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

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu Monsoon landslides and flooding kill at least 109 The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed ... leaving thousands without power. The deaths come two weeks after the worst landslide in over a decade smashed into hamlets in northeastern Nepal, killing 156. Monsoon rain has also forced ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Monsoon rains on Indian drive to curb gold imports

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:16pm by Reuters

    ... Rajendra Jadhav and Siddesh Mayenkar in Mumbai A heavy monsoon this year will bring a bounty to India’s rural population and a much needed boost to a struggling economy, but more cash ... an all-time peak of US$1,920.30, leaving plenty of room for investors to bet on realising gains longer-term. India still relies on the monsoon in over half its farmland, with generous rains this year ...

  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Pakistan monsoon flood death toll rises to 96

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 08:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed 96 people across Pakistan in the past two weeks and affected nearly 90,000 others, officials said on Thursday. “Up to 96 people have been killed so far and 99 others have been injured during the monsoon rains and floods so far,” an official in the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two dead as monsoon rains paralyse Philippine capital

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... of heavy rain brought by the monsoon, which was enhanced by Tropical Storm Trami. It hovered over the North Philippine Sea and drenched the main northern island of Luzon with up to 30mm (just over ...

  7. Winter monsoon brings low temperatures

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Another cold snap is forecast today, with temperatures expected to plummet to 11 degrees Celsius and a couple of degrees lower than that in the New Territories. The Observatory issued a cold weather warning at 4.20pm yesterday following the arrival of a cold winter monsoon. The chilly weather is expected to last until the weekend when sunny periods are forecast, ...

  8. News - Asia

    Monsoon hits northern India with at least 60 feared dead

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 03:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Rishikesh

    ... leaving at least 60 people feared dead and thousands stranded after the monsoon covered the country ahead of schedule, officials said on Tuesday. Authorities have called in military helicopters ... on the annual monsoon, which lashes the subcontinent from June to September, usually bringing some flooding. But the monsoon has arrived early this year, catching many by surprise. The country has ...

  9. They don't come any wetter than this month

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Storm Fengshen, but there have been only six days without rain this month, a fact an Observatory spokesman put down to this year's monsoon being stronger than usual. 'It ...




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