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Rain, landslides leave 28 dead, 66 missing in Sichuan

Heavy rain across China has left at least 28 people dead and 66 missing, officials reported on Thursday, after landslides crushed homes, bridges collapsed, and dozens of villages were cut off.

Friday, 12 July, 2013, 1:20am

Major projects can counter flooding in Asian cities, experts say

Asia's flood-prone cities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supply for rising populations, experts said yesterday at a water security forum.

20 May 2013 - 4:18am

China Digest, May 1, 2013


Tapping natural springs

1 May 2013 - 2:41am

Storm brewing in Asia's mega-cities

The floods in Jakarta were typical of what Asia's mega-cities have experienced or face. Like the region's other big urban centres, the city of 10 million people is in a low-lying, coastal, area. Poor strategic planning, little investment in infrastructure and corruption and a lack of political will have created significant vulnerabilities to climate change. Inadequate availability of water and sewage systems, severe traffic snarls and slums are everyday realities. When the high temperatures, heavy downpours and sea surges come, chaos, lost productivity, devastation and tragedy are inevitable.

28 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Flood death toll in Indonesian capital rises to 14

The death toll from floods in Indonesia’s capital has climbed to 14 after searchers pulled three more bodies from the waters.

19 Jan 2013 - 4:34pm

Asia-Pacific can't ignore rising threat from climate change

The jury may still be out on the link between climate change and natural disasters. But one thing is clear: weather-related disasters are increasing in both frequency and intensity.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am

Briefs, November 12, 2012

Israel ready to escalate Gaza action: PM

12 Nov 2012 - 3:55am

11 dead, seven missing in Indonesia flash flood

At least 11 people were killed and seven missing after a flash flood triggered by heavy rains hit a village on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, an official said on Friday.

Two days of torrential downpours in Mamasa district triggered a landslide that went into a river, causing the waterway to burst its banks, said Roki Asikin, head of the rescue agency coordinating the search.

9 Nov 2012 - 4:57pm

Two hikers die in flash flood

Two hikers whose bodies were found in a stream yesterday were probably washed away by a flash flood in Pat Sin Leng Country Park on Sunday, police said.

They believe Wong Chi-kin, 24, a secondary school teaching assistant, and his friend Hung Wai-man, 25, a social worker, were taking a rest by the Ping Nam stream at about 2pm on Sunday when the deluge struck.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Friend's tireless aid to Thais hit by floods inspires photographic fund-raiser to rebuild homes

The first exhibition of Hong Kong-based model cum photographer David Elliott, A City Under Water, at JaaBar in Central, is a fund-raiser to help victims of last year's floods in Thailand.

'Last November, I made a four-day trip to the heart of the flood zone,' Elliott said. 'A friend of mine was heavily involved in the flood aid.

14 Jun 2012 - 12:00am