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India: At least 46 killed in floods in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand

At least 46 people have died in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Footage showed flooded roads, submerged homes and fallen bridges. Experts say the Himalayan state, a popular tourist spot, is seeing the effects of both climate change and rampant construction. Floods have also ravaged the southern […]

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Japan Rains: More than 1.8 million people asked to evacuate after heavy rainfall triggers floods, landslides

Nearly two million people have been urged to evacuate their homes amid heavy rainfall in parts of Japan. Highest-level rain warnings have been issued in a number of prefectures, including Fukuoka and Hiroshima. One woman has died and her husband and daughter are missing after a landslide destroyed two homes in Nagasaki prefecture. More than […]

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Australia Flash Floods: Heavy rain hits parts of New South Wales

Officials in Australia warned of “life threatening” flash floods as torrential rains batter parts of the country’s east coast. Dozens of people have been rescued from floodwaters, and residents in many low-lying communities of New South Wales have been ordered to leave their homes. Police say hundreds of people have flocked to evacuation centres in […]