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Over 550 dead in Uttarakhand floods

The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has passed 500.

Kampala floods again amid reports of more deadly landslides

UGANDA (eTN) - This year’s rainy season, as heavy as it comes, has regularly seen key intersections and roundabouts flooded, but yesterday afternoon’s biblical torrent unleashed over the city was

Heavy floods expected in China, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Heavy floods are expected in mountain ranges of Himalaya, Hindu Kush, and Pamir again this year.

13 dead, 50 missing in Nepal avalanche, flood

(eTN) - At least 13 people are dead and over 50 missing in Seti River Flood resulted by an avalanche in Annapurna mountain range in Kaski, western Nepal Saturday morning.

Fiji: It’s business as usual

Flood-ravaged Fiji insisted it was "business as usual" for the South Pacific nation's vital tourism industry Wednesday, as officials confirmed the death toll from recent downpours had risen to five.

Tourists flee as heavy floods hit Fiji

Australia will provide whatever assistance is needed to Fiji after devastating floods, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, said yesterday.

Two people killed in Fiji floods, tourists evacuated

Two people are dead and tourists have had to be rescued as heavy flooding continues to hammer Fiji's tourist belt.

Torrential rains bring air traffic in Mwanza to a halt

(eTN) - Rains of biblical proportions hit the lake side municipality of Mwanza late Sunday into Monday, forcing the airport management of Mwanza International Airport in Tanzania to eventually cancel

Tourist areas not affected by floods in Bangkok

“We are counting on our 25 offices abroad to give the right information about the flood situation in Thailand,” said Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Suraphon Svetasreni to a packed ga

Thai tourism blames the media for “unfair beating”

November is the beginning of the tourist high season in Thailand, a time of year when the travel industry hikes rates in line with the influx of international visitors looking to escape their own chil

Ayutthaya sinks in water

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Southeast Asia is bracing for more torrential rains with rivers submerging lands.

Bangkok braces for flood

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Since August, Thailand has been bracing for continuous rain. Over 30 provinces in the kingdom have been affected, with the death toll reaching already over 260 people.

After floods, Dengue wreaks havoc with effected areas in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - An outbreak of Dengue fever, as a result of the 2011 floods in Pakistan caused by heavy rain falls, are providing a breeding ground for mosquitoesm which has resulted in an

Floods displace 5.3 million people in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - In a second consecutive year, Pakistan has been hit by floods, and the latest government estimates put the number of people affected by the floods in Sindh Pakistan at 5.3

Thailand starts to assess flood damages

BANGKOK (eTN) - Climate changes due to rising temperatures continue to have a severe impact on many Southeast Asian countries.

Floods in southern Africa could lead to food shortages

Heavy rainfall and flooding in of southern Africa have damaged large areas of farmland and crops, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, warning that communities in

Italian tourist killed in Brazilian flood

SAO PAULO, Brazil — An Italian tourist was killed in southern Brazil when the car she was in was dragged into a river during a flood, Brazilian authorities said.

Thousands displaced by torrential rains and floods in Sri Lanka

Floods caused by heavy rainfall in Sri Lanka have affected nearly a million people, including more than 127,000 displaced from their homes, the United Nations humanitarian office reported today, quoti

Flooding in South Africa kills 50

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - At least 50 people are known to be dead and hundreds are homeless in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province due to flooding.

Bosnia flood waters recede but help still needed through the winter

NEW YORK, New York - Tens of thousands of people affected by the worst floods to hit Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighboring Montenegro in decades will continue to need help during the winter months, w

Ban voices concern at heavy toll taken on Australia by floods

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his concern at the heavy toll the ongoing floods have taken on lives and property across much of north-eastern Australia.

Tourism industry again collapsed – this time due to floods

Recent floods that made around 20 million people homeless in Pakistan also collapsed the tourism industry in a country that was already becoming fragile due to a bad law-and-order situation.

600 tourists stranded in flood-hit areas rescued in Pakistan

The Pakistani military said on Wednesday it had rescued about 600 tourists, including Chinese and Japanese nationals, who had been stranded in flood-hit areas of the country's northwest.

Tourists urged not to abandon Madeira

Tourism chiefs have urged holidaymakers not to abandon Madeira as a tourist destination following flash floods and mudslides at the weekend that left at 42 dead and hundreds homeless.