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Death toll in Nepal floods rises to 55, thousands displaced

Death toll in Nepal floods rises to 55, thousands displaced

The death toll in Nepal from flash floods and landslides in the past three days rose to 55 on Sunday, with dozens missing and injured, the government said.

Flash floods in Afghanistan kill at least 20

Flash floods in Afghanistan kill at least 20

At least 20 people including children were killed in southern Afghanistan by flash floods that engulfed up to 2,000 homes and swept away cars, the UN agency coordinating relief efforts said on Saturday.

Floods in Jordan kill 11, force tourists to flee Petra

Floods in Jordan kill 11, force tourists to flee Petra

Flash floods killed 11 people in Jordan and forced nearly 4,000 tourists to flee the famed ancient desert city of Petra, emergency services said on Saturday.

Britons among nine dead in Majorca flash floods

Britons among nine dead in Majorca flash floods

At least nine people died, including two British nationals, and six others were missing Wednesday in devastating flash floods on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, authorities said.

Record rains in Tunisia leave four dead, damage roads

Record rains in Tunisia leave four dead, damage roads

Saturday's storm caused water levels in some areas to rise as much as 1.7 metres, as bridges and roads were damaged in record rains.

Tropical Storm Lane heads away from Hawaii islands

Tropical Storm Lane heads away from Hawaii islands

The National Weather Service dropped all warnings for Lane, but a local flash-flood warning remained in effect.

Nepal landslide kills eight, victims mostly children

Nepal landslide kills eight, victims mostly children

A landslide killed a woman and at least seven children in Nepal over the weekend as officials issued warnings on Monday of the risk of more landslides and flash floods due to torrential rain.

Death toll in Vietnam flooding rises to 19

Death toll in Vietnam flooding rises to 19

Flash floods in Vietnam have now claimed at least 19 lives, the government said on Sunday, as residents in affected areas sought safety in higher ground.

Flights cancelled as Taiwan battens down for super typhoon

Flights cancelled as Taiwan battens down for super typhoon

Troops were deployed in some areas, with heavy rain and winds expected later on Tuesday and early on Wednesday.

Body found as Greek flood toll rises to 21

Body found as Greek flood toll rises to 21

The death toll from flash floods near Athens last week has risen to 21, with one more person still missing, officials said on Tuesday.

Flash floods kill 5 in Malaysia

Flash floods kill 5 in Malaysia

Flash floods caused by hours of torrential rain killed at least five people in Malaysia and military forces deployed on Sunday to help rescue thousands of displaced people in the northern state of Penang.

Tourists rescued by elephants from flooded Nepal safari park

Tourists rescued by elephants from flooded Nepal safari park

Elephants were pressed into service to rescue hundreds of foreign tourists trapped in a Nepal jungle safari park, officials said, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rains rose to 70.