Japan flood toll nears 200, sun scorches thousands battling thirst

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato KURASHIKI, Japan, July 12 : Intense heat and water shortages raised fears of disease outbreaks in flood-hit western Japan on Thursday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years neared 200. More than 200,000 households had no water a week after torrential rains caused floods […]

Crocodiles lastest danger for Australian flood towns

By Alana Schetzer MELBOURNE, Mar 11 : Receding floodwaters in the northern Australian state of Queensland have revealed a new danger – crocodiles. The unwelcome visitors have made their way into the town of Ingham towards the country’s north-east tip, according to several residents’ photos posted on social media, after four days of torrential rain […]

Flash floods kill at least 10 in downpour near Athens

By Vassilis Triandafyllou and Alkis Konstantinidis MANDRA, Greece, Nov 15 : At least 10 people died in flash floods in Greece on Wednesday in the most deadly such incident in recent years when a torrent of red mud swept through towns west of the capital Athens after heavy rain, authorities said. Torrential rain of this […]

Thailand opposition figure accuses junta of neglecting flood-hit northeast

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, Aug 4 : Floods have killed 27 people in Thailand, stoking tension in the politically divided country, with an opposition figure today accusing the ruling junta of being slow to respond to the disaster. Ten of Thailand’s 77 provinces have been inundated in the middle of the annual rainy season, […]