73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

2016-05-21 18:24

Sri Lanka's government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago.

Many dead as flash floods hits Afghanistan

2016-05-18 18:01

An Afghan official says at least 20 people have been killed in flash floods that hit the northern province of Sari Pul.

Many Rwanda landslides amid rains

2016-05-09 22:31

Landslides have resulted in the deaths of 49 people in Rwanda's north following heavy rains.

Thousands evacuated in Dominican Republic flooding

2016-05-09 12:22

About 2 500 people have been evacuated in the Dominican Republic because of flooding caused by heavy rains over the previous 12 days.

Heavy rains may scupper search for Durban drowning victims

2016-05-08 11:40

Police search and rescue divers may be forced to abort the second day of searching for two people presumed drowned after three women and a child were swept into a river. The bodies of two women have been recovered.

Floods, landslides leave 6 missing in eastern Indonesia

2016-04-18 18:00

Rain-triggered floods and landslides have left six villagers missing in eastern Indonesia.

WATCH: Lion swept away by floods in Kenya

2016-04-05 12:12

A video showing a lion being carried away by floods, reportedly at the Nairobi National Park, has gone viral.

Search resumes for motorist swept away in Pretoria floods

2016-03-11 10:36

Police divers in Pretoria have resumed the search for the motorist who was swept away during flooding caused by heavy rains.

PICS: Spar near Kruger Park flooded

2016-03-10 14:03

Pictures have emerged of a Spar in Komatipoort, south of the Kruger National Park, completely flooded. Certain roads in Kruger National Park were closed on Thursday due to the high water volumes.

Bikers help police after UK floods

2015-12-30 14:02

As night falls in the flood-ravaged villages of Yorkshire in northern England, bikers dressed in black leather jackets begin their patrol against looters.


Many families missing after Sri Lanka landslides

2016-05-18 21:53

Massive landslides triggered by torrential rains have buried homes in three villages in central Sri Lanka.

6 students killed, 15 missing in western Indonesia floods

2016-05-16 13:27

Rescuers have found the bodies of six university students who were among nearly two dozen who went missing in rain-triggered floods and landslides at a waterfall in western Indonesia.

KZN floods: 2 dead, 400 displaced, 150 homes damaged

2016-05-09 16:30

At least two people have been killed, 400 displaced and more than 150 homes damaged in flooding in KwaZulu-Natal at the weekend, the Department of Cogta says.

Disaster management teams dispatched to flood hit areas in KZN - Cogta

2016-05-08 17:59

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal has dispatched disaster management teams to various flood hit areas across the province, MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube says.

Heavy rains shut Chile's El Teniente copper mine

2016-04-19 11:56

Chile's state-run mining company Codelco says that operations at its El Teniente copper mine have been suspended after torrential rains over the weekend caused heavy flooding.

12 feared dead as Malawian city hit by floods

2016-04-11 12:30

Twelve people are believed to have died in the Malawian city of Mzuzu following heavy rains that have lashed the area.

Body of motorist swept away in Pretoria floods recovered

2016-03-11 12:47

The body of 40-year-old Leon Strydom, whose vehicle was swept away during heavy floods in Pretoria, has been recovered.

Serbia declares state of emergency over floods

2016-03-10 23:25

Serbia declared a state of emergency amid widespread flooding as it was deluged by heavy rains triggered by unusually high temperatures.

Diepsloot residents demand bridge over deadly river

2016-03-08 12:50

Over 480 people have called on the City of Johannesburg to build a footbridge at the tributary where 6-year-old Angel Sibanda lost her life in a flash flood.

Cameron sends in more troops to help with UK floods

2015-12-28 07:54

British Prime Minister David Cameron has sent hundreds more troops into northern England to help exhausted residents and emergency workers fight back rising river waters after weeks of heavy rain.

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