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09:06, 20 August 2017 Sunday
14:28, 19 August 2017 Saturday

Nearly 600 dead in S Asia floods

Indian authorities sought military help in two districts of northern Uttar Pradesh state after heavy rains left hundreds of villages marooned.

17:36, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Floods kill 61 in last 5 days in Bangladesh

Most of the victims are children, an official from Department of Disaster Management says

15:54, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Mass burials for Sierra Leone flood victims

A Red Cross official told AFP meanwhile that smaller mudslides had occurred since Monday in eastern Freetown and in Sierra Leone's second city of Bo, with the rainy season far from over.

15:07, 15 August 2017 Tuesday

Rescuers resume grim search for dead in flooded Freetown

But as officials spoke of entire communities washed away in mudslides, rescue efforts were hampered by a lack of equipment and the challenges posed the search and excavation work.

14:21, 14 August 2017 Monday

At least 70 killed in Nepal due to floods landslides

Health Ministry warns about water-borne diseases following floods caused by heavy monsoon rains over weekend

12:27, 13 August 2017 Sunday

Death toll from Nepal floods landslide rises to 40

Heavy rains have hit more than a dozen districts in the country's far eastern region as well as some areas in the west since Friday morning, the home ministry said.

09:18, 12 August 2017 Saturday

Flash floods kill 11 in northeastern Iran

"So far 11 people have died in this accident -- eight of them in Khorasan Razavi, two in Golestan and another in North Khorasan," Red Crescent rescue chief Morteza Salimi told the ISNA news agency.

10:33, 07 August 2017 Monday

Floods landslides kill 26 in Vietnam

Since the start of August, flash floods have caused widespread destruction in the provinces of Dien Bien, Yen Bai, Son La, Cao Bang and Lai Chau, the Hanoi-based disaster control office said in a statement.

13:09, 04 August 2017 Friday

Russia's diamond giant says mine flooded with 150 inside

Alrosa, Russia's largest diamond producer, said in a statement on its website that water had broken through into the mine at around 4:30 pm (0730 GMT), while there were "more than 100 people" inside. 

11:50, 02 August 2017 Wednesday

Floods in Thailand's northeast kill 23

Flash floods have disrupted air travel, inundated rail tracks and swallowed farmland across the rice-farming region of Isaan, affecting more than one million Thais.

10:33, 31 July 2017 Monday

Lightning kills 11 as India reels from floods

The victims were working in fields in Odisha state when lightning bolts struck them, the state's top disaster management official said. Fifteen people were injured on top of the 11 dead.

09:14, 31 July 2017 Monday

Myanmar 3 killed in floods 140 000 displaced

At least 25,000 students affected as floods force closure of 200 schools

01:06, 28 July 2017 Friday

Heavy rainfall causes floods in Istanbul

Images shared on social media and Turkish television showed huge hailstones battering the streets of Turkey's most populated city and cars submerged in the torrential downpour.

10:16, 27 July 2017 Thursday

Floods force state of emergency in Philippine City

25 of 37 villages under water in Cotabato after three weeks of heavy rains

15:00, 26 July 2017 Wednesday

Members of Indian family found dead in floods

"They seem to have drowned in the floodwaters. The bodies were found buried in muck," A B Parmar, a police inspector at the scene, told AFP, adding the deceased were from the same family.

14:29, 25 July 2017 Tuesday

Eight more dead in India's worsening monsoon floods

With scores now dead in monsoon floods across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to fly over Gujarat later Tuesday to inspect the devastation, officials said.

11:36, 24 July 2017 Monday

Floodwaters swallow Myanmar pagoda

Dramatic footage circulating on social media showed the riverside pagoda sinking into the flood waters in Magway region, with shocked bystanders looking on as its golden spire collapsed beneath the waves.

12:18, 18 July 2017 Tuesday

Thunderstorms drench Istanbul

Driving winds, rain bring flash flooding to Turkey's largest city, disrupting transport for millions

09:57, 17 July 2017 Monday

Floods kill 18 in northeast China 18 still missing

More than 110,000 people evacuated as central and eastern parts of Jilin province 'inundated', Xinhua reports

15:09, 14 July 2017 Friday

Floods landslides kill more than 80 in India

Turkey's Foreign Ministry expresses condolences to India over losses of life due to unprecedented rain damage

11:56, 12 July 2017 Wednesday

Japan Abe sees devastation in flood-hit area

Heavy seasonal rains last week caused severe flooding that tore up roads and destroyed houses on Japan's southernmost island of Kyushu, with hundreds of thousands of people forced to flee their homes.

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