floods

In Bangladesh, Disaster-Savvy Students Protect Families From Floods

By Mushfique Wadud KURIGRAM, Bangladesh, Nov 30 – Bangladeshi teacher Monjurul Islam was talking to his class of 10-year-olds about how the planet is heating up, when Mosammat Ferdousi stood up and asked: “We are experiencing heavy floods in the last few years – is this linked to climate change?” Islam told his pupils climate

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Pakistan Floods Kill 28, Including Worshippers at Mosque

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 3 – Flash floods triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in northern Pakistan, officials said on Sunday, including some who were swept away while praying at a mosque. Torrential rains began to pelt the Chitral district, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, on Saturday and continued into

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India Deletes Doctored Photo of Modi At Flood Scene

NEW DELHI, Dec 4 – A doctored photo released by the Indian government showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi surveying severe flooding from a helicopter has been deleted, and his office promised remedial action after criticism on social media. Modi traveled to Tamil Nadu’s capital Chennai on Thursday to get a first-hand view of the disaster,

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Extreme Floods Leave Hundreds Dead and Thousands Stranded in Chennai, India

By Devika Krishna Kumar CHENNAI, India, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The Indian military struggled to evacuate thousands of residents stranded in the southern state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday as the death toll from flooding rose to 269 after the heaviest cloudburst in over a century. Predictions of incessant rainfall by the weather office meant

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