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Sierra Leone buries 461 mudslide victims

August 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Sierra Leone buries 461 mudslide victims

Men bury coffins of mudslide victims on August 17, 2017 at Waterloo cemetery near Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Photo by AFP) Sierra Leone has buried 461 victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital this week, an official at the central morgue said on Friday. […]

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About 2 million displaced, 83 dead in India floods

July 14, 2017 10:30 pm
About 2 million displaced, 83 dead in India floods

An Indian girl with her brother travel by raft to cross floodwaters in Murkata village in Morigaon district, India’s northeastern state of Assam, July 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Torrential rains, floods and landslides in northeastern India have left at least 83 people dead in the states of Assam, Arunachal […]

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Rising sea levels to flood dozens of US cities: Study

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Rising sea levels to flood dozens of US cities: Study

An iceberg floats in Flatrock Cove at sunset, April 25, 2017 in Flatrock, Newfoundland, Canada. (AFP photo) Dozens of US cities may face chronic flooding over the next few decades if global warming is not mitigated, a new study has found. This study by the Union of Concerned Scientists said […]

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promises to help flood victims as death toll up to 28

July 12, 2017 1:51 pm
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promises to help flood victims as death toll up to 28

Three more bodies have been found in southwest Japan, potentially raising the death toll from last week’s heavy rains to 28, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the hardest-hit areas. Two deaths have been confirmed, and a third body is still under investigation, Fukuoka prefecture’s Department of Disaster Management said on […]

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China floods kill scores, displace 1.6 million

July 10, 2017 7:57 pm
China floods kill scores, displace 1.6 million

This picture taken on July 2, 2017 shows a general view of a flooded street in Loudi, Hunan province. (By AFP) Floods and landslides have killed scores of people in China’s central Hunan Province as two weeks of torrential rains forced 1.6 million to flee, authorities said Monday. Some 53,000 […]

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