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Heavy Rains in Southern India Kill 14 People, Flood Chennai

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 14 people have died in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu during days of heavy rains, officials said Thursday. Several districts in the state are on high alert, bracing for more torrents as …

Greece: Severe Storm, Floods Batter Athens, Fire-Hit Island

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Severe storms swept across Greece Thursday, flooding hundreds of homes in Athens and prompting evacuations on the island of Evia that was ravaged by summer wildfires. Rescuers were also preparing to use helicopters to lift stranded …

Flooding Threat Hangs Over Thai Capital Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok and other areas of central Thailand received new warnings of possible major flooding, even as disaster relief authorities said Wednesday the threat had eased in 13 of 30 provinces elsewhere that were lashed by seasonal monsoon …

Thailand Issues New Flood Warnings From Seasonal Rain

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials in Thailand issued fresh warnings Tuesday about flooding caused by seasonal monsoon rains, after at least six deaths were reported in the aftermath of a tropical storm that struck over the weekend. The Department of Disaster …

Spain’s New Volcano Attracts Visitors, Destroys Banana Crops

LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Traffic jams pack the winding narrow roads of La Palma at dusk as curious residents and visitors flock to snap photos as the Spanish island’s new volcano furiously ejects material into the air and glowing …

Lake Tahoe Threatened by Massive Fire, More Ordered to Flee

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials ordered more evacuations near Lake Tahoe and told other residents to be ready to leave as a destructive fire roared through forests southwest of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada state …

Wildfire Reaches Turkey Power Plant, Prompts Evacuations

MARMARIS, Turkey (AP) — A coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and nearby residential areas were being evacuated Wednesday evening as flames from a wildfire reached the plant, a mayor and local reporters said as sirens from the plant could …

Wildfires in Southern Turkey Leave 3 Dead, 58 Hospitalized

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Strong winds have fanned two separate forest fires in southern Turkey, killing at least three people and sending over 50 others to the hospital as homes burned down, officials said Thursday. A wildfire that broke out …

Five Firefighters Injured While Fighting Montana Wildfire

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five firefighters were injured when a thunderstorm and swirling winds in central Montana blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them, federal officials said Friday. All five remained in medical facilities and were still being evaluated and …

China Blasts Dam to Divert Floods That Killed at Least 25

BEIJING (AP) — China’s military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces, as the death toll in widespread flooding rose to at least 25. The dam operation was carried out late Tuesday …