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Heavy Rains Trigger Floods in Northeast India, killing 11

GAUHATI, India (AP) — At least 11 people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s remote northeast region, officials said Tuesday. Several railway stations were closed because of floods, said Nazreen Ahmed, a senior official …

Stormy Weather Prompts Egypt to Close Some Classes, Ports

CAIRO (AP) — Stormy weather has prompted Egyptian authorities to suspend classes Monday in the capital of Cairo and a handful of other provinces as a precautionary measure. Authorities also closed the ports in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and …

Thailand Hit With More Flooding Amid Heavy Rains

BANGKOK (AP) — Heavy rains in central and northeastern Thailand caused new flooding on Monday, with authorities forced to release water into an already swollen river after a reservoir reached full capacity, and others facing the same possibility. Authorities in …

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 …

Tropical Storm Fred Strengthens Again in Gulf Near Florida

Twin tropical storms promise heavy rains across Florida and more misery for Haiti, reeling after hundreds were killed following a massive earthquake Saturday. In the Gulf of Mexico, Tropical Storm Fred, which had been battered by its path across the …

“It’s Terrible”: After Frosts, Champagne Vineyards Hit by Fungus

PARIS — About 20% to 25% of the Champagne vineyard has been damaged by mildew fungus due to heavy rainfall earlier this month, adding to severe losses caused by frosts earlier in the season, Champagne industry lobby CIVC said on …

3 Homeowners Win $1.1M From Reno for 2017 Flood Damage

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County judge has ordered Reno to pay $1.1 million to owners of three homes that flooded north of the city four years ago as dozens of others continue to press related battles in federal …

Australian East Coast Rain to Ease but Flooding Continues

SYDNEY (AP) — Heavy rainfall was forecast to ease across Australia’s east coast but floodwaters will linger for days across New South Wales state where 15,000 people were nervously waiting on Tuesday for potential orders to evacuate. Some 18,000 residents …

After Seeing Floods, Indonesian Leader Visits Quake Zone

MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers struggled Tuesday to clear the rubble of collapsed buildings on an Indonesian island where a strong earthquake killed at least 90 people and left thousands homeless. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Friday was one …

Waterfront Homes Evacuated Due To Landslide in Wash. State

LOFALL, Wash. (AP) — Eight waterfront homes along Hood Canal in Washington have been evacuated due to a fire and a landslide that has destabilized the hillside and pushed trees into at least one home, emergency officials said. Firefighters responded …