Monsoon flood, mudslide kill 5 in India, disaster teams sent

NEW DELHI (AP) — A mudslide triggered by heavy monsoon rain and flooding killed at least five people in southern India on Friday, police said. Kerala state's top elected official Pi...

Flooding, mudslides hit northern Japan after heavy rainfall

TOKYO (AP) — Heavy rain poured over northern Japan on Wednesday, flooding residential areas and prompting warnings of mudslides. The Mogami River in Yamagata prefecture flooded four...

Mining disasters continue in Myanmar despite regulations

At least 160 jade miners died in a mudslide due to heavy rains in northern Myanmar in Hpakant, Kachin state on Thursday. The Myanmar Fire Services Department involved in the rescue operation wrote on...

Mudslides triggered by heavy rains kill 8 in northeast India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy rain on Friday have killed at least eight people in India’s remote northeast, a top government official said. They included four member...

Japan battered by more heavy rain, floods, nearly 60 dead

TOKYO (AP) — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides ...

Japan floods leave some 20 dead, many in nursing homes

TOKYO (AP) — Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left about 20 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations on Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderl...

Mining disasters continue in Myanmar despite regulations

At least 160 jade miners died in a mudslide due to heavy rains in northern Myanmar in Hpakant, Kachin state on Thursday. The Myanmar Fire Services Department involved in the rescue operation wrote on...

Mudslide fears prompt evacuations in S. Taiwan following heavy rain

Over 3,000 people remained under evacuation orders from mountainous areas of Kaohsiung City Saturday amid fears of mudslides, after much of southern Taiwan was hit by downpours from a plum rain front ...

Hundreds of dams lack emergency plans in rain-soaked South

When recent heavy rains swelled a private Mississippi lake and began eroding its earthen dam, Yazoo County Emergency Management Director Jack Willingham was scrambling for a plan. H...

Technology to keep lights on could help prevent wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — B. Don Russell wasn’t thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before blackouts and bigger disasters. The electr...

The Latest: 29 people killed in mudslides in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on flooding in Kenya (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Kenya’s interior minister says 29 people have been killed in mudslides, among 34 ...

Kenyan minister: 34 people have died in flooding, 29 of them buried by a mudslide

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan minister: 34 people have died in flooding, 29 of them buried by a mudslide.

Heavy rains in Kenya cause flooding, mudslides that kill 17

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Authorities say heavy rains in western Kenya created overnight floods that have killed 17 people, including 12 people feared buried in a mudslide. In West Pokot...

Snow, flooding in Austria destroy homes, cuts off villages

BERLIN (AP) — Several schools are closed across Austria as parts of the Alpine country deal with masses of snow, the threat of avalanches and flooding by swelling rivers and lakes. A...

Utility to pay $360M for major Southern California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California utility has agreed to pay $360 million to settle lawsuits brought by local governments over deadly wildfires sparked by its equipment in the last two years, in...