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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 statio...

Weather in Taiwan to turn dry from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents along the western half of Taiwan and in the northeast should watch out for localized heavy rains from Sunday night (May 15) to Monday (May 16), a weather forecas...

Plum rain front to bring 'severe weather' to Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A plum rain front that is approaching Taiwan today (May 13) will bring "severe weather" to Taiwan from Saturday through Monday (May 14-16). As the front start...

Recently opened section of Taiwan's Southern Cross-Island Highway to close for 3 days as precaution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The section of the Southern Cross-Island Highway that has been conditionally open since May 1 will be closed from Saturday to Monday (May 14-16) as a precautionary measure...

Heat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India's coal usage

NEW DELHI (AP) — An unusually early and brutal heat wave is scorching parts of India, with acute power shortages affecting millions as demand for electricity surges to record levels. ...

Flooding forces evacuation in parts of Manitoba after rains

WINNIPEG (AP) — Flooding has forced evacuations in some parts of Manitoba after heavy rains caused rivers to swell. The Manitoba government said some regions in the province’s south ...

A nasty I of the storm: Ida is 12th I hurricane name retired

There’s something about hurricanes starting with the letter I that is particularly nasty. Last year’s Ida now joins the list of storms so deadly their names don’t get used again. The...

Russia's war heats up cooking oil prices in global squeeze

ISTANBUL (AP) — For months, Istanbul restaurant Tarihi Balikca tried to absorb the surging cost of the sunflower oil its cooks use to fry fish, squid and mussels. But in early April,...

South Africa launches relief for Durban flooding; 448 dead

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Declaring a national state of disaster, South Africa has allocated $67 million to help those hit by floods that have killed at least 448 people in the eastern city of Durban and th...

California gives rivers more room to flow to stem flood risk

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Between vast almond orchards and dairy pastures in the heart of California’s farm country sits a property being redesigned to look like it did 150 years ago, before levees restr...

Column: Bristol on dirt was messy, unusual entertainment

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Credit must be given to NASCAR for at long last shaking up the status quo and trying new things, no matter how outlandish the idea. Progressive thinking is how...

Floods in South Africa's Durban area kill more than 340

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains and flooding have killed at least 341 people in South Africa's eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, including the city of Durban, and more rainstorms are forecast in the com...

Heavy rains kill at least 25 people in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Heavy rains caused by a summer tropical depression killed at least 25 people in the central and southern Philippines, mostly due to landslides, officials said Monday. ...

Philippines reports 21 dead in landslides after tropical storm Megi

The Philippines has recorded at least 21 deaths from landslides caused by tropical storm Megi, a local disaster agency said on Monday. The bodies were recovered on Monday and 16 more people were in...

Despite risk of death, Thailand sends Myanmar refugees back

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The young woman from Myanmar and her family now live amid the tall grasses of a riverbank on the Thai border, trapped in limbo between a country that does not want them and a...