3 days of heavy monsoon rains kill 50 people across Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Three days of heavy monsoon rains triggering flash floods killed at least 50 people in various parts of Pakistan, as troops with boats rushed to a flood-affected district in t...

Kim visits North Korea flood zone, orders shelter, food aid

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Leader Kim Jong Un visited parts of southern North Korea where days of torrential rains have flooded hundreds of houses and vast areas of agricultural land, state media repor...

U.N. says tens of thousands affected by floods in Sudan

CAIRO (AP) — Seasonal torrential rains have wreaked havoc on houses and infrastructure across Sudan, affecting more than 50,000 people, the United Nations said. The U.N. Office for ...

Torrential rains in Seoul prompt rare river flood warning

Incessant torrential rains pounding South Korea prompting authorities on Thursday to close parts of highways and issue a rare flood alert near a key river bridge in Seoul. The state...

Heavy rains pound N. Korea, triggering worries about damages

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Torrential rains are lashing North Korea, prompting authorities to take steps to minimize damage, state media said. The North’s official Korean Central New...

Isaias, again a tropical storm, spawns wild inland weather

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Isaias brought dangerous winds and heavy rain over eastern Virginia early Tuesday after making landfall as a hurricane near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carol...

3 New Zealand citizens killed by landslides in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Three New Zealand citizens have died after landslides triggered by heavy rains destroyed and buried their vacation cottage near Seoul, South Korean officials said Tuesday. ...

Typhoon brings heavy rain, winds to Shanghai, coastal China

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon brought high winds and heavy rains to China's eastern coastal areas including the financial hub of Shanghai early Tuesday. China’s National Meteorological C...

Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of typhoon

BEIJING (AP) — Vulnerable coastal areas are being evacuated before a typhoon brings heavy rains to eastern China late Monday while much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy f...

Heavy rains and floods destroy houses, collapse dam in Sudan

CAIRO (AP) — Women and children slept in the open amid heavy rainfall, without shelter or clean water, after flooding inundated hundreds of homes in Sudan’s Blue Nile province, which borders Ethiopia....

Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile River

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians in the capital are celebrating progress in the construction of the country’s dam on the Nile River, which has caused regional controversy ove...

5 dead as South Korea lashed by heavy rains

South Korea's Ministry of the Interior and Safety on Sunday said heavy rainfall had caused landslides in dozens of places and flooded residential areas and roads. Much of the damage was in the Se...

Flash flooding in Afghanistan kills 16 including children

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Flash flooding in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 16 people after heavy rains swept parts of a mountainous area, an Afghan official said Saturday. Heavy...

Truck smashes into bus in north Sudan, killing at least 13

CAIRO (AP) — A speeding truck trying to overtake a car crashed into a passenger bus on a highway in northern Sudan on Friday, killing 13 people and injuring 15, authorities. Sudanese...

China floods affect 54.8 million people, inflict US$20 billion in losses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The massive floods which have ravaged China over the past two months have inflicted a heavy toll on the communist country in terms of property damage and direct economic l...