Floods and landslides lash Nepal, scores dead

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, authorities said on Saturday. Twenty people were killed and at least 13 oth...

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...

At least 10 killed, 30 missing in Nepal landslides

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rain on Friday killed at least 10 people and left 30 others missing in Nepal, officials said. Seven people died when mud...

Japan floods increase risk of coronavirus spread

More than 1.2 million people have been forced to leave their homes across the southern island of Kyushu in the last five days and are being temporarily housed in schools, local community centers and o...

Japan floods: 1.2 million people to be evacuated

Nearly 1.2 million people have been asked to leave their homes as Japan's southern region of Kyushu continues to be lashed by heavy rainfall that began over the weekend. The resulting floods have ...

Japan: Fresh rainfall, mudslides warning in flood-hit Kyushu island

Scores of people remained stranded in southern Japan on Sunday after heavy rain the day before caused deep flooding and mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead. Floodwaters ...

Japan: Torrential rains wreak havoc in southwest

Japanese authorities have ordered some 76,500 people in Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectures on the southwestern island of Kyushu to seek refuge amid downpours that were called unprecedented in some reg...

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...

4.9-magnitude quake hits near Puerto Rico; house damaged

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck just southwest of Puerto Rico on Friday, but no immediate damage was reported. The quake was felt across the U.S. terri...

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 people

HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) — At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics...

China announces 'No. 1 Flood' for Three Gorges Dam headwaters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rain ravages southern China for the second straight month, the government has issued a number for a massive flood of the Yangtze River Basin, which threatens...

Earthquake sparks fears of landslides above Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An earthquake that struck Sichuan early on Thursday morning (July 2) has sparked fears that it could cause landslides that could further imperil China's Three Gorges D...

Cyclone kills 9, causes floods and damage in southern Brazil

RÍO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A cyclone has hit the southern region of Brazil, killing nine people and causing floods. The nine died Tuesday in the state of Santa Catarina, while two people ...

Floods soak homes, cut roads in Serbia, Bosnia amid rains

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has introduced emergency measures in several municipalities after heavy rains in the past few days caused widespread damage as rivers overflowed, authorities said Tuesda...

Hospital official missing for 10 days found alive in S. Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A senior hospital official was found alive in the mountains of Pingtung County Tuesday morning (June 16), 10 days after disappearing during a group hike. Yang Hsin-chen...