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Saigon employs private firm to pump water from flood-prone street

The system has proven it can cope with high tides, but how will it cope with the city's notorious downpours?

In flood-prone Jakarta, will 'Giant Sea Wall' plan sink or swim?

Over-extraction of groundwater for drinking and commercial use is largely responsible for the land subsidence.

At least three dead, six missing, as storm hits Philippines

Most of the dead and missing were poor people forced to live in identified 'danger zones'.
September 12, 2017 | 04:35 pm GMT+7

As Floridians face Irma's wrath, Cubans swim through its aftermath

The 125-mile-per-hour hurricane that tore through the Cuban coastline on Saturday has turned Havana into one big swimming pool. 
September 11, 2017 | 09:08 am GMT+7

Old Mumbai building overdue for demolition collapses, killing 22

The six-story building, in a densely-populated part of the city, housed a nursery school despite being declared unsafe in 2011.
September 01, 2017 | 08:49 am GMT+7

Far from Texas, Indian floods kill 500

Texas may be reeling amid the worst flooding it's seen in 50 years but, in northeast India, torrential rain has killed more than 500 people, and there may be worse to come. 
August 31, 2017 | 08:40 am GMT+7

Crews rescue hundreds from homes and cars as Harvey floods Houston

Harvey came ashore late Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years and has killed at least two people.
August 28, 2017 | 08:26 am GMT+7

School kids take on raging river to get to school in northern Vietnam

Try swapping the school bus for a bamboo raft in the northern province of Dien Bien.
August 20, 2017 | 04:31 pm GMT+7

Sierra Leone mourns 100 children among dead in massive flooding

With 600 people still missing in Freetown, President Ernest Bai Koroma described the humanitarian challenge ahead as 'overwhelming.'
August 17, 2017 | 10:04 am GMT+7

Torrential downpours to lash Vietnam’s northern highlands over next four days

Landslides and flash floods are likely to add to the woes of the already storm-hit region.
August 13, 2017 | 04:50 pm GMT+7

Vietnam floods kill 26, cause damage estimated at $41 mln

Fifteen people were still missing and the search had been hampered by damage to roads from floods and landslides.
August 07, 2017 | 12:38 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese town ravaged by heavy flooding

This town in Yen Bai Province was ripped apart in a matter of minutes by deadly floods. 
August 04, 2017 | 03:56 pm GMT+7

Month-long downpours spark floods across northern Vietnam

Violent rains, fatal storm Talas, raging floods and dam releases have submerged hundreds of houses in northern Vietnam.
July 22, 2017 | 04:59 pm GMT+7

Monday blues get worse for Hanoians as Storm Talas hits

Non-stop rain submerged the streets and many people started the week wading through muddy, trash-filled water.
July 17, 2017 | 03:48 pm GMT+7

Family of four among 14 killed in floods in northern Vietnam

Their car was washed away by strong currents while they were trying to cross a bridge in Thai Nguyen Province.
July 14, 2017 | 02:20 pm GMT+7