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Typhoon Damrey kills 106 in Vietnam, reservoirs brimming

As residents of central Vietnam are cleaning up after Damrey, more flooding looms with water being released from 49 reservoirs.

Vietnam braces for typhoon Khanun after floods kill 72

Last week's floods were the worst that hit the country in years, with thousands of homes submerged.

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

312 dead as mudslides, flooding sweep through Sierra Leone capital

The country's president has appealed for unity from a nation still struggling with the legacy of Ebola and a long civil war.
August 15, 2017 | 08:09 am GMT+7

Flash floods kill 18, isolate towns in Northern Vietnam

Heavy rains and resulting flash floods have caused damages totaling $31 million.
August 05, 2017 | 04:06 pm GMT+7

7 dead or missing after Vietnamese ship sinks in tropical storm

Rescue workers have been unable to locate where the 5,100-ton ship went down.
July 17, 2017 | 03:12 pm GMT+7

Floods ravage Peru, killing at least 62

Torrential rainfall has sparked a state of emergency in parts of Peru.
March 18, 2017 | 09:59 am GMT+7

Pollution eats Vietnam's growth

Experts have advised the government to dump cheap and dirty industries.
December 26, 2016 | 10:06 am GMT+7

Vietnam to launch first homebuilt radar satellites into space

The two satellites will enable more accurate prediction of natural disasters, especially in the context of climate change.
December 19, 2016 | 04:33 pm GMT+7

Thousands in central Vietnam swamped in the aftermath of floods

Flash floods and overflowing rivers continue to bring misery to the central region with Binh Dinh Province bearing the brunt.
December 19, 2016 | 11:35 am GMT+7

Vietnamese race against the clock to save what they can from flood

Many houses and schools in central Ha Tinh Province have been submerged.
November 01, 2016 | 03:39 pm GMT+7

At least four people killed in flooding in south Germany

At least four people have been killed in floods in the southern German state of Bavaria and thousands of households were cut off from electricity, officials said on Thursday.
June 02, 2016 | 03:01 pm GMT+7

Natural disasters "have cost $7 trillion"

Natural disasters have caused more than $7 trillion (6.2 trillion euros) in economic damage worldwide since 1900, with floods and storms accounting for nearly 60 percent of the ...
April 19, 2016 | 10:21 am GMT+7

China to open reservoir gates in effort to combat Southeast Asia drought

China has announced plans to release water into the Mekong River from one of its dams located in Yunnan province starting from March 15 in order to help Vietnam and other ...
March 16, 2016 | 04:21 pm GMT+7