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Bahraini students missing in Kashmir 'located'

Two Bahraini students who have been missing in the flooded state of Kashmir since Sunday (September 7) are believed to have been located. Families of students Adel Ali Ahmed Mahdi Altaitoon, 24, and Hussain Mahdi Ebrahim, 23, lodg

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Two killed as flood wreaks havoc in Saudi

Scores of homes in Makkah and Hail were flooded as torrential rain swept through parts of Saudi Arabia on Thursday killing two people and injuring several others, said a report. The flooding also caused power cuts and damaged hund

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Wettest winter in England for 250 years

This winter has already been the wettest for almost 250 years in England and Wales, Britain's national weather service the Met Office said on Thursday. Around 435 mm of rain was recorded up to February 24 in England and Wales,

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Bahrain reaches out to flood-hit homes

Bahrain has set up a national committee to help flood-hit families. The lifeline follows Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa's visit to rain-stricken areas in Muharraq and the Southern

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Flooding wreaks havoc on homes in Bahrain

Hundreds of homes and businesses across Bahrain were flooded yesterday with rainwater reaching up to two metres in some areas. The country's five municipal councils have been working round the clock to address a flood of compl

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Two dead as heavy rains lash Gulf

At least two people have reportedly died as heavy rains lashed much of the Gulf yesterday (November 17), a report said. Foggy conditions, low visibility caused by dust storms, and rains resulted in disruption of road traffic amids

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Deadly Mexico storms kill 42, floods strand thousands

Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf on Monday, killing at least 42 people and stranding some 40,000 tourists in the Pacific resort of Acapulco amid some of the worst flooding in decades.

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Yemen flood sweeps away party; 27 dead, 41 missing

At least 27 people died and more than 41 were missing after a wedding party was swept away while driving across a valley flooded by monsoon rains in southern Yemen, local officials said on Saturday. The victims, mostly women and c

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Qtel offers aid to Indonesia flood victims

Qtel (Qatar Telecom) Group has announced a donation of $200,000 to help flood victims in Indonesia, as part of the relief efforts by Qtel Group and its Indonesian operator Indosat. After several days of heavy flooding in Indonesia

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Super storm Sandy slams into eastern US

  Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the US, roared ashore with fierce winds and heavy rain on Monday near the gambling resort of Atlantic City, forcing evacuations, shutting down transportation and interrupting the pre

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