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Storm in Macedonia kills at least 17

At least 17 people died in flash floods in the Macedonian capital Skopje during a storm on Saturday evening, Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Todorov said on Sunday, warning that the death toll could rise further. Torrential rains had

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Thousands evacuated after French floods

Torrential rains across France forced thousands of people from their homes and saw stranded motorists rescued by soldiers as flood waters rose, while in Paris a metro line was shut and staff at the Louvre museum were told the venue was likely to

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As sea levels rise, economic damage piles up even faster

As sea levels rise, threatening cities from New York to Shanghai, the economic damage will increase even faster, scientists said. Extreme floods whipped up by storms will become ever more costly for cities as ocean levels edge up

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Floods swamp US cities; 9 m people in risk areas

Record flooding from rain-swollen rivers has washed out hundreds of structures in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, forcing thousands to flee their homes, and 9.3 million Americans still face flood warnings. At le

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US southern states brace for weekend floods

Overflowing rivers receded in Missouri and Illinois on Friday after flooding swamped communities and forced towns to evacuate, but forecasters warned rain-swollen waterways could menace Southern states downstream.  

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Severe floods hit midwestern US state

State of Missouri residents in the US struggled through a fourth straight day of storms on Tuesday, fighting rising floodwaters that inundated homes, forced evacuations and closed highways and even part of the Mississippi River. A

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Bahrain floods bring death, misery

Heavy downpour on Friday brought death and misery to Bahrain causing long tailbacks on major highways and several neighbourhoods turning into no-go areas due to heavy flooding. And today will continue to be cold and cloudy, with r

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India floods kill 280, renewed rains stoke fear

Rains have eased in the flood-hit south Indian city of Chennai, raising hopes that rescue efforts could pick up, after the death of 18 patients at a private hospital added to the official toll of 280 confirmed killed in the disaster.

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Extremely rare cyclone heads for Yemen, Oman

Cyclone Chapala, a storm gathering in the Arabian Sea, is heading for Yemen and Oman and may cause floods, landslides and infrastructure damage in countries that are ill-prepared for such weather, the UN climate agency said on Friday.

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13 dead in French Riviera floods

Flash floods caused by torrential rain along part of the French Riviera killed at least 13 people and left several others missing, officials said Sunday. The downpour hit the Alpes-Maritimes region on Saturday evening, with the re

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