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Japan, Nepal and India in ATM award shortlist

Three Asian nations have been shotlisted for Arabian Travel Market's (ATM) annual New Frontiers Recovery Awards. The shortlisted destinations Japan, Nepal and India have been recognised for dealing with the dual trauma of sign

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Mudslides, flash floods kill at least 53 in Philippines

Flash floods and mudslides have killed at least 53 people in the central and southern Philippines, the national disaster agency said on Wednesday, after days of heavy rains that have also hit neighbouring Southeast Asian countries. Trop

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India says nearly 6,000 missing after floods

India officially declared on Monday that nearly 6,000 people were missing a month after flash floods ravaged large parts of its northern state of Uttarakhand, but stopped short of saying they were presumed dead. The figure of 5,74

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Floods wreak havoc in India; over 150 dead

Thousands stranded in parts of northern India awaited rescuers as floods caused by heavier-than-usual monsoon rains killed at least 150 people in worst-hit Uttarakhand.   Pri

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Iraq to lose 30pc of wheat harvest due to floods

Iraq will lose between 25-30 percent of its wheat harvest this year due to recent floods caused by heavy rains in south of the country, Iraq's Trade Minister said on Tuesday, estimating the loss at more than $200 million. Iraq

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21 jailed in Saudi after deadly floods

  A Saudi court has jailed 21 people, including at least one government official, after houses were built on flood-prone land, leading to more than 100 deaths by drowning, local media reported on Thursday.  

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Rain havoc

A car is driven through floodwater on a highway during a winter storm in Beirut, January 7. Floods caused by heavy rain damaged properties and vehicles across the country, and caused the death of at least one man, according to local med

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Bahrain sets up fund to tackle floods crisis

Bahrain has created a special fund prevent a repeat of flooding which caused chaos across the country last week, said a top government official. BD400,000 ($1.05 million) has been set aside to ensure 50 tankers remain on permanent

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Super storm Sandy cuts power to 7.3m homes

At least 7.3 million homes and businesses on the US East Coast were without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Sandy tore down power lines, flooded networks and sparked an explosion at a Consolidated Edison substation on Manhattan's East River

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Sandy leaves big challenges for NYC subways

The giant storm Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York City subway system, flooding tunnels, garages and rail yards and threatening to paralyze the nation's largest mass-transit system for days. "The New York City subway sys

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