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Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

The toll from the record rainfall has continued to rise, as rescue workers dig through the debris and find the remains of dozens of people reported missing.

15 dead in monsoon floods, landslides in India

15 dead in monsoon floods, landslides in India

Landslides swept at least nine people to their deaths in Manipur in India's remote and hilly northeast, said the state's chief minister Nongthombam Biren.

Japan PM meets evacuees in flood disaster zone

Japan PM meets evacuees in flood disaster zone

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met some of the thousands of people still in shelters during a trip to the flood-ravaged Okayama area.

'Unprecedented' rain kills at least 66 people in Japan

'Unprecedented' rain kills at least 66 people in Japan

Kurashiki, with a population of just under 500,000, has been hit hardest by the torrential rains that pounded some parts of western Japan.

Delhi's summer of discontent: anger, killings over water

Delhi's summer of discontent: anger, killings over water

India faces the worst long-term water crisis in its history and millions of lives and livelihoods could be at risk.

Indian fans fill stadium after emotional plea by captain

Indian fans fill stadium after emotional plea by captain

Thousands answered India captain Sunil Chhetri's emotional plea for football fans to turn out and support the team in their international against Kenya on Monday after earlier matches saw scant attendance.

Monsoon rains hit India's southern coast three days early

Monsoon rains hit India's southern coast three days early

Monsoons deliver about 70% of India's annual rainfall and are the lifeblood of its $2.5 trillion economy.

More than 40 dead as Kenya dam bursts after rains

More than 40 dead as Kenya dam bursts after rains

At least 41 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, police said on Thursday, as residents described muddy waters ripping through their homes in what one survivor called "hell on earth".

Fears for Rohingya as first rains flood Bangladesh camps

Fears for Rohingya as first rains flood Bangladesh camps

A brief but heavy downpour turned roads into quagmires in the world's largest refugee camp, hindering relief efforts and hinting at the danger ahead for the Rohingya refugees.

Monsoon rains lash Chennai; 12 dead, thousands displaced

Monsoon rains lash Chennai; 12 dead, thousands displaced

Thousands of people have taken shelter in relief camps as heavy monsoon rains hit India's southern metropolis of Chennai, with 12 deaths reported in recent days.

Packing 130 mph winds, Hurricane Irma hits Florida

Packing 130 mph winds, Hurricane Irma hits Florida

The National Hurricane Center forecast potentially deadly storm surges - water driven ashore by the winds along some parts of the coast.

Monsoon rains bring India's financial capital to a standstill

Monsoon rains bring India's financial capital to a standstill

Heavy monsoon rains brought India's financial capital to a halt on Tuesday, with authorities struggling to evacuate people with the scheduled high tide adding to the chaos.