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The Third-Ever Super El NiñO Is Underway - Here's What North America Can Expect
World  (tags: weather, climate, storms, floods, droughts )

Freya
- 225 days ago - alternet.org
A major El Niño is under way now. It already has substantially influenced weather patterns around the globe, but could have even bigger impacts this winter.
Malaysia: Torrential Monsoon Rains Leading to Massive Flooding in Malaysia as Rescuers Struggle to Find Victims
World  (tags: Malaysia, monsoon, floods, rescuers, Relief Efforts, society, government, death, humans, politics, humanrights, world, news )

Roxy
- 606 days ago - thenational.ae
Malaysia's northeastern region is regularly hit by flooding during the annual monsoon, but this year's rains have been unusually bad. Rescuers were facing challenges with power outages and roads being washed away by the floods.
Red Alert Issued On Icelandic Volcano
World  (tags: Volcano, Red Alert, Iceland, Sub Glacier Explosion, Floods, Destruction, death, news, world )

Fiona
- 731 days ago - ibtimes.com
A small eruption began Saturday at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, which sits beneath a large ice cap. The explosion prompted the Icelandic Meteorological Office to issue its highest volcano alert.
Brazil Floods: More Than 500 Dead
World  (tags: brazil, death, floods, humans, news, rains, Refugees&Relief, rescue, society )

Kit
- 2050 days ago - bbc.co.uk
More than 500 people are now known to have died in floods in south-eastern Brazil, the country's worst natural disaster for several decades. Heavy rain has led to massive mudslides hitting several towns, resulting in thousands being made homeless.
PAKISTAN: Child-Labour Risks Rise Across Flood Zone
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, Pakistan, risks, villages, returning, floods, Pakistan, child labour, UNICEF, warning, natural disasters )

Naoko
- 2142 days ago - irinnews.org
Flood victims across Pakistan have been returning home to villages where houses have been reduced to piles of mud and brick, farmland ravaged and streets reduced to swamps.
'Kinder' Bin Laden Tone May Be Bid to Broaden Al-Qaida's Appeal
World  (tags: Climate Change, al-Qaida, Bin Laden, Pakistan, government, muslim, floods, video tape )

Mary
- 2153 days ago - seattletimes.nwsource.com
CAIRO -- Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden issued an appeal Saturday urging Muslim governments to do more to help Pakistan's flood victims and expressing worry about climate change. It was his second purported audiotape in as many days.
Pakistan Floods Affect 500,000 Pregnant Women
World  (tags: Pakistan, floods, disaster, women, medical help )

Michelle
- 2176 days ago - cbc.ca
The United Nations Population Fund estimates that about 500,000 women affected by the floods in Pakistan are pregnant and require medical help."We urgently need to scale up reproductive health care to the flood victims,"
Pakistan Floods: Senior UN Figure Criticises Response
World  (tags: Pakistan, floods, UN report, emergency operations, humanitarian crisis )

Nancy
- 2194 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A senior United Nations official has called on the global community to urgently step up its response to the floods that have struck Pakistan.
U.N. Steps Up Pressure to Raise Funds for Pakistan
World  (tags: world, asia, UnitedNations, Refugees&Relief, floods )

Cal
- 2197 days ago - ipsnews.net
The U.N. General Assembly met Thursday to express the world community's solidarity with the people of Pakistan and to urge member states to step up their aid commitment to the flood stricken country.
Pakistan Floods Could Give Taliban Time to Regroup
World  (tags: violence, terrorism, Pakistan, Taliban, floods, fear, insurgents, poverty, chaos, army, natural disasters, world, UnitedNations, usa, Refugees&Relief, government )

Naoko
- 2205 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
The floods ravaging Pakistan are generating fears that Taliban insurgents could regroup amid the chaos and destruction. The country's already anemic economy is expected to weaken, increasing poverty that is a factor in the militancy wracking the country.
PAKISTAN : More Rain Expected as Floods Kill Over 800
World  (tags: Pakistan, floods, 800, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, monsoon rain, heavy, warning, releaf, natural disaster )

Naoko
- 2214 days ago - irinnews.org
Floods triggered by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have killed at least 800 people and affected up to a million across the country. Officials fear the worst to come if floods hit the more
Hundreds Reported Missing, 38 Dead in Brazil Floods
World  (tags: floods, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro )

Pami
- 2255 days ago - news.yahoo.com
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Torrents of flood water devastated towns and villages in northeastern Brazil, killing at least 38 people and leaving more than 600 missing, media reports said on Tuesday.
Floods, Tears, Deaths
World  (tags: death, floods, disaster, Kenya, lost home, villages, refuge, rescue, relief, rain )

Naoko
- 2425 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
kenya confronted its first disaster of the New Year as flash floods struck villages killing people, sweeping away their animals and destroying homes, schools and health centres. The sigh of relief that greeted the onset of the rains after the failure
NKorea Sends Excuse to SKorea Over Deadly Flood
World  (tags: north korea, South Korea, violence, death, floods )

Lone
- 2544 days ago - mail.com
North Korea told South Korea on Monday its surprise release of dammed river water that left three people dead and three missing in the South was an emergency measure, but it stopped short of a direct apology.
Floods Transform Lake Eyre - Australia
World  (tags: australia, sa, south australia, lake eyre, salt water, floods, queensland, birds, wildlife )

Chrissy
- 2654 days ago - abc.net.au
Queensland's summer floods have transformed parts of the outback landscape, enticing huge bird colonies to Lake Eyre in outback SA. This is a phenomenon that only occurs every 10 years or so .....
 

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