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100 buried alive in Sri Lanka tea region mudslide–minister

Sri Lanka Mudslide

Around 100 people were buried alive in a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka Wednesday as mudslides triggered by monsoon rains washed away their homes on a plantation, disaster officials said.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pagasa warns of possible floods, landslides in Central, Southern Luzon

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The weather bureau warned residents of Central and Southern Luzon on Saturday of heavy rains that could trigger flash floods and landslides because of the tail-end of a cold front affecting these two areas.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Heavy rains trigger landslides in northeast India

India Kashmir Floods

Officials say relentless rains in parts of northeastern India have triggered landslides and flash floods, killing at least seven people.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan landslide toll feared to more than double

Japan's Self-Defense Force members search for survivors in the rubble in a mud-ridden residential area following a massive landslide in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city on Wednesday, crushing dozens of houses after heavy rains.(AP Photo/Kyodo News)

The death toll from catastrophic landslides in western Japan could more than double, police said Friday, as the number of missing people rose to 52 in addition to the 39 confirmed dead.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

In this aerial photo, houses are heavily damaged after a massive landslide swept through residential areas in Hiroshima, western Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.  AP

Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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