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Beijing to 'strike' at critics after flood disaster
Beijing to 'strike' at critics after flood disaster

Authorities in Beijing said they would begin to "strike" out at online critics of the government response to recent record flooding, while declining again Thursday to release updated casualty tolls.

Beijing to 'strike' at critics after flood disaster
Beijing floods caused 'significant losses': official
Beijing floods caused 'significant losses': official

Weekend floods in Beijing caused "significant losses" and casualty numbers are still being tallied, the head of the worst-hit district has said, as residents of China's capital question the official toll.

Beijing floods caused 'significant losses': official
Scores injured as typhoon lashes Hong Kong
Scores injured as typhoon lashes Hong Kong

More than 100 people were injured and trees were ripped from the ground as a typhoon lashed Hong Kong packing winds in excess of 140 kilometres (87 miles) an hour.

Scores injured as typhoon lashes Hong Kong
Volunteers join firefighters battling Spain blaze
Volunteers join firefighters battling Spain blaze

Chugging along on tractors, brigades of volunteers rode to the aid of regular firefighters battling a deadly blaze in northeastern Spain on Monday.

Volunteers join firefighters battling Spain blaze
Anger in China's capital as record rains kill at least 37
Anger in China's capital as record rains kill at least 37

Beijing residents reacted angrily on Monday after the worst rains to hit the Chinese capital in more than 60 years left at least 37 people dead, with another seven still missing.

Anger in China's capital as record rains kill at least 37
Heat and drought ravage US breadbasket
Heat and drought ravage US breadbasket

There was no end in sight Tuesday to the blistering heatwave baking much of the United States that has farmers mulling cutting down crucial crops and sent grain prices skyrocketing.

Heat and drought ravage US breadbasket
Russian President Vladimir Putin. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Putin tours Russia flood scene, berates officials

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited the scene of a recent flood that killed 172 people, berating officials for possibly deceiving him about the timeliness of their response.

Putin tours Russia flood scene, berates officials
Disaster in Zhanaozen. Photo courtesy of www.lada.kz
Kazakhstan Emergency Minister left for hurricane-hit Zhanaozen

Heavy rain and a hurricane have slashed Zhanaozen town in Mangistau oblast of western Kazakhstan in the evening of July 15.

Kazakhstan Emergency Minister left for hurricane-hit Zhanaozen
Japan braces for more rain after at least 19 die
Japan braces for more rain after at least 19 die

Southwestern Japan was bracing for the effects of more torrential rain Friday, on top of "unprecedented" downpours that swamped whole neighbourhoods, leaving at least 19 dead and eight missing.

Japan braces for more rain after at least 19 die
50,000 flee as record rain in Japan kills three
50,000 flee as record rain in Japan kills three

At least three people have died and 50,000 have been ordered to evacuate their homes as unprecedented rains pound the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu.

50,000 flee as record rain in Japan kills three
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan President sent condolences to Russian citizens on the tragedy in South Russia

Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram with condolences to Vladimir Putin in relation to the disaster in South Russia that claimed over 150 lives.

Kazakhstan President sent condolences to Russian citizens on the tragedy in South Russia
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Southern Russia reels from floods as toll climbs to 171

Investigators Sunday launched a probe into possible negligence after devastating flash floods in southern Russia killed at least 171 people and President Vladimir Putin demanded officials explain the disaster.

Southern Russia reels from floods as toll climbs to 171
Obama tours Colorado wildfire 'disaster'
Obama tours Colorado wildfire 'disaster'

US President Barack Obama declared rampaging wildfires in Colorado a "major disaster" before flying out to the Rocky Mountains state on Friday to tour damage and meet firefighters.

Obama tours Colorado wildfire 'disaster'
South Kazakhstan threatened by Moroccan locust
South Kazakhstan threatened by Moroccan locust

Moroccan locust is attacking four villages in Saryagash region of South Kazakhstan oblast.

South Kazakhstan threatened by Moroccan locust
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Emergency Situations Ministry
Neighboring countries are partially guilty of floods in south Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Emergency Situations Minister said that the neighboring countries are partially guilty in the floods in the south of Kazakhstan.

Neighboring countries are partially guilty of floods in south Kazakhstan
Floods in South-Kazakhstan oblast. Photo courtesy of pm.kz
Flood damage in South Kazakhstan estimated at 1 billion tenge

A special commission presented preliminary estimates of the damage caused by the floods in several regions of South-Kazakhstan oblast.

Flood damage in South Kazakhstan estimated at 1 billion tenge
Photo by Aizhan Tugelbayeva©
Five avalanches came down near Almaty

Five avalanches came down close to Almatau resort in Almaty oblast.

Five avalanches came down near Almaty
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Rescuers found body of ski instructor hit by avalanche at Shymbulak

The rescuers have found the body of the ski instructor Roman Larikov who was one of the 6 people hit by the avalanche at Shymbulak.

Rescuers found body of ski instructor hit by avalanche at Shymbulak
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Chinese scientists got caught in snow close to Semei

Semei rescue groups helped a group of Chinese scientists out of snowy steppes.

Chinese scientists got caught in snow close to Semei
First Vice Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Serik Akhmetov instructed ministers on floods

February 25 First Vice Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov gave several instructions on floods.

Serik Akhmetov instructed ministers on floods