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At least four killed in Cyprus flooding

Divers search a swollen river in Kyrenia, north Cyprus, December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou ATHENS (Reuters) – At least four people were killed in flooding in northern Cyprus as hail and rain hammered the island, Turkish Cypriot media reported on Thursday. The victims died when their car was swept away during heavy rain late on Wednesday, media reported. Cyprus residents ...

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Hurricane Lane: Hawaii hit by flooding and landslides as storm nears

Image copyright Getty Images Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a category two tropical storm as it churns towards Hawaii, but is still causing flash flooding and landslides. Schools and offices were closed as residents took shelter from the storm, which pummelled the US state with strong winds and torrential rain. As the storm neared the Aloha state on Friday, ...

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Eleven hikers killed in flash flooding in southern Italy

Image copyright EPA Image caption A search and rescue operation was launched after the flash flood At least 11 hikers have been killed and others are missing after flash flooding in southern Italy. They were walking in a gorge in a national park in the Calabria region when they were hit by a torrent swollen by heavy rain. Eighteen others ...

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Storms cause flash flooding across Birmingham

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionResidents have filmed the flooded streets around Birmingham Storms have caused flash flooding across parts of Birmingham as more than a month’s rainfall deluged parts of the city in just one hour on Sunday. The Environment Agency has issued multiple flood warnings and alerts are in place across the West Midlands, and ...

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How cheap dockless hire bikes are flooding the world

Image copyright Alex Borwick Image caption Bike-sharing is set to revolutionise transport across the world, as it already has done in Shanghai Cycling around cities may have been pioneered by the Dutch, but a new high-tech way of hiring bicycles is bidding to bringing a pedal power revolution to cities around the world. The key innovation is the dockless hire ...

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Blackouts, flooding as cyclone batters Tongan capital | World

Tropical Cyclone Gita has already caused extensive flooding in Samoa before it slammed into Tonga NUKUĀ“ALOFA, TONGA: NukuĀ“alofa awoke to scenes of devastation Tuesday after the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Tongan capital tore roofs off buildings, downed powerlines and caused extensive flooding, prompting a state of emergency in the tiny Pacific nation. Veteran disaster management officials were ...

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