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Storm dumps heaviest rain ever recorded in desert nation of UAE, flooding roads and Dubai's airport

Apr. 17, 2024 01:00 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Heavy thunderstorms lashed the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, dumping the heaviest rain ever recorded in the country in the span of hours as it flooded out portions of major highways and Dubai's international airport. The state-run WAM news...

Parts of central US hit by severe storms, while tornadoes strike in Kansas and Iowa

Apr. 16, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Strong storms caused damage in parts of the middle U.S. Tuesday and spawned tornadoes in Kansas and Iowa, including one that left two people hurt. An EF-1 tornado touched down shortly after 6 a.m. near the northeastern Kansas town of Richland, the National Weather...

Bodies of 3-year-old girl and her mother recovered after Indonesian landslides that killed 20

Apr. 16, 2024 01:09 AM EDT

TANA TORAJA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers recovered the bodies of a 3-year-old girl and her mother, the last victims still missing after landslides killed 20 on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, authorities said Tuesday. The steep, muddy terrain blocked heavy equipment from coming in,...

Much of central US faces severe thunderstorm threat and possible tornadoes

Apr. 15, 2024 22:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans stretching from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Baltimore could face strong thunderstorms Monday night through Wednesday, with tornadoes possible in some states. A large storm system hitting much of the central U.S. over the next few days is...

Lightning, rains kill 49 in Pakistan as authorities declare a state of emergency in the southwest

Apr. 15, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lightning and heavy rains have killed at least 49 people across Pakistan in the past three days, officials said Monday, as authorities in the country's southwest declared a state of emergency. Some deaths occurred when lightning struck farmers harvesting wheat....

Sudden heavy rains in Oman kill at least 17 including schoolchildren whose bus was overtaken

Apr. 15, 2024 11:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in Oman on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, killing at least 17 people as rescuers searched for survivors, authorities said Monday. In one incident, a group of school children and a driver died when their vehicle...

58 killed by 2 weeks of floods in Tanzania

Apr. 15, 2024 02:50 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Floods have killed 58 people in Tanzania during the last two weeks, the government said, as heavy rains continue in the East African country. The coastal region was hit hardest, with 126,831 people affected, according to the government. ...

Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 people in Afghanistan

Apr. 14, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed at least 33 people and injured 27 others in three days, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday. Abdullah Janan Saiq, the Taliban’s spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management, said Sunday...

Congo landslide kills at least 15 people and up to 60 others are missing, officials say

Apr. 14, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A landslide in southwest Congo caused by heavy rains killed at least 15 people and left as many as 60 others missing, local officials said Sunday. Seven people were found alive after the landslide Saturday near the port near the town of Idiofa. ...

Barges break loose on Ohio River in Pittsburgh, damaging a marina and striking a bridge

Apr. 13, 2024 23:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than two dozen river barges broke loose from their moorings and floated down the Ohio River in Pittsburgh, striking one bridge that had already been preemptively closed and damaging a marina, officials said. The boats eventually were pinned to the riverbank or went over a...