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  • August 19, 2013  

    In other news Monday, the steady stream of Syrian refugees seeking safety in Iraq has surged in recent days. According to the U.N., some 30,000 new refugees entered the Kurdish region of Iraq. Also, in the Philippines, at least three people have died in severe flooding spawned by monsoon rains. Continue reading

  • June 21, 2013  

    In other news Friday, nearly 600 people have died in Northern India as a result of a monsoon. More than 30,000 people have been rescued while 50,000 remain stranded. Also, as many as 100,000 people in Calgary, Canada may have to evacuate their homes as floodwaters from two rivers continue to rise. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2011  

    Monsoon season combined with typhoon season has wrought disaster throughout Asia, from Korea and Japan, south through the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. The latest target is Thailand where the central plains are seeing the worst flooding in half a century. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2011  

    The worst floods in half a century are devastating Thailand’s central plains while floodwaters are headed toward densely populated Bangkok. Judy Woodruff discusses the latest developments in the Asian floods with Kamal Kishore, a United Nations crisis prevention and recovery official, and Catharin Dalpino of Simmons College. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, European stocks railed amid new signs that Germany and France will act to prevent Greece from defaulting. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it’s a “top priority” to avoid an uncontrolled default. In Iran, a court set bail of $500,000 apiece for two American hikers, who have been held on spying charges. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2010  

    The Pakistan government is faced with overwhelming troubles due to the widespread floods, including disease, starvation and death. Some question whether it is able of dealing with this crisis. Gwen Ifill speaks with special correspondent Saima Mohsin in Karachi about what measures the government is taking. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2010  

    Pakistani flood victims protested along a main highway in the southern part of the country for more aid as disease began to spread among refugees in makeshift camps. Special correspondent Saima Moshin reports from Pakistan. Continue reading

  • August 9, 2010  

    In other news, heavy smog from wildfires and other related causes have doubled Moscow’s daily death toll bringing it up to 700. In Pakistan, more than 13 million people have now been affected by the monsoon flooding as the water continues to move south. Continue reading

  • August 5, 2010  

    The numbers of those affected by the floods in Pakistan have climbed to more than 4 million. The forecast is calling for more monsoon rains for the next three days. Jonathan Miller of Independent Television News reports from Punjab Province in the eastern part of the country. Continue reading