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  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 4- Rains eased in the flood-hit city of Chennai in southern India on Friday, raising hopes that rescue efforts could pick up, after the death of 18 patients at a private hospital added to the official toll of 280 confirmed killed in the disaster. The commercial airport of Chennai will also be partly opened on Saturday after being shut for the past...

  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 4- Rescue helicopters were grounded on Friday by renewed rains that spread fear in the flood-struck Indian city of Chennai, while the death of 14 patients at a private hospital added to the official toll of 280 confirmed killed in the disaster. Many residents have spent days stranded on rooftops since more than 345 mm of rain fell over 24 hours on...

  • *Chaotic urban growth a factor behind Chennai flooding. NEW DELHI/ BENGALURU, India, Dec 4- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grand designs to build 100 futuristic' smart' cities in India, but as this week's devastating flooding in Chennai shows, fixing today's accident-prone metropolises appears to be the more pressing task. Similar floods struck Mumbai in 2005...

  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 3- The Indian military struggled to evacuate thousands of residents stranded in the southern state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday as the death toll from flooding rose to 269 after the heaviest cloudburst in over a century. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has blamed climate change for the deluge, travelled to Chennai to get a first-hand view of a...

  • Indian army battles deadly flooding to rescue survivors Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 12:29 AM ET

    CHENNAI, India, Dec 3- Floods that have killed 210 people in southern India began to recede on Thursday, giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of residents stranded by the heaviest cloudburst in the city of Chennai in over a century. Train services and flights to Chennai, capital of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, remain cancelled and the navy has...

  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 2- The heaviest rainfall in over a century caused massive flooding across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands from their homes, shutting auto factories and paralysing the airport in the state capital Chennai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed climate change for the rain, injecting urgency into the debate at global climate...

  • CHENNAI, India, Dec 2- The heaviest rainfall in over a century caused widespread flooding across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands of people from their homes, shutting down factories and paralysing the airport in the state capital Chennai. India's fourth-largest city is a major auto manufacturing and IT outsourcing hub for companies...

  • *Asia is hardest-hit region, U.N. report says. GENEVA, Nov 23- Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday. A recent peak year was 2002, when drought in India hit 200 million and a sandstorm in China...

  • GENEVA, Nov 16- The El Niño weather pattern, a phenomenon associated with extreme droughts, storms and floods, is expected to strengthen before the end of the year and become one of the strongest on record, the U.N. weather agency said on Monday. The World Meteorological Organization said this El Niño was already "strong and mature" and the biggest in more than 15...

  • GENEVA, Nov 16- The current El Niño weather pattern, a phenomenon associated with extreme droughts, storms and floods, is expected to strengthen before the end of the year and become one of the strongest on record, the U.N. weather agency said on Monday. The World Meteorological Organization said this El Niño was already "strong and mature" and the biggest in more...

  • RIO DOCE, Brazil, Nov 15- The collapse of two dams at a Brazilian mine has cut off drinking water for quarter of a million people and saturated waterways downstream with dense orange sediment that could wreck the ecosystem for years to come. Nine people were killed, 19 are still listed as missing and 500 people were displaced from their homes when the dams burst at an...

  • A separate policy for so-called business interruption events could pay as much as $510 million if the joint venture between BHP Billiton Ltd and Vale SA proves that it lost that much in profits, the source added. Experts could take at least 90 days to investigate the causes of the disaster in southeast Brazil, a second source said, adding that the owners face a...

  • BENTO RODRIGUES, Brazil, Nov 9- Mud and waste water from burst dams at a Brazilian iron ore mine cut off drinking water and raised health and environmental concerns in cities more than 300 km downstream on Monday, amid increasingly dire search efforts in a village devastated by the mudslides. One of Brazil's worst mining disasters in recent memory left 25 people...

  • SYDNEY, Nov 9- BHP Billiton Ltd said it was reviewing its fiscal 2016 iron ore production guidance following a deadly mudflow and flooding disaster at a mine in Brazil, which analysts described as a severe blow for the world's biggest miner. Samarco, a joint venture between BHP and the world's biggest iron ore miner, Vale SA, said it had set no date to restart the mine,...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 8- Three days after a massive mudflow and flood caused by ruptured dams at an iron ore mine, Brazilian authorities are still struggling to determine a cause or even recover the bodies of as many as 28 people possibly swept away in the torrent. It has also sparked calls by government officials, environmentalists and outraged residents for...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 8- Brazilian authorities on Sunday were investigating a third possible death caused by a massive mudflow and flooding that swamped towns near an iron ore mine in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Neither authorities nor mine operator Samarco- a joint venture between the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton Ltd, and the biggest...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 8- Brazilian authorities on Sunday confirmed a second death caused by a massive mudflow and flooding that swamped towns near an iron ore mine in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Neither authorities nor mine operator Samarco- a joint venture between the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton Ltd, and the biggest iron ore miner...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 8- Brazilian authorities early on Sunday confirmed a second death caused by a massive mudflow and flooding that swamped towns near an iron ore mine in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Neither authorities nor mine operator Samarco- a joint venture between the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton Ltd, and the biggest iron ore...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 7- Rescue teams on Saturday struggled to reach villages devastated by a massive mudflow after two dams burst at a major Brazilian mine, wreaking havoc more than 80 km downstream and prompting officials to warn of a higher death toll. The mine's operator, Samarco, is co-owned by the world's largest mining company BHP Billiton Ltd and the biggest...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 7- The death toll from two collapsed dams at a major Brazilian mine will surely rise in coming days, a local mayor said on Saturday, while search and rescue teams worked to reach villages more than 80 km downstream overrun by the massive mudflow. The mine's operator, Samarco, is co-owned by the world's largest mining company BHP Billiton Ltd and...