RedskyNews Category: Asia

Floods hit North Korea

SEOUL (AFP) – Floods caused by torrential rain have washed away homes, roads, railways and farmland in North Korea, state media said Sunday, without giving a casualty toll. “Water damage restoration work is underway in… areas struck by continuing torrential

Floods kill 132 in Kashmir, hundreds missing

LEH, India (AFP) – Rescuers waded through mud to seek survivors Saturday after floods caused by freak rains killed more than 130 people and left hundreds missing in a part of Indian Kashmir popular for adventure sports. Nearly 300 people

Toxic smog blankets Moscow as fires rage

Wearing sanitary masks or clutching wet rags to their faces, residents of Moscow struggled round the city as the worst smog in living memory from wildfires enveloped the Russian capital. The concentration of toxic particles was up to five times

Russia: Fires head for Chernobyl

Fires that are sweeping across Russia threaten to re-release nuclear contamination from the Chernobyl disaster into the air, but not in levels dangerous to human health, experts said Friday. Radioactive cesium 137 from the 1986 explosion of Chernobyl nuclear power

Pakistan appeals for help over ‘worst floods of its history’

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has appealled for immediate international help as the country battles the “worst floods of its history”. “I would ask international community to support and help Pakistan alleviate sufferings of flood-affected people,” Gilani said in

Pakistan storms ground relief choppers

SUKKUR, Pakistan – Stormy weather grounded helicopters carrying emergency supplies to Pakistan’s flood-ravaged northwest Friday as the worst monsoon rains in decades brought more destruction to a nation already reeling from Islamist violence. U.S. military personnel waiting to fly Chinooks

Pakistan floods hit four million – Huge evacuation under way

KARACHI (AFP) – Pakistan began evacuating half a million people from flood-risk areas in the south on Thursday as the overall number hit by the country’s worst floods in living memory rose to more than four million. The United Nations

Pakistan flood refugees speak out

Video Report: As many thousands of refugees set up make shift camps, there is a call for aid and tents as there is little or no shelter from further forecast rains Please follow and like us:

Wheat prices reach 22 month high

Video Report: Wheat prices have hit a 22-month high after a severe drought and ensuing wildfires in Russia devastated crops. Please follow and like us:

Reservoirs in China collapse

BEIJING – Heavy rains hindered efforts by workers to repair reservoirs and place sandbags along breached riverbanks Wednesday as the death toll from China’s worst flooding in a decade climbed above 1,000. Thousands of workers rushed to repair 51 small