August 18, 2018

Bangkok floods – the worst is yet to come

Bangkok faces the highest flood levels yet and is preparing for the worst, according to Sukhumbhand Paripatra the governor of the Thai capital. Residents are urged to flee the rising floodwaters, which have already forced the closure of Bangkok's Don Muang airport and the evacuation of … [Read more...]

Landslides and floods in Brazil leave 12 dead

Landslides and floods have forced the southern Brazil state of Rio Grande do Sul to declare a state of emergency in seven cities over the weekend. A dozen peopleare confirmed dead with hundreds homeless. Authorities say more than 40,000 people are directly affected by the torrential rain. … [Read more...]

Pakistan President Zardari runs out of places to visit so goes home

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has turned up back in Pakistan again. After spending time in France and the UK he was faced with the agonising decision either to go into luxurious exile in the middle east or return to Pakistan and be photographed with poor people. Zardari is to be applauded … [Read more...]

China Landslide – Worst Flooding in a decade as death toll rises – video

The death toll from the massive landslide in north-west China has risen to over 700 with more than a 1000 people still missing. Witnesses report that the wall of mud was so powerful that buildings seven storeys high crumpled like paper. The path of destruction from the biggest landslide was 500m … [Read more...]