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Rain, floods in Philippines kill over 100

A week of relentless rains in the northern Philippines have put dozens of towns and villages under water, with more than 100 people drowned or killed by landslides, officials said on Friday. The rains were brought by Typhoon Parma.


Teen inventor powers struggling village

14-year-old William Kamkwamba dreamed of powering his village with the only resource freely available to him -- wind. His native Malawi had gone through one of its worst droughts seven years ago, killing thousands, when he thought of building a windmill to generate electricity and pump much-needed water.


Search Teams Lose Hope of Finding Survivors in Indonesia

Search teams lost hope of finding any more survivors under the rubble left by a massive earthquake, as torrential rains on Sunday held up aid delivery in the remote hills of western Indonesia where several villages were wiped out.


Typhoon kills 32 in Vietnam; Philippine toll at 246

Typhoon kills 32 in Vietnam; Philippine toll at 246

A powerful typhoon slammed into central Vietnam on Tuesday, killing 32 people and flooding towns and villages along the country's long coastline after leaving a trail of destruction in the Philippines.


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