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People dig through mud beside an Mi-17 helicopter belonging to Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency following flash floods in Sentani near the provincial capital of Jayapura, Indonesia’s eastern Papua province, on March 17, 2019. Flash floods in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province have killed at least 50 people, an official said on March 17, as rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees in the hunt for survivors. Netty Dharma Somba / AFP

Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia’s Papua

Flash floods in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province have killed at least 58 people, an official said Sunday, as rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees in the hunt for survivors.
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Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll hits 400

Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami that killed at least 429 people, warning more victims are expected to be uncovered as the search expands.
This handout photo taken on July 24, 2018 and received from Attapeu Today on July 25, 2018 shows residents on rooftops surrounded by floodwaters in Attapeu province after a dam collapsed on July 23. The bodies of 17 people have been recovered after flash floods caused by a dam breach in southern Laos, a Thai consular official at the scene told AFP on July 25. / AFP PHOTO / ATTAPEU TODAY / Handout /

Thick mud hampers Laos dam rescue with hundreds still unaccounted for

Rescuers battled thick mud and flood waters across a swathe of remote southern Laos to find survivors of a dam burst that submerged entire villages, as an official suggested more than 1,100 people may still be unaccounted for.
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Japan floods death toll climbs to 94

The number of people who have died in floods and landslides triggered by “historic” levels of torrential rain in Japan climbed to 94 on Monday, with the eventual death toll expected to exceed 100.

14 countries recall ambassadors from Venezuela in protest of election

More than a dozen countries have recalled their ambassadors from Venezuela for consultations after President Nicolas Maduro won re-election amid accusations of voter manipulation and fraud.

Venezuela election: Nicolas Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Venezuelans are heading to the polls on Sunday in an election boycotted by the opposition but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate.

Venezuelan presidential challenger says could pull out of race

The main challenger in Venezuela's presidential election said in an interview published Saturday he could pull out of the race if incumbent Nicolas Maduro -- who is seeking a second six-year term -- does not meet his demands for international observers to monitor the vote.

Venezuela presidential vote set for April 22

Venezuela's electoral council has set April 22 as the date for a controversial presidential election, which the opposition accuses President Nicolas Maduro of using to engineer a second term for himself.

Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, mired in crises, hits re-election campaign trail

With Venezuela in economic free-fall, massively unpopular President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday launched his sudden campaign for a new term in a vote to be held by late April.

US blasts Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro move to sideline opposition

The US accused Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Monday of a dictatorial bid to wipe his opponents off the political map following his latest poll victory, after he announced the main opposition is barred from next year's presidential election.

Venezuela faces more isolation, sanctions after contested vote

The United States condemned closely watched regional elections in Venezuela as neither free nor fair Monday, as European countries weighed imposing sanctions, leaving President Nicolas Maduro increasingly isolated after declaring a landslide win.

Venezuela opposition rejects election results

Venezuela's opposition coalition refused to recognise the results of Sunday's gubernatorial elections where the ruling socialists won a surprise majority, raising the spectre of more political turmoil in the oil-rich nation.

Venezuelans voting with their feet before Sunday’s poll

Many Venezuelans have already voted in Sunday's key regional elections -- with their feet, taking a one-way bus ticket out the country convinced the vote will change nothing.

Trump’s threat to Venezuela is aggression to Latin America – Don

A Cuban professor on international relations, Luis Suarez has said that the treats made by U.S. President Donald Trump about a “possible military option” in Venezuela, constitutes a “serious aggression” to Latin America and the Caribbean.

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