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Extraordinarily heavy rains have left hundreds of people cut off and at least 28 dead on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, local authorities said Monday, and more storms could be on their way.

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Rain causes havoc on Japanese islandupdated: Mon Jul 16 2012 06:17:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks has the latest on the historic rainfall on the Japanese island of Kyushu.

18 killed in Ugandan landslides updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 13:08:00

The death toll from a landslide that buried three villages in eastern Uganda stood at 18 Tuesday, and rescue officials fear the figure will rise.

29 dead in Brazil floodsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:48:00

Dozens of people died as heavy rain caused flooding and mudslides in Brazil this week, officials said Tuesday.

Landslide kills 25 on Philippine island ravaged by rainupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 19:32:00

A landslide in a remote area of the southern Philippines has killed 25 people and left more than 100 missing, the provincial governor said Thursday.

Dozens dead in Philippines landslideupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 19:32:00

A landslide in a remote area of the southern Philippines kills dozens and leaves more than 100 missing.

Colombian landslide kills 18, traps dozensupdated: Sun Nov 06 2011 13:39:00

Rescuers searched for survivors Sunday after a landslide in northwestern Colombia killed at least 18 people and trapped dozens of others, Red Cross officials said.

14 killed, 18 missing after landslide in central Chinaupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 00:17:00

At least 14 people were dead and 18 others missing after tons of rock and mud slid down a mountain in central China during the weekend, state-run media reported Monday.

10 killed, 22 missing after landslide in central Chinaupdated: Sun Sep 18 2011 16:02:00

Some 100,000 cubic meters (3.5 million cubic feet) of rock and mud slid down a mountain in central China this weekend, killing at least 10 people and leaving another 22 people missing, state-run media reported Sunday.

Landslide kills at least 23 in Ugandaupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 05:57:00

A massive landslide swallowed homes in eastern Uganda early Monday, killing at least 23 people, the Red Cross said.

Report: China relaxes birth restrictions in northwest after mudslideupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 06:01:00

China has relaxed its strict birth-control restrictions for families that lost children in a mudslide that killed hundreds in the northwest last year, state media reported Friday.

Mudslide in southeastern Bangladesh kills 15updated: Fri Jul 01 2011 23:07:00

The bodies of at least 15 people, including women and children, were recovered Friday after hours of steady downpours triggered a mudslide at Batali Hill in Chittagong, in southeastern Bangladesh, the state-run news agency said.

Landslides bury Malaysian orphanage, killing at least 16updated: Sun May 22 2011 02:27:00

Rescue workers were looking for at least a dozen children reported missing following two landslides that buried a Malaysian orphanage, killing at least 16 people and injuring nine others, the nation's official news agency reported Sunday.

Workers search for dozens of children buried in Malaysian landslideupdated: Sat May 21 2011 23:11:00

Search and rescue workers were looking for as many as two dozen children still missing Sunday after landslides a day earlier buried an orphanage in Malaysia, the national news agency said.

Landslide kills at least 10 in southern Philippinesupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 15:19:00

The army took over rescue efforts Friday after a landslide swept through a small mountain village in the southern Philippines, killing at least 10 people and leaving dozens missing.

Report: Massive landslide hits Bolivian capitalupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 07:33:00

Sudden seismic activity caused a "mega-mudslide" in the Bolivian capital of La Paz Sunday, the country's state news agency reported.

CNN Hero: Anne Hallumupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 16:53:00

Anne Hallum is helping rural Guatemalans protect their villages from deadly mudslides.

Protecting villagers from deadly mudslidesupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 16:53:00

In rural Guatemala, all it takes is a few minutes for tons of heavy mud to plow into a vulnerable hillside community and swallow its people and their homes.

Flood, mudslide victims recount disasterupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 08:39:00

CNN's Helena De Moura hears survivor's harrowing tales of the moments floodwaters and mud poured down on them.

Brazil flooding reportedly claims 260 livesupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 06:23:00

Heavy rains and flooding in Brazil have caused 260 deaths in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, CNN affiliate TV Record reported Wednesday.

Snow, floods, mudslides hit Californiaupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 08:41:00

Northern California is hit with a barrage of bad weather in many forms. KXTV reports.

Storm brings rain, snow and mudslides to Californiaupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 21:32:00

Heavy rains prompted the emergency evacuation Monday of nearly 2,000 residents of a flooding Southern California town and the temporary closure of at least two highways because of mudslides.

Rain drenches parts of Californiaupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 21:32:00

Southern California takes on torrential downpours. Affiliate KCAL/KCBS reports.

Western states facing 'all-day onslaught' from massive winter stormupdated: Mon Dec 20 2010 00:08:00

A huge winter storm was affecting the West Coast on Sunday, poised to dump up to 10 feet of snow in some higher elevations, and causing flooding and potential mudslides in lower spots while impacting driving conditions and air travel, forecasters said.

Filling sandbags after heavy rainupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 16:50:00

Residents in Stanwood, Washington, fill sandbags after record rains cause flooding. KING's Jim Foreman reports.

Army Corps flood-fighting teams sent to Washington stateupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 16:50:00

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offered support Monday to state and local officials in western Washington battling fast-moving floodwaters and rising rivers.

Flooding hits western Washington, mudslides halt Amtrak serviceupdated: Sun Dec 12 2010 17:14:00

Heavy rains caused several rivers in western Washington state to overflow their banks Sunday, and triggered mudslides that shut down passenger trains north and south of Seattle, authorities said.

More than 100 trapped after landslide buries homes in Colombiaupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 02:03:00

As rescue efforts continue Tuesday, Colombia's president will visit the mountainside neighborhood where a massive landslide buried dozens of homes.

Colombian leader cancels climate conference trip after floodingupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 23:34:00

Colombia's president says devastating flooding forced him to cancel his scheduled trip to the United Nations climate change conference in Mexico this week -- even though global warming itself could be causing the disaster his country faces.

Deadly torrential rains in Colombiaupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 23:34:00

Torrential rains in Colombia kill at least 170 people. Rafael Romo reports.

Typhoon Megi unleashes mudslides, kills 7 in Taiwanupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 19:51:00

Typhoon Megi cut a deadly path into Asia on Friday, triggering mudslides that killed seven people and trapped more than 400 others in automobiles in Taiwan, officials said.

Hundreds trapped in Mexico mudslideupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 22:16:00

Up to 1,000 people may have been trapped by a landslide in the southwestern Mexico state of Oaxaca.

No confirmed deaths from Mexican landslide, governor saysupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 22:16:00

As of Tueday night there were no confirmed fatalities and 11 possible missing persons as the result of a landslide in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, Gov. Ulises Ruiz told CNN.

30 could be buried by Colombian landslideupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 20:43:00

As many as 30 people in northwest Colombia were buried by a landslide Monday, CNN affiliate Caracol TV reported, citing rescue officials.

5 dead in Mexico landslideupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 13:11:00

Rescue crews in central Mexico Tuesday dug furiously through debris in search for survivors of a landslide that killed five people, a Civil Guard spokesman told CNN.

Flooding, landslides kill dozens in Indiaupdated: Sun Sep 19 2010 15:01:00

At least 63 people have been killed from flooding and landslides in northern India since Saturday.

Report: Floods in northern India leave 19 deadupdated: Sat Sep 18 2010 18:47:00

Torrential rains triggered mudslides in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing at least 19 people and trapping another 14, the official Press Trust of India reported Saturday.

Mudslides cause havoc in Guatemalaupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 22:30:00

Rescuers pull survivors buried below feet of mud after heavy rains lead to landslides in Guatemala.

Families mourn as death toll climbs in Guatemala landslidesupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 22:30:00

Officials say at least 46 people were buried in two landslides here. Four of them were Carlos Coti's family members.

Death toll continues to climb in Guatemala landslidesupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 20:17:00

The toll from torrential rains and landslides in Guatemala moved higher Monday, with disaster officials reporting 44 dead, 56 injured and 16 missing.

Heavy rains, landslides kill at least 37 in Guatemalaupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 09:53:00

Torrential rains and landslides in Guatemala have killed at least 37 people, and could claim as many as 100 lives, the country's emergency services agency said Sunday.

Mudslide death toll in China at 21; 27 missingupdated: Sat Sep 04 2010 11:18:00

The death toll from mudslides in southwestern China is now 21 and 27 people remain missing, state-run Xinhua news agency said Saturday, citing rescue officials.

38 dead, 54 missing in China mudslidesupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 13:40:00

The death toll from the devastating mudslides in China's Yunnan province now stands at 38, with 54 people still missing, the state-run Xinhua news agency said, citing a local police chief.

China remembers mudslide victimsupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 12:38:00

China held a moment of silence for victims of landslides in northwestern China. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

Mudslide death toll in northwestern China rises to 1,407updated: Fri Aug 20 2010 12:38:00

The death toll from the mudslides in a northwestern Chinese province now stands at 1,407, state-run Xinhua news agency said Friday, citing the government. At least 358 people are still missing.

Dozens missing after mudslides hit southwestern Chinaupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 04:52:00

Rescuers expect the death toll to climb from mudslides this week that have killed at least two people and left 90 missing in southwestern China, state media reported Thursday.

Dozens missing after new mudslides hit Chinaupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 04:44:00

A fresh wave of mudslides struck southwest China early Wednesday, leaving seven people injured and dozens more missing, state media reported.

China pays silent tribute to mudslide victimsupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 12:01:00

The death toll from the devastating mudslide in China's northwestern Gansu province rose slightly to 1,254 Monday, a day after the country paused for three minutes in memory of those who perished.

Mud and misery engulf Chinaupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 12:01:00

Survivors search for those buried in the mud that swallowed homes in one Chinese village. CNN's Emily Chang reports.

China mudslide claims at least 1,200updated: Sun Aug 15 2010 10:08:00

China observes a national day of mourning as the official mudslide death toll rises, as CNN's Emily Chang reports.

China observes national day of mourning for mudslide victimsupdated: Sun Aug 15 2010 10:08:00

Flags lowered to half-staff Sunday across China and at the nation's embassies and consulates around the world to mourn the victims of deadly mudslides in northwestern Gansu provice.

China mudslides kill more than 1,000; hundreds more missingupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 06:56:00

More rain is expected Friday in northwest China's Gansu province, where the death toll from a massive mudslide continues to climb.

Death toll climbs to 1,117 in China mudslidesupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 02:10:00

There were homes here once, but Yueyuan village is now a sweeping mud plain. Residents dig through the sludge where they think their bedroom once was.

Man rescued from China mudslideupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 02:46:00

A man is pulled alive from the rubble in China after being trapped for more than two days. CNN's John Vause reports.

Death toll climbs to 337 in China mudslidesupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 18:42:00

Massive mudslides in northwestern China have killed 337 people, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Monday.

Landslides kill at least 127 in Chinaupdated: Sun Aug 08 2010 19:24:00

Massive landslides in northwest China have left 127 people dead, state media reported Sunday.

At least 65 killed in China landslidesupdated: Sat Aug 07 2010 22:29:00

At least 65 people were reported dead Sunday from overnight landslides in Gansu Province in northwest China, according to state-run media.

18 killed in Indonesia landslideupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 05:53:00

At least 18 people were killed and seven injured in a rain-triggered landslide triggered in an eastern Indonesian province, officials said Sunday.

5 missing after Guatemala landslideupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 13:48:00

Rescue workers looking for at least five people believed to be trapped under a landslide have resumed their search in Chinautla, Guatemala, a volunteer firefighter said Thursday.

17 dead, 44 missing in China landslides, government agency saysupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 12:19:00

At least 17 people were dead and 44 missing Tuesday from rain-triggered landslides in southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, the government-run Xinhua news agency said.

Rescuers in China pull child's body from landslide rubbleupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 12:19:00

Rescue workers Tuesday recovered the body of a child from debris left by a landslide in China's southwestern Guizhou province, state-run media reported.

'Slim' survival chance for China landslide victims, government saysupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 14:09:00

More than 100 people had a "slim" chance of survival after being buried by a rain-caused mudslide Monday afternoon in southwest China, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

46 die in landslides in Myanmarupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 00:26:00

At least 46 people died when heavy rains triggered landslides in western Myanmar, the nation's state media reported Thursday.

Toll from landslides in China rises to 38updated: Thu Jun 03 2010 12:21:00

The death toll has risen to 38 as a result of rain-triggered landslides in southern China, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

Twenty killed in landslide in China, state media reportsupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 01:35:00

Landslides triggered by heavy rain have killed 20 people in southern China, the Xinhua state news agency reported Wednesday.

Rains halts rescue after Kenya landslide kills 8updated: Sat May 01 2010 07:17:00

Heavy rains and inadequate equipment slowed rescue efforts Saturday after a landslide swallowed up homes in western Kenya, killing at least eight people.

Deadly floods, mudslides in Brazilupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 11:33:00

The worst floods in decades leave dozens dead in and around Rio de Janeiro. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Death toll from Brazil floods now 229, officials sayupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 11:33:00

Brazilian President Inacio Lula da Silva said Monday the government will do everything possible to help victims of flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 229 people and left thousands homeless.

Death toll climbs from Rio mudslidesupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 20:21:00

The death toll from flooding and mudslides in Brazil continued to climb Thursday, with official reports of at least 181 fatalities.

Landslide causes misery in Brazilupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 20:21:00

Another mudslide swamps an area near Rio de Janiero, killing at least six people. (No audio)

Rains, flooding kill 95 in Brazilupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 08:52:00

Heavy rains and flooding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and surrounding areas Tuesday killed 95 people and injured at least 93, fire officials said.

Rockslide shuts down busy roadupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 10:35:00

Colorado authorities say it could take weeks to clean up a rock slide on I-70 near Denver. KUSA reports.

Rain, terrain slow recovery efforts after Uganda landslideupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 11:59:00

Heavy rain, hilly terrain and inadequate equipment slowed efforts to recover hundreds of people feared killed by a massive landslide in eastern Uganda, officials said Thursday.

More than 100 bodies recovered after massive landslides in Ugandaupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 15:43:00

At least 106 bodies had been recovered Tuesday after massive landslides wiped out several villages around Mount Elgon on the Uganda-Kenya border, an army spokesman and local aid officials said.

Landslide buries young and oldupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 11:30:00

Dozens remain missing after a mudslide engulfed an Indonesian village. CNN's Anna Coren reports.

17 dead in Indonesia landslidesupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 11:30:00

The death toll from the massive landslides in Indonesia rose to 17 Wednesday, officials said.

50 homes buried in landslides in Indonesiaupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 08:50:00

Massive landslides killed four people and buried 50 homes Tuesday in West Java as torrential rains drenched the area, rescue officials said.

At least 32 die in mudslide on Portuguese islandupdated: Sat Feb 20 2010 18:16:00

At least 32 people have died in mudslides on the Portuguese island of Madeira, which was hit by heavy downpours overnight, an official told CNN Saturday.

Evacuation order lifted for California mudslide areaupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 11:57:00

An evacuation order was lifted Wednesday morning for more than 500 California homes on hillsides vulnerable to mudslides, authorities said.

Heavy rains trigger mudslidesupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 11:57:00

Southern California residents are digging out of the muck after several days of rain.

Californians flee mudslidesupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 21:59:00

Mandatory evacuations are in place for parts of Southern California as heavy rains soak loose ground.

Mudslides strike Brazilupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 06:55:00

CNN's Natalie Allen reports on dramatic attempts to find survivors of Brazil's deadly mudslides.

Mountain falls onto Brazil resort; 22 killedupdated: Sat Jan 02 2010 06:27:00

A stationary front continued for a third day Friday to pound Brazil's southeast coast with rain, turning Rio de Janeiro's picturesque hills into nightmarish scenes and raising the death toll to 45, state officials said.

Landslide kills 20 in Tanzaniaupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 10:19:00

Four days of heavy rains triggered a landslide that killed 12 children and eight adults near Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania, authorities said Friday.

El Salvador mudslidesupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 18:51:00

Deadly mudslides have devastated El Salvador as days of rain ahead of Hurricane Ida weaken hillsides.

Floods, mudslides kill scores in El Salvadorupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 18:51:00

At least 130 people have died and dozens are missing after heavy rains triggered flooding and mudslides that buried communities Sunday and left a swath of destruction in El Salvador, officials said Monday.

Storm threatens California with flooding, mudslidesupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 16:58:00

Heavy rain that began pounding California on Tuesday threatened to unleash dangerous floods and mudslides, especially in areas ravaged by wildfires.

Landslides kill dozens in Philippinesupdated: Sun Oct 11 2009 12:14:00

Richard Gordon of the Red Cross on recovery efforts for another round of flooding in the Philippines.

Death toll from Italy mudslides now 21updated: Sat Oct 03 2009 08:27:00

The death toll from the mudslides on the Italian island of Sicily now stands at 21, the head of Italian Civil Protection said Saturday.

Thousands evacuated in Philippines as typhoon nearsupdated: Sat Oct 03 2009 01:40:00

Thousands of Filipinos who live near coastlines and mountainous areas were evacuated Friday as the storm-battered country braced for Typhoon Parma, which is expected to make landfall Saturday.

Mudslides kill 14 in Italyupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 10:02:00

The Italian government declared a state of emergency Friday for the Sicilian city of Messina and surrounding areas after mudslides left at least 14 people dead and many others injured or missing.

Surviving Ketsanaupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 07:01:00

Typhoon Ketsana gained power over the ocean before slamming into the Vietnam. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.

Storm-weary Philippines braces for Typhoon Parmaupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 07:01:00

Thousands of Filipinos who live near coastlines and mountainous areas were evacuated Friday as the storm-battered country braced for Typhoon Parma, which is expected to make landfall Saturday.

At least 3 killed in Mexican mudslideupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 12:13:00

A mudslide in rain-soaked Mexico has killed at least three people, including two children, the government-run news agency said Wednesday.

Typhoon mudslide leaves ghost villageupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 02:34:00

Shiao Lin was a village with 160 homes dotting a lush mountain valley. Today, it is a flattened plain of mud with just two homes standing on the edge of the mud.

Taiwan typhoon toll could triple as entire village lies buriedupdated: Sat Aug 15 2009 03:36:00

From the side of the road leading to the former village of Shiao Lin, a woman cried as she viewed the flattened plain of mud where homes once stood.

Raging water topples hotelupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 22:54:00

A six-story hotel that is part of a hot springs resort in Taiwan crashes into floodwaters caused by Typhoon Morakot.

Deadly mudslides strike across East Asiaupdated: Wed Aug 12 2009 22:54:00

The wrath of Typhoon Morakot has affected nearly 9 million people across four coastal China provinces and killed dozens in Taiwan, officials said Tuesday.

Dozens feared dead in India mudslideupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 04:16:00

At least 43 people are feared dead after a massive mudslide swept away three hamlets in northern India, authorities said Sunday.

Landslides kill 5 in Nepal, increasing monsoon death toll to 43updated: Fri Jul 31 2009 09:34:00

Five people died Friday in landslides in the mountains of western Nepal.

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