Flash floods block roads, leave cars stuck in Rio de Janeiro
27 September 2020 | 2:27 pm
Rio de Janeiro residents struggle to make their way through waterlogged streets as torrential rains hit neighbourhoods to the south of the Brazilian city, where high water prompts road closures and leaves cars stranded.
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Rescue operations are underway during floods in northern India's Uttarakhand, where officials say 46 have died and 11 are missing. IMAGES
Images show partially submerged houses, evacuated residents, and a flooded airport in Nepal where 31 people were reported dead after days of heavy rains across the country. Swelling rivers flooded homes in several districts, damaging roads and bridges and reportedly destroying crops. Landslides are a regular danger in the Himalayan region, but experts say they are becoming more common as rains become increasingly erratic and glaciers melt.
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Sudanese citizens take to the streets and block the roads with burning tyres in protest against the military and the arrest of Sudan's prime minister. Armed forces detained Omar al-Bashir on October 25th over his refusal to support their "coup" after weeks of tensions between the military and civilian figures sharing power since the ouster of the autocrat.
Donald Trump tried to keep documents from his presidency hidden from the House committee probing the January 6 attack. The judge said releasing the material was in the public interest.
Severe flash flooding caused by heavy rains following unseasonably warm weather has hit much of Bosnia. Power was knocked out in the capital, and a key oxygen facility for COVID-19 patients had to be evacuated.
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