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SYDNEY: Australia is in the grip of a severe drought that has crippled farmers and left entire towns without water, but the effects are now spreading to major population centres such as Sydney.
MELAKA: Melaka local councils are preparing for flood contingency plans after unusual volume of rainfall hits sub-urban Ayer Keroh, affecting some 270 households and damaging almost 25 cars.
KUALA LUMPUR: Soil movement or high water pressure may have led to the bursting of pipes that caused the recent series of sinkholes in the city.
PETALING JAYA: A geotechnical engineering expert said sinkholes more commonly appear in roads in the country during the rainy season. Prof Dr Fauziah Ahmad of Universiti Sains Malaysia said rainwater could lead to soil movement that causes sinkholes to form.
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SHAH ALAM: Dengue cases in Selangor has almost doubled with 57,980 people infected between January and Oct 12, this year – an increase of 25,366 cases, compared to the same period last year.
NAGANO, Japan (Reuters) - Rescue workers waded through muddy, waist-high waters on Monday searching for missing people after one of the worst typhoons to hit Japan in recent history, while rain fell again in some affected areas, stoking fears of further flooding.
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WHEN children of her age usually look for any excuse to skip school if there is a little rain or the neighbourhood street is swamped with rainwater, seventh grader Taslima Khatun swims across not one, but two canals to get to her school every day.
KAJANG: The government plans to build several sewage treatment plants in states such as Kelantan, Pahang and Johor under the 12th Malaysia Plan, says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar.