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People ride motorcycles along a flooded street in Bekasi, near Jakarta, Indonesia February 25, 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Fahkri Hermansyah/ via REUTERS??ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. INDONESIA OUT.

Indonesia’s capital hit by serious flooding for second time this year

Jakarta, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Torrential rain brought floods to Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday, paralyzing large parts of the city as rescue workers used boats to navigate streets turned into murky, brown waterways to get people to safety. Indonesia’s weather agency linked the rains to tropical cyclones that brought bad weather to southern parts of the archipelago. It also warned...

The flooded crypt of St Mark's Basilica is pictured during an exceptionally high water levels in Venice, Italy November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Venice devastated by second highest tide in history

November 13 (Reuters) - Venice’s mayor called the city a disaster zone on Wednesday after the second highest tide ever recorded swept through it overnight, flooding its historic basilica and leaving many squares and alleyways deep under water. A local man from Pellestrina, one of the many islands in the Venetian lagoon, died when he was struck by lightning while...

Extinction Rebellion Sri Lanka (XR Sri Lanka) / Pic - Kavinda Ranasinghe

Extinction Rebellion volunteers rise in Sri Lanka

October 17 (newsin.asia) - Extinction Rebellion Sri Lanka (XR Sri Lanka) co-hosted its first ever beach-cleanup strike on 12th October at the Dehiwala beach along with Chibby’s Friends & House of Hope, Climate Action Now Sri Lanka, Waste Action Lanka, and Flipyarn. More than 40 volunteers attended the event and collected over 91 bags of waste from a 250-meter-long stretch...

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