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Floods devastate Thailand

Residents of Mae Sot and Sakon Nakhon assess the damage after floods devastate Thailand.

Residents of Mae Sot and Sakon Nakhon assess the damage after floods devastate Thailand.

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Road collapses after Taiwan typhoon

Torrential rain has battered Taiwan, flooding low-lying areas of the densely populated island of 23 million people. In the town of Sanshia

Torrential rain has battered Taiwan, flooding low-lying areas of the densely populated island of 23 million people. In the town of Sanshia

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Heavy rains hit Thailand

A fresh bout of heavy rain has caused severe flooding and left one person dead in Thailand. Several southern provinces have been declared disaster

A fresh bout of heavy rain has caused severe flooding and left one person dead in Thailand. Several southern provinces have been declared disaster

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Thai floods hit Japanese factory output

Japan’s factories cut output more than expected in November due to supply disruptions from flooding in Thailand. Industrial output fell 2.6 percent

Japan’s factories cut output more than expected in November due to supply disruptions from flooding in Thailand. Industrial output fell 2.6 percent

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Floods and strong yen sink Toyota's profits

Toyota has more than halved its annual profit forecast. It has been cut to the equivalent of less than two billion euros because of the strong yen

Toyota has more than halved its annual profit forecast. It has been cut to the equivalent of less than two billion euros because of the strong yen

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Clean up starts as flood waters recede in Thailand

With the flood waters finally receding in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, residents were hard at work on Sunday, slowly restoring their city to

With the flood waters finally receding in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, residents were hard at work on Sunday, slowly restoring their city to

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Thailand facing up to hefty cost of floods

The worst may be over but Thailand is now bracing for a clean-up bill running well into billions of euros after floods devastated much of the

The worst may be over but Thailand is now bracing for a clean-up bill running well into billions of euros after floods devastated much of the

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Ban Ki-moon visit Thai flood victims

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon visited Thai floods victims in an evacuation centre at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon visited Thai floods victims in an evacuation centre at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University.

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Ayutthaya Elephant Palace reopens in Thailand

Bangkok’s renowned visitor attraction, Ayutthaya Elephant Palace, reopened on Tuesday after it was closed due to serious floods in early September.

Bangkok’s renowned visitor attraction, Ayutthaya Elephant Palace, reopened on Tuesday after it was closed due to serious floods in early September.

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Thailand: water level falling

The level of the flood waters is falling in Bangkok after the deluge that submerged the country, leaving almost 540 people dead.

The level of the flood waters is falling in Bangkok after the deluge that submerged the country, leaving almost 540 people dead.

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Aerial images of flooded Bangkok

Aerial images show the extent of damage suffered in the north, east and west of Bangkok. One third of Thailand has been swamped by flood water.

Aerial images show the extent of damage suffered in the north, east and west of Bangkok. One third of Thailand has been swamped by flood water.

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Elephants join Thai flood clean-up

As floodwaters receded in the ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya, volunteers and elephants joined forces to clean up the streets.

As floodwaters receded in the ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya, volunteers and elephants joined forces to clean up the streets.

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Thai flood frustration grows

Authorities in Thailand are facing growing anger as rising floodwaters spread to new neighbourhoods in the capital Bangkok. With the central and

Authorities in Thailand are facing growing anger as rising floodwaters spread to new neighbourhoods in the capital Bangkok. With the central and

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Floods of misery in Bangkok

Peak tides add to misery of Bangkok residents battling floods that have killed at least 381 people and affected more than two million since July.

Peak tides add to misery of Bangkok residents battling floods that have killed at least 381 people and affected more than two million since July.

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Thai floods response sparks anger in Bangkok

Their homes have been flooded for nearly a month and some people have had enough. Tempers in the Thai capital have been flaring over the government’s

Their homes have been flooded for nearly a month and some people have had enough. Tempers in the Thai capital have been flaring over the government’s

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Bangkok postman delivers mail despite floods

Bangkok homes may be flooded, alley ways may be waist-deep in filthy water but nothing stops the Thai mail from getting through, at least, not if

Bangkok homes may be flooded, alley ways may be waist-deep in filthy water but nothing stops the Thai mail from getting through, at least, not if

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Floods fail to deter dedicated Thai postman

Thailand’s floods have submerged parts of Bangkok but it would take more than that to interrupt the rounds of one intrepid postman.   Somyod Somsamai

Thailand’s floods have submerged parts of Bangkok but it would take more than that to interrupt the rounds of one intrepid postman.   Somyod Somsamai

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Bangkok's flood defences hold - for now

Hopes have been raised that the centre of Thailand’s capital Bangkok might escape the country’s worst floods in decades. But that is little comfort

Hopes have been raised that the centre of Thailand’s capital Bangkok might escape the country’s worst floods in decades. But that is little comfort

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Bangkok fights the floods

Bangkok is no longer spared from the flooding that has hit Thailand. Residents of the capital are preparing for the rising waters.

Bangkok is no longer spared from the flooding that has hit Thailand. Residents of the capital are preparing for the rising waters.

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High tides test Bangkok's flood defences

High tides are putting flood defences to the test in Bangkok as Thailand battles its worst floods in over half a century. At least 377 people have

High tides are putting flood defences to the test in Bangkok as Thailand battles its worst floods in over half a century. At least 377 people have

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Bangkok floods spark mass exodus

Thailand’s government has told Bangkok residents to leave the capital due to floods. The city of 12 million people has been placed on high alert by

Thailand’s government has told Bangkok residents to leave the capital due to floods. The city of 12 million people has been placed on high alert by

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Coming hours decisive for Bangkok

Flood barriers protecting Bangkok are almost overflowing and worries in the city are high that they could fail in the coming hours. Thailand is

Flood barriers protecting Bangkok are almost overflowing and worries in the city are high that they could fail in the coming hours. Thailand is

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Thailand declares emergency public holiday

A five-day emergency holiday has been ordered by Thai authorities as the level of water is still rising around Bangkok.

A five-day emergency holiday has been ordered by Thai authorities as the level of water is still rising around Bangkok.

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Bangkok could be flooded "for weeks" if dykes go

After three months of devastating rains in north, northeast and central Thailand the waters have gained the capital. The people of Bangkok have

After three months of devastating rains in north, northeast and central Thailand the waters have gained the capital. The people of Bangkok have

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Airport halts flights amid Bangkok flooding

Bangkok’s second airport has closed amid Thailand’s worst flooding in half a century. Don Muang airport, used mostly for domestic services, halted

Bangkok’s second airport has closed amid Thailand’s worst flooding in half a century. Don Muang airport, used mostly for domestic services, halted

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Flooding closes in on Thai capital

Thailand has declared a four-day special holiday in parts of the country as it struggles to cope with widespread flooding. Several provinces are

Thailand has declared a four-day special holiday in parts of the country as it struggles to cope with widespread flooding. Several provinces are

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Thailand's flood crisis worsens‎

In a clear sign of Thailand’s worsening flood situation, the main evacuation centre for Bangkok and outlying areas was itself evacuated as the rising

In a clear sign of Thailand’s worsening flood situation, the main evacuation centre for Bangkok and outlying areas was itself evacuated as the rising

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Thailand: Floods reach Bangkok

Heavy rain is wreaking havoc in Thailand. Authorities try to do what they can to protect the capital, Bangkok.

Heavy rain is wreaking havoc in Thailand. Authorities try to do what they can to protect the capital, Bangkok.

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Thailand floods displace more than 100,000

A third of Thailand’s provinces have been badly affected by flooding that has left 356 people dead. At an industrial estate in Pathum Thani, the

A third of Thailand’s provinces have been badly affected by flooding that has left 356 people dead. At an industrial estate in Pathum Thani, the