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Floods, rainstorms sweep China

Armed soldiers rescue residents in Anqing, China's Anhui Province

Armed soldiers transfer citizens in Anqing, east China's Anhui Province, July 13, 2010. Heavy rainfall hit Anqing on Tuesday, causing severe flood in the city. Full story

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Rainstorm strikes S China

The rainstorms that have pounded southern China since early May had by Wednesday left 86 people dead and 16 missing, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

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Rainstorms to hit eastern, central China over next three days

2010-07-15 06:45:48 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- China's meteorological authority Thursday forecast rainstorms for parts of central and eastern China over the next three days.

Tropical storm approaches South China

2010-07-15 05:10:52 GMT Xinhua English HAIKOU, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Tropical storm "Conson" has started to affect China's southernmost island province of Hainan Thursday morning with strong gales, while 600 km away on the South China Sea.

Dike blast 'complete success' in E China

2010-07-15 00:30:58 GMT China Daily TONGCHENG, Anhui - Soldiers used explosives to blast part of a leaking dike on a swollen branch of the Yangtze River in East China on Wednesday morning, to prevent flooding.

Threat of 'worst flood in 12 years'

2010-07-14 23:27:01 GMT China Daily WUHAN - A massive flooding similar to the one in 1998 that killed thousands of people is likely to occur this year, if downpours continue to batter the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze River, a flood-control official has warned.

At least 118 dead in south China floods: ministry

2010-07-14 16:38:25 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Rainstorms and floods sweeping through south China have left at least 118 people dead and 47 missing since July 1, said a statement on the Civil Affairs Ministry website Wednesday.

Heavy rainfall hits Xuan'en County, China's Hubei Province

2010-07-14 06:27:55 GMT Xinhua English A new round of heavy rainfall hit Xuan'en on Tuesday, causing severe waterlogging in some areas.

Armed policemen fix spillway collapses in Chizhou, Anhui Province

2010-07-15 06:21:46 GMT Xinhua English In Chizhou, one of the worst-hit cities in Anhui, water levels in 282 reservoirs, have exceeded warning lines. Workers are now trying to fix spillway collapses and other minor damage.

Armed policemen block dam of Meixi Reservoir, China's Jiangxi Province

2010-07-15 03:35:27 GMT Xinhua English Armed policemen throw stones to block the torrential spate that overflow the dam of Meixi Reservoir at Dagang Town of Duchang County, east China's Jiangxi Province, July 14, 2010.

Vice Premier Hui presides over video conference on flood control and relief work

2010-07-15 02:04:19 GMT Xinhua English Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu, also the commander-in-chief of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters (SFDH), talks with Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei, also vice director of the SFDH after a video conference on flood control and relief work along the Yangtze River, in Beijing, capital of China, July 14, 2010.

Torrential rain pounds C China

2010-07-14 08:27:57 GMT Xinhua English According to the record of local meteorologic authority, the rainfall in Jiangxia, Honghu, Yingshan and Luotian was over 500 millimeters from July 7 to July 13.

Armed soldiers rescue residents in Anqing, China's Anhui Province

2010-07-14 07:03:05 GMT Xinhua English Armed soldiers transfer citizens in Anqing, east China's Anhui Province, July 13, 2010. Heavy rainfall hit Anqing on Tuesday, causing severe flood in the city.

44 still missing in SW China after rain triggers landslides

2010-07-13 14:24:19 GMT Xinhua English Four people were killed and 42 others went missing after landslide and flood hit the town early Tuesday. As of noon, 53 people were also injured in the disaster.