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Myanmar: Thousands forced to flee by floods

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Myanmar: Thousands forced to flee by floods

Floods hit eight regions and states in Myanmar recently as a result of heavy rains, forcing at least 9,420 households to evacuate, the Myanmar Disaster Management Department announced on July 25.

Forest fires engulf over 100 hectares

Environment

Forest fires engulf over 100 hectares

Fifteen forest fires were recorded from June 26-30, ravaging over 100 ha of forest, according to the Vietnam Administration of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)

Whale worshipping festival in Da Nang

Festival

Whale worshipping festival in Da Nang

Cau Ngu (whale worship) festival is part of the cultural identity of Vietnam’s central and southern coastal localities, which has been preserved and passed down through the generations.

Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand

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Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand

At least five people were reported dead after tropical storm Pabuk, with winds reaching 70 kilometres per hour, battered southern coast of Thailand on January 4, Thai media said on January 5.