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# monsoon - Monday 9 July, 2018

Eight down, five to go as rescue efforts to resume tomorrow in Thai cave

Yesterday, four members of the Wild Boars team were successfully brought out from the cave.

# monsoon - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Four members of boys soccer team rescued from Thai cave they've been trapped in for 15 days Thailand This post contains videos

Four members of boys soccer team rescued from Thai cave they've been trapped in for 15 days

Rescuers officially began the hazardous operation to rescue the 12 trapped boys and their soccer coach this morning.

Death toll rises to at least 57 as torrential downpours devastate Japan

More than two million Japanese citizens have been told to evacuate their homes.

# monsoon - Monday 25 June, 2018

12 children and their football coach trapped for two days in flooded Thai cave

Rescuers were sent to find them today.

# monsoon - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200

At least five people, including two children, have been killed in Mumbai since yesterday.

# monsoon - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Malaysia PM under fire for playing golf with Obama while 120k flee floods

“The PM needs time to take a break.”

# monsoon - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Desperate search for survivors after landslide kills 23

There are fears the death toll could reach 150 – eight have been pulled alive from the mud but 23 have perished.

# monsoon - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Rain halts exhumation of bodies of girls who were gang-raped and lynched

The girls’ families say police officers didn’t ask fast enough because they are from a lower caste.

# monsoon - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Indian journalist defends TV report filed from shoulders of flood survivor

TV reporter Narayan Pargaien has faced worldwide criticism for endangering a survivor of monsoon flooding.

# monsoon - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Photos: Rescuers race against time as India monsoon toll nears 600

Relief teams are working to rescue tens of thousands of people who have been left stranded after flash floods and landslides.

# monsoon - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Column: Why can’t I be guaranteed that my clothes haven’t contributed to someone’s death?

Standardised textile labelling is vital to keep vulnerable workers safe in developing countries like Bangladesh, writes Aisling Twomey.

# monsoon - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Irish arm of Monsoon Accessorize applies for examinership

The chain says attempts to renegotiate its commercial leases have been unsuccessful, but that it’s ‘business as usual’ for now.

# monsoon - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Thailand: Death toll reaches 315 as Bangkok reinforces flood defences

Residents of Bangkok have been warned not to let down their defences, despite government insistence that the waters are easing.

# monsoon - Friday 30 September, 2011

Asia reels from floods as storm hits Vietnam

Monsoon flooding, typhoons and storms across Asia have left more than 600 people dead or missing in recent weeks. Today, Vietnam has had to evacuate tens of thousands of people ahead of a tropical storm.

# monsoon - Monday 26 September, 2011

Monsoon rains and flooding kills dozens in India

Areas in the north and east of the country have been affected with reports of as many as two million people being affected.

# monsoon - Sunday 21 November, 2010

Monsoon's internal audit reveals the use of child labour and underpaid workers

The popular high street retailer and pioneer of ethical fashion has uncovered evidence it has been benefiting from child labour in India.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: The possible size of Ireland’s rescue package; The human price of high-street fashion; and the Pope announces that condoms are ok in ‘certain circumstances’… but we bet you can’t guess when!

# monsoon - Monday 20 September, 2010

At least 60 dead in India landslide

Heavy monsoon rains ravage northern India.

# monsoon - Saturday 31 July, 2010

430 PEOPLE have been killed after three days of monsoon rain caused intense flooding and saw scores of rivers burst their banks.

Over a million people are believed to be affected by the disasters, according to United Nations estimates.

The rain has seen many towns and villages washed away, with many others under several metres of water. The city of Peshawar – with a population of three million – is completely cut off to the outside world.

Pakistani officials worry that more people could be affected with rivers continuing to rise in coming days as the rains show no sign of abating – meaning that the death toll is almost certain to rise.

The local information minister told Al Jazeera that rescue efforts were being hampered by a lack of suitable equipment.

The rains are the deadliest to hit the region since 1929.

With the relief efforts likely to require a major internationally coordinated fund-raising drive, it remains to be seen how active a role the United States may take in offering assistance.

The leaking last week of over 92,000 pages of war logs in Afghanistan revealed publically that the Pakistani defence forces had been assisting the Taliban in resisting the occupation of American forces in the country.

The leak drove a wedge between the two countries and it remains to be seen whether the United States will put politics in the way of humanitarian need.