YANGON -- A total of 23 houses were destroyed and over 3,200 locals were recently affected by flooding due to heavy rainfall in Kachin state, an official from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement told Xinhua on Monday.
Daw Phyu Lei Lei Tun, director of disaster management department under the ministry, said "23 houses were destroyed and 2,875 locals from 410 households in Phakant township were evacuated to four flood shelters and their relatives' houses due to the heavy rainfall on Spet. 24 and 25." (Myanmar-Flooding)
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SEOUL -- Five more U.S. soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the lingering worry about the virus spread here, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Monday.
The USFK said in a statement that five USFK service members were confirmed to be infected after arriving in South Korea between Sept. 10 and 25. (Korea-US Troops-Virus)
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MANILA -- The Philippine government troops clashed early Monday with leftist guerrillas in Masbate province south of Manila, leaving three rebels dead, a military spokesman said.
Dennis Cana, the spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command, said the fighting erupted around 5:35 a.m. local time after troops encountered an undetermined number of New People's Army (NPA) rebels in a village in Masbate province, an island province south of Manila. (Philippines-Military)
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HANOI -- Heavy downpours hit some northern provinces of Vietnam over the past few days, leaving two people dead and seven injured, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Monday.
Two people in northern Phu Tho province, aged 6 and 37, died in a house collapse while seven from the same locality were injured by the fall of houses' walls, said the committee. (Vietnam-Natural disaster)
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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- Two militants were killed in an ongoing fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Monday.
The gunfight broke out between the government forces and militants at village Samboora of Pulwama district, about 15 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (Kashmir-India-Gunfight)