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Heavy rain pours across drought-hit Australia

Queensland and New South Wales receive much-needed wet weather.

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com

Torrential rain has fallen across eastern Australia, precisely where the country needs it most.

Over 75% of Queensland is currently in the grip of a drought, which means the state is once again on the verge of seeing its most extensive drought on record.

The rain started on Friday, with some parts of Queensland seeing their first drops of rain in more than 6 months.

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Floods batter southwestern China

Heaviest downpour since records began dumps 305mm of rain in Nanchuan district in three days, official news agency says.

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

Downpours have battered a large area of southwestern China, triggering flash floods, cutting off power supplies and disrupting transport in some parts, state media has reported.

Sanquan township in Nanchuan district, Chongqing, has received 305mm of rain in the past three days, the heaviest downpour since records began, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, citing meteorological authorities.

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