[QODLink]
Europe

Russia battles major floods in far east

Soldiers, rescue teams and volunteers are building temporary barriers to protect the city of Khabarovsk.

Last Modified: 25 Aug 2013 13:44
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Russian soldiers, rescue teams and volunteers are building temporary barriers to protect the city of Khabarovsk from floods.

Waters have already reached record levels and they are expected to rise further in the coming days.

Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports from Khabarovsk in Russia's far east.

49

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.