Massive floods threaten Thai capital

Thailand's worst floods in more than half a century are threatening to swamp the capital, Bangkok, as early as next week after reaching a "crisis level," Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said. At least 253 people have been killed as a result of the seasonal monsoon rains that have hit the country since July 25, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said on its website. About 30 of Thailand's 77 provinces remain underwater, the agency said. Read more here

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