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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... several thousand people across the far north of the state had lost electricity and warned that Cyclone Ita "continues to be a threat". "I am greatly relieved at this time that we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Sandy causes travel chaos in the United States - and globally

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in New York

    ... for at least two days in a key region for domestic and international flights. Nine US states declared a state of emergency. With the US election eight days away, President Barack Obama cancelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1072767/hurricane-sandy-causes-travel-chaos-united-states-and-globally
  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:51am by Adrian Wan

    ... month, typically the driest month of the year, leaving the lush city-state  parched and prompting officials to warn residents to conserve water. The environment agency expects the dry weather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1444058/indonesian-volcanic-eruptions-may-cause-southern-china-drought-expert
  4. News - World - WEATHER

    Snow grounds planes in US northeast, hitting returning Superbowl fans

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:23pm by Reuters

    ... are probably now stuck in the airport for the rest of the day," tweeted social media user Jonathan Chung. Across the United States, 1,669 flights were cancelled, Flightaware.com said. The storm ... to the stadium. The storm was expected to drop up to 20cm of snow on an area stretching from eastern Kentucky to eastern New York state. "Snow is coming down faster than we can plough it," New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1420978/snow-grounds-planes-us-northeast-hitting-returning-superbowl-fans
  5. News - World - WEATHER

    Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares drought emergency

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 06:16am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Jerry Brown appeals for water conservation as state faces driest year in its recorded history Governor declares drought emergency in California California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency, a move that will allow the parched state to seek federal aid as it grapples with what could turn out to be the driest year in recorded state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1408601/californian-governor-jerry-brown-declares-drought-emergency
  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Beijing sees third-longest winter stretch without snowfall

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 04:25pm by Angela Meng

    ... Due to a lack of water vapour in the atmosphere, Beijing's first snow this winter would arrive much later than usual- if at all- state media quoted meteorologists as saying. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411790/beijing-sees-third-longest-winter-stretch-without-snowfall
  7. News - World - WEATHER

    New York mayor Bill de Blasio shovels snow in show of solidarity

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by AP

    ... were cancelled on Friday across the United States and 12,394 were delayed. The man who promised a "fairer, more just, more progressive place," sought to prove he meant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1397733/new-york-mayor-bill-de-blasio-shovels-snow-show-solidarity
  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong's Christmas travellers fly into ice storm as blizzards sweep across the US and Canada

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 11:28pm

    ... "Thoughts are with those without power due to the ice storm. Please stay safe." In the United States, snow and ice knocked out power to 400,000 homes and businesses in Michigan, upstate New ... of the worst ice storms we've seen," Toronto Hydro Chief Executive Officer Anthony Haines said. But Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said it was too early to declare a state of emergency. "If ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1389391/hong-kongs-christmas-travellers-fly-ice-storm-blizzards-sweep-across
  9. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... of Leyte, while the United States announced it had responded to a Philippine government appeal and would send military help. Video: More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352428/more-10000-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan-devastates-philippines
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tornadoes strike Oklahoma City again, killing at least nine

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... images showed muddy water covering roads around Oklahoma City and El Reno, about 50 kilometres to the west. The sound of sirens sent people in Moore and elsewhere in the Midwestern state ... continued to pass through the state, Keli Cain of Oklahoma Emergency Management said, "they're much less severe". The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1251583/tornadoes-strike-oklahoma-city-again-killing-least-nine

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