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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Blizzards hit northeast and centre but skip still-grey Beijing

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 12:26pm by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Xu Donghuan donghuan.xu@scmp.com Seven provinces raise alert to second-highest level but flurries miss the capital, which is approaching its longest snowless winter Severe blizzards hit, but Beijing bypassed Blizzards across large swathes of central and eastern China have marked the start of the lunar year, threatening to disrupt the plans of millions of holiday travellers, ...

  2. News - World - ANTARCTICA

    Blizzards delay rescue mission from Russian ship stranded in the Antarctic

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 01:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Blizzards delay Antarctic rescue mission An icebound Russian research vessel prepared to ring in the New Year in Antarctica yesterday as blizzards delayed a helicopter rescue planned after several icebreaking attempts failed. The Akademik Shokalskiy has been stranded 100 nautical miles east of the French base Dumont d'Urville for a week, hemmed ...

  3. 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

    ... Danny Lee and Agencies Blizzards in the US and Canada that have left major cities snowbound and homes without power threaten holiday plans of thousands HK's Christmas travellers fly into ice storm Thousands of travellers face Christmas misery as storms wreak havoc at popular holiday destinations for Hongkongers. A major snow and ice storm moving across central and eastern ...

  4. News - World

    Blizzards wreak havoc through US and Canada

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 01:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Toronto, Canada Fewer than 200,000 customers in Canada’s largest city are now without power following a weekend ice storm that wreaked havoc through Ontario to the Atlantic coast, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said on Monday. Ford said utilit ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Mega blizzard aims at US Northeast

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 10:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York A major snowstorm bore down on the northeastern United States Friday, with heavy snow, blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures forecast from New York through Maine as well as densely populated inland areas. The National Weather Service predicted a “major winter storm” for Friday into Saturday and said New York City was in for blizzard ...

  6. News - World

    Blizzard brings US northeast to a halt

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 09:50am by Agence France Presse in New York

    ... Agence France Presse in New York Planes, cars and trains came to a standstill across the densely populated US northeast on Friday in the face of a blizzard raging from New York to Boston. ... addition to the heavy snowfall, wind gusts of up to hurricane force are possible, especially near the coast. This will result in blizzard conditions with drifting and blowing snow.” On Friday night ...

  7. News - World - FRANCE

    Trains, planes and automobiles come to a halt as blizzards blanket Europe

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Transport disruptions likely to continue with more falls expected over the coming days Snow brings Paris to a standstill Air, road and rail traffic across much of Europe suffered major disruptions yesterday as heavy snow and ...

  8. News - China - WEATHER

    Beijing raises high blizzard alert in early snowstorm

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Beijing issued its second-highest blizzard alert on Sunday after the Chinese capital was hit by an unusually early snowstorm four days before the start ... ahead of the planned November 15 date, Xinhua said. The national meteorological body on Sunday warned of blizzards in the northern provinces surrounding the capital, which do not normally see ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe promotes Japanese maglev trains for US railways

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tsuru, Japan Abe touts maglev for US high-speed railways Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took US ambassador Caroline Kennedy on a test ride of Japan's super-fast magnetic train yesterday, showcasing the maglev technology Tokyo hopes to sell to its ally. "I hope ambassador Kennedy will enjoy the full package of Japan- the blizzard of cherry ...




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