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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    2 die as Japan suffers heatwave

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:12am by AFP

    ... a woman, 61, was found collapsed in her garden and died. Yesterday, a 76-year-old man was taken to hospital unconscious in Sera, in the western prefecture of Hiroshima, after collapsing near ... in central Tokyo by mid-afternoon yesterday with over 36 degrees recorded in Tatebayashi, north of the capital. The country's power companies had already warned that they would find it tough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523427/2-die-japan-suffers-heatwave
  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricanes with feminine names are more deadly, study finds

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... said co-author Sharon Shavitt, a professor of marketing. Researchers also found that when they asked people to imagine being in the path of a hurricane named Alexandra, Christina or Victoria, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524736/hurricanes-feminine-names-are-more-deadly-study-finds
  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Flooding in Shenzhen cripples rail link from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... weather and flooding. It is not certain when the services will resume," an MTR Corp spokesman said, adding that affected passengers could contact the company for a refund within 30 days. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510155/downpour-shenzhen-cripples-rail-link-hong-kong-guangzhou
  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    18,000 flee new storm Kajiki in central Philippines, wrecked by Haiyan

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by BLOOM

    ... the Pacific Ocean, is the second most-at-risk nation globally from tropical storms, after Japan, according to Maplecroft, a research company based in Bath, England. The government is studying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1418749/18000-flee-new-storm-kajiki-central-philippines-wrecked-haiyan
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Wipha kills 17, but mostly spares Tokyo and nuclear power plant

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters

    ... with colleagues at their company housing. Their hillside apartment barely escaped a mudslide that veered off to the side. Later he found out the mudslide crushed several houses as it flowed to the sea. ... the company spokesman said. Wipha was downgraded to a tropical depression by late afternoon. It was off the coast of northeastern Japan and moving northeast at 95km/h, the Japan Meteorological Agency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332916/least-thirteen-dead-typhoon-grazes-japan
  6. News - World - WEATHER

    Storm wreaks havoc across Britain, France and the Netherlands

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 11:51am by Reuters

    ... and a woman were found dead in west London after several houses were damaged in a suspected gas explosion on a street where the storm blew a tree down. London police said the tree may have damaged gas ... 100 km/h struck the north and northwest, felling trees, whipping up seas and cutting power supplies to around 75,000 homes, according to the ERDF electricity distribution company. Helicopters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1341772/storm-kills-three-britain-and-netherlands-shuts-down-power-trains
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Nuclear-tainted water released into ocean as typhoon hits Japan's Fukushima, killing 3

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 11:29am by Agence France-Presse

    ... a 71-year-old woman was found dead as a landslide engulfed her house in Shiga prefecture, while a 77-year-old woman was also confirmed dead in a separate mudslide in Fukui prefecture, near Shiga. ... cancelled, mainly those departing Tokyo, NHK reported. Railway companies temporarily suspended services on many lines in central and eastern Japan, including the Shinkansen bullet trains between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1310762/nuclear-tainted-water-released-ocean-typhoon-hits-japans-fukushima-killing
  8. News - Asia

    Desperation in Tacloban, city at eye of storm, as food and water run short

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:46am by AFP

    ... I haven't found my husband." Tacloban airport suffered extensive damage after huge waves swept through the terminal, but the military were able to run some flights out of the stricken city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352935/desperation-tacloban-city-eye-storm-food-and-water-run-short
  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods add to plight of Filipinos in Zamboanga displaced by fighting

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 05:09pm by AFP

    ... said. Zamboanga police on Friday brought in another MNLF straggler found in a ruined house. Hajar Hajun, said “I have been hiding in the ceiling, surviving by drinking rain water. I was afraid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1325185/floods-add-misery-after-philippines-rebel-siege
  10. News - Hong Kong - SEVERE TYPHOON USAGI

    Anger at Chek Lap Kok as passengers stranded by Typhoon Usagi

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 04:19pm by Phila Siu, Tanna Chong, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... on the website." Meanwhile, hundreds of Hong Kong travellers on package tours found themselves stranded overseas. EGL Tours had 300 customers on 10 package tours stranded in Japan, Taiwan or South Korea. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1315258/hundreds-stranded-hong-kong-international-airport-typhoon-usagi

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