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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo on course to strike Taiwan as Rammasun death toll rises

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Alex Millson

    ... by Rammasun, was bracing for more rain as Matmo strengthens and edges towards the country's northern provinces, increasing the risk of flash floods and landslides. "Matmo has entered ... broadcast. READ: China's Red Cross blasted after sending quilts to sweltering typhoon disaster zone The Observatory predicted that Matmo would become a typhoon before reaching Taiwan. It had ...

  2. News - China - DISASTERS

    Another 'super typhoon' on the way as Matmo follows hot on the heels of deadly Rammasun

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters, AFP, Bloomberg, Teddy Ng

    ... at about 20 kilometres per hour, and dissipating gradually." The Observatory predicted that Matmo would become a super typhoon- a storm with sustained winds of over 185km/h- as it crossed ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... Benigno Aquino's spokeswoman Abigail Valte said in a government radio broadcast. The threat from Matmo came as the country picked up the pieces from Rammasun, the first major storm of the wet season and the deadliest since Super Typhoon Haiyan killed about 7,300 people last November. Rammasun sliced across the country's economic heartland, including Manila, on Tuesday, killing 77 ...

  4. News - China

    800 flee forest fire; two die of heatstroke as China gripped by 40C temperatures

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Food and water were distributed among the evacuees. Public servants and state-run firms’ employees were required to report to various government headquarters, where they were given water ... to state media. Almost half a million people were forced from their homes in the south of the country. Additional reporting by Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

  5. News - Asia - WEATHER

    2 die as Japan suffers heatwave

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

    ... and reports said. A woman aged 74 collapsed while working in a greenhouse in the eastern prefecture of Chiba on Saturday and was later pronounced dead. In Ibaraki, also in the east of the country ... 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 ...

  6. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by AP

    ... downstream, countries as far away as Bulgaria and Romania may be at risk, experts warn. Watch: Dozens dead in massive flooding in Bosnia, Serbia Bosnia's tributaries feed the Sava River, which runs along the Croatia border and meets the Danube in Serbia. The Danube then flows through Bulgaria and Romania into the Black Sea. Authorities say that, before the flooding, hidden mines ...

  7. 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. ... storage equipment and sanitation supplies. Donations can be made to Unicef at unicef.org/support Red Cross The American Red Cross said it had asked those looking to support relief efforts to send ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    More amber rainstorms continue to swirl over Hong Kong

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:58am by Ada Lee and Ernest Kao

    ... of the worst-hit spots, with passengers stranded on broken-down buses forced to wade across flooded roads. An online video also showed flooding in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Some bus passengers were ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... storm. Ita crossed the coast near Cape Flattery late on Friday as a category four storm packing winds up to 230km/h, tearing off roofs and uprooting trees. Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said ...

  10. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Hundreds of cars stuck in snow-hit Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... meteorological agency said, warning of heavy snow, storms and snowslides as well as high waves in eastern and northern Japan. National Route 18 that runs through Gunma and Nagano prefectures north ... drivers have run out of gasoline so they need temporary shelter." Up to 250 cars are stuck on the road. The temperature fell as low as minus 3.6 degrees Celsius early yesterday in Karuizawa, ...




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