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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Half million flee Cyclone Hudhud in India and Typhoon Vongfong in Japan

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... and slammed into the southern city of Visakhapatnam, one of two storms pounding Asia yesterday. In Japan, at least 35 people were injured as Typhoon Vongfong, packing winds of up to 180km/h and heavy ... to more than 14 million people- Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari- were likely to be worst hit, including about 350 coastal villages. Grewal said 30 diving and 20 rescue ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Eight dead as Hudhud hits India's eastern coast

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hyderabad Eight dead as Hudhud hits India's eastern coast More than 1,000 rescue workers and soldiers cleared piles of uprooted trees and electricity poles blocking roads yesterday after Cyclone Hudhud slammed into India's ea ...

  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Tokyo braces for Typhoon Vongfong after huge storm hits southern Japan

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Scores injured and at least one Chinese person missing as storm slams into southern Japan amid fears the capital could be hit early today Tokyo braces for Typhoon Vongfong Hundreds of flights have been grounded in Japan as Ty ...

  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Cyclone Phailin forces evacuation of 550,000 people on India's east coast

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 04:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bhubaneshwar, India India's east coast braces for Cyclone Phailin A fierce cyclone tore into India's east coast last night, killing at least five people and forcing about half a million into overcrowded shelters. The storm threatened to cut a swathe of devastation through farmland and fishing hamlets. Video: 'Red alert' as massive cyclone bears ...

  5. News - Asia - WEATHER

    India's east coast braces for massive cyclone

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bhubaneswar, India Storm compared to Hurricane Katrina India's east coast bracing for massive cyclone India's east coast braced yesterday for a cyclone covering half ... east coast in 1999. That storm battered Odisha for 30 hours with wind speeds reaching 300km/h. Typhoon Nari gained strength as it swept towards the Philippines, prompting warnings of more ...

  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Three deaths reported as tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 01:47pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... to the Central Weather Bureau, was 813mm in Pingtung, east of Kaohsiung, followed by 660mm in Taitung and 297mm in the east coast city of Hualien, where residents stacked sandbags to keep knee-high water ... the storm been more powerful and moved up the island to the west of the Central Mountain Range, the damage would have been far worse, meteorologists said. Instead, it moved over to the east coast ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Taiwan, eastern China brace for tropical storm Fung-Wong

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 07:50pm by STEPHEN CHEN, Bloomberg

    ... Stephen Chen and Bloomberg Severe Tropical Storm Fung-Wong leaves deadly path in Philippines Taiwan, east coast brace for storm Coastal provinces and Taiwan raised their storm alerts yesterday and braced for the arrival of Severe Tropical Storm Fung-Wong, after the storm deluged parts of the Philippines, killing at least five people and displacing thousands of others. The US ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five dead and 83,000 evacuated as Storm Fung-Wong hits Philippines

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Massive flooding as latest storm to hit the Philippines causes river in Manila to burst its banks, swamping heavily populated districts Three dead, 50,000 fleewrath of Fung-Wong Tens of thousands of people fled roof-high flo ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    Rescuers evacuate tens of thousands in Indian Kashmir as flood waters recede

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:35pm by Reuters

    ... 231 people were reported to have been killed by the floods across the country, including Pakistan’s side of Kashmir. South Asia experiences monsoon rains from June to September, which ...

  10. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Anger mounts in Indian Kashmir at slow pace of flood rescue efforts

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Srinagar With 200,000 still stranded, Kashmiris vent fury at Indian authorities Anger mounts at pace of flood rescue Residents of revolt-torn Indian Kashmir turned their wrath on state administrators for failing to provide them with succour aft ...




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