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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Fujian, Zhejiang reel in wake of Typhoon Fitow

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 08:27am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Five reported dead and thousands of homes destroyed as late storm lashes eastern provinces Fujian, Zhejiang reel in wake of Typhoon Fitow Typhoon Fitow barrelled into the country's east coast early yesterday, packing winds in excess of 200km/h as hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated and bullet train services suspended, state media ...

  2. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse At least three killed and more than 100 injured as Tokyo transport halted and relief efforts ensue Typhoon brings floods and havoc Typhoon Man-yi hit Japan on Monday, leaving three people dead and forcing the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to release rainwater with low levels of radiation into the ocean. The powerful typhoon made landfall ...

  3. News - China

    Rain, landslides leave 28 dead, 66 missing in Sichuan

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Heavy rain across China has left at least 28 people dead and 66 missing, officials reported on Thursday, after landslides crushed homes, bridges collapsed, and dozens of villages were cut off. The storms, which began on Sunday, have affected more than thr ...

  4. News - China - WEATHER

    Snow disrupts air, road traffic in northern China

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 03:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Snow in northern China has forced the cancellation of more than 100 flights and the closure of dozens of highways, authorities said Sunday. Beijing Capital International Airport’s official website said a total of 111 flights were cancelled at the facility, including 16 international ones. Another 68 flights were delayed, with 11 of those on international ...

  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Evacuation as cyclone strikes India’s southeast

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 05:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Chennai

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chennai Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in southeast India on Wednesday as a cyclone slammed into the coast, with officials warning of possible flooding and damage to houses. Cyclone Nilam struck the historic port of Mahabalipuram, 50 kilometres south of Chennai, and is forecast to cross the states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    HK issues Typhoon Signal No 1 as Usagi approaches

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 01:53pm by Staff Reporter and Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Staff Reporter and Agence France-Presse in Manila The Hong Kong Observatory issued the Typhoon Signal No 1 on Saturday morning as Super-Typhoon Usagi approached the territory. The observatory said on its website that the tropical cyclone was now centred within about 800 kilometres of Hong Kong. “At 1pm, Super Typhoon Usagi was estimated to be about 730km east-southeast of Hong ...

  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Storm wreaks havoc across Britain, France and the Netherlands

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

    ... Reuters in London Five people die and flights cancelled as fierce winds batter Britain, France and Netherlands Storm wreaks havoc in Europe Hurricane-strength winds battered Britain, France and the Netherlands yesterday, killing five people, cutting power and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and train journeys before the storm barrelled further into mainland ...

  8. News - World

    New York's Breezy Point destroyed by superstorm Sandy

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Breezy Point lost in a blizzard of fire Fire and water don't mix? Tell that to the shell-shocked residents of New York's Breezy Point, an entire neighbourhood wiped out in a hellish blizzard of fire and flood during superstorm Sandy. On Tuesday, isolated outbreaks of orange flames still licked at the sprawling, blackened pile that was all ...

  9. News - World - WEATHER

    New Yorkers prepare for Hurricane Sandy to strike

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York New Yorkers hunker down as storm approaches New Yorker Doug Barotra managed to carry more than 50 cans of beer out of his local supermarket after waiting 45 minutes to get to the cashier. He is expecting the worst from Hurricane Sandy. "As long as the power doesn't go, I think I'll survive," Barotra said as he struggled ...

  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Three boats lost, 74 Guangdong fishermen missing in Typhoon Wutip

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:18pm by He Huifeng, Clifford Lo, Danny Mok and Agence France-Presse

    ... He Huifeng, Clifford Lo, Danny Mok and Agence France-Presse Three boats lost, 74 fishermen missing in typhoon Seventy-four fishermen from Guangdong are missing in rough seas near the Paracel Islands, after three fishing boats were sunk by Typhoon Wutip in the South China Sea. Five boats, all registered in Taishan , Guangdong, one of them to a Hong Kong owner, issued distress ...




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