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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1310762/nuclear-tainted-water-released-ocean-typhoon-hits-japans-fukushima-killing
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1321268/three-boats-lost-74-guangdong-fishermen-missing-typhoon-wutip
  3. News - China - WEATHER

    World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, AFP

    ... Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok and Agence France-Presse After warmest June on record, there's no relief in sight, with parts of China also roasting Yes, HK's hot- hotter than ever- so is the world Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557153/world-marks-hottest-june-1880-temperatures-soar-china
  4. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila New storm looms as death toll hits 77 The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days yesterday as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun surged to 77, officials said. While Tropical Storm Matmo was not forecast to hit the main island of Luzon, the weather service warned it would still bring heavy rains to the area over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1341772/storm-kills-three-britain-and-netherlands-shuts-down-power-trains
  6. 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

    ... and November's Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,000 in the Philippines, were Category 5 storms. Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556698/typhoon-rammasun-kills-14-southern-china
  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... such as the Philippines. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549435/super-typhoon-pounds-japan-islands-winds-250kmh
  8. News - World - FRANCE

    Hailstorms wreak havoc on Burgundy vineyards, with up to 80pc of harvest lost

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:22pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Paris Hailstorms wreak havoc on prime vineyards Some of France's most prestigious vineyards are counting the costs of fierce hailstorms that have battered the Burgundy region for the third consecutive summer. Hailstones as big as golf balls, buffeted by 100km/h winds, swept across the Cote de Beaune region on Saturday afternoon, with winegrowers predicting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543848/hailstorms-wreak-havoc-burgundy-vineyards-80pc-harvest-lost
  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    2 die as Japan suffers heatwave

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Two dead as Japan swelters through heatwave Two people died and hundreds were treated in hospital after a weekend heatwave swept over Japan, officials 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, ...

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

    Hurricanes with feminine names are more deadly, study finds

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington People don't expect Victoria to be as threatening as Victor, scientists say Hurricanes named after women more deadly Hurricanes with feminine names may kill three times as many victims because people do not perceive them as being as threatening as storms named after men, scientists say. Hurricanes are named by a pre-determined, ...

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

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