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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... the catastrophic impact of a category five, there will be impacts and hurt to people's lives." As authorities started the clean up in the wake of the storm, cyclone warnings remained in force ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:51am by Adrian Wan

    ... In Malaysia, authorities in Selangor – its most populous province – have started water rationing after  river and reservoir levels reached critical lows. In Singapore, rain fell on just seven days last ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... The accident occurred as train services were disrupted due to the storm, but it was not clear if the collision was directly related to the bad weather. Transport authorities were investigating. ...

  4. News - World

    Danger warnings issued as storms and high tides batter Britain

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Warnings issued as storms batter UK High tides and strong winds have caused flooding in Britain, with authorities warning sightseers seeking to witness ... towns in Cornwall and Devon experienced some flooding but officials said it was not as bad as they had feared. As high waves crashed against coastal areas, authorities and emergency services ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's cold, dirty weather to continue

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:11am by Christy Choi

    ... for a third day yesterday and four elderly people were sent to hospital with hypothermia as the city recorded some of its lowest temperatures in three years. Two of the four people in hospital were ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Ta Kwu Ling frosts up amid city's cold snap

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Phila Siu

    ... the personal emergency buttons linking their homes to the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association control centre. Of the callers, 92 were taken to hospital, mostly because of breathing difficulties. ...

  7. News - World - WEATHER

    New York mayor Bill de Blasio shovels snow in show of solidarity

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by AP

    ... into the weekend. The storm that battered the US northeast left at least 16 people dead amid blizzard-like conditions, authorities said. With nearly 60cm of snow dumped on some areas, some 3,467 flights ...

  8. 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

    ... airlifted to hospitals in Sanya , Hainan , China News Service reported. "The waves were as high as 10 metres," one said. Chen Songyin, captain of the Yuetaiyu 61008, which did not sink, ... Centre received a call from mainland authorities at about 6.30am yesterday. Government Flying Service deputy manager Emily Wong said the weather and visibility at the site were good. "Our ...

  9. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    More than 600,000 evacuated as Vietnam braces for Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 03:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Vietnam braces for heavy rain and floods More than 600,000 people were evacuated as super typhoon Haiyan veered towards Vietnam, authorities said on Sunday, ... typhoon is believed to have killed more than 10,000 people in the Philippines and devastated vast areas of Tacloban, the capital of Leyte province, authorities there said. It has also claimed ...

  10. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... bedlam right now, but hopefully it will turn out better as more and more supplies get into the area." Authorities were struggling to even understand the sheer magnitude of the disaster, let ...




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