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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Six dead, 10,500 homeless after flash flood hits Solomons capital Honiara

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Honiara Death toll from record rains set to rise, with no news yet of situation beyond islands' capital Solomons floods leave six dead, 10,500 homeless Flash flooding killed at least six people and left 10,500 homeless in the Solomon Islands' capital, Honiara, yesterday, with another 30 missing and the death toll set to rise, officials said. ...

  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Tonga begins search of island groups for victims of massive Cyclone Ian

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 11:29pm by AP

    ... devastated the South Pacific archipelago, leaving at least one person dead and several injured. Relief efforts following Saturday's storm were concentrating on the Ha'apai islands one of Tonga's three island groups between the main island of Tongatapu in the south and the Vava'u islands to the north, the nation's director of emergencies Leveni Aho said. Cyclone Ian hit ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Elderly people admitted to hospital as cold weather continues to envelop Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 03:05pm by Clifford Lo

    ... The temperature dropped lower than 9 degrees in other districts. It was 5.5 degrees Celsius on the Peak on Hong Kong Island, 4.3 degrees Celsius in Ngong Ping, Lantau and 8.1 degrees Celsius in Ta Kwu ...

  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    18,000 flee new storm Kajiki in central Philippines, wrecked by Haiyan

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by BLOOM

    ... Risk Reduction and Management Council. Around 4,200 were from Cebu island, which was shaken by the October 15 quake. The rest of the evacuees were from the Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte ... winds of up to 65 km/h and maximum gusts of 80 km/h. It has stranded 9,500 people in ports and triggered a power outage in the Dinagat Islands. A two-metre storm surge hit the towns of San Jose ...

  5. News - World - WEATHER

    US colder than South Pole as mercury falls to lowest in two decades

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 12:29am by AFP

    ... of Arctic blast Illinois Governor Pat Quinn declared a state of emergency. The extreme cold disrupted flights and classes in Canada as well. In the Atlantic island province of Newfoundland, over ...

  6. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Filipinos recount terror of Typhoon Haiyan and liken impact to a tsunami

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:52am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... described water engulfing the city. Surrounded on three sides by the waters between Leyte and Samar islands, Tacloban was one of the places hardest hit by Haiyan. One resident, Dominador Gullena, ... after Haiyan swept in from the Pacific Ocean. Vice-Mayor Jim Pe of Coron town on Busuanga, the last island battered by the typhoon before it blew away to the South China Sea, said most ...

  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Storm wreaks havoc across Britain, France and the Netherlands

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

    ... Netherlands, shutting down all train traffic to Amsterdam. Hurricane-force winds of more than 150 km/h were recorded on one of the islands off the northern Dutch coast. Uprooted trees smashed cars, ... and a sea-rescue team searched for a 47-year-old woman swept out to sea by a wave during a cliff sortie on Belle Ile, an island off Brittany where high winds generated waves of up to six metres, according ...

  8. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Flights hit as Typhoon Fitow heads towards Japan; China battens down

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... island chain of Okinawa yesterday. Japan, Taiwan and mainland China were all bracing for the storm, with Japan's meteorological agency warning of strong winds and heavy rain, as well ... to pass to the north of the island today. The Central Weather Bureau in Taiwan said the typhoon had gathered momentum and was packing gusts of 137 km/h. "Fitow is maintaining its strength ...

  9. News - World - WEATHER

    Thousands flee floods as Cyclone Freda batters Solomon Islands

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Honiara Thousands flee floods as cyclone lashes Solomons Thousands of people were forced to flee rapidly rising rivers in the Solomon Islands, officials said yesterday as Cyclone Freda intensified into a "destructive" force storm and headed towards New Caledonia. Wind gusts had strengthened to more than 231 kilometres per hour as Freda ...

  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Fujian, Zhejiang reel in wake of Typhoon Fitow

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

    ... in southern China, mostly in Guangdong. Fitow, which Xinhua described as the 23rd storm to hit China this year, earlier passed through Japan's Okinawa island chain, forcing flight cancellations and causing blackouts. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau issued storm warnings on Sunday morning as Fitow surged past the north of the island. A total of 103 international flights were cancelled ...




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