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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... debris including damaged cars on the streets. Local media said that many cars parked on the road were washed away and some apartment buildings in the city were damaged. Three restaurant workers ...

  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

    2 die as Japan suffers heatwave

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

    ... a river bank. "He is suspected of having a heatstroke," an ambulance worker said. There were unconfirmed reports that the man had been working in rice paddies before collapsing. More ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Flooding in Shenzhen cripples rail link from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Shandong province, 18 workers at a recycling plant living in temporary accommodation were killed and three more were injured after heavy rain caused a retaining wall to collapse, crushing ...

  4. News - World - WEATHER

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

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

    ... it with a packed schedule to help his fellow city-dwellers in need. At 10pm on Thursday, the 52-year-old mayor visited workers at a city garage in Brooklyn and promptly tweeted about it, thanking ... visited sanitation workers in Queens and held a press conference. His down-to-earth approach marked a major departure from his austere predecessor Michael Bloomberg, 71, who lived ...

  5. News - Asia - TYPHOON

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tacloban Rescue workers overwhelmed by sheer scale of devastation after Haiyan wreaks havoc in what could be the Philippines' worst natural disaster Death toll ... under tonnes of debris and leaving corpses hanging from trees. The horrifying estimates- which would make it the country's worst recorded natural disaster- came as rescue workers appeared ...

  6. News - Asia - DISASTER

    At least 1,200 feared dead as super typhoon devastates Philippine towns

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 12:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tacloban Death toll estimated at 1,200 but may soar after typhoon batters Philippines with winds and tsunami-like waves, and heads for Vietnam Race to aid survivors after typhoon horror One of the most powerful typhoons in history is believed to have killed 1,200 people in the Philippines, the Red Cross said yesterday, as rescue workers raced to reach towns ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines storm kills 477, tens of thousands homeless

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 03:50pm by AFP

    ... for more than 250,000 others who were sheltered in schools, gyms and other buildings after losing everything. Officials said many victims were poor migrants who flocked to landslide-prone sites ... priority is to build bunkhouses so that there will be shelter for them,” she said on ABS-CBN television. The United States and Japan said they had offered emergency assistance. Workers were ...

  8. News - Asia - WEATHER

    India's big evacuation spares most from Cyclone Phailin's wrath

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... from homes flattened by 200km/h winds flying through the air. Yesterday soldiers and rescue workers in helicopters, boats and trucks fanned out across the two states, but officials were ...

  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    New typhoon may hit Philippines after Nari's death and destruction

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 01:32pm by AP

    ... expected to batter the Philippines this year. The military, along with civilian relief workers, struggled to clear roads of toppled trees and power pylons as they rushed to restore vital lifelines ...

  10. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Typhoon Nari kills 13 in Philippines

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... defences and swamping farmland in San Miguel, where three of the victims had drowned. Soldiers, police, and local government workers used military trucks to rescue residents in flooded communities ...




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