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  1. A Day to Die For

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... the Imax film, Everest. The worst disaster in the mountain's history may spawn yet another book. ...

  2. News - World - CANADA

    Flooding may force 100,000 from west Canada homes

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 02:50pm by Associated Press in Highwood River, Calgary

    ... Associated Press in Highwood River, Calgary Calgary city officials say as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes due to heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides have forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway around the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore. Officials say the evacuation would take place in stages over the next few days. ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Typhoon Bopha mourn their dead

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... standing in the town of Cateel," Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman and other officials said, referring to an isolated town sandwiched by mountains and the sea on Mindanao's east ... Soliman said. The governor of the worst-hit province, Compostela Valley, said waves of water and mud came crashing down mountains and swept through schools, town halls and clinics where huddled ...

  4. Giant hailstones kill wildlife

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... and temperatures which rose to 30 degrees Celsius last week plunged this week to minus 5. Snow closed mountain roads and ski resorts, which usually only open next month, had enough snow to open early. ...

  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold waves hit many parts of China; Beijing sees 30-year low

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... In Beijing's mountainous northern suburbs, temperatures were expected to plunge to near minus 20 degrees last night, the Beijing Meteorological Observatory said. In urban areas, the temperature ...

  6. Death toll mounts from Mindulle

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The death toll in Taiwan from Tropical Storm Mindulle has risen to 19, while a group of stranded Hong Kong tourists were forced to walk down the mountain at Alishan. On the mainland, a woman and her 12-year-old son have drowned and two other people are missing after 10 boats on Huzhou's Tai Lake got into difficulty in the storm. Full report- A5 ...

  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Alaskan fisherman survives 24 hours adrift at sea in plastic tub after storm

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... a miracle they survived," Sitka Mountain Rescue director Don Kluting said. The two men had set out for a routine day of fishing for coho salmon when they were hit with a failed hydraulics ...

  8. 'A killer storm but no one warned us'

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The mountainous area received as much as 46cm of rain and bore the brunt of the storm that inundated the city at the weekend with downpours lasting for 16 hours. As the city continues to recover from ... the number of dead and identifying remains in the mountainous area. Meanwhile, the official death toll of 37 had not been updated since Sunday, despite fresh reports of more bodies found and rife ...

  9. Climate-change plans can no longer be put off

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... overflowed with rainwater from surrounding denuded mountains. Those not killed by the flash floods were killed or injured by cut logs washed down by the water. The fact that the storm passed through ... removing illegal settlers in ecologically hazardous zones, reforesting mountains that lead to our streams and rivers, removing silt from rivers and unclogging sewers and storm drains, and having ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Standby No 1 signal raised in Hong Kong for Tropical Storm Kai-tak

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... and severe damage occurred in northern Luzon, with more rainfall hitting the flood-battered capital, Manila, and the Sierra Madre mountain range to the southwest, where more than 300,000 people ...




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