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  1. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters

    ... National disaster management chief Yadav Prasad Koirala said: "We have recovered 85 bodies so far, 54 people have suffered injuries due to landslides and flooding over the last three days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574918/53-killed-and-scores-missing-storms-cause-landslides-nepal
  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Hawaii's tourists relax on the beach as storm-hit residents struggle

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Honolulu Hawaii's tourists relax as storm-hit areas struggle Tourists in Oahu and other popular parts of Hawaii returned to the beaches and residents lined up to vote in primary elections on Saturday, a day after Tropical Storm Iselle struck without causing a widespread disaster. However, a large rural part of Big Island has been without electricity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570734/hawaiis-tourists-relax-beach-storm-hit-residents-struggle
  3. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang in Hainan keira.huang@scmp.com Separate wind, wave and storm surge forecasts led Hainan villagers to underestimate superstorm Left clueless in face of disaster Along the coastline of Beigang Island in Hainan province's northeast, some 20 villagers were throwing their clothes and bedding onto dozens of fires flickering in a coconut grove. They were burning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570058/hainan-villagers-werent-warned-how-devastating-superstorm-rammasun-would
  4. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo on course to strike Taiwan as Rammasun death toll rises

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Alex Millson

    ... some 720km east-northeast of Manila at noon today and was heading towards Taiwan, the Hong Kong Observatory said. The disaster-weary Philippines, still reeling from last week's assault ... broadcast. READ: China's Red Cross blasted after sending quilts to sweltering typhoon disaster zone The Observatory predicted that Matmo would become a typhoon before reaching Taiwan. It had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556935/typhoon-matmo-heading-towards-taiwan
  5. 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 ... people and wrecking more than 111,000 homes, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in an updated tally. The death toll had stood at 54 a day earlier, before casualty ...

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

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... than 217,000 residents had been evacuated from fishing boats, low-lying areas and buildings in Hainan, and about 30,000 in Guangdong, Xinhua said, quoting disaster relief authorities. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  7. 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 the Philippines. Typhoon Matmo is centred some 1,000 kilometres east-southeast of Manila and is currently heading towards Taiwan, according to Hong Kong Observatory. The disaster-weary Philippines ...

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

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

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

    ... the utmost caution," Keiji Furuya, state minister in charge of disaster management, said. One man died after high waves swamped his boat, NHK television said. Several people suffered minor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549435/super-typhoon-pounds-japan-islands-winds-250kmh
  9. 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

    ... between 40 per cent and 80 per cent of the grape harvest would be lost. "It's a disaster," said Jean-Louis Moissenet, the president of the Pommard winegrowers' association. ...

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

    2 die as Japan suffers heatwave

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

    ... to meet the seasonal demand peaks. All of Japan's nuclear reactors remain offline as regulators examine plants for defects highlighted by the disaster at the Fukushima plant in March 2011. ...

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

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