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  1. News - China - WEATHER

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

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

    ... Meteorological Administration office yesterday described Typhoon Rammasun as the strongest storm to hit China's southern provinces since 1973. Winds reaching 218km/h tore down power lines, destroyed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556935/typhoon-matmo-heading-towards-taiwan
  2. 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

    ... The government said it would take a few more days to repair thousands of power pylons and downed transmission lines across the industrial provinces south of Manila and the impoverished Bicol agricultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  3. 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

    ... fallen trees and power lines blocked roads and many buildings had lost roofs and windows. Power supplies were paralysed. "This is the biggest typhoon I've experienced in years," ...

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

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by AP

    ... of the northeast of the country were under water. Observed from the air, almost a third of Bosnia chiefly in the northeast resembles a huge muddy lake, with houses, roads and rail lines submerged. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans
  5. 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

    ... today as the first Hong Kong-bound train, Number T801, schedued to depart Guangzhou at 8.19am was cancelled due to the weather, the MTR Corporation said. But other trains on the line would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510155/downpour-shenzhen-cripples-rail-link-hong-kong-guangzhou
  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney While no casualties reported and destruction limited, warnings remain as storm heads south Cyclone slams into Queensland coast A tropical cyclone battered Australia's Barrier Reef coast yesterday, knocking out power and phone lines for thousands and threatening floods, despite weakening as it headed south towards major tourist resorts. Tens of thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  7. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Drought and heat take toll on China's crops

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... cent disaster." Hunan authorities said nearly 70 per cent of those affected by the drought were living in the mountains or under the poverty line. They faced acute drinking water shortages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296239/drought-and-heat-take-toll-chinas-crops
  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong's Christmas travellers fly into ice storm as blizzards sweep across the US and Canada

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 11:28pm

    ... Canada has left nearly half a million homes without power. Major cities including Toronto and Montreal have been hit after power lines buckled under the strain. "This is truly one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1389391/hong-kongs-christmas-travellers-fly-ice-storm-blizzards-sweep-across
  9. News - Asia

    Desperation in Tacloban, city at eye of storm, as food and water run short

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:46am by AFP

    ... machines?" Meanwhile, confused men, women and children walked aimlessly along roads strewn with overturned cars and felled power lines, some gagging from the stench of rotting flesh. A team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352935/desperation-tacloban-city-eye-storm-food-and-water-run-short
  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Storm wreaks havoc across Britain, France and the Netherlands

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

    ... service was shut while several Tube lines were suspended. London's Heathrow airport said 130 flights were cancelled. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1341772/storm-kills-three-britain-and-netherlands-shuts-down-power-trains

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