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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Anger mounts in Indian Kashmir at slow pace of flood rescue efforts

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by Reuters

    ... to put down public protests against Indian rule, but were now nowhere to be seen. "If there is a single stone pelted, there are a hundred police out beating one person," said Megha Dar, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591874/anger-mounts-indian-kashmir-slow-pace-flood-rescue-efforts
  2. News - Hong Kong - CELEBRATION

    Bad weather likely to cast cloud over Mid-Autumn Festival, predicts Observatory

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:46am by Ernest Kao

    ... associated with the tropical depression are affecting the coast of Guangdong," she said. She urged the public to be on the alert and be aware of sea conditions as there was a chance of swells. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587092/t1-signal-raised-storm-heads-towards-coast-china
  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

    ... agriculture, the economic lifeblood of Hainan. Some 163,000 hectares of crops were damaged, and more than 23,100 houses collapsed. Wind and seawater damaged crops, including rubber, bananas and sugar ...

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

    ... Agencies and Teddy Ng in Beijing Clean-up under way in Hainan and Guangxi after Typhoon Rammasun leaves a trail of destruction and huge economic losses 14 dead in two days of storm mayhem ... provincial government put economic losses at 4.7 billion yuan (HK$5.9 billion) with 406,000 hectares of crops affected. More than 182,000 residents needed assistance. By yesterday, life in Haikou ...

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

    ... season and the deadliest since Super Typhoon Haiyan killed about 7,300 people last November. Rammasun sliced across the country's economic heartland, including Manila, on Tuesday, killing 77 ...

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

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

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

    ... of injured at 19. Schools across the sprawling archipelago were also closed, while nearly 70,000 Okinawan households had no power, the public broadcaster said. "We have no water or electricity, ...

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

    2 die as Japan suffers heatwave

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

    ... than 300 people were treated at hospitals on Saturday alone, the public broadcaster said as temperatures rose past 30 degrees Celsius in many towns across the nation. The mercury hit 33 degrees ...

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

    800 flee forest fire; two die of heatstroke as China gripped by 40C temperatures

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Food and water were distributed among the evacuees. Public servants and state-run firms’ employees were required to report to various government headquarters, where they were given water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521463/2-reported-dead-heatwave-grips-nation
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... hit by heavy snowfall, worst in 45 years In a separate snow-related accident, a driver was killed and three others injured on an expressway in central Shizuoka, the news reports said. Public ... as public-transport services were suspended due to heavy snow. At least 628 flights, mostly on domestic routes, were cancelled yesterday at Haneda and other airports in eastern Japan, NHK said, a day after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428628/japan-struggles-deadly-new-storm-follows-last-weeks-blizzard
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's cold, dirty weather to continue

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:11am by Christy Choi

    ... to appropriately respond to the cold weather," a Department of Health statement said. It urged the public, particularly the sick and elderly, to take precautions against the cold. "Cold weather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392121/hong-kongs-cold-dirty-weather-continue

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