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  1. News - World - WEATHER

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

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

    ... 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 ... mother Chirlane McCray as proof. De Blasio gave him an "A for effort and a D for punctuality." For a press conference held at a Sanitation Department repair shop in Queens, de Blasio ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong groans as Typhoon Utor hits

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, SAMUEL CHAN AND ADA LEE

    ... into the water," she said. "I caught hold of a life buoy and then grabbed the man before dragging him to shore." Chow was unhurt, and the man was taken conscious to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. ...

  3. News - World - NORTH AMERICA

    Tsunami alert for Hawaii after quake off western Canada

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in Honolulu and Staff Reporter

    ... the powerful quake hit the Queen Charlotte Islands just after 8pm local time on Saturday at a depth of about five kilometres and was centred 155 kilometres south of Masset, British Columbia. The USGS ... Lawrence, a resident of Queen Charlotte City on the Haida Gwaii, off the coast of British Columbia, said the quake was "definitely scary", and she wondered if "this could be the big ...

  4. News - World - WEATHER

    Northeaster covers New York in snow, plunges 300,000 back into darkness

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in New York

    ... Jones, a 73-year-old resident of coastal Far Rockaway in the borough of Queens who said she and many of her neighbours planned to stay in their cold, dark apartments. "They're scared ...

  5. News - World - WEATHER

    New Yorkers prepare for Hurricane Sandy to strike

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... threatens floods, high winds and even heavy snow across many eastern states. Bloomberg urged people in low-lying areas of lower Manhattan and Queens to get out while they could. "If you ...

  6. News - World - WEATHER

    Sandy leaves US east coast reeling

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York

    ... set off an explosion at a power station, fire destroyed dozens of homes in the Queens district and a major hospital had to evacuate more than 200 patients at the height of the storm. Subway ... in the Breezy Point district of Queens. Firemen in boats rescued about 25 people trapped by fire. The homes were left a tangled mess of wood and metal. Breezy Point is near Rockaway Beach, where firemen ...



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