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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Over 200 dead as India and Pakistan are hit hard by monsoon floods

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Islamabad India and Pakistan hit hard with troops mobilised and more rain to come Almost 200 dead in monsoon floods Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 128 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said yesterday, as forecasters warned of more rain in the coming days and troops raced to evacuate people from deluged areas. The annual ...

  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Philippine rescuers race to help typhoon-hit towns after deadly Utor

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 09:22am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine rescuers searched isolated towns devastated by deadly Typhoon Utor as barefoot children stood among ruined homes, but early preparations appeared to have avoided mass casualties. The government said four people ha ...

  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Indian flood relief teams race against time

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 08:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dehradun Rush to help Indian flood victims Relief teams were racing against time yesterday to rescue tens of thousands of stranded people in rain-ravaged northern India as the death toll from flash floods and landslides neared 600. Rescuers have recovered scores of bodies from the swollen Ganges river with nearly 63,000 people, mainly pilgrims ...

  4. News - World - SUPERSTORM SANDY

    Race to find housing for Sandy victims as new storm approaches

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in New York

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in New York Thousands homeless as cold bites and more wind and rain approaches Race to find accommodation for storm victims With power slowly returning to New York and New Jersey and emergency fuel being rushed into the region, authorities have a potentially bigger problem in the wake of superstorm Sandy- where to house the tens of thousands of people whose ...

  5. News - Asia - DISASTER

    At least 1,200 feared dead as super typhoon devastates Philippine towns

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 12:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tacloban Death toll estimated at 1,200 but may soar after typhoon batters Philippines with winds and tsunami-like waves, and heads for Vietnam Race to aid survivors after typhoon horror One of the most powerful typhoons in history is believed to have killed 1,200 people in the Philippines, the Red Cross said yesterday, as rescue workers raced to reach towns ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    How Typhoon Utor left Hong Kong's streets looking like a scene from 28 Days Later

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:24pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter It's not often that Hong Kong, famed for being a 24-hour city, grinds to a halt. But Typhoon Utor succeeded on Wednesday in transforming the city into a ghost town. Like a scene from the Hollywood blockbuster 28 Days Later- where the human race is wiped out by a virus- the streets, walkways and harbour fell silent, with only a few brave souls venturing ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CLIMATE

    City swelters as it waits for bad weather to roll in

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 08:05pm by JOYCE NG AND JOLIE HO

    ... cyclones would affect Hong Kong this year. The Tourism Board said earlier that it would cancel dragon boat races on Victoria Harbour if signal No3 or a red or black rainstorm warning was hoisted. ... Planned features on Sunday included a celebrity "bathtub race" featuring lawmakers, artistes and business leaders, including Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman. Teams of two were to row ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    T8 signal raised in Hong Kong as Typhoon Usagi closes in

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 02:00pm by Tanna Chong, Ada Lee, JOANNA CHIU

    ... but would be cut-off pending the signal No 8. The Hong Kong Jockey Club cancelled today's race meeting at Sha Tin Racecourse and said it planned to reschedule for Wednesday  October 30, subject ...

  9. News - World

    Weather team's car thrown 180 metres by tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and racing to get video of tornadoes touching down have become an expected byproduct of severe weather outbreaks. Some even have their own TV shows. Earlier last week, a storm-chaser video received ...



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