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  1. News - China - DISASTER

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

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

    ... fellow villagers to safety, the car stalled in water. Seven of the passengers walked through the water, hand in hand. Fu died after he was blown into the waves. "If I'd known ...

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

    World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, AFP

    ... 40 degrees Celsius today. Hong Kong followed the global trend, also sweltering through its hottest June since records began in 1884. The Hong Kong Observatory said the monthly mean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557153/world-marks-hottest-june-1880-temperatures-soar-china
  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... yesterday afternoon as the storm churned across the South China Sea after cutting a swathe through the Philippines. But the Observatory said higher storm signals were unlikely, despite Rammasun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555848/weekend-washout-likely-rammasun-approaches
  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

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

    ... but remained intense, with gusts of more than 250km/h. It was powering through the Okinawa island chain, where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect. Watch: Japan issues highest alert ... nation with strict building codes, has a strong track record of coming through major storms comparatively unscathed in the last few decades compared to its poorer neighbours ...

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

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Typhoon threatens Japan's major cities A strong typhoon swerved towards Japan's heavily populated central islands yesterday after it slammed through Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people. Typhoon Neoguri left toppled trees, flooded cars and bent railings on the island chain, which experienced its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  6. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AP

    ... the provincial capital he saw about 25 homes with trees down. Gange said he has not seen weather this severe in his 41 years in Fredericton. "It's like a Tasmanian devil ripping through your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548099/hurricane-arthur-slams-eastern-canadian-provinces-causing-power-cuts
  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    2 die as Japan suffers heatwave

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Two dead as Japan swelters through heatwave Two people died and hundreds were treated in hospital after a weekend heatwave swept over Japan, officials and reports said. A woman aged 74 collapsed while working in a greenhouse in the eastern prefecture of Chiba on Saturday and was later pronounced dead. In Ibaraki, also in the east of the country, ...

    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

    ... at about 3pm yesterday, razing through the Xianguding national park with many tourist attractions. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but heat waves in many parts of China were ... mobilised and helicopters were deployed to stem the blaze, which was fanned by strong winds and ate through dry leaves and grass. The Weihai city government said that by 6.40am today, the fire had ...

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

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

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

    ... runs along the Croatia border and meets the Danube in Serbia. The Danube then flows through Bulgaria and Romania into the Black Sea. Authorities say that, before the flooding, hidden mines ... "Mines have surfaced now in areas where they have never been," he said. Experts warn that mines could travel through half of southeast Europe or get stuck in the turbines of a hydroelectric ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... had threatened to be stronger but not as widespread as the monster Cyclone Yasi system that tore through the region just over three years ago, ripping homes from their foundations ...

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

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