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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

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

    ... in Saint John, New Brunswick, said some roads were closed by flood water. The storm also caused flight cancellations and delays at the key airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The storm is expected ...

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

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... Over 5,000 villagers in Dazu county were trapped by floodwaters yesterday, with local media suggesting that poor communication links and damage to roads made it harder for rescue personnel ... debris including damaged cars on the streets. Local media said that many cars parked on the road were washed away and some apartment buildings in the city were damaged. Three restaurant workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538551/dozens-killed-torrential-rains-lash-south
  3. 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

    ... Kung Tang Shiu Kin Sports Ground on Fuk Man Road brought him to hospital. In Beijing, authorities raised the hot weather alert to red, the highest in the four-level scale. The mercury climbed ...

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

    More amber rainstorms continue to swirl over Hong Kong

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:58am by Ada Lee and Ernest Kao

    ... On Thursday, when the year's second black rainstorm signal was issued, the Observatory recorded rainfall of 106.33mm. The junction of Leighton Road and Morrison Hill Road in Causeway Bay was one of the worst-hit spots, with passengers stranded on broken-down buses forced to wade across flooded roads. An online video also showed flooding in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Some bus passengers were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509339/wet-weather-last-until-monday-hong-kong-buffeted-more-rainstorms
  5. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

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

    ... BALKAN LANDMINES DANGER The worst floods in over a century have swept away people, homes and roads in the Balkans. And now the deluge is giving way to another deadly menace: the threat ... 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - CLIMATE

    Storms add to commuters' Monday blues

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Weathermen warn of heavy rush-hour rainfall after roads and farmland flooded over weekend Storms may add to commuters' Monday blues Commuters were advised to be on the alert today as thunderstorms were expected to continue during the morning rush hour and many roads were already flooded from four days of rain. Parents of schoolchildren were advised to listen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509969/storms-add-commuters-monday-blues
  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Hundreds of cars stuck in snow-hit Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Hundreds of cars stuck in snowbound Japan Hundreds of cars were yesterday stuck on a hillside trunk road north of Tokyo after it was hit by a snowstorm heading north. The snowstorm killed three people, grounded more than 100 flights and disrupted road and rail transport on Friday and Saturday. It was now moving northward, Japan's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428998/hundreds-cars-stuck-snow-hit-japan
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Road, rail and air travel disrupted by fresh snowstorms Japan struggles with more snow Road, rail and air-travel services in Japan faced further disruption ... car and a truck on an icy road in Shiga, central Japan. Meanwhile, a farmer died after a tractor overturned on a snow-covered road in southwestern Oita, according to local media. Watch: Tokyo ...

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

    Shenzhen residents slam authorities after city paralysed by floods

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:49am by He Huifeng, Clifford Lo

    ... punished for the losses." Xiong Yang, of the NGO Green River, said the floods were largely the result of aggressive urbanisation. Vast road networks and destroyed green belts meant some cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1510882/shenzhen-residents-slam-authorities-after-city-paralysed-floods
  10. 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

    ... the territory. Commuters were advised to be on the alert today as thunderstorms are expected to continue and many roads are flooded from four days of rain. More than 100 passengers were believed to have ... it was the heaviest rain since 2008. The authorities in Shenzhen repeatedly urged residents to stay home throughout the day as roads and streets across the city were inundated. The local government received ...

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

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