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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Six injured, 500 flights cancelled as Typhoon Halong lashes southern Japan

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 06:54pm by AFP

    ... in southern Japan. Airlines, including Japan’s two major carriers Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, cancelled about 500 flights on Saturday, affecting more than 20,000 passengers. It would have ... services on the southwest island of Shikoku were cancelled, while highways were closed at several points. Over the next 24 hours, the storm was expected to dump 70cm of rain on Shikoku, which had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570044/japan-issues-highest-alert-typhoon-halong-stirs-high-waves-and-grounds
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off coast of southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters in Manila

    ... Reuters in Manila A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of the southern Philippines on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre of the quake was 146 kilometres east of the town of General Santos on the southern island of Mindanao, southeast of Cebu, the USGS said. The USGS ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1554048/strong-magnitude-64-earthquake-strikes-southern-philippines
  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... of hundreds of flights, state media reported. Super Typhoon Rammasun ploughed into Wengtian, a town on the northeastern tip of the island, at about 3.30pm, packing winds of up to 216km/h, according the National Meteorological Centre. Watch: Super Typhoon Rammasun hits southern China, bringing heavy rain, winds By 7.30pm, the typhoon had arrived in Guangdong, cutting power to Xuwen, a town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  4. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Island in the sun: Take time out in Taketomi, Japan’s southern gem

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 11:06pm by Graeme Green

    ... as calm and peaceful as this is invoke the wrath of the gods. Taketomi is a small island, a hidden gem in the subtropical Yaeyama islands, part of the remote southern Japanese region of Okinawa, ... Graeme Green A visit to this secluded resort on the tiny island of Taketomi is a sure way to ease the mind, writes Graeme Green Island in the sun THERE'S A RIGHT WAY and a wrong way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1368751/island-sun-take-time-out-taketomi-japans-southern-gem
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Volcanic eruption adds new island to Japan's far southern Ogasawara chain

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:45pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Volcano adds an island, but it may not last long A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the south of Tokyo, the Japanese coastguard ... uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, which is also known as the Bonin Islands. The about 30 islands are 1,000 kilometres south of Tokyo, and, along with the rest of Japan, are part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1362025/volcano-raises-new-island-far-south-japan
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan 'strongly protests' Russian military exercises on disputed Pacific islands

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 06:39pm by Reuters

    ... The islands are known as the Southern Kuriles in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan. "Carrying out this sort of exercise in the Northern Territories is totally unacceptable," Abe ... against Russian military exercises on northern Pacific islands that it also claims and which have been at the root of strained relations between the two countries since the end of the second world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572923/japan-strongly-protests-against-russian-exercises-disputed-isles
  7. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    CNOOC boosts oil output off southern coast to reach target

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Mainland giant remains confident of achieving the 2011-15 average growth targets by raising production in waters off its southern coast CNOOC boosts oil output to catch up CNOOC, China's biggest offshore energy explorer, is expanding oil production in waters off its southern coast to reach a target missed since 2011. CNOOC was developing new projects based on findings near ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1531146/cnooc-boosts-oil-output-southern-coast-reach-target
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Teenage inmates endure 'culture of violence' at Rikers Island prison

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:25pm by MCT

    ... rights investigation has concluded that adolescent male inmates at Rikers Island endured a "culture of violence" in one of New York's most historic and congested detention centres, ... according to a report released on Monday by Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York. The findings documented 1,050 cases of young prisoners injured during each ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567063/teenage-inmates-endure-culture-violence-rikers-island-prison
  9. Comment - Letters

    China Southern Grid electricity imports could adversely affect cost and supply

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by LETTERS

    ... is only a small difference in reliability of the output of CSG (China Southern Grid) and Hong Kong's two power companies". You rightly pointed out that the supply reliability ... is 1.1 hours and Guangzhou 1.8 hours. In Hong Kong, our reliability is much higher at over 99.999 per cent. Power interruption on Hong Kong Island is less than one minute and in Kowloon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1510121/china-southern-grid-electricity-imports-could-adversely-affect-cost
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits off southern Japan

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 03:33am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan’s southern Kyushu island today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported, but no tsunami warning ... of Japan’s Shikoku, Honshu and Kyushu islands, Kyodo reported. There were no abnormalities detected at Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime prefecture or at Shimane plant in Shimane prefecture, the news ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448250/strong-63-magnitude-quake-hits-southern-japan

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