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  1. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

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

    ... swells are expected. "People are advised not to engage in water sports and to stay away from the shoreline," Observatory senior scientific officer Dr Lee Tsz-cheung said. Winds were ...

  2. 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

    ... Residents in densely populated areas nearby panicked as thick smoke blanketed the air. Emergency shelters that could each accommodate 2,000 residents were set up in sports stadiums and high schools. ... 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 ...

  3. News - China

    Shenzhen residents slam authorities after city paralysed by floods

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

    ... more than 300 billion yuan on infrastructure upgrades for the Universiade 2010 sporting event. "The situation of the sewers reflects the real quality of the city's ...

  4. News - World - FIJI

    Fiji scrambles to evacuate tourists as monster storm Evan nears

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... threatened the Pacific nation with "catastrophic damage" after causing devastation in Samoa. After crossing Samoa, Evan intensified as it ploughed through the Pacific and forecasters said destructive winds could reach nearly 300km/h by the time it hits Fiji early today. At least four people were killed when Evan slammed into Samoa and the toll was expected to rise with a search ...

  5. News - World - FIJI

    Tropical Cyclone Evan hits Viti Levu, Fiji

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... But Fijian authorities said there had been no reported casualties from the category four storm by late yesterday, unlike in neighbouring Samoa, where it killed at least four people late last week ...

  6. News - Asia

    Desperation in Tacloban, city at eye of storm, as food and water run short

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 05:46am by AFP

    ... "The huge waves came again and again, flushing us out on the street and washing away our homes," Mirasol Saoyi, 27, said near the city's seaside sports stadium, which withstood ...

  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods add to plight of Filipinos in Zamboanga displaced by fighting

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 05:09pm by AFP

    ... It is mostly muddy [there] and the people are getting soaked,” Fuego said. Of the 71,000 people sheltering at the main evacuation centre in the city’s sports stadium, 46,000 have had to be moved from ...

  8. Weather - Hong Kong

    Typhoon's approach brings beach warning

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... So water-sports lovers are advised to stay away from the shoreline and stop all water activities,' the observatory warns. At 6pm, Typhoon Fengshen was about 580km south-southeast of Hong ...

  9. Weather - Hong Kong

    Typhoons may strike host cities, weather chiefs warn

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... of the Beijing Municipal Meteorology Bureau. But Ms Wang said she believed the hot weather 'wouldn't pose any substantial threat to the smooth running of the sports events', without ...



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