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  1. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Hundreds of cars stuck in snow-hit Japan

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

    ... meteorological agency said, warning of heavy snow, storms and snowslides as well as high waves in eastern and northern Japan. National Route 18 that runs through Gunma and Nagano prefectures north ... with accumulated snow about 90 centimetres deep, the weather agency said. Congestion extended for 30 kilometres on National Route 4 that runs through the northern prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi. ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

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

    ... by early yesterday, a week after the heaviest snowfall in decades left at least 11 people dead and more than 1,200 injured across the nation. A driver was killed on Friday in a crash involving his ... broadcaster NHK said some 850 people, including one in a coma, had been injured in snow-related accidents across the nation since snow hit western Japan late on Thursday. Snow started melting ...

  3. News - World - WEATHER

    Snow grounds planes in US northeast, hitting returning Superbowl fans

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:23pm by Reuters

    ... are probably now stuck in the airport for the rest of the day," tweeted social media user Jonathan Chung. Across the United States, 1,669 flights were cancelled, Flightaware.com said. The storm ...

  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    18,000 flee new storm Kajiki in central Philippines, wrecked by Haiyan

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by BLOOM

    ... police chief, said. More than half of those displaced were from Leyte and Tacloban, which accounted for 5,308 of the 6,200 killed when Haiyan hit on November 8, according to the National Disaster ... the Pacific Ocean, is the second most-at-risk nation globally from tropical storms, after Japan, according to Maplecroft, a research company based in Bath, England. The government is studying ...

  5. News - World - WEATHER

    New York mayor Bill de Blasio shovels snow in show of solidarity

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by AP

    ... were cancelled on Friday across the United States and 12,394 were delayed. The man who promised a "fairer, more just, more progressive place," sought to prove he meant ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong's Christmas travellers fly into ice storm as blizzards sweep across the US and Canada

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 11:28pm

    ... "Thoughts are with those without power due to the ice storm. Please stay safe." In the United States, snow and ice knocked out power to 400,000 homes and businesses in Michigan, upstate New ...

  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Thousands evacuated as Philippine residents brace for Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 09:37pm by BLOOM

    ... predicted to be the strongest cyclone to hit the Southeast Asian nation this year. Haiyan was expected to enter Philippine waters this morning, and to be packing winds of at least 185km/h when it makes landfall in Samar and Leyte provinces tomorrow, state weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said. The nation's highest storm alert of 4 may be reached in the provinces ...

  8. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... of Leyte, while the United States announced it had responded to a Philippine government appeal and would send military help. Video: More than 10,000 feared dead in typhoon-ravaged Philippines ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    World's strongest typhoon approaching Philippines

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 03:20am by AFP

    ... powerful typhoon of the year gained strength as it swirled towards the Philippines, forcing mass evacuations, flight cancellations and school suspensions across the disaster-weary nation. President ... your constituents are facing a serious peril. Let us do all we can while [Haiyan] has not yet hit land," Aquino said in a nationally televised address. "We can minimise the effects ...

  10. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    More than 600,000 evacuated as Vietnam braces for Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 03:13pm by AFP

    ... added. The typhoon’s epicentre is expected to make landfall at around 7am on Monday, with winds of around 74 kilometres per hour. National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said it had cancelled some ...




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