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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

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

    ... the nation's flagship carrier, cancelled 11 flights yesterday, mostly leaving Tokyo for Kyushu. ...

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

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

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

    ... and potential flooding in Kyushu, the westernmost of Japan's main islands, as well as heavy rain in the rest of the nation as the storm turns east later in the week. "People must take ... 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
  3. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricanes with feminine names are more deadly, study finds

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... deadly, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that spanned more than six decades of Atlantic hurricanes. Researchers at the University of Illinois analysed data on fatalities from every hurricane that made landfall in the United States from 1950-2012. "A hurricane with a relatively masculine name is estimated to cause 15.15 deaths, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524736/hurricanes-feminine-names-are-more-deadly-study-finds
  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    2 die as Japan suffers heatwave

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

    ... than 300 people were treated at hospitals on Saturday alone, the public broadcaster said as temperatures rose past 30 degrees Celsius in many towns across the nation. The mercury hit 33 degrees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523427/2-die-japan-suffers-heatwave
  5. 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

    ... Stephen Chen chen.binglin@scmp.com Temperatures climb past 40 degrees Celsius with Beijing raising red alert 2 reported dead as heatwave grips nation More than 800 people fled to emergency ... 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 ...

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

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

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

    ... to meet. Europe's most mine-infested nation received a new deadline of 2019 to clear remaining mines and other unexploded ordnance. Three months' worth of rain fell on the region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans
  7. 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

    ... Xinjiang meeting warm air from the south. The National Meteorology Centre forecasts that the rain will persist in Zhejaing, Fujian and Guangdong today before the weather improves later in the week. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510155/downpour-shenzhen-cripples-rail-link-hong-kong-guangzhou
  8. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428998/hundreds-cars-stuck-snow-hit-japan
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428628/japan-struggles-deadly-new-storm-follows-last-weeks-blizzard
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1418749/18000-flee-new-storm-kajiki-central-philippines-wrecked-haiyan

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