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  1. News - Asia - DISASTER

    109 killed and scores missing as storms cause landslides in Nepal

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 04:09pm by Reuters

    ... National disaster management chief Yadav Prasad Koirala said: "We have recovered 85 bodies so far, 54 people have suffered injuries due to landslides and flooding over the last three days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574918/53-killed-and-scores-missing-storms-cause-landslides-nepal
  2. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... the next day, the China Meteorological Administration issued a red alert, warning that within six hours the storm would probably bring strong winds. The National Marine Environment Forecast Centre ... their houses and crops, not to mention that they might be inundated by rising seas. With the calm, clear weather, many said they were relaxed. The national meteorological system, which includes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570058/hainan-villagers-werent-warned-how-devastating-superstorm-rammasun-would
  3. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Japan orders 1.6m to flee Typhoon Halong; one dead, travel chaos

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 11:04am by AFP, Reuters

    ... river in Gifu prefecture and died later in hospital, while a surfer was missing off the coast of Wakayama prefecture, the NHK national broadcaster said, adding that 33 people had been injured. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570513/typhoon-halong-makes-landfall-japans-western-main-island
  4. News - China - WEATHER

    World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, AFP

    ... was recorded in Zhengzhou in Henan (38 degrees), Chongqing (39 degrees), Wuhan in Hubei (37 degrees), and Hangzhou in Zhejiang (37 degrees). The hot weather came as the US National Oceanic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557153/world-marks-hottest-june-1880-temperatures-soar-china
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... people and wrecking more than 111,000 homes, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said in an updated tally. The death toll had stood at 54 a day earlier, before casualty ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  6. 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

    ... 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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