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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Sandy causes travel chaos in the United States- and globally

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in New York

    ... for at least two days in a key region for domestic and international flights. Nine US states declared a state of emergency. With the US election eight days away, President Barack Obama cancelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1072767/hurricane-sandy-causes-travel-chaos-united-states-and-globally
  2. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

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

    ... the utmost caution," Keiji Furuya, state minister in charge of disaster management, said. One man died after high waves swamped his boat, NHK television said. Several people suffered minor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549435/super-typhoon-pounds-japan-islands-winds-250kmh
  3. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AP

    ... on Saturday by the time it reached Canada. A day earlier it hit the Outer Banks in the US state of North Carolina. Environment Canada measured wind gusts topping 116km/h in the Halifax area, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548099/hurricane-arthur-slams-eastern-canadian-provinces-causing-power-cuts
  4. News - China - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com More heavy downpours likely in Guangdong in the coming days, meteorologists warn Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south At least 26 people were killed and three others are missing after southern provinces were hit by heavy rains and landslides, state media reported yesterday. Weather authorities also warned that torrential rains were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538551/dozens-killed-torrential-rains-lash-south
  5. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricanes with feminine names are more deadly, study finds

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

    ... 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
  6. 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

    ... Food and water were distributed among the evacuees. Public servants and state-run firms’ employees were required to report to various government headquarters, where they were given water ... to state media. Almost half a million people were forced from their homes in the south of the country. Additional reporting by Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521463/2-reported-dead-heatwave-grips-nation
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... several thousand people across the far north of the state had lost electricity and warned that Cyclone Ita "continues to be a threat". "I am greatly relieved at this time that we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tornadoes strike Oklahoma City again, killing at least nine

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... images showed muddy water covering roads around Oklahoma City and El Reno, about 50 kilometres to the west. The sound of sirens sent people in Moore and elsewhere in the Midwestern state ... continued to pass through the state, Keli Cain of Oklahoma Emergency Management said, "they're much less severe". The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1251583/tornadoes-strike-oklahoma-city-again-killing-least-nine
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New Yorkers queue at banks, shops to charge phones, use Wi-fi

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... about six million homes and businesses in 15 states that were still without power on Wednesday, down from a high of nearly 8.5 million. "I come here for a warm meal for my son and to charge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074314/new-yorkers-queue-banks-shops-charge-phones-use-wi-fi
  10. 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 ... to the stadium. The storm was expected to drop up to 20cm of snow on an area stretching from eastern Kentucky to eastern New York state. "Snow is coming down faster than we can plough it," New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1420978/snow-grounds-planes-us-northeast-hitting-returning-superbowl-fans

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