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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricanes with feminine names are more deadly, study finds

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington People don't expect Victoria to be as threatening as Victor, scientists say Hurricanes named after women more deadly Hurricanes with feminine names ... they took an outsized number of lives and could have skewed the results. "In judging the intensity of a storm, people appear to be applying their beliefs about how men and women behave," ...

  2. News - Asia

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

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

    ... machines?" Meanwhile, confused men, women and children walked aimlessly along roads strewn with overturned cars and felled power lines, some gagging from the stench of rotting flesh. A team ...

  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Two Japanese tourists die in Great Wall of China storm

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 01:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Two elderly Japanese tourists died and another was missing after being trapped in sudden, heavy snowstorms during a visit to the Great Wall of China, state media reported on Monday. Two women, aged 62 and 68, were confirmed dead, and a 76-year-old Japanese man remained missing on a snow-covered mountain near the wall in China’s northern Hebei ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

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

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

    ... Hurricane Sandy hit the city on Monday night. A queue of 10 people, including two women with their dogs, waited at a Chase Manhattan bank on Third Avenue. An extension plug meant that three people ...

  5. Weather - Hong Kong

    Tropical storm brings heat and haze

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Women yesterday used fans and took shelter under umbrellas in a desperate attempt to ameliorate the furnace-like conditions. In Wan Chai, book lovers wilted in the heat as they joined ...

  6. Weather - Hong Kong

    Typhoon standby signal raised as city sizzles in 35-degree heat

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fengshen in June and Kammuri early this month. A heatwave swept the city as the storm approached yesterday. A maximum temperature of 35.2 degrees was recorded at Pak Tam Chung, Sai Kung. Two women ...



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