Deadly typhoon slams China, killing at least 8

Deadly typhoon slams China, killing at least 8

At least eight people are dead in China from Typhoon Soudelor, residents in Taiwan begin clean-up operations. (Photo: Xinhua)

Monday, 10 August, 2015, 9:26am

Heavy rain forecast for Taiwan as typhoon nears

Local fishing boats take shelter at the Nanfangauo harbour in the east Ilan county as typhoon Soulik approaches the northern Taiwan on Friday. Photo: AP

Taiwan is alerting residents that an approaching typhoon is threatening to bring strong winds and heavy rains to the island.

The Central Weather Bureau says Typhoon Soulik was at sea Friday morning about 450km southeast of northern Yilan county.

The typhoon weakened slightly overnight but still has winds of 173kph.

12 Jul 2013 - 11:36am

Above-ground trains to stop under No 9 typhoon signal or higher: MTR

All above-ground MTR train services will be suspended when a No 9 typhoon signal or higher is hoisted.

All above-ground train services will be suspended when a No 9 typhoon signal or higher is hoisted, the MTR Corporation said.

Miranda Leung Chan Che-ming, MTR Corp's corporate relations general manager, said the decision came after the railway registered complaints from hundreds of passengers stranded in stations when Typhoon Vicente hit the city in July.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:35am

Philippines typhoon death toll tops 1,000

Philippine Army personnel unload relief goods to be transported to regions affected by Typhoon Bopha on Saturday. Photo: AFP

The death toll from a typhoon that devastated the southern Philippines earlier this month has topped 1,000 as hundreds more remain missing, the government said on Sunday.

Typhoon Bopha killed 1,020 people, mostly on the southern island of Mindanao where floods and landslides caused major damage on December 4, civil defence chief Benito Ramos said.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:41pm

UN launches Philippine typhoon aid appeal

Residents affected by Typhoon Bopha beg for aid from passing motorists along a highway at Montevista township, southern Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: AP

The United Nations launched a US$65 million global aid appeal on Monday to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by a deadly typhoon that ravaged the Philippines.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:54pm

Hundreds of fishermen missing in Philippine storm

Typhoon-affected residents wait for relief food in a heavily damaged town of New Bataan of Compostela Valley Province, the Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua

The number of people missing after a typhoon devastated parts of the southern Philippines jumped to nearly 900 after families and fishing companies reported losing contact with more than 300 fishermen at sea, officials said on Sunday.

9 Dec 2012 - 8:46pm

Philippines typhoon victims pack into homeless shelters as death toll rises

Among the 306,000 left homeless were 2,000 people huddled in a gymnasium in New Bataan. Photo: EPA

Hundreds of thousands of survivors of a deadly Philippines typhoon crammed into overcrowded shelters yesterday, braving the stench of corpses as the government vowed action to prevent storm disasters.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:42am

Typhoon Bopha leaves 270 dead in Philippines

Residents walk among wrecked houses after the storm hit Compostela town in Mindanao. Photo: AFP

A powerful typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines, killing more than 270 people and leaving hundreds missing, could be headed for southern China.

Typhoon Bopha slammed into the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday, toppling trees and blowing away thousands of homes with 210 km/h gusts before heading into the South China Sea.

6 Dec 2012 - 4:04am

Survivors of Typhoon Bopha mourn their dead

Relatives weep as they view bodies recovered from floods in New Bataan in the Compostela Valley. Scores remain missing. Photo: AP

Outside a gymnasium in the battered town of New Bataan, several mud-stained bodies lay side by side, covered by cloth and banana leaves and surrounded by villagers covering their noses to fight the stench. A man sprayed insecticide on the remains to turn away swarms of flies.

6 Dec 2012 - 7:27am

Briefs, December 4, 2012

An Immigration and Checkpoint Authority vehicle leaves the Admiralty West prison where mainland Chinese SMRT bus drivers were taken in on December 1, 2012. Photo: AFP

A Chinese immigrant bus driver was sentenced to six weeks in prison for his involvement in Singapore's first labour strike in 26 years. Pushing for the jail term as a deterrent, the prosecution argued that although Bao Feng Shan, 38, was not an instigator of the strike, he was "far from a mere passive participant".

4 Dec 2012 - 5:06am

Briefs, October 30, 2012

Taiwan confirms espionage arrests

30 Oct 2012 - 4:06am

Briefs, October 28, 2012

Imran Khan was headed to a party fund-raiser. Photo: Reuters

Indonesian police foil plot to attack embassy

JAKARTA - Indonesian police yesterday arrested 11 suspected terrorists who were allegedly planning attacks on the US embassy and an American consulate. Anti-terror police made the arrests in four cities, including Jakarta, saying the detained belonged to a new network known as Hasmi. AFP  

28 Oct 2012 - 2:35am

Strong Typhoon Jelawat bears down on Japan

A vehicle is turned over on a road in Naha, Okinawa prefecture, as Typhoon Jelawat passed through on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Japan’s mainland was braced on Sunday for waves of up to 10 metres as powerful Typhoon Jelawat barrelled in, a day after it injured scores of people on the southern Okinawa island.

By early evening the typhoon, which was packing winds of up to 180km/h, was close to the coastal city of Shingu and expected to make landfall in the coming hours, forecasters said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Powerful typhoon on course to hit Japan’s Okinawa

A powerful typhoon packing winds of up to 270 kilometres per hour was churning towards Okinawa in southern Japan on Saturday, grounding nearly 80 flights, officials said.

Typhoon Sanba, located in the Pacific about 310km south of Okinawa at 3pm (HK time), was forecast to make landfall early on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

15 Sep 2012 - 5:30pm

Eight dead, 10 missing as Typhoon Bolaven pounds S Korea

Strong winds from Typhoon Bolaven uproot a tree in Seoul on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

Eight people were killed and 10 are missing after a strong typhoon pounded South Korea on Tuesday, uprooting trees, sinking ships and cutting power to almost 200,000 homes.

By late afternoon Typhoon Bolaven – the strongest to hit the country for almost a decade – was moving towards North Korea, which is still struggling to recover from deadly floods earlier in the summer.

28 Aug 2012 - 5:28pm