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  • Nov 23, 2014
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A historic early-season snowstorm has killed five people in the United States, left large parts of New York state under 1.5 metres of snow and plunged the entire nation into a deep freeze.

20 Nov 2014 - 5:19am

Hundreds of flights have been grounded in Japan as Typhoon Vongfong barrelled into the main islands and headed towards Tokyo.

14 Oct 2014 - 4:32am

More than 1,000 rescue workers and soldiers cleared piles of uprooted trees and electricity poles blocking roads yesterday after Cyclone Hudhud slammed into India's eastern coast, leaving at least...

14 Oct 2014 - 5:42pm

Heavy rain and wind gusts ripped through a large swathe of India's eastern seaboard, uprooting trees and snapping power cables as a powerful cyclone swept through the Bay of Bengal.

13 Oct 2014 - 8:59am

Tropical storm Fung-Wong pounded Taiwan with torrential rain and gales, claiming one life and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and ferry services.

22 Sep 2014 - 8:35am

Coastal provinces and Taiwan raised their storm alerts and braced for the arrival of Severe Tropical Storm Fung-Wong, after the storm deluged parts of the Philippines.

21 Sep 2014 - 9:05am

Tens of thousands of people fled roof-high floods and at least five people died in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces yesterday as another vicious storm swept across the disaster-prone...

20 Sep 2014 - 3:44pm

Today's Poll

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23 Nov 2014
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew over the Kashmir valley yesterday to see first hand the worst flooding there in 60 years.

8 Sep 2014 - 2:22pm

Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 128 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, as forecasters warned of more rain in the coming days and troops raced to evacuate people from...

7 Sep 2014 - 5:18am

The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 yesterday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses...

17 Aug 2014 - 6:41am

Tourists in Oahu and other popular parts of Hawaii returned to the beaches and residents lined up to vote in primary elections on Saturday.

11 Aug 2014 - 6:54am

Typhoon Halong killed one person in Japan on Sunday and injured 33, media said, as authorities ordered 1.6 million people out of the path of the storm that battered the west of the country with...

11 Aug 2014 - 7:31pm

Along the coastline of Beigang Island in Hainan province's northeast, some 20 villagers were throwing their clothes and bedding onto dozens of fires flickering in a coconut grove.

10 Aug 2014 - 10:39am

A major storm that is forecast to become a typhoon is churning its way across the Pacific on a path that could see it batter Taiwan as soon as Wednesday.

22 Jul 2014 - 12:57pm

The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days yesterday as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun surged to 77, officials said.

21 Jul 2014 - 8:00pm

A major storm that is expected to become a super typhoon was today churning its way across the South China Sea, hot on the heels of Typhoon Rammasun.

20 Jul 2014 - 1:49pm

South China's strongest typhoon in four decades made landfall in Hainan yesterday afternoon, leading to one fatality, the evacuation of hundreds of thousands and the cancellation of hundreds of...

19 Jul 2014 - 2:55am

A strong typhoon swerved towards Japan's heavily populated central islands after it slammed through Okinawa, dumping heavy rain, knocking out power and injuring at least 30 people.

10 Jul 2014 - 2:57am

A man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were cancelled as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to Japan's southwestern islands.

9 Jul 2014 - 8:22am

Hurricane Arthur has hit Canada's eastern seaboard with powerful winds and torrential rains, knocking down trees and leaving many without power.

7 Jul 2014 - 7:59pm

Some of France's most prestigious vineyards are counting the costs of fierce hailstorms that have battered the Burgundy region for the third consecutive summer.

1 Jul 2014 - 3:50am

At least 26 people were killed and three others are missing after southern provinces were hit by heavy rains and landslides, state media reported. Weather authorities also warned that torrential...

23 Jun 2014 - 7:24pm

Hurricanes with feminine names may kill three times as many victims because people do not perceive them as being as threatening as storms named after men, scientists say.

4 Jun 2014 - 5:08am

Two people died and hundreds were treated in hospital after a weekend heatwave swept over Japan, officials and reports said.

2 Jun 2014 - 3:12am

More than 800 people fled to emergency shelters today as a forest fire raged near the coastal city of Weihai in Shandong province.

30 May 2014 - 7:23pm

The worst floods in over a century have swept away people, homes and roads in the Balkans. And now the deluge is giving way to another deadly menace: the threat of landmines.

19 May 2014 - 10:42am

Shenzhen residents have criticised the city's drainage system after floods paralysed the city as authorities said  the heaviest downpour in six years caused about 80 million yuan in damage.

13 May 2014 - 11:48am


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