Gales and blizzards leave one dead, disrupt travel

Dec 17, 2014

Gales and blizzards leave one dead, disrupt travel

Snow, strong winds and high waves hit wide areas of Japan on Wednesday. One motorist was killed, and a number of airplane passengers were injured in heavy turbulence. Trains and flights were severely disrupted, particularly in Hokkaido and Tohoku as a low-pressure system developed ...

Toll in Indonesian landslide rises to 26 dead, 82 missing

Dec 14, 2014

Toll in Indonesian landslide rises to 26 dead, 82 missing

Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the disaster, officials said. At least 26 people have been confirmed dead after ...

Dec 12, 2014

Powerful storm knocks out power, disrupts flights in California

A Pacific storm pummeled drought-parched northern and central California on Thursday with heavy rain and high winds, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights, washing out roads and prompting school closures in the Bay Area. Some 240 departing and incoming ...

Dec 6, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit triggers massive evacuation in Philippines

More than half a million people in the Philippines have fled from a powerful typhoon in one of the world’s biggest peacetime evacuations as the storm churns toward central provinces that still bear the scars of a supertyphoon 13 months ago. Typhoon Hagupit was ...

Powerful typhoon threatens Philippines

Dec 4, 2014

Powerful typhoon threatens Philippines

Terrified survivors of a supertyphoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last year were preparing for a powerful new storm on Wednesday as authorities scrambled to find safe evacuation centers. Typhoon Hagupit was building strength in the Pacific Ocean as it moved toward central ...

Storm leaves 300,000 without power in U.S. on Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2014

Storm leaves 300,000 without power in U.S. on Thanksgiving

A winter storm that wreaked travel chaos across the U.S. Northeast and eastern Canada left hundreds of thousands of people without power on Thanksgiving. About 300,000 people suffered power outages in the wake of the storm, which wound down on Thursday, Accuweather.com reported. Hard-hit ...

Nov 28, 2014

Riviera rains leave at least 1 dead in flooding

Torrential rains along the French Riviera have inundated homes and roads, leaving at least one person dead and three missing. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says rescue teams were searching for three missing residents after a woman was found dead in La Londe-les-Maures, not far ...