Trekking disaster shakes Nepal's faith in shoestring tourism

Oct 21, 2014

Trekking disaster shakes Nepal's faith in shoestring tourism

German tourist Tobias Pantel is determined to leave soon on a five-day hike in the Annapurna region, the very place where dozens were killed by a freak blizzard and avalanches in Nepal’s most deadly trekking disaster. The dead include at least 17 tourists — ...

Typhoon Vongfong sweeps Japan, leaving 2 dead, 91 injured

Oct 14, 2014

Typhoon Vongfong sweeps Japan, leaving 2 dead, 91 injured

The large typhoon that swept through the Japanese archipelago this weekend lessened in intensity Tuesday morning as it veered out to sea, leaving at least two people dead and 91 injured. Typhoon Vongfong made landfall twice in Japan on Monday — in Kagoshima Prefecture ...

Dozen hurt as strong typhoon bears down on Okinawa

Oct 12, 2014

Dozen hurt as strong typhoon bears down on Okinawa

A powerful typhoon poured heavy rains over the island of Okinawa and was taking aim at Kyushu on Sunday, becoming the second severe storm to hit in a week. At least 35 people have been reported injured in Okinawa and Kyushu, where authorities told ...

Oct 11, 2014

Eastern India braces for powerful Cyclone Hudhud

Indian officials are evacuating hundreds of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone sweeps through the Bay of Bengal and heads toward India’s east coast. About 150,000 people have already been evacuated, with around 400,000 more to be relocated by the end of Saturday. ...

Oct 7, 2014

U.S. airmen swept to sea by Typhoon Phanfone identified

The U.S. Air Force has identified the dead and missing airmen who were swept out to sea by high waves as Typhoon Phanfone slammed into Okinawa Island. Officials at Robins Air Force Base issued a statement Monday saying that the body of Senior Master ...