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 ...

Nagoya Station flooded following heavy rainstorm

Sep 25, 2014

Nagoya Station flooded following heavy rainstorm

Heavy rains early Thursday inundated the Nagoya Municipal Subway area in Nagoya Station, paralyzing services on the Higashiyama Line. The floodwater reached the station, located in Nakamura Ward, at around 3 a.m., leaving subway tracks and the area near the entrance gates flooded. Services ...

Sep 9, 2014

India, Pakistan floods death toll tops 400

The death toll from floods in India and Pakistan has reached 400 as authorities warned of more flooding in the days ahead. The floods have put half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless. Pakistani and Indian troops have been using boats ...

As dry spell bites, Californians tear out lawns

Aug 25, 2014

As dry spell bites, Californians tear out lawns

Rick Blankenship was tired of an insatiable lawn he couldn’t keep green, no matter how much he watered it, so he decided to tear it out. Three years later, he brims with pride at his new front yard in Long Beach, California, carpeted with ...

Hiroshima search delayed by heavy rain; Abe under fire

Aug 22, 2014

Hiroshima search delayed by heavy rain; Abe under fire

Heavy rain on Friday hampered the search for 52 people believed buried alive on the edge of Hiroshima as opposition politicians hounded Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for golfing and relaxing while responding to the disaster. Rescuers feared the continuing rain could set off further ...

Aug 22, 2014

Fukuoka floods kill police officer; 102,000 told to evacuate

Record rainfall in Fukuoka Prefecture on Friday triggered an evacuation advisory for about 102,000 residents of Chikushino to avoid mudslides and river flooding that killed a police officer. According to the city, heavy rains have inundated several roads and left other areas underwater. The ...