Six French climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

Aug 14, 2014

Six French climbers killed in fall on Mont Blanc peak

Six French climbers died in a fall on France’s Mont Blanc after a night of snow and wind on Western Europe’s tallest mountain, officials said Wednesday. August is the height of the climbing season on Mont Blanc, where even in the warmest months storms ...

US Northeast prepares for strong winter storm

Jan 3, 2014

US Northeast prepares for strong winter storm

A storm expected to bring heavy snow, stiff winds and punishing cold pushed into the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, extending Christmas break for some students while posing the first test for New York’s new mayor and perhaps the last challenge for Boston’s outgoing one. ...

Sep 23, 2013

Typhoon kills 25 in China; Hong Kong flights in chaos

Typhoon Usagi killed at least 25 people after crashing ashore in southern China, throwing the region’s transport systems into chaos and leaving tens of thousands of airline passengers stranded in Hong Kong on Monday. Schools and businesses were shut as activity in the normally ...

First spring storm of year hits Tokyo, other parts of Japan

Mar 2, 2013

First spring storm of year hits Tokyo, other parts of Japan

The year’s first strong south winds, signaling the arrival of spring, cut through Tokyo and other parts of Japan on Friday, the weather agency said. Temperatures rose to 15.2 degrees in Tokyo, 18.8 in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, and 17.8 in Fukuoka, while winds swept ...