Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Aug 26, 2015

Flooding in North Korea kills 40, strands thousands

Heavy rain in North Korea killed 40 people, stranded thousands in flash floods and caused “massive” damage on the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross said and North Korean media said. More than 11,000 people were forced from their homes or otherwise ...

Storms pound Chile's coast; copper mines suspend work

Aug 10, 2015

Storms pound Chile's coast; copper mines suspend work

Heavy rain and winds hit the southern cone of South America over the weekend, battering the Chilean coastline and leading to the precautionary suspension of work at some mines in the top copper exporter. Over 1,000 people from Antofagasta in the far north to ...

Typhoon kills four in Taiwan, heads to China

Aug 8, 2015

Typhoon kills four in Taiwan, heads to China

Typhoon Soudelor battered Taiwan with fierce winds and rain Saturday, leaving four people dead and a trail of devastation before heading for mainland China. After making landfall on the east coast early in the morning, it swept across central Taiwan, ripping up trees, snapping ...

Aug 3, 2015

Rescuers struggle to reach flood-hit areas in Myanmar

A death toll of at least 27 from flooding across Myanmar was expected to rise as rescue workers struggled on Monday to reach some of the hardest-hit and most remote inundated areas, officials said. More than 160,000 people have been affected by severe flooding ...

Jul 26, 2015

Typhoon Halola pummels Kyushu, expected to weaken Monday

A strong typhoon made landfall on Kyushu on Sunday after high winds and heavy rain left scores of domestic flights canceled in the nation’s southwestern islands. Typhoon Halola, packing gusts up to 108 km per hour, landed near Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, at around 7:00 ...

Jul 17, 2015

Earth called 'gravely ill' after annual climate checkup

In their detailed annual physical of Earth’s climate, U.S. scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Meteorological Society’s annual state of the climate report, released Thursday, delves into the details ...