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 ...

Okinawa braces as massive Typhoon Vongfong powers north

Oct 10, 2014

Okinawa braces as massive Typhoon Vongfong powers north

Japan was bracing on Friday for its strongest storm this year, a supertyphoon powering north toward the Okinawa island chain that threatens to rake a wide swath of the nation with strong winds and torrential rain. Typhoon Vongfong, which at one point rivaled last ...

Sep 14, 2014

About 100 rescued from sunken Philippine ferry

Rescuers saved about 100 people Saturday night and recovered two bodies from a ferry that sank in rough seas after encountering steering trouble in the central Philippines, officials said Sunday. Coast guard Capt. Joseph Coyme said search and rescue efforts by air and sea ...

Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city

Sep 11, 2014

Major river overflows, threatening Pakistan city

Raging monsoon floods across India and Pakistan that have killed more than 450 people poured into the plains of eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, sending a major river over its banks and threatening to force hundreds of thousands from their homes. The Chenab River ...

Mudslides kill 36 in Hiroshima

Aug 20, 2014

Mudslides kill 36 in Hiroshima

At least 36 people were confirmed dead and seven remained missing after torrential rain sparked flooding and landslides in the city of Hiroshima on Wednesday, according to police. A 2-year-old boy was pronounced dead after being buried for two hours in a mudslide, while ...

Nepal flood toll tops 100 as disease fears swell

Aug 18, 2014

Nepal flood toll tops 100 as disease fears swell

Nepalese authorities on Monday feared an outbreak of diseases as they attempted to reach thousands of people stranded by flooding that has already killed at least 101 people and left more than 136 missing. Jhanka Nath Dhakal of Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said ...

Aug 12, 2014

Ship rescues three stranded in rough seas off Hawaii

A container ship crew on Monday rescued three people who had been stranded in a sailboat off the Hawaiian islands for about 24 hours as Hurricane Julio battered their vessel with high winds and giant waves. The sailors were pulled aboard the container ship ...