Nov 21, 2014

Death toll rises to 10 in northeastern U.S. snowstorm

The death toll from a rare early snowstorm rose to 10 in the northeastern U.S. on Thursday. The storm has dumped 2 meters of snow near Buffalo, New York, and paralyzed some communities. The National Weather Service warned that another 2 to 3 feet ...

Freezing temperatures hit all 50 U.S. states

Nov 19, 2014

Freezing temperatures hit all 50 U.S. states

Temperatures in all 50 U.S. states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country. Heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York. In the South, states were bracing for a record ...

Typhoon-shattered Philippines slowly on mend a year later

Nov 5, 2014

Typhoon-shattered Philippines slowly on mend a year later

Philippine communities shattered by Typhoon Haiyan a year ago are starting to bustle again as a huge reconstruction effort takes root, but millions of survivors still endure brutal poverty and are dangerously exposed to the next big storm. More than 7,350 people perished as ...

Nov 4, 2014

Storm to lash northern Japan with high waves, strong winds

High waves and stormy conditions are expected to batter Hokkaido especially along the Sea of Japan coast until early Tuesday evening, the Meteorological Agency said in the morning. The agency issued warnings against stormy conditions and high waves in areas along the Sea of ...

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 ...