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As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

Sep 21, 2018

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

by Michael Taylor

Population growth, rapid urbanization and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts said. They urged governments and the private sector to collaborate on improving urban planning, protecting mangroves and developing "sponge cities" ...

Landslide in Philippines kills at least 10; dozens missing

Sep 20, 2018

Landslide in Philippines kills at least 10; dozens missing

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 10 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent cellphone text messages pleading for help. The avalanche surged down on about 30 houses in two rural ...

Typhoon Mangkhut, strongest this year, closes in on north Philippines

Sep 13, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut, strongest this year, closes in on north Philippines

The most powerful typhoon of the season is closing in on the northern Philippines, where officials ordered precautionary evacuations and closures of schools and offices and urged farmers to quickly harvest their crops to reduce damage. Forecasters said Typhoon Mangkhut, considered as the strongest this ...