Sep 10, 2017

At least five dead in Tuscany as heavy rains, flooding lashes Italy

Torrential rain in Italy has triggered flooding that killed at least five people in the Tuscan port town of Leghorn. Italian state television said four of the victims were family members whose bodies were found in their flooded basement on Sunday. Some Italian media reports put ...

Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature

Sep 9, 2017

Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature

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With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts. Some of these disasters, like Friday's earthquake in Mexico, are natural. Others may end up having a mix of natural and man-made ingredients after scientists examine them. ...

One dead after heavy rain hits Tohoku, Hokuriku

Aug 25, 2017

One dead after heavy rain hits Tohoku, Hokuriku

Parts of central and northern Japan received heavy rain Friday that was linked to the death of one person in Iwate Prefecture whose car was apparently swept away by a flooding river. The body of Yuki Ikeda, a 29-year-old construction worker from Miyako, was found ...

Cool, soggy summer curtails leisure-based profits in Tokyo

Aug 17, 2017

Cool, soggy summer curtails leisure-based profits in Tokyo

Persistent rain and low temperatures are putting a damper on summer business at Tokyo's leisure facilities and retailers as expectations for a hot summer rapidly shrink. Many water parks and beer garden businesses in the capital are struggling with low attendance, and rumors are beginning ...