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Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

Environment Jan 14, 2019

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm bells across Asia, with authorities in Thailand's hazy capital Bangkok handing out face masks and preparing to seed clouds for rain to clear the air. A combination of construction dust, auto exhaust and ...

National Nov 10, 2018

47 Japanese confirmed safe after flash floods in Jordan

A total of 47 Japanese have been confirmed safe in the historic city of Petra in Jordan after flash floods hit sightseeing spots in the area on Friday, Japanese officials there said. The 47 consist of 45 tourists and two tour guides, none of whom ...

Typhoon Yutu leaves Northern Marianas without power or water

World Oct 25, 2018

Typhoon Yutu leaves Northern Marianas without power or water

Rescue teams and heavy equipment were mobilized across the Northern Mariana Islands on Thursday after a typhoon hit U.S. Western Pacific territories overnight, causing blackouts and damage to critical infrastructure. With sustained winds of over 270 kph (168 mph), Typhoon Yutu pulled down trees, telegraph ...

Qatar suffers flooding as almost a year's worth of rain falls in one day

World Oct 21, 2018

Qatar suffers flooding as almost a year's worth of rain falls in one day

Qatar was hit by widespread flash flooding on Saturday as the desert state received almost a year's worth of rainfall in one day. Roads became impassable, air traffic was disrupted and homes were flooded, while shops and universities closed. Qatar broadcaster Al Jazeera's senior meteorologist, Steff ...