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Typhoon Phanfone ruining Christmas for thousands of Filipinos

Manila - Typhoon Phanfone smashed into the central Philippines on Tuesday, leaving thousands of people unable to get home for the Christmas holidays and forcing many others to evacuate in the face of the onslaught.

Tropical storm ruins Christmas for thousands of Filipinos

Manila - Thousands of people in typhoon-prone central Philippines have had their Christmas plans ruined after they were told to leave their homes as a severe tropical storm approaches.

Essential Science: Stormquakes found in powerful oceanic storms

You’ll have heard of earthquakes and hurricanes. Now, how about stormquakes? These powerful oceanic events are set to be categorized as a new meteorological phenomenon, based on new research centered on the U.S. coastline.

Cyclone kills two as Bangladesh, India evacuate two million

Cyclone Bulbul hit India and southern Bangladesh on Saturday, leaving two dead as authorities in the countries ordered more than two million people to get out of the path of the storm.

Woman found dead in landslide after storm batters France

Bordeaux - A 71-year-old woman was found dead Monday after being engulfed by a landslide in the French city of Nice, as the south of the country counted the cost from a brutal storm.

Powerful Japan storm turns deadly, snarls holiday travel

Apo - A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that claimed at least one life, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories and travel chaos at a peak holiday period.

Japan braces for powerful storm at peak holiday period

Apo - Japan was bracing Wednesday for a severe tropical storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds during the peak holiday period, with dozens of flights and bullet train services cancelled.

Fierce storm kills seven in Greek tourist peninsula

Thessalon - Seven people died and at least 23 were injured as a fierce storm ripped through beachfronts in one of Greece's top tourist areas, terrifying thousands of holidaymakers caught in the open, authorities said Thursday.

One killed, thousands displaced in Rohingya camp landslides

Dhaka - Monsoon-triggered landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh have killed one person and left more than 4,500 homeless, aid officials said Sunday.

Man killed in fight over water in India amid deadly dust storm

Chennai - A 33-year-old man died after a fight over water in southern India, police said Friday, as the country gasped from extreme heat and storms that killed 24 in the north.

Mozambique and Comoros brace for cyclone Kenneth

Moroni - Violent winds caused landslides and flooding and cut off roads in Comoros in the vanguard of tropical storm Kenneth, set to hit Wednesday evening before heading to recently cyclone-ravaged Mozambique, officials said.

Floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared

Nakhon Si Thammarat - Floods and blackouts caused by Tropical Storm Pabuk left nearly 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across southern Thailand Saturday, as relieved tourists stranded on islands further north were spared the worst and began to plot routes home.

Tourists hunker down as Storm Pabuk lashes Thailand

Nakhon Si Thammarat - Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunkered down Friday as Tropical Storm Pabuk struck the kingdom, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing power blackouts, heavy rains and massive sea swells.

Tourists hunker down as Storm Pabuk has Thailand in its sights

Surat Thani - Tourists marooned on Thai islands hunkered down Friday as Tropical Storm Pabuk edged closer, forcing airports and ferries to close and bringing downpours and massive sea swells hours before its expected landfall.

Tourists flee Thai islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in

Bangkok - Tens of thousands of tourists have fled some of Thailand's most popular islands and resort areas as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in and threatens to batter the southern part of the kingdom with heavy rains, winds and seven-metre (22-foot) waves.

Tourists flee Thai islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in

Bangkok - Tens of thousands of tourists have fled some of Thailand's most popular islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in and threatens to batter the southern part of the kingdom with heavy rains, winds and seven-metre (22-foot) waves.

Philippine storm death toll surges to 68

Manila - The death toll from a storm that struck the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 68 with the number of fatalities expected to climb even higher, civil defence officials said Monday.

Philippine storm death toll rises to 22

Manila - At least 22 people died from a storm that swept through the central Philippine islands at the weekend, authorities said Sunday, with rescue operations under way in flood-inundated communities.

Frantic dig for Philippine victims of typhoon landslide

Itogon - Philippine rescuers used shovels and bare hands to claw through mounds of rocky soil on Monday in a desperate search for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut.

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's bad news

Several hurricanes appear to be moving more slowly, according to new research. This means they are spending increased time over land. This means more local rainfall and dangerous flooding.

Storms kill at least 47 as India temperatures mount

New Delhi - Fierce storms which swept across northern India have killed at least 47, taking the death toll from freak weather over the past month to several hundred, officials said Tuesday.

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms ahead of hurricane season

Miami - Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in the Caribbean on Friday, giving an early kickoff to the Atlantic hurricane season one week ahead of schedule.

Lightning strikes kill dozens across Bangladesh

Dhaka - Dozens of Bangladeshis were killed in lightning strikes as pre-monsoon thunderstorms wreaked havoc across the South Asian country, an official said Thursday.

India storm toll of death and devastation rises

Agra - The death toll from freak storms that hit India climbed above 140 on Friday as people told how they had no time to escape fierce winds which tore down homes, walls and trees.

At least 125 killed as storms batter India

Agra - A huge dust storm and lightning strikes killed at least 125 people across India which braced Thursday for more wild weather.

100 killed as powerful storms ravage north India

Agra - Powerful dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 100 people and injuring more than 140 as they flattened houses in their path and warnings were made Thursday of more chaos to come.

77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage northern India

New Delhi - Dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 77 people and injuring 143 as trees and walls were flattened by powerful winds, officials said Thursday.

'Bomb cyclone' pounds eastern US, four reported dead

New York - A giant winter "bomb cyclone" walloped the US East Coast on Thursday with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery.

Philippines storm death toll climbs to 240, scores missing

Manila - The death toll from a storm that unleashed landslides and floods across the southern Philippines has climbed to 240 with scores of others still missing, officials said Monday.

Philippines storm death toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced

Manila - More than 200 people have been killed and scores were missing in the southern Philippines Sunday after a tropical storm triggered severe flooding and landslides that also wrecked Christmas for tens of thousands of survivors.
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