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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.

Philippines storm toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced

Manila - Some 200 people have been killed in the southern Philippines after a tropical storm battered the archipelago nation's second-largest island, triggering heavy flooding and landslides that have ravaged towns and displaced tens of thousands.

Philippines storm leaves 182 dead and tens of thousands displaced

Manila - Tens of thousands have been forced from their homes by a tropical storm that battered the southern Philippines leaving at least 182 dead, police and aid agencies said Sunday.

Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 44: officials

Manila - The death toll from a tropical storm that struck the southern Philippines has risen to 44 as mudslides wiped out a mountain village and ravaged another town, officials said Saturday.

26 dead in landslides after Philippine storm

Sorsogon - Landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak have killed 26 people and 23 more are missing in the eastern Philippines, authorities said Sunday.

Three dead, 77,000 flee as storm pounds Philippines

Tacloban - At least three people were killed and tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak pounded the eastern Philippines on Saturday, cutting off power and triggering landslides, officials said.

Storm kills at least seven in Sri Lanka

Colombo - Sri Lanka's government on Thursday deployed troops to help regions stricken by a major storm which killed seven people with five others missing, authorities said.

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Danang - At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC s...

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Danang - At least 27 people have died and nearly two dozen are missing after Typhoon Damrey barrelled into Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and submerging highways days before the country welcomes world leaders to the APEC s...

Central Europe storms leave seven dead

Berlin - Seven people have died as heavy storms lashed central Europe, leaving authorities in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic scrambling to restore rail and road links.

At least five dead as storm hits central Europe

Prague - At least five people died in a windstorm that hit central Europe on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and traffic disruptions.

At least three dead as storm hits central Europe

Prague - At least three people died in a windstorm that hit central Europe on Sunday, causing widespread power outages and traffic disruptions, rescuers said.
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