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Typhoon News

Super Typhoon Hagupit intensifies as it threatens Philippines

Manila - A super typhoon gained strength on Thursday as it tracked towards the Philippines, threatening more devastation for mostly poor communities where thousands of people have died in an annual tirade of mega-storms.

Prayers, tears in Philippines one year after super typhoon

Tacloban - Survivors of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land wept at mass graves on Saturday during ceremonies to mark one year since the storm devastated the central Philippines and condemned millions to deeper poverty.

Typhoon Vongfong slams into Japan

Tokyo - Powerful typhoon Vongfong barrelled into Japan's main islands Monday, with at least one person missing and scores injured while more than 550 flights were grounded, officials and local media said.

Powerful typhoon Vongfong churns towards Japan

Naha - Powerful Typhoon Vongfong churned towards Japan on Saturday, injuring at least 20 people as it pounded the southern Okinawan islands with ferocious winds and driving rain.

US military officials feared dead as typhoon slams into Japan

Tokyo - Strong typhoon Phanfone slammed into Japan Monday, packing gusting winds and huge waves that swept three US military officials out to sea in another stark reminder of the country's vulnerability to nature.

US military officials feared dead as typhoon slams into Japan

Tokyo - Strong typhoon Phanfone made landfall in central Japan on Monday, slamming into the archipelago with winds of 180 kilometres (112 miles) per hour and making a beeline for Tokyo, the country's meteorological agency said.

Storm leaves most parts of Metro Manila submerged in floodwater

Tropical Storm Mario made landfall in Northern Luzon in the Philippines late Friday after dropping heavy rains in Metro Manila, causing widespred flooding that prompted government to suspend classes in grade schools up to college level.

Typhoon shuts down Hong Kong with strong winds, rain

Hong Kong - Hong Kong was shuttered Tuesday as a powerful typhoon swept past the city, bringing strong winds and rain that caused flight disruptions and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports.

Typhoon Halong 'leaves up to 10 dead in Japan'

Tokyo - At least 10 people died and dozens were injured as Typhoon Halong hurtled across the Japanese archipelago at the weekend, reports said Monday, with heavy rain still lashing the country's north.

Typhoon Halong leaves up to 10 dead in Japan: reports

Tokyo - As many as 10 people died and dozens were injured as Typhoon Halong slammed into the Japanese archipelago over the weekend, reports said Monday, with heavy rain still lashing the country's north.

Typhoon Halong rips through western Japan

Tokyo - Typhoon Halong slammed into western Japan on Sunday, leaving dozens of people injured while the coastguard searched for a man who went missing apparently while surfing when the storm hit.

Japan issues highest alert over Typhoon Halong

Tokyo - Japan's weather agency on Saturday issued its highest alert as Typhoon Halong barrelled towards the southwest of the country, warning of heavy rain and strong winds from a storm that has grounded more than 470 flights.

Flights grounded as Typhoon Halong heads for south Japan

Tokyo - A strong typhoon lashed large areas of southwest Japan on Saturday, grounding some 460 flights and stranding thousands of holidaymakers, officials and local media said.

Typhoon Matmo batters Taiwan, nine injured

Taipei - Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours Wednesday, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation.

China typhoon death toll rises to 17 as more rain expected

Beijing - The death toll from the strongest storm to hit China in decades has reached 17, state media said Sunday, as forecasters issued warnings of more extreme weather.

Philippine typhoon death toll nears 100, new storm brings rains

Manila - The death toll from Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines rose to 94 -- with six missing -- as another storm brought rains to the ravaged areas, authorities said Sunday.

Typhoon Rammasun kills eight in China

Beijing - The strongest storm to hit southern China in more than 40 years has killed at least eight people there, state media said Saturday, after causing devastation in the Philippines.

Philippines typhoon toll soars as new storm threatens

Manila - The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days on Saturday as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun surged to 77, officials said.

Super Typhoon Rammasun hits southern China

Beijing - The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in more than 40 years made its second landfall Friday, authorities said, after leaving a trail of destruction and at least 64 dead in the neighbouring Philippines.

Millions in Philippines without power after typhoon

Manila - Millions of people in the Philippines endured a second sweltering day without power on Thursday after a ferocious typhoon paralysed the capital and wrecked flimsy rural homes, claiming at least 40 lives.

Typhoon shuts down Philippine capital, kills 11

Manila - The first typhoon of the Philippines' brutal rainy season shut down the nation's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people across the country and forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate.

Three missing, thousands flee as typhoon hits Philippines

Manila - Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines hunkered down in evacuation centres while three people were reported missing Tuesday as a typhoon pounded its eastern coast amid warnings of giant storm surges and heavy floods.

Neoguri kills 7, hammers Kyushu, Japan

Kagoshima - Neoguri made landfall on the Japanese island of Kyushu on Thursday. The storm brought heavy rain, killing seven people and injuring 45 others.

Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland

Tokyo - Typhoon Neoguri bore down on the Japanese mainland Wednesday after slamming into the southern Okinawa island chain, killing two people in the country and leaving a trail of damage in its wake.

Typhoon Neoguri reaches Kyushu

Tokyo - Weakened but still formidable, Typhoon Neoguri is now approaching Japan's southern island of Kyushu as residents prepare to ride out the storm.

Powerful typhoon Neoguri lashes Japan's Okinawa islands

Tokyo - Typhoon Neoguri lashed Japan's southern Okinawa islands, reportedly leaving two dead and forcing more than half a million to seek shelter, as the region's worst storm in years damaged buildings, downed trees and brought air and sea traffic to a halt.

Supertyphoon Neoguri targets Japan

Tokyo - As the United States eastern seaboard recovers from July 4th's Hurricane Arthur, Pacific Supertyphoon Neoguri has Japan in its sights, reports from the Japan Meteorological Agency say.

Fire kills six typhoon victims in Philippine tent city

Manila - Six members of the same family died after a fire struck a tent city set up for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on Wednesday, a police official said.

Philippine Catholics make lifelong sacrifice after typhoon

Santa Rita - Returning to their destroyed village after a catastrophic typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last year, a weary band of Catholics vowed a lifelong sacrifice to thank God for saving them.

Beckham gives cheer in Philippines typhoon zone

Tacloban - Football superstar David Beckham visited the Philippines on Thursday to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country's deadliest ever typhoon -- although not everyone was sure of his identity.Hundreds of survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan rushed out o...
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Projected path of Typhoon Muifa.
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A village official leads a child as he is evacuated from his home in a shanty town as Typhoon Rammasun barrels across Manila on July 16, 2014
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Residents walk in a village among houses destroyed by super Typhoon Haiyan in Tanauan, Leyte in central Philippines
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