2nd Sep 2014

China: Eight dead, 24 missing in SW China rainstorms

    CHONGQING, (Xinhua): Eight people died and 24 others were missing as of early Tuesday after rainstorms brought landslides to southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, said the local rescue headquarters. More than 500 professional rescuers, including fire-fighters and armed police, have … Continued

23rd Aug 2014

Japan: Death toll rises to 40 in Hiroshima landslide

  Rescuers and volunteers in western Japan are continuing efforts to find survivors amid mud and debris after Wednesday’s devastating landslides. More that 40 people are confirmed dead, with dozens still missing. Emergency officials combing through destroyed houses on the … Continued

20th Aug 2014

Japan: Torrential rains unleash deadly landslide killing a dozen people in Hiroshima

    More than a dozen people have been killed in Japan after unseasonable flooding unleashed a deadly landslide. Japan’s prime minister plans to send several hundred military personnel to the area for disaster relief. A landslide swept through the … Continued

10th Aug 2014

China: 44 killed after Tibet tour bus falls into valley

[An injured passenger is transferred from the scene of a three-vehicle pile-up in Nyemo County, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region (Xinhua/Chogo)]   LHASA, (Xinhua):  Forty-four people were killed and 11 others injured after a tour bus fell into a valley following … Continued

6th Aug 2014

Japan marks 69th anniversary of US bombing of Hiroshima

    [Picture provided by Japan’s Association of the Photographers of the Atomic (Bomb) Destruction of Hiroshima on results of the US nuclear bomb]   Japan has marked the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The city’s mayor called … Continued

2nd Aug 2014

China: 65 dead, 150 injured in factory blast

[Rescuers work at the site of the factory blast in Kunshan City, east China’s Jiangsu Province, in this photo taken with cellphone on Aug. 2 (Xinhua)]   NANJING, (Xinhua):  A powerful factory blast has killed 65 people and injured more than … Continued

17th Jul 2014

China: At least 18 killed in China rainstorms

[Rescuers evacuate people trapped in flood water in Jishou, central China’s Hunan Province (Xinhua/Peng Biao)] GUIYANG/GUANGZHOU/CHANGSHA, (Xinhua): Continuous rainstorms have battered several provinces in China this week, killing at least 18 people and affecting several million. In southwest China’s Guizhou … Continued

9th Jul 2014

Japan: Southern Japan on alert after Typhoon Neoguri sweeps across Okinawa

Typhoon Neoguri has weakened slightly after making landfall in Okinawa and then into the East China Sea. The storm is projected to make landfall in Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu on Thursday. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned that severe … Continued

26th May 2014

China rainstorms leave at least 26 dead

    BEIJING, (Xinhua): At least 26 people have been confirmed dead and 10 others are missing after rainstorms in several provinces in south and central China, according to reports from local flood control authorities. In central China’s Hunan Province, … Continued

25th May 2014

China: 15 dead, five missing in south China rainstorms

    GUANGZHOU, (Xinhua): At least 15 people died and five others remained missing after downpours hit south China’s Guangdong Province since Wednesday, local authorities said. The rainstorms, labelled as occuring once every 100 years, slashed Guangzhou, Zhaoqing and Qingyuan … Continued

22nd May 2014

China: Explosions at market in Xinjiang capital claim 31 lives

    [Police officers stand guard near a blast scene, which had been cordoned off, in downtown Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 22. (Xinhua/Cao Zhiheng)]   Blasts in China’s restive Xinjiang region have killed 31 and … Continued

18th May 2014

China sends ships to evacuate nationals in Vietnam

  [Passenger ship “Wuzhishan” leaves for Vietnam from Xiuying port in Haikou, capital of south China’s Hainan Province. or Vietnam. (Xinhua/Wei Hua)]   BEIJING, (Xinhua): China is to send five ships to Vietnam on Sunday to evacuate Chinese nationals caught in … Continued

1st May 2014

China: Attack at Chinese railway station in Xinjiang kills three

  [Chinese President Xi Jinping (6th L) communicates with local villagers in Shufu County of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 28. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)]   An explosion followed by an attack by armed assailants has occurred at a train … Continued

28th Apr 2014

Philippines: US and Philippines sign military accord ahead of Obama visit

  The US and the Philippines have signed a defense pact giving the US a bigger military presence in the island nation. The agreement was penned just before the arrival in Manila of US President Barack Obama.   Philippine Defense … Continued

11th Apr 2014

Australia PM Abbott believes searchers have found MH370 signals

Australia’s prime minister says he is “very confident” that searchers have detected signals from the missing flight MH370. However, search leaders remain skeptical that the pings are from the plane’s black box. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said search teams with … Continued

28th Mar 2014

Malaysian airline MH370 search zone shifted northeast based on ‘credible lead’

  Planes and ships searching for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 have shifted their search corridor 1,100 kilometers to the northeast. The revised zone is based on a ‘credible new lead,’ according to Australian authorities.   The Australian Maritime Safety Authority … Continued

26th Mar 2014

Australia: Search resumes for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

  International rescue teams have resumed their search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. Efforts stalled earlier this week due to rough weather conditions, a move which angered relatives of the missing passengers.   Planes and ships were deployed … Continued

24th Mar 2014

Australia follows up Chinese sighting of debris in MH370 hunt, as black box detector sent

  Searchers are targeting suspicious objects spotted by a Chinese plane looking for missing flight MH370. Ships, planes and satellites have been scouring the southern Indian Ocean. The US has sent a black box detector.   Australia, which is coordinating … Continued

23rd Mar 2014

Australia PM has ‘increasing hope’ for finding MH370 as search effort increases

Australia’s prime minister has said there is “increasing hope” in the hunt to find a missing Malaysian Airlines flight as more resources are directed to the effort. China and Japan have joined the latest search. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said … Continued

22nd Mar 2014

Chinese satellites spot debris in Indian Ocean

  [Satellite image of debri spotted by Chinese satellite] International search teams have stepped up their hunt in the remote southern Indian Ocean near Australia for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight. Chinese satellites have reportedly captured new images of debris. … Continued

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