CWB issues extremely torrential rain alerts for southern Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Friday morning issued torrential rain warnings for mountainous areas in Chiayi County and Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan, forecasting accumulated ra...

Breaking News! Work, classes canceled in 5 Kaohsiung districts due to torrential rains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Work and classes have been canceled in five districts as of noon today (Aug. 15) in Kaohsiung as torrential rain is causing treacherous conditions. As heavy rains continue t...

Fatality reported during heavy rain, flooding in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Amid the torrential rains and heavy flooding which struck southern Taiwan over the past couple days, a woman in Kaohsiung was found dead on Tuesday (Aug. 13) after apparently b...

Offices and schools closed in Tainan due to heavy rain in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Offices and schools in Tainan City are closed on Tuesday (August 13) due to an overnight downpour, announced the city government early Tuesday morning. Tainan Mayor Hua...

Heavy rain alert issued in 11 counties, cities as SW Taiwan sees heavy flooding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory in 11 counties and cities in western and southern Taiwan this morning (Aug. 13) as nearly 280 mm of rain fell ...

1 death, 7 injuries, blackouts reported from Typhoon Lekima in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan today (Aug. 9), there has been one death and seven injuries in Taipei attributed to the storm and another death from T...

Philippines: At least 7 dead, 31 rescued after boats capsize

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine coast guard says at least seven people died and 31 others were rescued when three ferry boats separately capsized in bad weather between two central island pr...

Powerful storm in Balkans injures several, causes damage

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A powerful storm in the Balkans has injured several people as strong winds and heavy rain uprooted trees, damaged roofs and cut power in parts of the region. ...

Flash flooding swamps Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Flash flooding has hit the capital of Sierra Leone after torrential rains. Serious damage is reported on Friday in Freetown as homes and vehicles are sw...

UK town evacuated over fears of dam collapse

LONDON (AP) — British police have ordered the evacuation of a town of 6,500 residents in northwest England over fears that a dam could collapse. The Derbyshire Police force says resi...

Developing tropical storm to bring rain to Taiwan by Thursday: CWB

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) A low pressure system over the South China Sea could develop into a tropical storm in the next two days and bring rain to Taiwan by Thursday, the Central Weather Bureau said Tues...

Death toll rises to 38 in China landslide, 13 still missing

BEIJING (AP) — Search and rescue workers have found 38 bodies from a landslide that struck a village in China last week, with 13 other people still unaccounted for. State broadcaster...

Mississippi River city ponders a wall it has long rejected

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of communities line the Mississippi River on its 2,348-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, but Davenport, Iowa, stands out for the simple reason that people there can a...

Africa's booming cities face a severe toilet crisis

MAKINDYE-LUKULI, Uganda (AP) — The darkening clouds are ominous for many in this urban neighborhood, promising rushing rainwaters stinking of human waste from overflowing septic tanks. ...

Rescuers evacuate passengers from flooded train in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers in India have evacuated more than 500 passengers from a train after it got stuck in Monsoon floodwaters between two stations near Mumbai. A statement by Ind...