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Tropical Storm Meari hammers Japan with heavy rainfall, wind

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on Japan's main Honshu island as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. ...

Tropical Storm Meari hammers Japan with heavy rainfall, wind

TOKYO (AP) — Tropical Storm Meari unleashed heavy rains on Japan's main Honshu island as it headed northward Saturday toward the capital, Tokyo, according to Japanese weather officials. ...

Row boat capsizes in Indian river; 3 dead, 16 missing

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A large row boat taking villagers to a festival capsized in a flooded river in northern India on Thursday, leaving at least three people dead and 16 others missing, police said. ...

Taiwan donates US$200,000 for Philippine quake relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced Wednesday (Aug. 10) a donation of US$200,000 (NT$5.99 million) to the relief efforts of the Philippines hit by a strong earthquake last month. A magnit...

Recovery underway in South Korea's rain-hit capital area

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cleanup and recovery efforts gained pace in South Korea’s greater capital region Wednesday as skies cleared after two days of record-breaking rainfall that unleashed flash fl...

'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead. ...

Rains in S. Korea turn Seoul's roads to rivers, leave 8 dead

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea’s capital region, turning Seoul's streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods cascading into subway stations. ...

Report: 7 Iraqi tourists killed by floods in northeast Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed seven Iraqi tourists in northeastern Iran on Saturday, Iranian state media reported, the latest in rising casualty tolls as the downpou...

At least 4 killed in Iran landslide triggered by heavy rains

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A landslide triggered by heavy rains in Iran's capital killed at least four people Thursday, Iranian state TV reported. The report said heavy rains in the early h...

Taiwan offers help with earthquake rescue efforts in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is offering to help with rescue efforts after a massive earthquake struck the northern Philippines on Wednesday (July 27). At 8:43 a.m. that morning, a magnitude...

Powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes Philippines

MANILA, July 27 (Reuters) - A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday killing fourpeople, damaging buildings and sending strong tremors through th...

Strong quake kills 2, injures dozens in northern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake left at least two people dead and injured dozens in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, where the temblor set off small landslides and damaged buildin...

Philippines: Powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks nation

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on the island of Luzon on Wednesday, damaging buildings and triggering landslides. Tremors as far away as the capital Manila, where high-ris...

TRA tests Taiwan-made safety system to spot alien objects on tracks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first made-in-Taiwan safety system to detect alien objects on rail tracks and slow down the speed of oncoming trains has been tested successfully, the Taiwan Railways ...

Eric Chu's weak position in KMT threatens plan to radically reboot party

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) is attempting to force the party to radically shift the course it has been on for the last twenty-plus years. After losing two n...