29th Mar 2013

North Korea issues US threat after stealth bombers arrive

North Korean state media have reported that leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his top generals to put missile units on stand-by. The claim follows the deployment of two US B-2 stealth bombers to the region.   The report from the … Continued

9th Oct 2013

China: Typhoon Fitow-triggered downpours lash E. China

  HANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Torrential rains caused by Typhoon Fitow continued to lash Shanghai City and Zhejiang Province in eastern China, inundating roads, houses and causing river dike breaches. From Saturday to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Zhejiang saw average precipitation of 201 … Continued

3rd Oct 2013

Philippines: Soldier killed, 6 wounded in clash with leftist rebels in S. Philippines

SDAVAO CITY, (Xinhua): A Philippine government soldier was killed and six others got wounded as a clash broke out anew between government troops and leftist rebels in southern Philippines on Wednesday, the military said on Thursday. The latest clash occurred … Continued

China: 58 fishermen remain missing after Typhoon Wutip
2nd Oct 2013

China: 58 fishermen remain missing after Typhoon Wutip

[Photo: Some fishermen rescued after fishing boats sank due to Typhoon Wutip]   TAISHAN, Guangdong Province, (Xinhua): Rescue work continued on Wednesday as 58 fishermen remain missing in the South China Sea after three fishing boats sank due to Typhoon … Continued

23rd Sep 2013

CHina: Typhoon Usagi kills 25 upon landfall in Guangdong

Pedestrians travel in the rain with umbrellas in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, Sept. 23, 2013. Typhoon Usagi made a landfall in Guangdong Sunday evening, bringing rainfall to the province. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)   GUANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Typhoon Usagi has … Continued

22nd Sep 2013

Philippines: 4 killed, 3 wounded as leftist rebels launch attack in S. Philippines

MANILA, (Xinhua): Four Philippine government troopers died while three others got injured as members from the leftist rebel group of New People’s Army (NPA) attacked a military detachment in Balingasag, a town in Southern Philippine province of Misamis Oriental on Sunday. … Continued

22nd Sep 2013

China: Typhoon alert closes schools in southeast China

XIAMEN, Fujian,  (Xinhua): A powerful typhoon hit China’s southeastern coast on Sunday, leaving school classes suspended and disrupting air traffic. Super Typhoon Usagi was monitored 404 km southeast of Hong Kong at 8 a.m. Sunday, packing winds of 48 meters … Continued

After Philippines, Typhoon Usagi heads for China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
21st Sep 2013

After Philippines, Typhoon Usagi heads for China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Usagi has hit the Philippines, uprooting trees, cutting off electricity and forcing hundreds to seek shelter. The storm is headed for southern China next. Usagi weakened as it made landfall over the southern part of Itbayat town in … Continued

17th Sep 2013

Japan: Three dead, 5 missing after typhoon makes landfall

TOKYO, (Xinhua): A powerful typhoon made a landfall in Japan with torrential rain and gusts hitting wide parts of the country, leaving three people dead and five others missing, according to local media on Tuesday. Man-yi, the 18th typhoon of … Continued

16th Sep 2013

Philippines: Security forces press offensive against MNLF liberation movt

  Security forces have killed or captured nearly 100 guerrillas who are holding scores of hostages in the Philippines. Four villagers have been killed, as well as six policemen and soldiers. On Sunday, security forces regained ground and pressed their … Continued

14th Sep 2013

Philippines: Shaky ceasefire hopes as MNLF holds out against government in Philippines

The vice president of the Philippines has headed to Zamboanga to discuss a truce with Muslim rebels. The standoff began on Monday when about 200 fighters stormed several coastal communities, taking residents hostage.   Vice President Jejomar Binay announced Saturday … Continued

9th Sep 2013

Philippines: At least one killed, 30 abducted in military-rebel clash in S. Philippines

MANILA, (Xinhua): A heavy firefight erupted near Zamboanga City in southern Philippines between the military and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels early Monday morning, killing at least two civilians, wounding four others, local media reported. More than 300 … Continued

9th Sep 2013

China sends work team to investigate fatal blast

BEIJING, (Xinhua): The Ministry of Public Security dispatched a work team on Monday to look into a fatal blast in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The explosion has killed two people and injured another 17, including 10 students, when … Continued

2nd Sep 2013

Japan: Heavy rainfall forces 5,000 to evacuate in western and southwestern Japan

OSAKA, (Xinhua): More than 5,000 people in western and southwestern Japan were advised on Monday to evacuate due to threats of flooding caused by heavy rain, local press reported. In the western Japanese prefecture of Hyogo, parts of which saw … Continued

1st Sep 2013

Japan: High radiation readings found at Fukushima water tank

  The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says radiation readings near one of the site’s water tanks have increased 18-fold. The find follows the discovery of a large and serious leak last week. The operator of the plant, … Continued

21st Aug 2013

Japan: 300 tons of highly radioactive water leak from Fukushima plant

TOKYO, (Xinhua): Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Tuesday that at least 300 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the storage tanks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the worst leakage yet from the tanks. TEPCO found the … Continued

21st Aug 2013

China: 21 dead in NW China flood

XINING, (Xinhua): Twenty-one people were killed and three others remain missing after a rainstorm-triggered flood in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, said local authorities on Wednesday. Sudden rainstorms and hail battered Wulan County in Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Haixi around 7 … Continued

19th Aug 2013

China: 54 killed in NE China city flood

SHENYANG, (Xinhua): The death toll has risen to 54 as of Monday morning after the worst flooding in decades ravaged Fushun City, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, said local authorities on Monday. Extreme rainstorms battered Liaoning from Thursday to Saturday, leaving … Continued

18th Aug 2013

Phillipines: 85 remain missing from Philippine ship collision

TALISAY, (Xinhua): The search operation resumed Sunday morning as 85 were still missing following ship collision in central Philippine province of Cebu, a local official said. The death toll of the mishap rose to 34 after two bodies were retrieved Sunday … Continued

18th Aug 2013

China: Guangzhou rail service suspended, 80,000 affected

GUANGZHOU, (Xinhua): Train service of Guangzhou Railway Station, a rail hub in south China, has been suspended after landslides blocked a railway artery linking Guangzhou and Beijing, Guangzhou Railway Corporation said on Sunday. The company could not confirm when the … Continued

17th Aug 2013

China: Floods kill 25 in NE China

CHANGCHUN, (Xinhua): The bodies of three people who went missing in a flood in northeast China’s Jilin Province were recovered on Saturday, local authorities said. The latest casualties brought the death toll of floods which also hit neighboring Heilongjiang and … Continued

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