23 Jul 2014
Taipei: A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.
16 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Talking tough on the Maoist menace, the Centre on Wednesday said action would be initiated against NGOs and organisations receiving funds legally from various sources and utilising it for anti-national activities.
11 Jul 2014
Tokyo: Tropical storm Neoguri churned toward the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Japan's east coast on Friday after leaving several people dead and causing havoc in other parts of the country.
08 Jul 2014
Tokyo: One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands and could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week.
21 Jan 2014
BUTUAN CITY: Emergency workers evacuated thousands of people across the southern Philippines on Tuesday, including many already made homeless by a typhoon in November, after three days of rain flooded towns and farmland.
07 Jul 2014
Tokyo: Super typhoon Neoguri was barreling toward Japan's Okinawa islands on Monday, packing violent winds and torrential rains as officials warned residents to stay indoors, while the biggest US Air Force base in the Pacific evacuated some of its aircrafts.
06 Nov 2013
Manila: The Philippines evacuated coastal areas and put emergency workers on alert on Wednesday as a storm expected to grow into a super typhoon headed towards central islands still recovering from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit in October 2013.
07 Nov 2013
Manila: Philippine officials say thousands of villagers, including those from a central province devastated recently by an earthquake, are being evacuated ahead of the arrival of one of Asia's most powerful typhoons this year.
12 Nov 2013
US and British warships were deployed on Tuesday to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines where well over 10,000 people are feared dead and countless survivors are begging for help in rain-soaked wastelands.
22 Nov 2013
United Nations: UN Humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has called for longer-term support for the Philippines people, millions of whom are affected by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, a UN spokesperson said on Thursday.