Hurricane strands tourists, sparks looting in Mexico

Hurricane Odile destroyed homes and shut down airports in Mexico`s Baja California peninsula on Monday, sparking looting, marooning thousands of foreign tourists and injuring 135 people.

Looting erupts after hurricane thrashes Mexico resorts

Looters ransacked shops in Mexico`s Los Cabos beach Monday after Hurricane Odile destroyed homes, flooded streets and wrecked hotels packed with tourists.

Powerful hurricane Odile barrels through Mexico's Baja tourist haven

 Hurricane Odile barreled into the Mexican beach Mecca of Baja California early on Monday, lashing luxury resorts and ripping trees from their roots as tens of thousands of tourists hunkered down in shelters.

Norbert hits hurricane strength off Mexico

Tropical Storm Norbert surged to hurricane strength late Wednesday off Mexico`s Pacific coast, forecasters said.

Mexico on alert as Hurricane Marie threatens coast

Six Mexican states were on high alert Saturday for a strengthening Hurricane Marie, warning that torrential rain could trigger mudslides and cause rivers to break their banks.

Tropical Storm Arthur upgraded to hurricane off US

Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened into the first hurricane of the season today as it moved up the US East Coast just in time to disrupt the July 4 holiday.

Hurricane forms off Mexico, strengthens rapidly

Miami-based forecasters say the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season has formed far off Mexico`s coast.

Hurricane Cristina strengthens off coast of Mexico: US

Cristina has quickly strengthened into a category three hurricane off the southwest coast of Mexico, the US National Hurricane Center said today.

Hurricanes with female names deadlier

Hurricanes with feminine names may kill three times as many victims because people do not perceive them as being as threatening as storms named after men, scientists said.

Amanda now most potent May hurricane in East Pacific

Hurricane Amanda rapidly gained force far off of Mexico`s Pacific coast on Sunday, growing into the strongest May hurricane on modern record for the Eastern Pacific, with sustained winds of up to 155 mph.

Amanda becomes a major hurricane in the Pacific

Storm Amanda has gained strength and is now a Category Three hurricane, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre has reported.

Amanda strengthens to become season`s first hurricane

Tropical Storm Amanda intensified Saturday, becoming the season`s first hurricane as it churned off Mexico`s Pacific coast, weather officials said.

Hurricane forms off Mexico, strengthens rapidly

Miami-based forecasters say the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season has formed far off Mexico`s coast.

Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer `Hurricane` Carter dies

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice and a pop culture cause, died on Sunday at the age of 76.

Aerosols in atmosphere tend to weaken hurricanes and cyclones

A new study has shown that aerosols in the atmosphere produced from human activities tend to weaken hurricane or tropical cyclones.

Adriano resurfaces at Paranaense for Libertadores effort

Former Inter Milan and Brazil striker Adriano, who has not played a competitive match for nearly two years, has joined Atletico Paranaense for their tilt at the Libertadores Cup this year.

Grand Canyon took its present form around 6 mn years ago

A new research has suggested that the world famous Grand Canyon took its present form relatively recently, and most of it was put in place just five to six million years ago.

Deadly storm sweeps Europe, 3 killed

At least three people have been killed -- two in Britain -- as hurricane-force winds blowing at over 200 km an hour hit northern Europe, media reported Friday.

Fierce storm hits Britain cutting power lines, four killed

Local media dubbed the storm "St. Jude", after the patron saint of lost causes who is traditionally celebrated on October 28, and made comparisons to 1987 when a storm killed 18 people in Britain and felled some 15 million trees.

Cyclone Phailin `may be worse than Katrina` that hit US in 2005

The weather office may be underestimating the severity of a cyclone which is hurtling towards the east coast, a meteorologist warned on Friday, adding that it could be worse than Hurricane Katrina which devastated parts of the United States in 2005.