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Three dead, six missing after cyclone hits Vanuatu

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:40

Three people were killed and six missing after a cyclone hit the Pacific island of Vanuatu, officials said.

Sri Lanka MeT Dept apologises over naming cyclone as ‘Mahasen’

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 16:46

Sri Lanka`s MeT department on Tuesday apologised to the Buddhist community for naming a deadly tropical cyclone `Mahasen` after a revered king.

Another storm hits NY, NJ; thousands powerless

Last Updated: Thursday, November 08, 2012, 09:52

A severe northeaster storm caused heavy snowfall across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, leaving over 160,000 residents without power and hundreds of flights cancelled.

`Superstorm Sandy is punishment for anti-Islam film`

Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012, 09:06

The US death toll from Sandy tops 90 as swathes of the east coast battle to recover, three days after being battered by the massive storm.

Over 80 killed in superstorm Sandy, 4 mn without power

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 12:02

Superstorm Sandy left a trail of bodies and wreckage on the densely-populated US East Coast, claiming over 80 lives.

US polls can`t be postponed, despite Sandy havoc

Last Updated: Thursday, November 01, 2012, 11:25

An 1845 law set the Tuesday immediately following the first Monday in November of every election year as Election Day across the US.

Jet cancels flights, AI flights delayed due to Hurricane Sandy

Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2012, 10:17

US President Barack Obama has declared emergency in a number of states including New York, New Jersey, Virginia, District of Columbia and Massachusetts.

Sandy pounds Bahamas after killing 21 in Caribbean

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 14:39

Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas after leaving 21 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm.

Big storm threatens US East Coast

Last Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012, 10:16

An unusual nasty mix of a hurricane and a winter storm that forecasters are now calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the US East Coast next week.

Hurricane Sandy kills two in Jamaica

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 11:20

Hurricane Sandy has made landfall in south-east Cuba as a strong Category 2 storm.

US: Jindal defends Romney visit to Louisiana

Last Updated: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 10:08

Mitt Romney has visited an emergency centre in hurricane-damaged Louisiana, a day after accepting the Republican nomination for US president.

Isaac drenches Louisiana, Mississippi; kills power

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 11:15

US President Barack Obama declared federal emergencies in Louisiana and Mississippi, allowing federal aid to be freed up for affected areas.