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

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

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`

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US: Jindal defends Romney visit to Louisiana

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

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

Hurricane Isaac: Jindal seeks more aid from Obama

Louisiana`s Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal has shot off a second letter to US President Barack Obama within days.

US: Isaac floods homes in Louisiana

The office of Louisiana`s Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal said 1,500 people had been evacuated with 1,500 more needing rescue.

Typhoon Tembin batters Taiwan with rain, wind

No casualties were reported as Typhoon Tembin swooped its way across Pingtung and Kaohsiung counties.

Heavy rains hit China; 4 killed, 500 evacuated

Two people were killed and two others missing after Typhoon Kai-Tak lashed south China`s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Typhoon Kai-Tak causes havoc in China

Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports in China with transport services being suspended as Typhoon Kai-Tak battered southern regions.

New storm hits north Philippines; at least 2 dead

Tropical Storm Kai-Tak slammed ashore in northeastern Isabela province with maximum winds of 100 kilometres per hour and higher gusts.

Two typhoons lash China; over a million evacuated

More than a million people were evacuated to safe places as gales and rainstorms triggered by two typhoons lashed east China`s coastal regions.