Typhoon to hit China's southern island of Hainan, seen easing drought

More than 40,000 people have been evacuated from China`s southern island of Hainan ahead of the expected landfall of the year`s first typhoon late on Monday, although it should help ease a severe drought, state media said.

Typhoon to hit China's Hainan, seen easing drought
Typhoon to hit China's Hainan, seen easing drought

 The first typhoon of the year to hit China is expected to make landfall on or near the southern island of Hainan on Monday, which should help ease a severe drought on the tourist centre and rubber producer, state news agency Xinhua said.

Climate debate takes global pulse ahead of Paris summit

From the typhoon-ravaged Philippines to the Arizona desert, thousands of people gathered across 79 countries Saturday for what was touted as the world`s largest-ever public debate on climate change.

Over 1,000 flee as Typhoon Noul threatens northern Philippines
Over 1,000 flee as Typhoon Noul threatens northern Philippines

More than 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes as Typhoon Noul approached the northern Philippines, threatening flash floods, landslides and tsunami-like storm surges, government agencies warned on Sunday.

Taiwan issues warning as Typhoon Noul approaches island

Taiwan issued a warning on Sunday morning as Typhoon Noul approached the island.

Ferries shut down as Typhoon Noul approaches Philippines

Ferry services were shut down and some seaside communities were warned they could be swamped by large waves as Typhoon Noul drew closer to the Philippines on Saturday, officials said.

Thousands evacuated in Philippines as powerful typhoon nears

 The Philippines on Saturday evacuated thousands of people in the northeastern part of its main island of Luzon on Saturday, less than 24 hours before a powerful typhoon was expected to make landfall.

Lisa Ray's birthday plans changed due to typhoon Maysak
Lisa Ray's birthday plans changed due to typhoon Maysak

 Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray, who wanted to celebrate her birthday at a private resort in the Philippines on Saturday, had to change her plan due to typhoon Maysak.

Typhoon hurtles toward central Philippines, tourists warned

The Philippines put troops on alert on Wednesday and prepared food and medical supplies as it warned residents and tourists along its eastern coast to be ready for a super typhoon expected to land some time in the next 72 hours.

Weakened Tropical Storm Bavi moves into Guam, Marianas

A tropical storm packing steady rains and gusty winds moved into Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday, after forecasters cancelled a typhoon watch for the area.

France`s Hollande visits typhoon-hit Philippine town

French President Francois Hollande on Friday visited a remote Philippine town devastated by one of the world`s strongest typhoons, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit.

Millions to gather for pope in stormy Philippines

Pope Francis will celebrate mass with millions in the Philippine capital on Sunday in what could be the world`s biggest papal gathering, capping off a dramatic trip in the Catholic Church`s Asian heartland.

Rains threaten papal mass on storm-hit Philippine island

 The Philippines was watching nervously on Sunday as a tropical storm threatened a typhoon-prone central island that Pope Francis will visit this week on his tour of the fervently Catholic nation.

Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines` typhoon coast

 Life is a constant throw of the dice for farmer Nilo Dilao and other residents of the Philippine island of Samar, the ground zero for many of East Asia`s deadliest storms.

Typhoon Hagupit displaces 1.6 mn, toll 27

Typhoon Hagupit, which has left at least 27 people dead and 1.6 million displaced in the Philippines, was downgraded Tuesday from a storm to a tropical depression after passing through the nation's capital where it caused flooding at several places but no major damage.

Typhoon howls through Philippines, more than 1 million flee
Typhoon howls through Philippines, more than 1 million flee

A powerful typhoon tore through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power poles and cut off communications in areas where thousands were killed by a massive storm just over a year ago.

Philippines typhoon sparks calls for climate action

While loved ones braced for the full impact of Typhoon Hagupit back home, Filipino activists in Lima urged climate negotiators Saturday to act with more urgency in drafting a global plan to limit such potentially life-threatening events.

Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

They may have different names according to the region they hit, but typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are all violent tropical storms that can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Typhoon Hagupit slams into Philippines, one million evacuated
Typhoon Hagupit slams into Philippines, one million evacuated

A powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing lashing rain and strong winds that felled trees, ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago.

Rains lash disaster-weary Philippines as typhoon nears
Rains lash disaster-weary Philippines as typhoon nears

Heavy rain and strong winds began to hit the eastern Philippines on Saturday ahead of a giant storm threatening more devastation to areas yet to recover from a super typhoon that killed thousands.