Feared typhoon glances off Eastern China coast, limiting damage

China`s eastern coast took less of a battering than feared after Super Typhoon Chan-hom changed course and lost much of its strength shortly after making landfall near Shanghai late on Saturday.

Typhoon grounds domestic flights in South Korea
Typhoon grounds domestic flights in South Korea

Domestic flights were cancelled in South Korea Sunday as Typhoon Chan-hom brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to southwestern provinces.

Typhoon lashes China after more than a million people evacuated

One of the most powerful typhoons to strike eastern China in decades disrupted air, rail and sea transport on Saturday after forcing the evacuation of more than a million people from the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, state media reported.

China cancels trains, closes schools in preparation for typhoon

The Chinese government suspended train services, shut down schools and forced ships to return to ports in the southern province of Guangzhou, in preparation of typhoon Linfa on Thursday.

Unseasonal storm wreaks havoc in Marshalls

 Residents in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro attempted a clean up Saturday after a powerful storm damaged houses and smashed boats while another unseasonal typhoon brewed nearby.

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.