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Flights grounded as Typhoon Halong heads for south Japan
Flights grounded as Typhoon Halong heads for south Japan

A strong typhoon lashed large areas of southwest Japan on Saturday, grounding some 460 flights and stranding thousands of holidaymakers.

Flights grounded as Typhoon Halong heads for south Japan
Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland
Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland

Typhoon Neoguri bore down on the Japanese mainland after slamming into the southern Okinawa island chain, killing two people and leaving a trail of damage.

Typhoon Neoguri bears down on Japanese mainland
Japan on highest typhoon alert, 480,000 urged to take shelter
Japan on highest typhoon alert, 480,000 urged to take shelter

Japan braced Tuesday for one of its worst storms in years as typhoon Neoguri barrelled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with the national weather agency issuing its highest alert and nearly half-a-million people urged to take shelter.

Japan on highest typhoon alert, 480,000 urged to take shelter
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Tropical storm Boris to slam Mexico, Guatemala

Tropical storm Boris bore down on Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday, bringing drenching rains all the way to the Guatemala border, days after deadly flooding and mudslides in the region.

Tropical storm Boris to slam Mexico, Guatemala
Big quake rattles Tokyo, 17 injured
Big quake rattles Tokyo, 17 injured

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo early Monday, lightly injuring 17 people, but officials stressed there was no risk of a tsunami.

Big quake rattles Tokyo, 17 injured
Australia's far north battens down for major cyclone
Australia's far north battens down for major cyclone

Australia's sparsely populated northern tip was Thursday preparing for the largest cyclone to hit the area since Cyclone Yasi smashed into Queensland in 2011, ripping homes from their foundations and devastating crops.

Australia's far north battens down for major cyclone
6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Java
6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Java

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's main island of Java on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, but local officials said there was no risk of a tsunami.

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Java
©Reuters/Gene Blevins
Australia endures hottest year on record

Australia experienced its hottest year on record in 2013, the Bureau of Meteorology said Friday, enduring the longest heatwave ever recorded Down Under as well as destructive bushfires.

Australia endures hottest year on record
High winds, rain lash Europe, leaving two dead, one missing at sea
High winds, rain lash Europe, leaving two dead, one missing at sea

High winds and heavy rain battered parts of Europe on Monday, leaving at least two people dead and one man lost at sea off France, and disrupting travel two days from Christmas.

High winds, rain lash Europe, leaving two dead, one missing at sea
Power cuts, evacuations as Cyclone Evan lashes Samoa
Power cuts, evacuations as Cyclone Evan lashes Samoa

Flash floods and power cuts hit the Samoan capital Apia Thursday as Tropical Cyclone Evan lashed the Pacific island nation with high winds and heavy rain.

Power cuts, evacuations as Cyclone Evan lashes Samoa
US suffers worst drought in 56 years
US suffers worst drought in 56 years

The United States is experiencing its widest-spread drought in 56 years, according to a release by the nation's meteorological agency Monday.

US suffers worst drought in 56 years

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