Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast; thousands without power

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept. 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona struck hurricane-force winds across eastern Canada on Saturday, blowing trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, downgraded to post-tropical … Read more

Hurricane Fiona hits Turks and Caicos as Category 3 storm and heads for Bermuda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 20 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona hit the Turks and Caicos Islands as a powerful Category 3 storm on Tuesday, pouring heavy rain and causing flooding in the Caribbean archipelago after breaking a path of destruction through the Dominican Republic had cut and Puerto Rico. US officials said the storm had … Read more

Major earthquake hits Mexico on ‘cursed’ anniversary, killing at least one

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 19 (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake hit western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating quakes that killed at least one person, damaged buildings, turned off power and sent residents of Mexico City outside scrambled for their safety. One person was killed in the Pacific port of Manzanillo when the … Read more

Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico, cutting power to the island

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 18 (Reuters) – The entire island of Puerto Rico was without power on Sunday as Hurricane Fiona made landfall, causing severe flooding and landslides before moving toward the Dominican Republic, a government agency said. The center of the storm made landfall … Read more

Strong earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan, building collapses

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Train carriages derailed, four rescued from collapsed building Tsunami warnings cancelled, chip foundries unaffected Over 600 caught by blocked mountain roads Earthquake follows 6.4 . magnitude quake on Saturday TAIPEI, Sept. 18 (Reuters) – An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit sparsely populated southeastern … Read more

Japan issues special typhoon warning as ‘unprecedented’ storm approaches

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register TOKYO, Sept. 17 (Reuters) – The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a special typhoon warning on Saturday for Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s main islands, as the region braces for a powerful and potentially destructive super typhoon. The warning came after the weather bureau … Read more

At least nine dead in flash floods in central Italy

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register CANTIANO, Italy, Sept. 16 (Reuters) – At least nine people have been killed by torrential rains and flooding in Italy’s central Marche region on Friday, authorities said as rescuers continued to search for four still missing. In Cantiano, a village near the neighboring region of Umbria, … Read more

South Korea braces for ‘very strong’ typhoon, companies curb operations

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Reuters) – South Korea raised its typhoon alert to its highest level on Monday as approaching Typhoon Hinnamnor approached forced flight cancellations, the suspension of some business activities and the closure of schools. Heavy rain and strong winds swept the south of the … Read more

Chairman of Russian oil producer Lukoil dies after falling from hospital window – source

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Sept. 1 (Reuters) – Ravil Maganov, chairman of Russia’s second-largest oil producer, Lukoil (LKOH.MM), died Thursday after falling from a hospital window in Moscow, a source familiar with … Read more

As harvest time approaches, China tells farmers to replant or switch crops

NANCHANG, China, Aug. 25 (Reuters) – As the record heatwave in China begins to ease, farmers are assessing the damage caused by a prolonged drought and the government is urging them to replant or change crops where possible. More than 70 days of extreme temperatures and little rain have wreaked havoc along the Yangtze River … Read more