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World 30 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Samoa tsunami toll may exceed 100, hundreds injured

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A series of tsunamis smashed into the Pacific island nations of American and Western Samoa, killing possibly more than 100 people, destroying villages and injuring hundreds, officials said on Wednesday.

World 30 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Samoa tsunami toll may exceed 100, hundreds injured

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A series of tsunamis smashed into the Pacific island nations of American and Western Samoa killing possibly more than 100 people, destroying villages and injuring hundreds, officials said on Wednesday.

World 30 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Samoa tsunami toll may exceed 100, hundreds injured

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A series of tsunamis smashed into the Pacific island nations of American and Western Samoa killing possibly more than 100 people, destroying villages and injuring hundreds, officials said on Wednesday.

World 30 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Typhoon threatens floods, kills 33 in Vietnam

HANOI (Reuters) - The biggest floods in decades threatened Vietnam's central provinces on Wednesday after a powerful typhoon swept into the country after wreaking havoc in the Philippines.

World 30 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Asia-Pacific at risk if climate change ignored - ADB

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Asia-Pacific countries face food and energy shortages, worsening poverty and declining crop yields if they ignore climate change, according to studies released on Wednesday.

World 30 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Climate change to cost poor states $100 bln/yr - study

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Developing countries will need to spend as much as $100 billion annually for the next 40 years to adapt to more extreme and severe weather changes, according to a World Bank study issued on Wednesday.

World 30 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam fights floods after typhoon, toll hits 40

HOI AN, Vietnam (Reuters) - Vietnam's central provinces battled the biggest floods in decades on Wednesday caused by a powerful typhoon that swept into the country after wreaking havoc in the Philippines.

World 29 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Typhoon kills 32 in Vietnam; Philippine toll at 246

HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon slammed into central Vietnam on Tuesday, killing 32 people and flooding towns and villages along the country's long coastline after leaving a trail of destruction in the Philippines.

World 29 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Typhoon kills 32 in Vietnam; Philippine toll at 246

HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon slammed into central Vietnam on Tuesday, killing 32 people and flooding towns and villages along the country's long coastline after leaving a trail of destruction in the Philippines.

World 29 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Philippines braces for new storm as toll hits 246

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine authorities braced on Tuesday for another storm as the toll from rain and floods from a weekend typhoon, now bearing down on Vietnam, rose to 246 dead while damages climbed to nearly $100 million.