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World 01 Jun 2021 | 2:26 AM

Is it all Greek to you? Coronavirus variants get new names

GENEVA (Reuters) - Coronavirus variants with clunky, alphanumeric names have now been assigned the letters of the Greek Alphabet in a bid to simplify discussion and pronunciation while avoiding stigma.

World 01 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

More back-up names sought for busy hurricane years

MIAMI (Reuters) - Meteorologists used up so many Atlantic storm names during the 2005 hurricane season that they may have to create a new back-up list in case supplies are exhausted in future busy years, U.S. forecasters said.

World 02 Jul 2015 | 5:30 AM Premium

Fleeing a crisis, Greek migrants flock back to Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Greek translator Nikos Fotakis considers himself one of the lucky ones.

AseanPlus News 23 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Names almost used up for storms, hurricanes

I>Hurricane Alpha/I>? I>Tropical Storm Epsilon/I>? Before this year's frantic Atlantic hurricane season is out, TV forecasters and coastal residents may have to break out their Greek dictionaries.

Education 30 Sep 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

A new beginning

With a new campus in the offing and more partnerships offering flexible programmes at affordable cost coming up, Alfa International College is soaring high.

World 21 Apr 2019 | 4:10 AM Premium

Pope leads Catholics into Easter with vigil Mass

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis led the world's Roman Catholics into Easter at a vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday night, urging the faithful to live not for transient things like wealth and success but for God.

World 28 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tropical Storm Delta heads for Canary Islands

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Delta intensified to near hurricane-strength in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday and threatened to lash Spain's Canary Islands as it raced toward northwest Africa, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

World 20 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tropical Storm Gamma drenches Central America

EL PROGRESO, Honduras (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America with heavy rain on Saturday, killing at least nine people and cutting off part of the Honduran coast as the 24th major storm in a record Atlantic hurricane season cut an erratic course toward Cuba.

World 04 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hurricane Epsilon strengthens despite cool waters

MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Epsilon, the 14th hurricane of a record-breaking Atlantic storm season, defied expectations it would weaken over cool Atlantic waters and strengthened on Saturday as it churned slowly eastward.

World 04 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Storm Epsilon again regains hurricane strength

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Epsilon strengthened into a hurricane for the second time in two days on Sunday, perplexing U.S. hurricane researchers who had expected it to steadily weaken over cool Atlantic waters.