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AseanPlus News 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Taiwan temporarily bans ships sailing between an outlying island and China

Taiwan has temporarily banned ships from sailing between an outlying island chain and China in a bid to curb the spread of a killer pneumonia virus, while a top Taiwanese health official on Tuesday urged the public not to panic over the illness.

AseanPlus News 25 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Five injured as Typhoon Krovanh brushes past Hong Kong

At least five people were slightly injured and some schools suspended classes as a typhoon brought heavy rain and strong winds to Hong Kong while moving toward the southern Chinese coast, officials said Monday.

AseanPlus News 04 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

HK revives ‘bun scrambling’

A tradition here in which villagers scramble up towers of buns for good fortune will be revived after being suspended for 27 years, the government said on Friday.

AseanPlus News 14 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Two more Indon volcanoes show signs of activity

Scientists raised the alert level on two more Indonesian volcanoes yesterday, a day after a volcanic eruption on disaster-stricken Sumatra island triggered the evacuation of some 25,000 people.

Travel 09 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Safety measures

THE killer wave which hit Patong Beach last December spared Kata Bay, where Club Med is located. Only a few pockets of the resort were affected, thanks in part to an outlying island which broke the force of the wave.

World 11 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hurricane Dennis pounds storm-scarred U.S. coast

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis raced ashore on the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday with ferocious 195-kph winds and pounding waves that lashed an area still scarred by last year's storms.

World 11 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hurricane Dennis pounds storm-scarred US coast

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis raced ashore on the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday with ferocious 120-mph (195 kph) winds and pounding waves that battered an area still scarred by last year's storms.

World 11 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hurricane Dennis pounds storm-scarred US coast

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis raced ashore on the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday with ferocious 120-mph (195 kph) winds and pounding waves that battered an area still scarred by last year's storms.

World 25 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Typhoon Kaemi drenches Taiwan, approaches China

As of 0200 GMT, the centre of typhoon Kaemi was just off the western coast of Taiwan's main island, and the storm had sustained winds as high as 119 kph, including maximum gusts of 155 kph.

World 25 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Typhoon slams into China after sweeping Taiwan

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Typhoon Kaemi slammed into China on Tuesday, leading to the evacuation of hundreds of thousands, after triggering floods and cutting off power in parts of Taiwan.