TROPICAL

  • Highest number of newborns die in India annually May 20, 2014

    London: More than seven lakh newborn babies die in India every year, the highest number of such deaths globally, a new study has claimed. Each year 5.5 million babies enter and leave the world without being recorded and one in three newborns over 45 million babies do not...
  • Twentyeight die in Vietnam floods, nine missing November 17, 2013

    Flooding in Vietnam has killed at least 28 people since Friday, with nine others missing and nearly 80,000 displaced, state media and government reports said, after a tropical depression dumped heavy rains across central regions of the country. In Quang Ngai province, where nine were killed and four people are missing,...
  • Tropical Storm Karen continues to move toward Northern Gulf coast October 5, 2013

    Tropical Storm Karen weakened overnight but kept chugging toward the northern Gulf Coast on Saturday, with forecasters predicting rain, potential flooding and a decrease in speed later in the day. The National Hurricane Center reported early Saturday that Karen's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 40 mph, making it a weak...
  • Deadly Mexico storms kill 42, leave 40,000 stranded in floods September 17, 2013

    Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf on Monday, killing at least 42 people and stranding some 40,000 tourists in the Pacific resort of Acapulco amid some of the worst flooding in decades. Tropical Depression Ingrid battered Mexico's northern Gulf coast, shutting some of...
  • Viral: Foam fills Australian town during wild weather January 29, 2013

    A stretch of Australia's Sunshine Coast has been blanketed in sea foam. Swept ashore by the remnants of a tropical cyclone that struck Australia last week. Some reports suggested that people living in the Australian town of Mooloolaba woke up on Monday to find parts of the small beach town in...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Economic losses could amount to $ 20 bn October 30, 2012

    Superstorm Sandy has left 11 people dead in New York and three other states. Reports say the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant, on the New Jersey coast has been put on alert due to high sea levels caused by storm. There have been more than 12,000 flight cancellations so far. ...
  • US: 5 reasons why Sandy is expected to be a superstorm October 28, 2012

    1. A Northbound Hurricane Hurricane Sandy is moving slowly toward the northnortheast but is expected to turn to the north and west later Sunday and Monday, forecasters say. At some point, it's expected to become what's known as an extratropical storm. Unlike a tropical system like a hurricane, which gets its...
  • US: Superstorm threat launches mass evacuations October 28, 2012

    Ship Bottom, NJ: Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don't get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern US will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned...
  • US: Hurricane Sandy downgraded to tropical storm October 27, 2012

    Bloomsburg: The National Weather Service has downgraded Sandy from a hurricane to a tropical storm but warns that "widespread impacts" are still expected into next week for the US East Coast. The storm was expected to increase in speed and move away from the Bahamas and parallel to the southeast...
  • Tropical storm 'Isaac' heads for US Gulf Coast August 27, 2012

    Florida: Tropical Storm Isaac lashed south Florida with winds and heavy rain on Monday after battering the Caribbean, threatening to interrupt most US offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and disrupting plans for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Isaac is expected to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane...
  • Tropical storm stalls US satellite launch August 25, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: A tropical storm forced the delay of the US space agency's launch of a pair of satellites to Earth's harsh radiation belts, just four minutes before the rockets fired. The countdown was halted early on Saturday for the second time in as many days. NASA initially said it would try...
  • Tropical Storm 'Ernesto' churns toward Jamaica August 4, 2012

    Dominica: Tropical Storm Ernesto churned over open waters early Saturday on a path toward Jamaica and Mexico after dumping heavy rain on islands in the eastern Caribbean. The US National Hurricane Center said Ernesto was expected to approach Jamaica on Sunday and strengthen into a hurricane on Monday on a route...
  • Suicide 2nd biggest killer among young Indians June 22, 2012

    London: Suicide has become the second leading cause of death of young people in India, which has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, according to a study published in Lancet. "Suicide kills nearly as many Indian men aged 1529 as transportation accidents and nearly as many young...
  • Briton dies of rabies after dogbite in India May 29, 2012

    London: A British woman who contracted rabies after being bitten by a dog during a recent visit to India has died, making her first victim of the disease in the country since 2002, health officials announced on Monday night. The unnamed woman was being treated was diagnosed with the potentially...
  • Hurricane Jova bears down on Mexican coast October 12, 2011

    Manzanillo: Hurricane Jova bore down on a vulnerable Mexican coastline late on Tuesday as people hunkered down in homes and shelters in tourist resorts and floodprone mountain villages. Jova had weakened some before swirling to within 60 miles (95 kilometers) of shore, but it still had maximum sustained winds of 100...
  • Oil workers missing off stormy Mexico coast September 10, 2011

    Mexico: Mexico's state oil company said on Friday it was searching for 10 workers from a Texasbased company who evacuated from a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Tropical Storm Nate. Petroleos Mexicanos said it has two ships searching in the area where the workers, employed by Houstonbased...
  • Massive evacuation ordered in US due to flooding September 9, 2011

    WilkesBarre: Nearly 100,000 people in Pennsylvania and New York were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee produced more flooding in the US. At Binghamton, New York, the wide river broke a flood record and flowed over retaining walls downtown. About 128...
  • US: tropical storm Lee hits Louisiana coast September 4, 2011

    New Orleans: Tropical Storm Lee crawled onto southern Louisiana's coast on Sunday as New Orleans prepared for one of the biggest tests of its flood defenses since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. The National Hurricane Center said Lee's center was about 125 miles (200 km) westsouthwest of New Orleans,...
  • Tropical Storm Jose brushes past Bermuda August 29, 2011

    Bermuda: Tropical Storm Jose spun just to the west of Bermuda on Sunday, buffeting the wealthy British territory with gusty winds and intermittent showers before heading out into the open Atlantic. The 10th named storm of the season passed about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Bermuda with sustained winds of...
  • Cyclone Phet hits Pak's coast, 10 killed June 7, 2010

    Islamabad: Ten people died and thousands were left homeless as tropical cyclone Phet brought heavy rain and flooding to Pakistan's coast, officials said on Monday. The chief port of Karachi was spared the brunt of the cyclone, which made landfall 80 km to the south at Thatta district late on Sunday....
  • Ten killed as cyclone Phet strikes Pakistan June 7, 2010

    Islamabad: Ten people died and thousands were left homeless as tropical cyclone Phet brought heavy rain and flooding to Pakistan's coast, officials said on Monday. The chief port of Karachi was spared the brunt of the cyclone, which made landfall 80 km to the south at Thatta district late Sunday. Qamaruz Zaman...
  • Cyclone 'Phet' could cause rains in Saurasthra June 6, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Centered closer to Gujarat more than before, the weakened tropical cyclone 'Phet', could cause heavy rains in Saurasthra and Kutch regions, besides showers in all districts of the state. Phet is centred 800 km westnorth west of Naliya in Kutch district of Gujarat against a distance of 950 km a...
  • Tropical Storm kills 142 in Central America June 1, 2010

    Guatemala City: Flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 142 people and left thousands homeless in Central America, officials have said. Dozens of people are still missing and emergency crews are struggling to reach isolated communities cut off by washedout roads and collapsed bridges caused...
  • 73 killed in Guatemala tropical storm May 31, 2010

    Guatemala City: At least 73 people were killed after a tropical storm hit the Pacific coast of Guatemala, officials said. The toll caused by the storm has risen to 73, the disaster relief authority spokesman David de Leon said on Sunday. Rescuers reported deaths in several parts of the country,...
  • Really Tough Movie Quiz: Answers and winners April 25, 2009

    Here are the results of last week's Really Tough Movie Quiz are out. Find out if you are one of the lucky winners. Q1) Identify this popular comedy from the names of these characters who appear in it: Jim Levenstein Michelle Flaherty Steve Stifler Ans: American Pie Q2) Take a look at this...
  • Tropical storm Fengshen hits China, floods kill 3 June 28, 2008

    New Delhi: China's season of sorrow continues as a tropical storm Fengshen has brought heavy rains and floods to the southern manufacturing hub of Guangdong province. Landslides have killed three people and the authorities have posted "orange" notices warning that water levels in 13 reservoirs have risen dangerously high. The people have...
  • Hollywood all set to tickle your funny bone in 2008 March 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Hollywood has some exciting new flicks in store for 2008, with George Clooney back in the director's chair in Leatherheads and Ben stiller aiming to tickle your funny bone with Tropic Thunder, along with Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell. The eversosexy George Clooney dons the director's hat yet again...
  • Storm grounds space shuttle Atlantis August 29, 2006

    Cape Canaveral (Florida): With Tropical Storm Ernesto closing in, NASA gave up on a Tuesday shuttle launch and prepared to roll Atlantis back to the hangar unless the storm changed course. The shuttle's 12hour trip back to the Vehicle Assembly Building would mean a delay of at least eight days,...