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Vietnam, Japan building satellite for natural disaster prevention

Vietnamese and Japanese engineers are building a satellite that will aid Vietnam’s disaster prevention efforts when launched in a few years.

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city has soared to ...

Foreign aid picks up for Indonesia's desperate quake survivors

Efforts to help survivors of Indonesia's devastating earthquake have gathered pace as concern grew for hundreds of thousands with little food and water.
October 04, 2018 | 11:46 am GMT+7

Quake-hit Indonesia asks for help, graves dug for 1,000-plus

Indonesian volunteers dug mass graves for more than 1,000 bodies on Monday after a quake and tsunami devastated swathes of Sulawesi, as authorities appealed for international help.
October 01, 2018 | 01:26 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam and elsewhere, ‘disaster capitalism’ is at play

Nature and the poor are paying the price for profits earned by the rich.
September 20, 2018 | 08:54 am GMT+7

Residents of hurricane-hit US town start to pick up the pieces

With rain still falling and no electricity, residents of New Bern, North Carolina are starting to pick up the pieces after devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.
September 16, 2018 | 06:20 pm GMT+7

Typhoon Mangkhut rips through Hong Kong as Philippines toll rises

The typhoon rocked Hong Kong before striking mainland China on Sunday, injuring scores and sending skyscrapers swaying.
September 16, 2018 | 06:18 pm GMT+7

Typhoon Mangkhut smashes the Philippines, barrels towards Hong Kong

At least 25 people have died as Super Typhoon Mangkhut swept through the Philippines, and the death toll could go higher.
September 16, 2018 | 10:31 am GMT+7

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes into Philippines, forecast to move on to Vietnam

Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday with violent winds and torrential rains.
September 15, 2018 | 09:26 am GMT+7

Storm Barijat to devolve into depression as Mangkhut heads for South China Sea

Barijat, currently heading towards northern Vietnam, could weaken into a tropical depression Friday morning, meteorologists say.
September 12, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Weekend downpour drenches Saigon in traffic chaos

After a heavy downpour inundated several Saigon streets Saturday, bedlam ensued as many waterlogged engines shut down.
September 09, 2018 | 11:42 am GMT+7

Flash floods, landslides caused by rain claim 14 lives in Vietnam

The heavy flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rains in northern and central provinces have left 14 people dead.
September 04, 2018 | 10:40 am GMT+7

Vietnamese army ready to help disaster-hit countries

The Vietnamese army is capable of conducting relief operations abroad upon request, a senior military official said Monday.
August 20, 2018 | 03:25 pm GMT+7

HCMC urged to spend $6.7 mln to prevent airport flooding

Municipal agency says preventing flooding at the Tan Son Nhat Airport is an “urgent and vital” task.
August 19, 2018 | 12:18 pm GMT+7

Northern Vietnam braces for yet another tropical storm

Storm Bebinca could deposit 250-350mm of rainfall on northern Vietnam when it hits the region on Thursday.
August 13, 2018 | 04:06 pm GMT+7
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