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As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

Rapid growth and development are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons in the Asia Pacific, experts said.

Central Vietnam province struggles to clear mud left by flash floods

Roads, schools and other public spaces in Muong Xen Town, Nghe An Province are clogged with thick mud.

Indonesia raises Lombok quake death toll to 91

At least 91 people were killed when a powerful quake rocked the Indonesian resort islands of Lombok and Bali, the disaster mitigation agency said on Monday.
August 06, 2018 | 10:50 am GMT+7

How to cross a river without a bridge

Some Yen Bai residents are using a rudimentarily rigged system to get people and bikes to the other side of fast flowing waters.
July 25, 2018 | 08:52 am GMT+7

Lives of many people at stake in flood-prone northern Vietnam

Mining, deforestation and dams have destroyed their terrain and rendered them extremely vulnerable to flash floods.
July 04, 2018 | 02:02 pm GMT+7

Flash floods isolate 2,000 people in northern Vietnam

Flooding continues to disrupt daily life for thousands in Muong Te District, Lai Chau Province.
July 03, 2018 | 02:22 pm GMT+7

Landslides lay roads, homes to waste in northern Vietnam

Landslides and floods have destroyed and blocked many roads, and left at least 17 people dead.
June 26, 2018 | 10:24 am GMT+7

Huge fissure opens on rumbling Hawaiian volcano

A seventeenth fissure appears on Kilauea volcano spewing toxic gas and lava in its surrounding environment.
May 14, 2018 | 04:02 pm GMT+7

With warning drums and river clean-ups, Indonesian women head off disasters

Women can play a crucial role in minimizing the risks for their families and neighbors, experts say.
May 01, 2018 | 02:30 pm GMT+7

Storm-hit Vietnamese village in dire need of school for ethnic kids

Ethnic children in the impoverished Quang Nam are studying in temporary classrooms made from steel frames and canvas.
April 16, 2018 | 01:13 pm GMT+7

Over 1,500 houses damaged, farms devastated as hailstorms hit northern Vietnam

The storms have left many without a roof over their heads and destroyed crops that were ready for harvest.
April 16, 2018 | 11:04 am GMT+7

Thousands of Australian homes without power after cyclone hits

No deaths were reported.
March 18, 2018 | 11:36 am GMT+7

At least 2 killed, buildings collapse in magnitude 6.4 Taiwan quake

The earthquake injures more than 200.
February 07, 2018 | 07:50 am GMT+7

9 dead as huge storms batter Europe

Storm Friederike has claimed at least six lives in Germany, including two truck drivers whose vehicles were blown over by the gales.
January 19, 2018 | 09:51 am GMT+7

Deadly typhoon Tembin weakens, but Vietnam remains wary

Winds are expected to slow down to 75 kph upon making landfall, but forecasters warn at-risk residents against relaxing vigilance.
December 25, 2017 | 02:20 pm GMT+7
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