User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Typhoons
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RAF killed '4,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria' 7.3.2019 BBC: Front Page
But the bombing raids have only killed one civilian since 2014, the Ministry of Defence says.
People Need to Be Scared About Climate Change. They Also Need to Recognize That It’s Not Too Late. 6.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In just the past year, the public conversation on climate change has turned dire. Wildfires scorched parts of the American West, wiping an entire town off the map. Blazes also torched parts of Greece, which—along with many regions above the equator—was suffering through […]
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To Fear or Not to Fear: A Conversation About Climate 6.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In just the past year, the public conversation on climate change has turned dire. Wildfires scorched parts of the American West, wiping an entire town off the map. Blazes also torched parts of Greece, which—along with many regions above the equator—was suffering through […]
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North Korea Cutting Food Rations By Almost Half 22.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
North Korea said in the memo that it planned to reduce food rations by 10.5 ounces for a "family of blue or white collar workers," going from 1.2 pounds (550 grams) of food per day to 0.66 pounds (300 grams) per day.
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Trade Friction Stymies Growth in Germany and Japan 15.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Europe
Japan and Germany avoided slipping into recession as 2018 drew to a close, but the world’s third- and fourth-largest economies seem set for a year of weak growth amid uncertainty about global trade.
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In the name of ‘fake news,’ Asian governments tighten control on social media 9.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Su Chii-cherng, head of the Taiwan government office in Osaka, committed suicide in September after he was criticized in mainstream news reports for not having made arrangements to rescue Taiwanese tourists temporarily stranded at a typhoon-flooded Japanese airport.

As it turned out, the foreign...

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Philippines deadly storm and landslides kill more than 60 31.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
An official says people did not take precautions as the storm was not classed as a typhoon.
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BAE Systems to recruit 700 apprentices 27.12.2018 BBC: Business
Almost half of the additional apprentices will be based at two plants in Lancashire.
Climate change: Huge costs of warming impacts in 2018 27.12.2018 BBC: World
Ten weather events linked to climate change caused damage over $1bn in 2018, according to a study.
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China's transformation happens slowly on the Pearl River Delta 26.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Lang Shanmei used to stand on her jetty and watch the construction of the towering bridge taking shape near her village in the Pearl River Delta.

Then one day a year back, when the vast expanse was about half-built, building mysteriously stopped. The “headless bridge,” as locals now call it, looms...

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Japan picks 'disaster' character to define 2018 12.12.2018 BBC: World
In its annual vote, the Japanese people picked the character "disaster" to symbolise their year.
Prince William and Kate bring gifts to RAF base in Cyprus 5.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
A gift for a family member serving abroad this Christmas? William and Catherine do a special delivery.
Ben Lecomte: Swimmer abandons attempt to swim Pacific 27.11.2018 BBC: World
Ben Lecomte's effort aimed to raise awareness of climate change but his support boat became damaged.
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Japan GDP: Natural disasters hit economic growth 14.11.2018 BBC: Business
Rising protectionism could threaten exports and the growth outlook for the world's third largest economy.
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Super Typhoon Yutu: S Korea begins airlift of trapped tourists 27.10.2018 BBC: World
Super Typhoon Yutu hit the Northern Marianas this week, causing widespread disruption.
Typhoon Yutu 'All but Destroyed' U.S. Island 26.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
One of the most powerful storms of the year—packing sustained winds up to 180 miles an hour—roared through U.S. territories in the western Pacific, smashing homes and flattening power lines.
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World's longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens 23.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
The $20bn bridge spanning 55km is an engineering marvel but has been dogged by safety issues and delays.
Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge: World's longest sea bridge in pictures 22.10.2018 BBC: World
The 55km bridge and tunnel linking Hong Kong to mainland China via Macau is set to open, years late.
Cherry blossoms bloom unexpectedly in Japan 18.10.2018 BBC: World
The flowers famous for blooming very briefly every spring have made a surprise appearance.
Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration 15.10.2018 BBC: Science
The UK-led supersonic car project runs into a major funding roadblock that could stall it for good.
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