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2006-07-17 01:27:17

BEIJING (Reuters) - Torrential rains killed at least 164 people across south China over the weekend, flooding major cities, sweeping away houses and cutting off a main rail link, state media reported on Monday. The rains were triggered by Tropical Storm Bilis, which killed dozens in the Philippines and Taiwan before hitting China on Friday. Forecasters had said the storm would weaken as it hit China, but instead it wrought havoc across the country's south. Downpours continued on...

2006-07-16 04:22:58

BEIJING (Reuters) - At least 48 people died in rainstorms and floods as Typhoon Bilis scythed across southeast China, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. It said emergency workers rescued 11 seamen on Saturday from a sinking Russian vessel in stormy seas off the Chinese coast. Bilis ravaged the Philippines and Taiwan before hitting China on Friday. It caused widespread damage before being downgraded to a tropical storm. Hardest hit was the inland province of Hunan,...

2006-07-15 22:30:37

BEIJING (Reuters) - Typhoon Bilis killed at least 42 people and left more than 100 missing as it swept across southeast China at the weekend, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. It said emergency workers rescued 11 seamen on Saturday from a sinking Russian vessel in stormy seas off the Chinese coast. Bilis ravaged the Philippines and Taiwan before hitting China, where it toppled houses and caused widespread damage before being downgraded to a tropical storm. Hardest...

2006-07-13 22:54:46

MANILA (Reuters) - The wake of typhoon Bilis swept away from the northern Philippines on Friday after killing at least 14 people, causing dozens of minor landslides and flooding large areas of the main island of Luzon, disaster officials said. Damage to property and agriculture appeared to be minimal after the storm hit the northeastern coast of Luzon on Tuesday but many parts of Ilocos, Cagayan and the Cordillera mountains were isolated by landslides and floods. "Most of the...

2006-07-12 20:44:25

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan was braced on Thursday for the arrival of tropical storm Bilis, with heavy rains and strong winds already battering eastern parts of the island and forcing schools and offices to close in central areas. By 0100 GMT, the eye of the storm, which killed four people in the Philippines, was about 300 km (180 miles) east of Taiwan and traveling northwest at 17 kph, with sustained winds of up to 90 kph and maximum gusts of 119 kph, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau...

2006-07-09 22:38:45

BEIJING (Reuters) - Floods and landslides have killed more than 30 people across China in recent days, state media said on Monday, as a typhoon threatening eastern cities stayed away and weakened into a tropical storm. Seven oilfield workers were killed in a landslide in the northwestern province of Gansu on Thursday, the China Daily said. Sixteen died in the southwestern province of Yunnan on Thursday and Friday and a landslide in the suburbs of Taiyuan, capital of the northern...

2005-07-18 09:48:37

By Richard Dobson TAIPEI (Reuters) - China evacuated over 600,000 people from coastal areas on Monday after typhoon Haitang slammed into Taiwan, killing up to four people, injuring 25 and forcing offices, schools and markets to shut across the island. At 1300 GMT, Haitang was packing maximum winds of 144 km/h (89 mph), down from a previous 184 km/h, and gusts of up to 180 km/h, weaker than the earlier 227 km/h, said Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau. If the typhoon stays on its present...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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