Category - Asia


Philippines: Manila: Pasay City: warning for Canadians

Philippines: Exercise high degree of caution Canadians should maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all times and avoid any protests, demonstrations, political rallies, or large gatherings as they may turn violent without notice. On September 28, 2012, the US Embassy in Manila issued an Emergency Message to advise American citizens in the […]


Philippines earthquake update: tsunami alert canceled for several areas

MANILA (Reuters) – An earthquake of 7.6 magnitude struck off the Philippines on Friday damaging roads and bridges and sending people fleeing to higher ground in fear of a tsunami, a politician and authorities said. The quake was centered off the east coast, 91 miles off the town of Guiuan in Samar province at a […]


Philippines: Earthquake off coast

(CNN) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 has struck off the coast of the Philippines, the U.S. Geological Survey said Friday. The quake was about 20 miles deep, the agency said. The quake prompted a tsunami warning for parts of Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, Guam and other areas, the Pacific Tsunami […]


China and Hong Kong: Typhoon Haikui: Flight advisory

Cathay Pacific Advisory (Hong Kong) Cathay Pacific today (Wednesday, 8 August) announced that its flights to and from Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo remain suspended for the day, but plans are underway for resuming operations on a limited scale after midnight, as well as mounting extra flights in the early hours tomorrow. “We anticipate disruption and […]


Taiwan cleans up after deadly Typhoon Saola

AFP Friday, Aug 03, 2012 TAIPEI – Taiwan started to clean up on Friday after Typhoon Saola lashed the island with powerful winds and downpours that killed six people, flooded villages and damaged roads, officials said. The central weather bureau on Friday lifted a warning for the slow-moving typhoon that left at least six […]


China: Flooding

CHINA on high alert as river surges NEARLY 30,000 people in central China have been called up to guard a riverside city as the biggest flood peak in nine years is surging down the Yangtze, a popular river cruise destination. The official Xinhua news agency said tens of thousands of people have been summoned […]