A powerful typhoon is blowing away from the northern Philippines after leaving at least four people dead despite not making landfall.

Heavy rain sent landslides barreling through the South Korean capital and a northern town Wednesday, killing 17 and leaving at least three missing, officials said.

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 struck a mountainous location in southern Kyrgyzstan on the border with Uzbekistan early Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No casualties or serious damage were immediately reported from the temblor, which hit at about 1:35 a.m.

Dozens of people were injured and more than 100 flights cancelled as strong Typhoon Ma-On lashed southern Japan Wednesday with torrential downpours and gale-force winds, meteorologists and reports said.

Packing gusts of up to 180 kilometres (112 miles) per hour, the storm made landfall over southwestern Shikoku late Tuesday, bringing up to 120 centimetres (48 inches) of rain since Sunday, the J

Seven people have been killed in separate landslides in Nuwakot, Kaski and Khotang districts on Wednesday morning.

Four members from a single family were killed when the landslide swept away their house at Narcha of Nuwakot district at 3 this morning.

The deceased have been identified as house owner Arjun Tamang, his wife Thuli Kanchi, 25, sons Santu, 9, and Jhilke, 7, of Aaldanda.


The number of critically endangered gharial (Gavialis gangetics) has increased to 102 from 81 in 2008, according to a recent census.

Gharial was listed as a critically endangered species in the Red Data Book of the World Conservation Union in 2007.

Heavy monsoon rains have led the mighty Brahmaputra River to overflow its banks and submerge scores of villages in India's remote northeastern state of Assam.

District magistrate Anwaruddin Chowdhury says more than 150,000 people have been hit by floods in three districts of northern Assam.

Chowdhury said Sunday at least one person died after he was swept away by the strong current when he j

A volatile volcano in central Indonesia unleashed its most powerful eruption in days Sunday, spewing hot ash and smoke high into the air and sending panicked villagers racing back to crowded government shelters.

Three persons died and 10 went missing in a landslide at Purtimkanda VDC, Rukum, on Thursday night.

Police said Amrita Gharti (16), Sabina Gharti (9) and Ramesh Gharti (4) of Bhala Takuri were killed in the landslip. The family members of Dhan Singh Gharti went missing in the incident.

Landslides triggered by continuous rain in Rukum and Nuwakot districts killed 16 people, including seven minors, on Thursday night.

Thirteen people were perished in separate landslides that took place at Purtimkada VDC. Ten people of a same family were killed when a house came under the landslide at Purtimkada VDC-3.