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6 dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

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AFTER THE TYPHOON. A young child looks at a flooded playground and marine debris after heavy winds and rains brought on by Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on August 23, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

Local media shows severe flooding had left cars underwater and people swimming in Macau’s city streets, with the territory’s mega-casinos running on back-up generators

HONG KONG (Aug. 23, 2017) — Typhoon Hato left 5 dead in the gambling hub of Macau on Wednesday, August 23, as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighboring Hong Kong, where one man also died. Continue reading 6 dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

Hong Kong raises highest warning for Severe Typhoon Hato

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TYPHOON PREPS. A security guard reinforces doors taped up as winds from Typhoon Hato lash the exterior of the IFC building in Hong Kong’s Central district on August 23, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

It is the first such alert in 5 years and only the the third time the Typhoon 10 warning has been issued since 1997

HONG KONG (Aug. 23, 2017) — Hong Kong raised its highest storm warning Wednesday, August 23, as Severe Typhoon Hato brought the city to a standstill, shutting down the stock market and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights as heavy rain and winds pummeled the territory. Continue reading Hong Kong raises highest warning for Severe Typhoon Hato

Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida hits

A member of staff at the Airport Express terminal sits in front of an information board displaying a list of cancelled (in red) and delayed flights in Hong Kong on August 1, 2016, shortly after a "T8" storm signal was raised for Typhoon Nida. Hong Kong hunkered down on August 1 as Typhoon Nida swirled towards the territory, with more than 100 flights cancelled and schools closed, and Guangzhou in neighbouring mainland China issued its top storm alert. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE
A member of staff at the Airport Express terminal sits in front of an information board displaying a list of cancelled (in red) and delayed flights in Hong Kong on August 1, 2016, shortly after a “T8” storm signal was raised for Typhoon Nida. Hong Kong hunkered down on August 1 as Typhoon Nida swirled towards the territory, with more than 100 flights cancelled and schools closed, and Guangzhou in neighbouring mainland China issued its top storm alert. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

Gusts of 151 kilometers (93 miles) per hour whipped the city and rain lashed down during the night, and authorities warned of floods and landslides

HONG KONG (Aug. 2, 2016) — Hong Kong shut down Tuesday, August 2, as Typhoon Nida brought violent winds and torrential rain, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the stock market, schools and businesses closed, as the storm headed across southern China.  Continue reading Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida hits

Hong Kong breaks record for least affordable housing

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REAL ESTATE. Mass residential housing in Tseung Kwan O, Kowloon, Hong Kong, October 31, 2015. Photo by Alex Hofford/EPA
Data show a 40-square meter flat costs more than US$750,000, making housing ‘severely unaffordable’

HONG KONG, China (Jan. 25, 2016) — Hong Kong has the least affordable housing of 87 major global cities, with prices a record 19 times average pre-tax household income, a new survey said.

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Asia shivers, slips and slides in record low temperatures

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FROZEN. Ice forms on the roof of a bus stop on the slopes of Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest peak in the New Territories, in Hong Kong, China, January 24, 2016. Jerome Favre/EPA
While the cold snap is by no means on the scale of the weather now affecting the snow-bound eastern United States, such temperatures are a novelty for many residents of the region

HONG KONG (Jan. 25, 2016) — Snow, sleet and icy winds across Asia caused deaths, flight cancellations and chaos over the weekend as areas used to basking in balmier climates struggled with record-low temperatures.

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Hong Kong hit by coldest temperatures in nearly 60 years

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COLD. Morning temperatures drop to 3.3 Celsius in urban areas Hong Kong, where most buildings lack central heating, and below freezing on the hills. File photo by Dale De la Rey/AFP
Weather officials issue a frost warning saying an ‘intense cold surge’ was in place, coupled with chilling monsoon winds

HONG KONG (Jan. 24, 2016) — A cold snap gripped Hong Kong on Sunday, January 24, with residents shivering as temperatures plunged to the lowest point in nearly 60 years and frost dusted the mountaintops of a city accustomed to a subtropical climate.

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