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Kerala on rain red alert as floods close Kochi airport

Kerala on rain red alert as floods close Kochi airport

Authorities have opened the gates of 34 reservoirs as water reached dangerous levels.

Ash cloud from Hawaii volcano sparks red alert for aviation

Ash cloud from Hawaii volcano sparks red alert for aviation

An aviation red alert means a volcanic eruption is under way that could spew ash along aircraft routes, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says on its website.

China chokes under heavy smog with worse ahead

China chokes under heavy smog with worse ahead

Hospital visits spiked, roads were closed and flights cancelled on Monday as China choked under a vast cloud of toxic smog, with forecasters warning worse was yet to come.

China wants 23 cities put on red alert for smog

China wants 23 cities put on red alert for smog

Environmental authorities in China have advised 23 northern cities to issue red alerts, the highest possible air pollution warning, on Friday evening, against the "worst" smog the country has experienced since autumn.

Beijing issues red alert for severely high air pollution

Beijing issues red alert for severely high air pollution

Beijing city government has issued a red alert for severely high levels of air pollution in the city for three days from December 17 to 21, according to a post on the Beijing environmental protection bureau's official Weibo account.

 Singapore land prices soaring 30% per year

Singapore land prices soaring 30% per year

Billionaire developer Kwek Leng Beng said last year that skyrocketing prices and restrictive rules made buying residential land in Singapore “suicidal.”

Philippines posts record $4.48bn BoP deficit in Jan

Philippines posts record $4.48bn BoP deficit in Jan

The Philippines posted a record balance of payments (BoP) deficit of $4.48bn in January.

Thailand ends search after refugee camp blaze

Thailand ends search after refugee camp blaze

Rescue workers yesterday ended the search for victims of a blaze that tore through a Myanmar refugee camp in northern Thailand.

Emir receives call from Turkish PM

Emir receives call from Turkish PM

HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani received yesterday a telephone call from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Child cancer hospital ‘saved’ after outcry

Child cancer hospital ‘saved’ after outcry

Russian authorities have promised not to close the main hospital treating children with cancer in the country’s second city.

Djoko, Sharapova irresistible in Melbourne

Djoko, Sharapova irresistible in Melbourne

Defending champion Novak Djokovic oozed class in an awesome performance at the Australian Open yesterday as Maria Sharapova stormed into the third round without dropping a game.